Soul Sanook Comes Full Circle

Soul Sanook Comes Full Circle

Towards the end of my training with CoachU, around 2005, I was pondering on the name for my budding coaching practice.  At the time I was based in Bangkok.  One weekend I was travelling in a lush part of the country and when I stopped for a break and to take in the beauty of my location, a name came to me from nowhere, Soul Sanook. (Sanook means fun in Thai.)

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I described Soul Sanook as a deep feeling of contentment.  The feeling you have when you’re fully engaged in doing something you love, something that makes your heart sing and your skin tingle.

I am fortunate in that the coach training I chose was both robust and flexible.  The emphasis was on the coach’s personal foundation (development) and being fully present for your clients.  Therefore as I have different experiences, participate in more training and learn more about life and business, there has been space for this to come through in my coaching and for my approach to evolve.

Moving back to the UK, ‘Sanook’ began hamper my potential clients’ understanding of what I’m about and very reluctantly, eventually, I let that name go.  However, in learning more about the Inside Out understanding,  I realise experiencing more ‘Soul Sanook’ is still my aim in life and in my work with clients. 

I am discovering.....

  • Our Soul Sanook, that deep, peaceful, warm ‘heart smile’ is always there.  We have the potential to tap into it at any time.
  • People experience and describe it in different ways but it is not the same as the fireworks of a strong feeling
  • Our feelings and our thoughts are two sides of the same coin.  The more we have on our mind (positive or negative) and the more we are engaged with that, the less likely we are to experience Soul Sanook in that moment.
  • There is always a chance that, in the next moment, we might have an insight, disengage with that thinking/feeling and find ourselves in Soul Sanook
  • The more we chase it, the more thinking/feeling we are adding and that takes us in the opposite direction
  • We do not need to change our thinking/feeling, we need a different relationship with it
  • We don’t need to engage with our passions and create our unique expression in the world in order to find our Soul Sanook.  We come from that authentic place to create what is important to us.

What are your views on Soul Sanook, I’d love to hear!  Please leave your comment or question below.  And if you’d like to discuss how you can experience more Soul Sanook in your life, click here to go to my schedule and book in a call.

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