Practitioner Articles

New Tools for Personal Transformation

The shifting of a paradigm, the turning of an age - old tools and old ways are yielding to a new urge for deeper meaning. As more and deeper insights from the collective unconscious find their way to awareness, those who wish to navigate the deeper layers... more

The Fundamental Principles of Wholeness Work

Process Coaching provides the tools and training; and Wholeness Work provides the understandings and perspectives that enable people to remove inner blocks and have what they desire in life. The tools and perspectives work well together to help people ... more

The Four Stages of Learning

The learning process has often become more difficult than necessary because of the bad feelings people get when they make mistakes in learning. The bad feelings come from judgments like, 'not doing it right,' 'not good enough,' 'can never learn this,' etc... more

The Unconscious Mind & the Iceberg Metaphor

An iceberg can serve as a useful metaphor to understand the unconscious mind, its relationship to the conscious mind and how the two parts of our mind can better work together. As an iceberg floats in the water, the huge mass of it remains below the surface... more

Triggers and the 'Seat of Consciousness'

There are many parts of the Self buried deep in the unconscious. Some of these parts have experienced severe trauma, particularly parts from childhood and earlier. Although they may remain out of conscious awareness, these parts are still feeling the pain... more

Imprints

An imprint is created whenever there is an unresolved trauma. Another metaphor can help describe how this happens. The magnetic, sentient, feeling essence is at first like the surface of a lake. Smooth and calm, with gently rolling waves, the magnetic, feminine... more

The Resourceful, Loving and Parental Healer

The healing work depends on developing and nurturing a part of ourselves that functions as a resourceful healer capable of loving and parenting the other parts of ourselves that are traumatized, lost and suffering. A quality that describes the attitude ... more

The Healer's Faith

One of the ways to distinguish the Healer from other parts of self is by sensing your faith in the positive. Faith is another way of saying 'belief beyond doubt,' and has often been misunderstood to mean 'blind faith,' or believing in something without any evidence that it is true... more

Anchoring Resources

An anchor is any stimulus that generates a predictable response. In this exercise you'll access a resourceful state and set visual, auditory and sensate anchors so you can easily return to the state. Later you'll be able to ‘fire’ one or more of the anchors and recreate the experience of inner resourcefulness... more

A Daily Practice

Cultivating a daily practice is a powerful and effective way to strengthen yourself as the Healer. Daily life can go more smoothly and healing can happen more easily when we make it a habit to set aside five or ten minutes every day to connect with what is going on inside of us... more

'The Movies' Metaphor

We have the sense of looking out into the world through the lens of our perception, and it seems that 'objective' information comes in to us through this lens. But this isn't really what happens. At a deeper, unconscious level we have first projected... more

Healing from Guilt

From the beginning of human history, each generation has taken on guilt and passed it down to the children. Parents, children, friends, spouses, partners and others have used guilt for behavior modification, punishment and revenge... more

Judgment Release Practice

Here is an easy way to release judgments. Whenever something bothers you, ask yourself, “Where am I feeling this in my body?” Find the feeling in your body, and feeling into it... more

Perceptual Positions & Flexible Identity

Flexibility is the Healer’s most valuable skill, and the most useful kind of flexibility is being able to change at will our point of view and therefore identity. There are three basic positions from which we perceive reality.... more

Regression Process

Regression is probably the most profound tool of process coaching. Present issues can be resolved and healed by finding and rescuing parts of yourself that are still 'stuck' in past traumas, often in early childhood... more

Repairing the Past

(Regression process script to be read for another or for self.) Anchoring Resources 1. As you relax, I'd like you to get in touch with a good feeling. Allow yourself to remember the feeling you get when you're successful. You know, that feeling of strength and accomplishment... more

Short Form Regression Practice

Access the loving, resourceful healer before step one when doing this process intentionally. If you are triggered, use the ultra-short form below first, and then access the loving, resourceful healing part before step three... more

Running Energy Practice

The premise of this exercise is that there are two fundamental energies available to humans, the feminine, magnetic, 'earth' energy, and the masculine, electric, 'spirit' energy. The exercise helps us become more aware of these energies and balance them... more

Running Energy Script

This script can be used to record a tape that you can play back to prompt you through the exercise. Or it can be read aloud by a friend. Also, you can read it to yourself, keeping your place with your finger while you go inside to do what is suggested... more

Decording

As you become more aware of your psychic energy during the Running Energy practice, you may notice 'cords' between yourself and an other person. By definition, a cord is an obsolete or unwanted energy connection with another... more

Running Energy II

This is an advanced version of the original Running Energy Practice. As with the original practice, the purpose of this exercise is to get in touch with and move the two fundamental energies of the human energy system... the feminine, magnetic, 'Earth' energy... more

'Being Body' Practice

This practice underscores the power of 'flexible identity,' one of the most important principles of wholeness work. In this practice we are shifting the 'I am' from the accustomed identification with mind or inner spirit to identification with Body... more

Inner Dialogue

Inner dialogue is a vital tool in process work, enabling us to easily and quickly communicate with parts of ourselves that may otherwise remain in the unconscious. These include child parts back to the embryo in the womb; times before conception or between lives... more

Three Modes of Inner Dialogue

In healing to wholeness, the larger Being we connect with as the source of inner guidance and support is distinguished as two separate essences. The Universal Masculine represents conscious awareness at the cosmic level of Being; the Universal Feminine represents sentient awareness at the deepest level of reality... more

Written Dialogue Technique

Inner dialogue can be very informative and illuminating. It is much easier to keep the thread of the communication when it's written. The paper serves to hold the space, so you are free to be alternately the interviewer and the transcriber for the part... more

Working with Parts of the Self

'Parts' work is a quick and easy way to get to the bottom of issues and resolve them. Each behavior, feeling or thought we have can be attributed to a separate 'part' of ourselves. We can communicate with any part we wish simply by identifying it and... more

Core Desire Exploration

This inner dialogue process makes it easy for parts of the Self to come into integration and wholeness. Sometimes parts of ourselves act and feel as if they don't know what they really want, and finding its core desire can help the part become more clear... more

Working in the Transpersonal Realm

In the iceberg metaphor we mentioned that deep below the water line, the base of the iceberg of each personal unconscious connects with all others in the transpersonal realm. The first layer of the transpersonal is where all humans connect, and is called... more

Regression to the Transpersonal Realm

This process enables you to follow the chain of reenactments of an original trauma all the way back to its inception at the original cause of the imprint. Before beginning, get in touch with 'the Folks' as outlined here. 1. Experience a feeling that is... more

Releasing Denial Energy

Judgments are a form of denial, and are easy to release with the judgment release practice. When we release the denial embedded in the judgment, we open ourselves (and the emotion we're working on) to loving acceptance. The same goes for when we release... more

Driving Backwards

Healing what has already been hurt in us is much easier once we stop hurting ourselves. There are two major ways we continue to hurt ourselves - making judgments, and trafficking in the future. Thinking about, worrying about or being anxious over... more

Deep Practice for Healing to Wholeness

Once learned, the frames and tools of Process Coaching and wholeness work can be condensed into a few quick and easy steps that can be practiced any time. As when learning any new practice, you'll probably find this shortened version of the work easier to... more

Expressing! Practice

To direct our own process and honor our sentient parts as we heal ourselves through giving free expression to any feeling or sensation wanting expression, thereby giving ourselves more love, freedom, life, vitality, realness and fun... more

The Three Movements of Healing

There are three separate healing experiences that you as the Healer can create to get the most possible healing, learning and integration from a triggering situation... more

Clairsentience

The single most important skill in Process Coaching is being able to feel subtle energy in ourselves and in others in order to gain access to the vast resource of clairsentient awareness. The psychic faculty called clairsentience (clear feeling) is the tool we use to read energy, and it's surprisingly easy to learn... more

Intuition: The Best Guidance Possible

Intuitive information comes from the sentient depths without a searching of the conscious memory or without the conscious mind's use of the imagination. When we access the intuition we are practicing clairsentience, and we seem to arrive at an insight by a path from unknown sources directly to conscious awareness. Flash! Out of nowhere, in no time... more

Coming Out of Story

As we develop the skill of moving out of identification with the main character in our movie, the main character in the mind's story of who we are, we discover that we are so much more than we thought we were! We have believed that who we are is the 'I' in the story of our lives... more

Loving Life Force Energy

The most direct (and perhaps easiest) way to heal and integrate lost parts of ourselves is to love the energy of a feeling in the body. A story usually starts up whenever we feel hurt, scared or angry. However, the story is just a series of thoughts about the feeling... more

The Wounded Healer

In Process Coaching we are the Healer when we come to the aid of a part of ourselves, and interestingly there is a shadow aspect to this. The 'Wounded Healer' is a powerful archetype in the healing arts. Carl Jung uncovered this archetype in himself and traced it back seven millennia to the ancient Greek myths of Chiron, the wounded centaur, and his student Asclepius, who became the god of medicine and healing... more

Who Am I Now?

Repeating this simple practice often will help you develop yourself as a stronger, quicker to recover and more flexible Explorer/Healer… more

Reading List

Here are some recommended books that resonate well with the healing work: Abrams, Jeremiah, Zweig, Connie, (Editors). Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature. Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1991... more