"Being generously witnessed by others in our deepest truth can be profoundly healing..." this theme that Christian states so eloquently, is a "red thread" that runs through all the work I do.
How I came to Heart IQ: Since 2000, my professional work has centered around organization development. I work with leaders who want to tap into the power of co-intelligence and co-creativity. Using advanced group facilitation approaches, I help people learn to work together more effectively, by welcoming divergent perspectives with empathy and curiosity. These process also have significant applications for new forms of participatory democracy. You can learn more about this aspect of my work at http://www.diapraxis.com
At the same time, to do my work well, I need to nourish myself with ongoing opportunities for personal growth and development. And that's how I discovered Heart IQ! I began exploring it for my own growth and healing, and now I'm delighted to be sharing it with others.
What I love about Christian's brilliant Heart IQ work, is that it offers an amazing framework for healing, personal growth, and transformation -- by tapping into the power of groups. Instead of coaching one-on-one, we work within the amplified field that we create by coming together as a Medicine Circle.
As a group facilitator, I bring all of my experience with other personal growth modalities into this sacred container. This includes my earlier training in Focusing, Internal Family Systems work, Inner Empathy, and Re-Evaluation Counseling.
What I offer in Heart IQ: In the last several years, I've been offering "Deepening Our Joy" circles, personal growth and community-building sessions for women in my region, the Berkshires in far-western Massachusetts. These Heart Medicine gatherings are deeply grounded in Heart IQ, and they offer a wonderful opportunity to create powerful healing community with one another, where we can love ourselves and one another, just as we are, while also expanding our personal range.
And, my work continues to evolve... everything in our world today, is calling on us to discover new and creative ways to manifest our leadership. As a spirit-based activist, I feel called to offer this work to women and men in the social change arena. We need supportive containers where we can nurture ourselves, and grow more fully into our leadership.
I also feel called to offer this work to people who are "professional listeners" -- to therapists, group facilitators, mediators. The more we ourselves can be deeply witnessed, the more ease and joy we can bring to our work with others.
If you are interested in participating in either local or online circles, please e-mail me and let me know!