The workplace is getting increasingly digitized and metrics are constant companions. Feeling alive and healthy and wanting to be successful – in a sustainable way – at the same time might sound like a contradictory statement. It doesn’t have to be this way, if you don’t want it to.

Humans are best at being human.

It’s what you and I are. And our potential and individual qualities are just waiting to find a way to manifest and express themselves.

Stress for instance can be a powerful resource if you know how to use it for your purposes.

Be the CEO of your body and your life.

(It’s what I can help you do.)

What would you need me for?

It’s human nature (or just the nature of the human’s mind?) that we get comfortable and stuck in our old ways. It’s not that you lack will power. I think it’s because we haven’t been taught to listen to our body’s individual vocabulary.

I can teach you a step-by-step process how to deconstruct a stressful and sometimes overwhelming situation into manageable bits. So you can immediately make minor changes to your typical stress response to turn stress into an energy resource that supports you in dealing with the situation. This process I call Thinking with the Body.

I’m on your team.

Going on this journey of transformation is not always easy. I know the approach I work with is simple, but you will face challenges and continuously expand your horizon and comfort zone. I see my role as a guide who provides tools, I give you my undivided attention and I will keep the focus for and with you on your goal.

There is no secret sauce, there’s no magic.

The tools I’m working with are basic, practical tools of body attention and awareness training. I call it Thinking with the Body because it’s a structured process that allows you to connect body and mind so all of you is one and moving forward having the life you want.
The magic happens when you start applying it yourself to be the powerful, beautiful and successful self you are meant to be.

How to I work? How do I guide people so that they can use stress as a resource instead of an unwanted, energy-eating companion in your professional life? By sharing my expertise to think with the body.

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What is Thinking with the Body?

Thinking with the Body is a structured approach to effective use of your energy, attention and ability to deal with stress.

Your body is the basis for self-empowering transformation and integrates mindset, actions and the emotional compass in the process.

If you are an entrepreneur or freelancer and aware that taking care of yourself and tapping into the resources of your body are key to sustainable success and a good life, this is for you.

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About Bodies at Work

What’s the vision of Bodies at Work? And who is behind all this?

I’m Daniela and 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.

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 Coyle

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

Also: wirklich super einfach – über den “Stress as a Resource”-Guide

Ich war recht müde und habe mit eine aktuelle Situation hergenommen, diese visualisiert und auch prompt eine Body-Reaction bekommen, die ich nachdem verstärken dann losgelassen habe – da kam erstmal ein richtiger Energieschub, der auch sehr befreiend war. Und nun fühle ich mich echt um Welten besser. 🙂 Ich werde das definitiv in meine Wochenplanung integrieren und das Herunterbrechen komplexer Situationen in kleine verdaubare Brocken ist auch sehr hilfreich!

Gilbert Kralinger

Audiovisual Producer, Concept I Direction I Creation

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