Is it time for a deep dive?
Whether you’re a coach, yoga instructor, healer, high school guidance counsellor or CEO, what you’re essentially doing is guiding others into more resourceful states of consciousness.
I can teach you how to use trance techniques, subtle somatics and spiritual connection to put the subconscious mind to work for you and those you serve.
We’ll do a deep exploration into how and when to introduce trance (altered states of consciousness, creative visualization, etc) and the drawbacks and advantages to different approaches when incorporating trance into your work. You’ll reap the benefit as we use your life as the creative studio.
The Mentoring Program has been designed to increase your spiritual literacy, hone your intuition, and give you the training you need to guide clients into deeper states of awareness for healing and visioning work.
My approach takes your clients’ personal trauma into a spiritual context.
I’ll teach you how to identify how somatic or mental blocks are inhibiting your client’s spiritual growth, and what you can do to modify and adapt your healing work to a more trauma-sensitive approach.
Masterful delivery of your work takes time, practice, experience, courage and solid feedback.
There are some skills you just can’t learn in a workshop setting because their masterful delivery is less about concrete steps and more about “metaskills” – the feeling tones, attitude, personal work, history and healing journey that underlie our practical skills.
Having solid metaskills as a helping practitioner means we can do more than empathize and “hold space” for our clients. It means we can travel a wide spectrum of approach comfortably, from toughness and intractability, to genuinely calm detachment, to desire to reach unity, to love, humility and concern.
Yes, we can mirror our clients and provide therapeutic assistance, and we can challenge our clients to grow through discomfort,
or to slow down,
or to sit with ambiguity,
or to take stronger action towards their values and the wellbeing of the collective.
The difference between holding space and carrying responsibility is enormous.
Having a First Aid kit and knowing what to do with it are essential for the health and wellbeing of you and your loved ones, but they are no substitute for a surgeon’s expertise.
Doing soul work is not First Aid.
As a therapeutic practitioner, you are responsible for your actions and impact. It is incumbent upon you to be aware of your power and your deficiencies. It’s important that you are sensitive to the complexities of the ways your client’s soul is challenged on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels as they navigate this life. Not every modality in your toolkit is right for them. Not every technique is appropriate for this moment. You are responsible for navigating the tricky terrain between where they’re at, where you are, and where they want to be.
It’s not that you are responsible for your client’s experience, but rather you are responsible for carrying your measure of the work well.
Let’s determine your gaps and bridge them.
Whether you’re a new practitioner or an experienced therapist, we all have knowledge gaps and blindspots. In the Mentoring program, we’ll identify a few key areas to work on in our time together.
In our work together, I can show you how to:
- safely integrate trance work into your client sessions
- recognize the Abandonment Wound and Spiritual Depression and develop a treatment plan
- identify the links between personal, collective and intergenerational trauma
- acknowledge a range of intuitive styles and adapt your approach to suit
- work with information presented by your client’s subconscious
- trust the information you intuitively receive about your client
- frame your intuitive insights so your client will receive them openly
- facilitate spiritual healing that ensures the safety of your client above all else
- know the difference between safe space and brave space
- become more confident as a healing practitioner
- step skillfully into a greater role as an intuitive coach, healer or change agent
Principles. Techniques. Tools. Rigor.
The first two Mentoring sessions are learning intensives; I’ll be teaching you how to conduct an Intuitive Profile Assessment of your client and the Principles of Trance Work. Understanding these two frameworks will level up your one-on-one and group work in the most profound ways.
Intuitive Profile Assessment
The IP Assessment and Report is a tool I developed to understand how my clients receive their intuitive signals and why some modalities, techniques, and medicines work for them while others don’t.
Much like a Myers-Briggs quiz for intuition, I’ve used this tool with hundreds of clients and workshop participants (over 600 hundred now) and never had a single person say that it didn’t describe them accurately. In fact, most people respond with bemused wonder, delight, relief or excitement.
How does it help you in your work? Once you understand your client’s intuitive processing system, you can move them to the deep healing place much more quickly, and the results are more sustainable and long-lasting. In other words, you and your work make a greater positive impact.
The Principles of Trance Work
You’ll learn how to safely uncover subconscious blocks and design corrective experiences that promote an inner sense of coherence within your client. Trance work can be as formal as leading guided meditations and visualizations, but it can also be as subtle as deftly weaving vocal prosody, hand movement, eye gaze and conscious pause into your conversations with clients.
I guarantee there are already times when your client is in a trance-like state of receptivity in your sessions that you could leverage to promote healing, and even with the most challenging clients there are ways to encourage lucid clarity and empowering anchors to take root in their subconscious. I’ll help you track your client’s state, lead them safely to resolution, and in doing so increase your confidence and effectiveness as a spiritual guide.
The second two Mentoring sessions are more experiential. We’ll do a deep dive into whatever aspect of your work you wish to evolve, transform, amplify or master. This could include:
- practicing trance, regression or divination techniques
- developing the structure of your business, sessions or offerings
- gaining a deeper connection with the soul of your business or your guides and allies
- learning how to work with clients experiencing Abandonment, Spiritual Emergency/Depression
- understanding basic interpersonal neurobiology and how to work with disregulated clients
Our relationship doesn’t necessarily end after our four Mentoring sessions.
You can do on-going Supervision sessions with me so you are well supported, have a safe place to practice, can process and integrate your own emotional/personal growth material, and seek feedback on client consultations.
The reason I personally have such a great capacity to bear witness to trauma and atrocities against the human spirit in my professional practice is not just because I’ve come from a tough background and survived some things…it’s because I have a great Clinical Supervisor.
I have a therapist and a couples’ therapist.
I maintain two credentials that each require dozens of hours of continuing education and supervision each year.
I have a partner who really gets and supports what I do.
I have a Soul Circle I meet with every other week.
I have a few Mentors and Elders who sit with me and model for me how to sit with others.
I’m lucky that way.
Many therapeutic helpers, spiritual guides and intuitive practitioners are not so lucky. It can be very isolating work and the social scorn that frequently comes with your answer to What do you do for a living? can really wear you down over time.
If you’re really serious about self-care and avoiding burn-out, and being emotionally available to your family, and staying present to the needs of our world for justice/healing/reform, and maintaining a deep devotion to your own soul work, and a heightened attunement to the spiritual realm, all the while growing your business and skill as a therapeutic helper/intuitive practitioner, well…
I suggest you invest in some Supervision.
The Mentoring Program is by application only.
Mentoring consists of four sessions within four months. You must book all four sessions at once. We commit, we do it. If you can’t commit to doing this for a month, then now is not the time. If the price is prohibitive, now is not the time.
Sessions are 75 minutes long and cost $225CDN plus tax.
The first step to discovering whether Mentoring is the right fit for you is to book an initial intake session with me. Let me know that you’re interested in Mentoring with me and after working together for a session, I’ll have a better idea whether this is the right fit and right time.
If you’ve already worked with me as a client, this step isn’t necessary. Just email me and we’ll set up a time to chat about next steps.
Note: Consistency is key
If your schedule is up in the air and doesn’t allow you to set up 4 recurring appointments at once, then it’s best to wait and begin later when you can block off time in your calendar.