Reaching excellence in the field of coaching demands a lot of learning, practice, and self-reflection. Besides mentorship and guidance you receive from coaching programs, there’s another way of getting into the minds of successful spiritual and life coaches, and that is through spiritual coaching books.
Renowned authors with expertise in spirituality can introduce you to new methods and perspectives that you can pass on to your clients. These books can lead you through personal and professional transformation by learning more about yourself and adopting practices you can apply in your spiritual life coaching sessions.
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1. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle has taken the world by storm with his book on self-reflection and presence. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is among the most influential books in the field of spiritual growth, so it deservingly takes the first place on the list.
This book is all about embracing the present moment. To explain “the power of now,” Tolle dives deep into the concept of mindfulness, the significance of living in the now, and the transformative power of presence. Tolle explores the idea of detaching oneself from the constant chatter of the mind that often dwells on the past or worries about the future.
This book is a gem for spiritual life coaches. You can use it as a manual since it’s full of practical tools and exercises that you can share with your clients. The teachings of this book can be leveraged to help clients become more aware and centered in the present moment, all with the purpose of achieving a sense of peace and contentment.
2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
If you want insights into understanding the patterns and pitfalls created by the ego, you should also consider Tolle’s book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. This is another one of his bestsellers, loved by many (including Oprah). His thoughts on life and spirituality build upon the foundation laid in The Power of Now and expand to acceptance and “taming” the ego.
You can discover how the ego shapes our perception and how it causes suffering and conflict. Tolle discusses how transcending the ego can open up new realms of consciousness and spirituality.
If you’re seeking new ways of guiding clients in recognizing and addressing harmful, ego-related patterns and assisting them in spiritual awakening and personal transformation, this book may be perfect for you.
3. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra is among the most influential figures in the realm of spirituality. His book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Pocketbook Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams, flips the script on success. He introduces the idea that success isn’t just about hard work or strict unshakeable plans, but the laws of nature and sending out a vibration that rewards us with well-being, health, healthy relationships, and wealth.
He lays out spiritual principles leading to success and fulfillment and talks about the law of giving, the law of pure potentiality, and the law of karma, among others. The book is filled with timeless wisdom and steps you can put into play and teach your clients. This can help you learn how to coach clients to recognize that their personal goals and success can be in harmony with spiritual well-being.
4. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Sogyal Rinpoche’s book is a profound exploration of life, death, and the transition between them from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. Rinpoche shares insights into the nature of existence and how to live and die consciously. What’s amazing about this book is the collision of Buddhist teachings and the Western world, as Rinpoche shows us how to incorporate ancient wisdom into our everyday lives.
Bear in mind that this book isn’t about the physical process of dying or how to cope with a loss, but it aims to help you understand existence so that you can live with a greater sense of mindfulness.
In addition to spiritual coaching, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying can be an informative read for transition and transformation coaches as well. It gives new ideas on how to support clients who are experiencing big life transitions and help them evoke greater awareness and understanding.
5. You’re It! by Alan Watts
You’re It! by Alan Watts
You’re It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found is a book about the interconnectivity that exists between the self and the vastness of the universe. Watts explains the relationship between our personal selves and the expansive cosmos. He sheds light on the notion that everything in the universe is intricately linked and interdependent.
This mind-bending book reveals the truths within the duality of Yin and Yang, the link between revelation and ethics, and how Eastern philosophies like Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism translate into Western thoughts.
If you’re intrigued about our place within the grander scheme of existence, or you want to enhance your knowledge of self-realization, this book offers some thought-provoking ideas.
6. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
If you want to upgrade your spiritual coaching skills in supporting clients to reach happiness and freedom from self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) written by Don Miguel Ruiz can provide a fresh perspective.
Don Miguel Ruiz discusses four foundational agreements that can serve as a code of conduct for achieving personal freedom and genuine happiness. The four agreements are: Be impeccable with your word; Do not take things personally; Avoid assumptions; Always do your best. According to Ruiz, these should be one’s guiding principles for life.
Overall, the book revolves around navigating life’s complexities with wisdom and integrity, and it was described by Deepak Chopra as “a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” In terms of coaching, this book can give you practical tips and tools to help clients create a roadmap that leads to a more harmonious and spiritually grounded life.
7. Light Is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell
Light Is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell
Light Is The New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Callings and Working Your Light by Rebecca Campbell is about rediscovering your inner spark and sharing your unique light with the world through your life’s work. The book is made up of short, easy-to-digest chapters filled with wisdom and evocative questions at the end of each chapter.
What’s also inspiring is that Campbell’s insights come from her own life experiences, so the advice is both relatable and practical. The book feels like a supportive conversation with a friend who’s been through similar experiences.
Light Is The New Black can be a fantastic resource to help you support your clients in discovering their inner light and aligning their work with their true selves. So, besides spirituality coaches, it can be an educational and inspirational read for life-purpose coaches or anyone interested in the topic of self-discovery.
8. Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov
Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov
Mindfulness is a common practice in spiritual life coaching. Some top-rated coaching programs offer dual certification in spirituality and mindfulness, such as Natural Wellness Academy’s Spiritual Wellness Specialist and Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor certification. Thus, we think it’s important to include a mindfulness-focused book on our list.
One of the most popular books on this subject is Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday. This book contains a wealth of mindfulness exercises and meditation practices designed to reduce stress and nurture mental well-being.
The book promotes using mindfulness and tranquility as shields from the everyday hustle. You’ll find a diverse set of techniques, such as breathing exercises, body scans, and meditation sessions, that you can use with your clients to help them find peace amid daily challenges.
There are no limits to the human mind and the knowledge it can consume. Being the best of the best asks for complete immersion in the field of your interest, and books are limitless sources of wisdom and teachings on how to grow and develop new perspectives.
These spiritual life coach books can evoke new ideas, spark those “aha!” moments, and enrich your coaching toolkit with new techniques. If you have any other suggestions for insightful books that have changed your life, be sure to let us know in the comments.
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