Advanced Behavioral Change:
Often a change in behavior is a bit more complicated thanyou first thought. As a coach or consultant, these are times when a specific road map can be very helpful. Following this winding road to the root source of the issue is more easily done when you have a structure to guide you through the unwinding process. Part of what I offer is that structure to keep you from getting lost in the twists and turns of your client’s reality and losing sight of the outcome or goal your client wants.
As a client, it’s helpful to know that some behavior changes are not as simple as you thought – AND – it’s not you that slowing down the process. It’s the fact that the result you want might have to be uncovered so that it is finally free to emerge. So whether you’re a client or a coach, never give up hope that you can create the result you want, or know without a doubt why it’s not yet entering your life.
A body of tools based on the Eastern notion of our bodies not only being physical, but also electromagnetic. It utilizes the Eastern notion of meridians or a circulatory system much like our blood circulatory system, except that its job is to move our life energy around the body. When the energy gets stuck, congested, or constipated, the field of Energy Psychology has developed tools that can unblock and rebalance the energy freeing the healthy and energizing flow of your life energies to once again come into balance and harmony. These tools work with freeing up the energy flow that can cause emotional congestion, limiting beliefs, and other mental and emotional issues. They are easy to do and more often than not, fun and surprising.
Evolving Beyond Polarization:
Since polarization has recently become a difficult issue for a large majority of people, it’s become necessary to develop a tool that helps us better understand the causes of polarization, how to recognize and navigate their presence, and how to depolarize viewpoints to a more balanced position. I don’t mean uninvolved. I simply mean able to participate from a calm and centered space as opposed to reactive and angry. One of the best tools for this is mentioned next.
The Genius Of Mystic Psychology:
A specific step by step guide to keeping your cool when facing life’s unresolvable dilemmas. Based on a study of the psychology of mystics, it offers life-changing tools and mental training to help you depolarize your point of view and instead bring a blend of wisdom, spirituality, and purpose into your daily existence, including a six-step journey toward balance and self-acceptance. Offers concrete guidance for how to manage the inevitable ups and downs of life with confidence, calm, and clarity. This is currently available as an 8-week on-line course. See www.TheGeniusOfMysticPsychology.com
Paradox Management Certification:
A training course for coaches, consultants and therapists designed to create proficiency in helping your clients deal with the dilemmas of everyday life that can actually only be managed, not resolved. These emerge in 6 basic areas of life – relationship, success, happiness, power, purpose and faith.
This tool is needed to help your clients learn how to recognize and then navigate the unending flow of change, complexity, and uncertainty that shape our daily lives. You are trained in the six-step process elucidated in The Genius Of Mystic Psychology on-line course and my book, Unflappable – 6 Steps To Staying Happy, Centered, & Peaceful No Matter What. This is followed by an in-person event where additional training and certification are offered. See www.ParadoxManagement.com
Advanced NLP Applications:
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a tool for modeling excellence. It is based on the notion that our language and our neurology interact to create our programming or our behavior. When our words and brain interact, a neural pathway or coding is created and NLP works with either re-coding what is there, or creating a new neural pathway that leads to the desired outcome. NLP is well-known for its contribution to the world of therapy and behavioral change. Practitioners demonstrate a magic-like capacity to evoke change by conversation alone.
Advanced applications of NLP deal with more complex issues, like Identity, an archetype run amok, issues based on personality styles, how to identify and eliminate grudges, patterns that seduce the client to either give away their power or steal the power of another, plus many more.
Hypnotic Language To Influence & Motivate:
Language has an amazing capacity to shape our experience and perception of events and patterns. Knowing how to utilize language to influence or motivate another is an essential tool for coaches, and when trying to understand yourself. Language can create what is called a ‘trance’ that a person lives out of, not understanding that there are many ways to make sense of our experience. Perception is the key and hypnotic language can help you effectively and efficiently reshape that perception to afford your client (or yourself) the viewpoint that brings more happiness and joy and less pain and suffering.
Meditation & Mindfulness:
As a meditator since 1975, I bring a lot of experience around the ups and downs of creating a daily meditation practice and applying mindfulness when moving about in the world. I was one of those folks who attended two week silent retreats here in America for many years with Joseph Goldstein (Insight Meditation Society), Jack Kornfield (Spirit Rock Meditation Center), and Sharon Salzberg. I also traveled to India many times, lived in an ashram there for a while, experienced having a guru, and became enamored with the poetry of Hafiz.
All this was explored while maintaining a private practice in Seattle, running a private vocational school for 10 years, learning about marketing and growing a business, and offering workshops and trainings around the world. So if you’re having trouble with making meditation or mindfulness a part of your daily life, I’ve been there myself and can offer support to simply keep at it. I can say without reservation, all the effort pays off in the long run – far more than anything I personally ever expected possible.
A tool for how to better understand your personality as a structure and how to manage and evolve it in your daily life. You’re born with a certain skeletal structure and you’re also born with a particular personality structure which the Enneagram divides into 9 types or categories. You can identify your personality type and evolve it in areas where you may feel trapped or limited by its propensities with additional tools from NLP. The Enneagram of Personality is perhaps the most well-known.
But there are other aspects of the Enneagram that are also available for exploration – The Spiritual Dimension Of The Enneagram by Sandra Maitri is one I would recommend if you’re interested in this kind of thing. It was traditionally used as a spiritual practice for understanding your personality so that you could move beyond it and explore a more spiritual region of your Being. I am also hoping to offer some insights from my own exploration of The Paradoxical Dimension Of The Enneagram. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll make sure you get notified when something is again available.