Living in a healthy community

…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.

About Daniela

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.

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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.

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Question everything

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

Be generous. Even if it is just your honest opinion or a no. Don’t hold back.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

Working with Daniela and increasing my body awareness has opened up new possibilities to deal with stressful situations and I am now able to relax more in difficult moments.
As an entrepreneur in the creative industry, I am always busy and have to handle many different things at once. I love my work, but I realized that my level of stress and not being able to relax was not good for my health and subsequently also not good for my business.
Working with Daniela and increasing my body awareness has opened up new possibilities to deal with stressful situations and I am now able to relax more in difficult moments. I can see how my clarity and flexibility are closely related to my physical experience. Sometimes it’s as easy as taking a deep breath in the right moment to calm down again and focus on what is important. There was also a surprising benefit that I didn’t expect: by stopping to waste energy and focussing on physical and mental stress areas new enjoyable and healthy areas of my life and my relationships emerged. Not only that but as another positive side effect also my sleep has improved greatly!
Naomi Fein

CEO, Think Visual

Daniela ist innerhalb von zwei Minuten beim Thema. Egal ob man dafür Worte hat oder nicht. Daniela entgeht nichts.

Es gibt Momente, da reicht es nicht mehr neue Strategien zu erfinden und diese dann umzusetzen. Wenn einem der Körper deutliche Signale gibt und einem in stressigen Situationen sprichwörtlich die Luft wegbleibt und der Brustkorb sich anfühlt als läge er in schweren Ketten, gibt es zwei Möglichkeiten:

Entweder man ignoriert das beklemmende Gefühl weiterhin und versucht es mit aller Kraft zu unterdrücken oder man macht sich einen Termin mit Daniela und findet heraus wie man diesen Zustand nutzen kann um trotzdem handlungsfähig zu bleiben und die eigene Klarheit nicht zu verlieren. Als Kopfmensch sind diese Sitzungen manchmal so herausfordernd, wie einfach.

Ich wollte unbedingt verstehen, aber der Kopf ist in einer Sitzung überhaupt nicht gefragt. Als ich erkannt habe, dass ich nichts verstehen muss, waren die Sitzungen für mich noch erfolgreicher.

Daniela ist innerhalb von zwei Minuten beim Thema. Egal ob man dafür Worte hat oder nicht. Daniela entgeht nichts. Sie hat eine messerscharfe Wahrnehmung, erkennt Systeme und Muster sofort, übersetzt den Körper präzise und klar und führt mit einer sehr entspannten Leichtigkeit durch die Prozesse. Alles was man mitbringen muss ist ein klares JA zur persönlichen Weiterentwicklung und der Wille ein neues Level in seinem Leben zu erreichen. Eines in der man in jeder Situation stabil steht und auf seinen Körper vertrauen kann, einer Lunge, deren Volumen voll ausgeschöpft werden kann und damit Klarheit positiv beeinflusst und einem entspannten Bauch, der Intuition wieder ganz neu erfahren lässt.

Für mich ein völlig neues Körpergefühl und eindeutig mehr Spielraum für die Verwirklichung meine Ziele. 1000 Dank liebe Daniela!

Cornelia Schiestek

Strategy & Brand Consultant, Cornelia Schiestek baut Marken auf

… 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!
March 2017

Christina Damborsky

Ayurveda practitioner

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.
May 2017

Linda Colye

Voice Coach, Speech & Language Therapist

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!!
März 2017

Yarina Gurtner-Vargas

Actress & Feldenkrais practitioner

„With Daniela’s help I feel much more relaxed and content in my day to day life.“

Before I started working with Daniela I had moments of anxiousness that left me paralyzed and not wanting to be around people in those moments. I also felt incapable of confronting any problems, no matter how small, and felt overwhelmed in various everyday situations.
Since I have started my bodywork sessions with Daniela, I am less anxious and have more confidence in difficult emotional situations. I have also benefited from the breathing techniques Daniela has taught me to use if I ever feel taken over by an emotion. I have learned how to accept these emotions, then let these feelings flow through me and eventually let them go instead of holding on to them.
My journey is still continuing. With Daniela’s help I feel much more relaxed and content in my day to day life.
June 2016
Alison Leonard

Communication Outreach Specialist, Apple Online Store

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