Nicole Moore, licensed marriage and family therapist and wellness expert, is cofounder of The Center Method (TCM), a wellness hub that uses integrated treatment to assist people in gaining back control over their lives. Moore and her team use traditional and alternative modalities which include psychotherapy, acupuncture and nutrition. TCM customizes and optimizes a client’s wellness through seven core areas. Vision, touch, hearing and balance with the emotional and rational brains, attunement, self-confidence and building healthy relationships creates a more centered, connected and fully integrated life.
Nicole Moore, cofounder of The Center Method, working with a client.
“This holistic approach is not necessarily new or original,” Moore states matter-of-factly. “It’s the way we present it. I built a center in my own image, it’s mine. It’s different than any other holistic Wellness Center. I have clients take advantage of a registered dietitian, psychotherapy, acupuncture, massage, and then also the fitness regimen that we offer. I’ve watched them [clients] transform in every way; it’s a complete paradigm shift in a person’s life. We approach things from a multi-faceted method. The shift is profound. It changes people and how they relate to others. It changes people and their relationship with themselves. It changes people and how they make decisions about their career and their life.”
Before starting her company, Moore acted in small Hollywood productions. Although she was cast for parts in films and commercials, the lifestyle wasn’t fulfilling. She decided to attend graduate school for clinical psychology. After graduation, she began working at an outpatient facility. Then she transitioned to a private practice. Throughout this period, Moore involved herself in amateur boxing. It was through boxing where she gained her self-confidence and the ability to stand up for herself. During her sparring sessions, she began to ideate TCM and how she could turn her goal into reality.
Nicole Moore, cofounder of The Center Method.
“Getting in a boxing ring and fighting someone was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever put myself through voluntarily,” Moore smiles. “I voluntarily stepped in that ring and knew that someone wanted to punch my head off. I remember I was getting into the ring and I looked at my trainer and I said, ‘my arms are numb. How am I going to fight? I can’t feel my arms.’ He looked at me and he said, ‘breathe. You’re going to make it through this and next time you think you have a challenge, remember this moment.’ It was good advice because I do remember that it was scary. I don’t even know why I put myself through that. There was just something in me that wanted to prove it to myself that I could do that. I did it. I had to learn how to be uncomfortable and know that it will pass and know that in the end I will get something out of it. Whether it’s learning that I needed to prepare a little bit more or learning my preparation was adequate and I was able to meet the challenge. Or that I can get through something that seems impossible. I just had to work really hard and allow the uncomfortable feelings to move through me and work through it. That is really what being an entrepreneur is also about.”
As Moore continues to expand and transition TCM, she focuses on the following essential steps:
- Begin to listen to yourself. Advice from mentors and people you trust is valuable; however, it is advice based on their experience. It’s your life and your experience. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
- Be clear in your intentions. As long as the goal remains in focus, it doesn’t necessarily matter how you get there.
- Fully embrace your strengths and weaknesses. Your strengths will assist in jump-starting your transition, and your weaknesses will provide an opportunity to learn something new or partner with people who complement your weaknesses. It’s about not putting yourself down for what you don’t know; it’s about being ok with who you are so you don’t limit what you’re capable of accomplishing.
Nicole Moore, cofounder of The Center Method, a wellness that center that utilizes psychotherapy in … [+]
In the world of investing, investing in yourself is the most important and can yield the highest results. “When we better ourselves,” Moore concludes, “we then become better parents, friends, teachers, bosses, etc. Our communities become better.”