Coaching & Journeying
I work with people one-to-one to facilitate awakening, healing and self-actualisation.
I believe in wholeness – that all of experience is valid and we need to include the full richness of our inner worlds, how we engage in relationships and how we interact with the outer world in order to deepen our connection to life and experience.
I run sessions over zoom that are 60 – 90 minutes long. In this time, we may talk about your spiritual practice, your life or do some shamanic journeying together.
I work with people both regularly on a long-term basis and as a one-off on specific challenges or situations.
My coaching is about awakening, healing and people becoming a full expression of their being. This can be highly mystical or it can be incredibly grounded.
When I am working with people they will talk to me about practice, life, emotions, relationships, their philosophies, their work and more. This is all part of experience so it feels important that people are able to explore the aspects that feel most relevant and important to them at this moment in their life.
It is much more important that people feel safe, open and able to connect with me than I am perceived as some kind of technical expert.
My coaching has the capacity to be deeply transformational for people who are ready to make changes to their life and practice, but it requires a bit of courage to show up and be present with reality as it really is in your experience.
Depending on the people and the situation, shamanic journeying can be used for different purposes – to explore a specific topic or question, to create more presence, to open up new ways of being and experiencing, to deepen a connection between people, to process trauma, to reintegrate shadows or just as a fun and interesting experience.
I use it regularly in my coaching.
The format is fairly simple and yet deeply profound. It involves journeying into the archetypal realm together, where things are more symbolic and there is more freedom to express what is inside of us.
When I am working one-to-one with someone, I normally frame it as an interpersonal meditation, where we drop into a meditative state and then journey together through a shared conversation.
During the journey we may experience visualisations, emotions, energetic sensations and thoughts that tell a story, often bringing a sense of clarity or a deepening of experience. Afterwards we share the journey we went on and can explore what this might mean to each person.
I like to encourage people to focus on a symbol or something they can remember to bring them back to any insight they have connected with.
I don’t believe that there is an ultimate truth or end goal that we can arrive at or that someone’s suffering can be removed in any permanent way.
Everything is a process that we are experiencing in connection with the environment around us – life is hard. Healing and awakening is about connecting with life in a more whole-hearted and sincere way, whatever is happening in our experience.
This process can be difficult but it can also open up a sense of ease, presence, resilience, love, connection, belonging, purpose and meaning for us, amongst other things.
I have worked with people to facilitate deeply transformational shifts in experience and consciousness, which can be incredibly meaningful. Ultimately, I am interested in helping people become fuller expressions of themselves, rather than attaining some state or specific experience.
If I am working with you, it will need a few things from you for it to work effectively:
One – Your Humanity
You will need to be willing to let go of religious frameworks – it’s ok if these are useful for you, but if you use terminology for describing the types of practices you do or experiences you have had I will ask you to also explain things in your own words.
I find this gives a much richer, more interesting and more specific picture of what is happening in your experience and allows us to connect on a human-to-human level, which is where awakening happens.
Two – Some Commitment
You will need some kind of daily or regular practice. It can be very formal or very informal but you need to be able to set aside some time to be present on a regular basis if you want to see consistent changes.
If you’re struggling to maintain a regular practice we can work with that but there needs to be some kind of desire for and commitment to developing one that suits you and your goals.
Three – Self-Management
You will need to be comfortable with a non-hierarchical approach. I prefer the term coach (or spirit guide!) to teacher. Ultimately you are responsible for your practice, I am there to support you in your journey and explorations.
Most people take away a list of practices or things they want to experiment with in life after each session.
Four – Courage
You will need to have a real desire to change and the willingness to go out of your comfort zone, to challenge your preconceptions and to be vulnerable.
Change and growth comes from these things. While people often report moments of relief and validation, where they feel they can put down something heavy that they have been carrying, most of my work involves people facing something emotionally difficult, working with a part of life they find hard or them completely changing their perspective on something.
It requires courage and vulnerability to get to these break-throughs.
Read some testimonials from people I’ve worked with here.
All of these sessions are offered on a donations basis, with a suggested donation of £40 – 60 per 60 – 90 minute session. But please offer what feels right to you, a donation is not required.