…is the VISION of Bodies at Work
In a healthy community everybody contributes their individual talents for the benefit of all. The community can strive as the qualities and talents are complementing each other. Not sharing your talents makes you ill. Now is not the time to hold back.
In the professional world, the human is often neglected and our focus moves to metrics, money and . Bodies at Work aims to contribute to the conversation about health and success at work in a way that these seeminlgy opposites are actually different manifestations of the same thing.
Bodies at Work shares knowledge and provides practical tools of integrating the natural competences of the human body to support people in living a healthy and successful life and enabling them to find a healthy way of dealing with stress, being a creator and brining change in the world and doing work that matters.
Technological advances are fantastic and will accompany us into the future. Humans, however, do not need to become more like machines to do better or be more productive. For too long we have been measured in numbers. I believe that giving more space to the human factor in the workplace leads to a sustainable, successful and healthy life – for the companies and organizations as well as the people who contribute to them.
Hi! I’m Daniela and the founder of Bodies at Work and hope to provide valuable information and services to freelancers and entrepreneurs who aim to create change in the world and are dedicated to do work that matters.
I have been a freelancer most of my life. I’ve always loved my work, whatever it was I was doing. But I didn’t always have a healthy approach to work and ended up with health issues and 7 years of chronic pain. I’ve created Bodies at Work to share my knowledge about how to tap into your body intelligence to achieve more with less effort.
Since 2011 I have been training people in body attention and awareness that connects body and mind. Previously, my field of expertise was in communications. I am a professional translator and language expert.
Seeing that language is just one way of communication and that you as a person are more powerful when you communicate with your whole body, has been the natural development for me and I am happy to dedicate my professional life to spreading this practical knowledge and simple approach with motivated professionals who want more from life by doing less.
The Values of Bodies at Work
The values of Bodies at Work were developed by my dear friend and colleague Barbara Probst and myself as part of our business collaboration. We have been running a working space calle “Raum für Neues” together for four years. In the course of setting up our way of working together and sharing space we came up with the following values that we care about deeply and have made the basis of what we do.
Living by example
Finding fault with others is easy. Living by example is a challenge. As Gandhi said ‘Be the change you want to see in people.’ You cannot expect others to change if you yourself are not trying and staying in your comfort zone.
Be at your best, always
This doesn’t always look the same way, it’s very much a mindset and attitude.
Being fully present is the ingredient for you if you want to live life to the fullest.
Everything goes both ways
Life is no one way street. Give what you’d like to get.
Together we are more
Life is abundance. Living in a community enriches us. Together we can accomplish more than alone.
Do not take anything for granted. Don’t work by rules. Question your own beliefs.
Use whatever you like, steal like an artist. But make it your own.
Embrace mistakes and learn from them
Change doesn’t come from knowing or thinking. Change, and learning, happens through action. As soon as you start doing, you will make mistakes. But the biggest mistake is not getting started at all.
Taking time to do things, taking time to rest
inding fault with others is easy. Living by example is a challenge. As Gandhi said „Be the change you want to see in people.“ You cannot expect others to change if you yourself are not trying and staying in your comfort zone.
Be respectful of others
Meet everyone at eye level. You don’t have to agree on everything, but respect others and their opinions as much as your own.
Be generous. Even if it is just your honest opinion or a no. Don’t hold back.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
THROUGH OUR WORK TOGETHER SHE HELPED ME TO RECONNECT WITH THE INNER WISDOM OF MY BODY
I worked with Daniela over a two month period, and found her inspiring on so many levels. I went to see her for both personal and professional reasons, but what they both had in common was the body….Through our work together she helped me to reconnect with the inner wisdom of my body, not just during our face-to-face sessions or skype calls, but also in my day to day life. It’s something that I continue to build upon each day. I’d highly recommend her services to anyone who is on a self-development journey.
… suddenly enabled a letting go and I found myself ‘dropping from my headspace back into my body’
Prior to my first session with Daniela I had a clear topic in mind that I wanted to discuss. Within a few minutes only Daniela’s no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach actually uncovered the underlying theme. The subsequent guided breathing exercises paired with gently squeezes on my limbs and a few spot-on questions suddenly enabled a letting go and I found myself ‘dropping from my headspace back into my body’ – such a liberating and exquisite experience!
Auch in meinem Denken ist nun mein Körper mehr integriert und ich kann mehr aus dem Vollen schöpfen.
Die Stunde bei Dir hat so viel Energie in mir freigesetzt! Mir ist bewusst geworden, wie ich mir durch meine Atmung schnell und reichlich Kraft holen kann. Für meine Präsenz auf der Bühne ist diese Kraftquelle die Basis! Mit Deiner vertrauensvollen, motivierenden Art hast Du mich dort hin gebracht. Auch in meinem Denken ist nun mein Körper mehr integriert und ich kann mehr aus dem Vollen schöpfen. Ich Danke Dir vielmals!!
„With Daniela’s help I feel much more relaxed and content in my day to day life.“