From a top wellness coach and a Harvard Medical School professor, how to identify and decode your nine most basic emotional needs – and coach yourself to calm, health and happiness
Wellness coach Margaret Moore, or Coach Meg, is an expert in facilitating change, and has made it her mission to help people thrive. This new book is based on a theory of psychology that we all have various subpersonalities that express our most basic needs – the ongoing inner monologue in our minds that expresses distinct needs in distinctive ways. Coach Meg and co-author Dr. Edward Phillips identify the nine most common subpersonalities that together make up the Inner Family of human emotions as:
1. Autonomy – the voice that seeks freedom and independence
2. The Body Regulator -the advocate for basic biological needs of safety, stability, and balance
3. Confidence – the voice of strength, self-efficacy, and empowerment
4. Standard Setter – your inner critic; also concerned with recognition, self-esteem, and achievement
5. Curious Adventurer – the explorer; the part of our personality driving us to new experiences
6. Creative – the imaginative part of you that thinks outside the box
7. Executive Manager – your inner accountant or quality control manager
8. Relational – the voice of compassion, kindness, and relational capacity that speaks from your heart
9. Meaning Maker – the spiritual voice that seeks purpose, sense, harmony and wholeness in life.
ORGANIZE YOUR BRAIN, OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE will teach how to tune into all members of the inner family and recognize how to act accordingly. Moore and Phillips will help readers achieve a wide range of goals-from weight loss to career management-by teaching them how to manage their inner critic, harness their creativity, and create optimal work-life balance.
Margaret Moore, MBA (aka Coach Meg) is the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, a leader in building international standards for professional coaches in health and wellness. She is co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member of the Harvard University Extension School. She blogs on coaching and change for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
Edward Phillips, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Director of Outpatient Medical Services of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network in Boston, Massachusetts. Phillips founded and directs The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He has appeared on national media includingGood Morning America, ESPN radio, and in Time Magazine.
John Hanc is a longtime journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, Smithsonian and other publications. He is the author of eight books.