What is the difference between cognitive coaching and somatic coaching?

​​Cognitive coaching is the practice of helping people to identify and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Cognitive coaches work with clients to help them gain insight into their own minds, thoughts, and feelings in order to achieve lasting change.

Somatic coaching is a holistic approach to mental health that focuses on the body as a whole. It helps people to identify physical symptoms they may not have been aware of before, such as tension in the jaw or neck, or changes in appetite or sleep patterns, and how these are linked to emotional states.

Somatic coaches also help clients learn how to manage stress through breathing exercises, meditation, or other relaxation or even activation techniques.