Vocabulary to remember



Toltec Agreements

In very simple terms, the Toltec agreements propose a code of conduct to free ourselves from limiting beliefs and transform our lives into an experience of freedom, love and happiness.


The Action|Types approach is based on the different motor coordination patterns, and therefore muscle tests, to determine 16 distinct individual profiles that include motor, cognitive and emotional aspects (in relation to the Jungian typology). Testing the body allows to free oneself from acquired cognitive patterns and thus to find the innate, the authentic one to reconnect to the essential (sky-essence) of the Self. A good way to reach one's full potential (rain buddy).


Adaptation is the process of changing an object, living organism or human organization so that it remains functional under new conditions, as well as the result of this process.


In psychology, anchoring refers to the difficulty of shaking off a first impression. It is a cognitive bias that pushes people to rely on information received first in a decision making process. We can therefore either modify limiting anchors or create new ones to induce change in a given context.


Cognitive bias

A cognitive bias is a distortion in the cognitive processing of information. The term bias refers to a systematic deviation of logical and rational thinking from reality. Cognitive biases lead the subject to give different importance to facts of the same nature and can be detected when paradoxes or errors appear in a reasoning or judgment.


Well-being is a state related to various factors considered separately or together: health, social or economic success, pleasure, self-actualization, harmony with oneself and with others. Unlike pleasure (a feeling related mainly to the production of dopamine) or happiness (an emotional state related to the production of serotonin), « well-being» has no concrete definition and can only be assessed subjectively.


Kindness is the affective disposition of a will that aims at the good and happiness of others


Happiness is a pleasant, balanced, and lasting emotional state in which one finds oneself, and in which one feels that one has achieved the fulfillment of the aspirations and desires that are important to him or her. He perceives his own situation in a positive way and feels a sense of fullness and serenity, free of stress, worry and turmoil.



In chemistry, a substance that increases the speed of a chemical reaction without appearing to participate in the reaction. In general, an element that causes a reaction by its mere presence or by its intervention.

Tri-unique brain

The triune brain theory represents three distinct brains that appeared successively during the evolution of the human species: a reptilian brain, then a paleomammalian brain (related to the limbic brain) and finally a neomammalian brain (related to the neocortex).


It is a profession of support emerging from the client's dialogue centred on the achievement of his result.

Metasystem Coaching

A resolutely systemic and synchronic way of doing business. This approach is based on the evidence that our inner worlds and outer realities exist in a solid relationship of permanent reflection. These two worlds are in fact only complementary manifestations of the same Unity. Our psychic existence, internal, and our material environment, external, are in resonance and reflect common patterns that repeat themselves. The identification of these patterns is one of the keys to progress towards the expected results.


Cognition is the set of mental processes that relate to the knowledge function and involve memory, language, reasoning, learning, intelligence, problem solving, decision making, perception or attention.


CrossFit is a cross-training type fitness method. CrossFit mainly combines athletic strength, weightlifting, gymnastics and endurance sports. The word CrossFit comes from Cross Fitness (in French, entraînement croisé), so called because it mixes different pre-existing physical and sports activities.



Coaching is about « listening» to the frame of reference, not the content. Perceiving and highlighting « what is going on around» . How the client thinks, what is his belief system, his values, his emotions, his behaviour, his results. What is the form? In coaching, we do not focus on the content because in this field, if there is an expert, it is the client.


Empathy is the recognition and understanding of another individual's feelings and emotions and, in a more general sense, of his or her non-emotional states, such as beliefs. In the latter case, it is more specifically referred to as cognitive empathy. Most human beings are gifted with empathy from childhood, especially in the face of physical or moral pain experienced by others.
In common parlance, the phenomenon of empathy is often rendered by the expression « putting oneself in the other's shoes».


Ikigai A purpose in life

A simple and incredibly effective approach for those who seek both to connect to what makes sense for themselves and to what brings joy in everyday life, while at the same time shedding light on the « why» we do this or that (work, leisure, learning, passion...). A life principle that is close to Mihály Csíkszentmihályi's fluid performance, or flow, and which offers the possibility to recognize, or consciously create, moments of authenticity in one's everyday life, during which we do what we love, exercising our talents, and being useful to others.



The jing (精) refers to the «essence», especially the essence of the kidneys. The jīng (with the qì and the shén), is one of the three treasures (sānbǎo, 三寶) of traditional Chinese medicine.
According to tradition, the jing resides mainly in the kidneys and is the densest physical matter in the body (as opposed to qì and shen, which are considered more volatile). It is considered to nourish, maintain and cool the body. It carries the inheritance of the body (a concept similar to DNA) and as a consequence of this concept, it is also related to the production of sperm in men and menstruation in women.
There are two jings:
the innate jing: prenatal energy and genetic capital;
the acquired jing: energy during the life, linked to the yin, and consequence of the evolutions of the qì, with which it interacts.



Based on the 4 dimensions of access to energy, the information used, the decision-making process and interactions with the environment, the MBTI defines 16 personality types that allow us to get to know each other better and to understand differences in a positive and constructive way. The method uses a questionnaire of 88 questions (30 minutes) followed by a 1h30-2h interview to validate a positioning.


Linked to memory. In psychology, memory is the mind's ability to record, store and recall past experiences .


Motivation is, in a living organism, the component or process that regulates its commitment to a specific activity, triggering it in a certain direction with the desired intensity and ensuring its continuation until completion or interruption. It is distinct from dynamism, energy or being active. Motivation is nowadays a key element in organisations.

Deep motivations®

Every individual has an intrinsic physical and psychic energy from which he draws strength to move. The Deep Motivations correspond to the ignition before the action. They provide the necessary tonicity prior to any action. There are 5 of them (Comprehension, Relationship, Competition, Anchoring, Projection), they can be internal or external. Each individual has two particularly marked.


Deep Nature

In a few words, who and what we really are, what we love, what we do well, always have. It is also a form of emerging individual singularity to which it can be interesting to connect, and to stay connected to, in order to be fully ourselves and to have access to our full potential.



The term psychosomatic (from the ancient Greek: psyche, the mind and soma, the body) refers to physical disorders caused or aggravated by psychological factors. It is also referred to in this sense as somatization. More generally, this term designates everything that concerns the effects of the mind on the human body.



The qi (Chinese: 氣), or ki (Japanese: 気), or chi, is a notion from Chinese and Japanese cultures that designates a fundamental principle forming and animating the universe and life.
In this spiritual approach, qì is at the origin of the universe and connects beings and things to each other: « we do not possess chi, we are chi! » It circulates within the body through meridians that all intersect in the « centre of energies » called the « cinnabar field » , tanden in Japan and dāntián in China. It is present in all manifestations of nature.



The most powerful physiological function of the human body, and paradoxically the one to which we generally attach the least importance on a daily basis. A real gateway to our nervous system and our physiology, breathing offers a unique way to develop our energy, manage our emotions, improve our quality of life (health, sleep, stress...) and regain a full connection with ourselves. (Re)discovering and understanding the mechanisms of breathing and learning to consciously modify its parameters is an indispensable step in a process of holistic personal development.


San Bao 

 « In the sky there are three Treasures: the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. In Man, there are also Three Treasures: the Jing, the Iq and the Shen » Taoist saying


It is an entity that has no form, one could compare it to « the soul». Strictly speaking, it regulates the following functions: mental functions, emotions, consciousness, thought. In the broadest sense, it designates the external manifestations of the vital energy. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the Shen resides in the Heart.


Refers to pshychic disorders caused or aggravated by physical factors



 The method was developed in the laboratory by Professor Izumi Tabata of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Japan and successfully tested on the athletes of the Japanese Olympic speed skating team. The Tabata method is 20 seconds of intensive exercise followed by 10 seconds of recovery, to be repeated 8 times for a total training of 4 minutes.


This word comes from the parable of the talents in the biblical Gospel: a man goes on a journey and entrusts his goods to his servants according to their abilities. Those who have received five and two talents make them bear fruit and return them to their master when he returns from his journey with the benefits. The master thanks these good and faithful servants. He who had received one talent buries it and returns it to his master. The master reproaches him for not making his talent bear fruit. By metonymy, the word talent has taken on the meaning of ability.
or aggravated by physical factors


Body-mind unit

The mind-body problem is related to the difficulty of explaining the relationships between the physical states or processes that take place in the brain, and the mental states or processes, especially those of consciousness. There is scientific evidence that our sensory experiences are caused by stimuli that come to us from the outside world through our sense organs. Conversely, it is also attested that we can move our bodies in order to satisfy a need or desire of the mind. Body and mind interact.


Wim Hof® (method)

The method is based on three pillars: breathing, focus, exposure to (very) cold. By triggering lasting effects at the physiological, psychological and spiritual levels, this method offers the possibility to rapidly develop mental strength (will, discipline, stress management), to perfect self-knowledge, and to release one's life potential. « Healthy, Strong and Happy», is Wim Hof's promise, and is based on our ability to reconnect with our deepest nature at the same time as we reconnect with Nature, and to give our bodies back their full capacity to adapt.



Yoga is a discipline that allows, through meditation and body exercises, to bring together the 3 levels of self-knowledge: the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. Flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, concentration, presence are some of the qualities that are developed through practice and that positively influence our aging process.

Ashtanga Yoga

The term Ashtanga is derived from the Sanskrit words « ashtau » meaning 8 and "anga" meaning « members ». The 8 limbs refer to 8 essential practices in Ashtanga Yoga: rules of behaviour, self-discipline, body postures, breathing, sensory control, concentration, meditation and enlightenment.

Ashtanga Yoga is a form of yoga in which the postures are accompanied by stretches to give energy and strength to the body; and contractions (Bandas) to accumulate the vital breath (prana) in the deep parts of the body tissues through synchronization of movement with the breath. The particularity of Ashtanga lies in the fact that the postures follow one another in predetermined series, and that they are increasingly difficult to achieve. As long as a posture is not acquired, the individual does not realize the one that follows. This allows him to acquire patience.

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated to 40.6°C with 40% humidity and is the most popular form of hot yoga. Bikram classes last 90 minutes and consist of a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises, they are always the same poses and are always performed in the same order.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit term which means synchronization of movement with breathing. It is composed of two roots: « nyasa » which means « to place » and « vi » which means « in a specific way ». Vinyasa Yoga is therefore defined as a sequence of dynamic movements, initiated and harmonized by the breath.
Vinyasa yoga is derived from Ashtanga yoga, which consists of performing a series of postures in a specific order. Unlike Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga is more free and creative: it does not impose a series of steps. The sequences are the fruit of the teacher's experience and are adaptable to each person's needs.