Inner Wisdom Coaching
A coach enables you to step into your full potential. He/she is at your side when you re-discover your purpose and true self, work with your shadows, find solutions and bring your gifts to the world. A coach is not a trainer or counsellor. He/she does not tell you what to do, but helps you ask the right questions and reconnect to your deep wisdom.
I will lend a helping hand in your process of self-discovery, growth and transformation, but your real guidance will come from your inner sources (for example from your True Self, power animals, non-ordinary reality guides, etc.) . My role will vary depending on the method used.
Working with the Medicine Wheel will involve some teachings from my side, but for most of the time, you will be exploring the different aspects of the Wheel. When working with Chakras, I will help you relax and then guide you on the path of working with your totem-animals. In Drum Journey work, I teach you how to gain access to the parallel universe and guide you on your journey. For all methods, I will help you debrief and integrate what you have learned into your life.
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My Inner Wisdom Coaching Offerings
These methods can be combined - we will have a chat to find out what will help you the most.
'Journeying' is a special kind of meditation that allows you to access your sources of inner wisdom, which might be blocked by your analytical brain. (more info about Journeying)
The work starts with your formulating a specific question you would like to gain insights about. We then do a relaxation exercise and sometimes some light drumming to switch off the left brain. I will lead you through a guided meditation that might feel a bit like day-dreaming. Just as an example; you may imagine yourself going up a mountain and enjoy the view from up there, and all of a sudden a hawk comes flying and has an important message for you. This is your inner guidance that found a way to manifest itself.
We will talk about what happened, but I will not do any interpretation for you. I may be asking questions, reframing, reflecting back what you said, to help you make sense of what just happened and decide on how to apply it to your life.
If you know how to journey and have practiced it for a while, I will suggest more challenging journeys, which will help you to go deeper and create real breakthroughs in your life.
This work is for individuals, groups or families. The Medicine Wheel contains 'everything that is'. Exploring its teachings, energies and dynamics can make you feel at peace with who you are and how you relate to the world. It can also help with concrete problem solving and working through conflicts.
Before we begin, we will have a chat and customize the process for you.
This is not analytical work - I will not just teach you how to use the wheel, but also show you how to explore its dynamics by 'walking it', moving around it, moving in and out of it, depositing a problem or a goal in several places of the wheel, etc.
Usually, we will start with a visit to the four main directions, and explore the teachings, gifts and shadows they can hold. More advanced work will lead you to the centre of the wheel - what you find there might leave you in Awe, and positively change the way you look at your reality and go about your life.
For groups who would like to build a medicine wheel together in their garden or on their land, I offer 2-3 hour ceremonies to build a simple wheel and then walk around it to receive guidance and new ideas.
Inner Chakra Work
Chakras are our energy centres, and like any place with increased energy vibration, they make it easy for us to connect with the non-ordinary reality. They often are 'home' to specific 'non-ordinary reality' guardians, helpers or wisdom keepers, often in the shape of animal guides (like totem animals). Connecting to them and linking them with each other will bring new insights and healing.
Through a guided meditation, I will show you an easy way to find out who they are and what they have to say to you, so that you can receive teaching and help.
Once you have found your 'team' of Chakra helpers and know how to work with them, you can visit them on a regular basis by yourself and ask for their advice for challenges of your life.
Chakra journeys are also appropriate for people who have been working with energy for a while, and now would like to take this work to a different level and put a shamanic understanding to it.
This work is inspired by Steve Gallegos' method of the Personal Totem Pole. Our approach is close to his teaching, but combines it with our unique journey work.