There are a number of courses that aren’t offered in high school but should be mandatory for everyone, in my opinion. How to Communicate Purposefully, How to Live with Integrity, and Basics of Life Design would be among my top choices. These skills are so essential for a happy, meaningful, and balanced life, but there’s guarantee that we’ll figure them out on our own.
In 25 years of helping people attain optimal wellness, I’ve discovered that wellness goes far beyond physical and mental health. A progressive definition of wellness has to include optimal function and expression in all domains of life, including relationships, community, creativity, spirituality, career, and so on. As it turns out, most of my clients’ biggest breakthroughs have occurred not through my “doing medicine to them” but through listening, witnessing, teaching, and coaching them to actualize the brilliance I see in them.
I like “fixing” people as much as the next medical professional, but saw that I can only do so much for a passive participant lying on a table. The folks who achieve real lasting transformation tend to come with a willingness to be an active and enthusiastic participant in their process of healing and evolution. In the end, this is more gratifying for both of us.
Thus, there’s been a gradual shift in my practice toward a coaching orientation. In this format, we can devote an entire hour to diving deep, clearing blocks, and calling forth what I think of as an individual’s virtuous core. And when we do this consistently over a series of months, we inevitably see powerful positive changes.
Some of the main influences of my coaching work are my background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Classical Five Element philosophy and Daoism; my training in empowerment and personal accountability with spiritual teacher Matt Garrigan; direct revelation through our connection with the natural world; somatic psychology; and nondual philosophy.
Cost: $275 per session
3 months (4 sessions per month, for 12 sessions total) at $1000 per month
6 months (4 sessions per month, for 24 sessions total) at $975 per month
12 months (4 sessions per month, for 48 sessions total) at $950 per month