Attitudinal Healing affirms that love is the most powerful healing force in the world and that each instant provides a fresh opportunity to examine our lives and to choose anew what we want to experience: love or fear, peace or conflict. Attitudinal Healing incorporates universal principles that have been present throughout history but is non-sectarian. It is based on the understanding that it is not people or conditions outside of ourselves that cause us to be upset or in pain but rather our understanding or interpretation of events that causes us to suffer.
Appreciative Inquiry was initially developed as a business model. However, it yielded such powerful results that it was soon adopted by teachers, coaches, and all those supporting positive growth and change. It works by focusing on the strengths of an individual (or business) and developing those as opposed to focusing on the weaknesses or lacks. On the level of consciousness, it exemplifies Albert Einstein's saying that "You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it."
Seasons of Change coaching uses a metaphor of the seasons to place all of life's challenges into an easy-to-understand framework. The beauty of this seasonal metaphor is that it helps us utilize our whole-mind. By crossing over the natural communication bridge-- the corpus callosum--to our right brain we can access great depths of wisdom. Unlike traditional mental health models, that pathologize people and problems, the Seasons of Change approach places each situation into the natural world with intuitively obvious solutions.
Have you ever heard the phrase "Our gifts are what God has given to us, and what we do with these gifts is our gift to God"? About twenty years ago, I discovered that my natural talent is the power of Appreciation and I have been actively cultivating this quality ever since. As Marcel Proust said, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." My coaching work is a synthesis of Appreciative Inquiry, Attitudinal Healing, and Seasons of Change Coaching (which I invite you to read about below.) Please consider allowing me to share these uplifting perspectives with you. Together we can find the hidden potential in each and every situation.
True Nature Coaching