PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING
WHAT IS IT?
If you are on a path of personal
WHY IS IT SO HARD?
The practice of the yoga of relationship is so damn hard because in the light of exposure we have all developed unconscious reactive protective measures to prevent the frightening vulnerability of being exposed. For many of us, there is so much we don’t know about resolving conflict, effective communication, getting needs met, how to hold unmet needs, truth telling, making mistakes, grieving, joy, contentment, etc… which leave us vulnerable to naively creating and recreating suffering over and over again. Even more challenging are the misunderstandings and mistaken beliefs operating in the background that we aren’t even aware are untrue. When these untruths bump up against truth, we can fight like hell for the lie because it’s the only “truth” we’ve known.
While we came into this life full of purity and potential, it was through our most intimate relationships with imperfect parents, siblings, and closest friends, that we were hurt, misunderstood, and made assumptions that narrowed our field of possibilities for ourselves and our lives. They have to come out the same way they got in... thru relationships.
DO BOTH PEOPLE HAVE TO PRACTICE FOR IT TO WORK?
It is challenging but not impossible to be in a relationship with a person who is not also practicing the yoga of relationship. Certainly, children aren’t on that page… but they usually follow our lead.
DO I NEED A TEACHER TO PRACTICE?
It is not required, but it is certainly invaluable and makes the journey more graceful, efficient, compassionate, fun, and productive. It can be easy to get caught up in our own stories, blind spots, blame, and criticism. A teacher can support you by meeting you where you are with clarifying intentions, gentle and direct truth-telling, and specific practices to support your needs and break your unhealthy patterns.