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Practical Intuition: Deepening the Counselor-Client Relationship
July 24-28, 2017
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." -- Albert Einstein
As professional counselors (therapists, coaches, educators, HR managers, etc.), we are highly skilled at verbal communication with our clients. But what about all the other subliminal things we're sensing as we talk? If we aren't consciously also integrating our intuition into our work we're missing out on a major part of how we and our clients communicate with and relate to each other!
Have you ever suddenly gotten a clear hunch about something, ignored it because it didn't seem to make logical sense, and wound up wishing you hadn't? Intuition can seem mysterious and random, but in fact it is not. As we learn how to make systematic use of both our intuition and our logic, our interactions with our clients become more effective and relationships and counseling outcomes are exponentially improved.
In this course you will learn how to access and use your intuitive processes in simple and structured ways, integrating left-brain with right-brain perceptions. You'll practice how to distinguish what is or isn't useful. You will learn how this is how our brains are actually meant to function. Whether we look for evidence in ancient eastern philosophies or modern cutting-edge science, the conclusion is the same: we really are all connected and are constantly communicating with each other in ways we hardly understand.
Here's what you'll learn through lectures and experiential exercises:
We are all connected: physics meets philosophy meets neuroscience. Explore evidence demonstrating instantaneous communication, the non-physical world influencing the tangible world, "spooky action at a distance," experiments in exploring your own intuition.
How to listen in: going quiet, distinguishing among thoughts, feelings, and intuitive flashes in the moment; becoming aware of your intuitions and integrating them with your logical thinking processes.
Translating hunches into language: best appropriate ways to frame, communicate, and share, your intuitive perceptions as well as your thoughts and feelings; how use them to open and deepen your dyadic connection with your client.
Follow your hunch, rule in/rule out, actively bringing in your thinking and feeling; finding appropriate boundaries and actively creating a more profound way to relate with your clients.
How much further can we go? Other possibilities for intuitive and energetic connections in our relationships with the world around us; mind over matter; techniques deepening our awareness and intuitive abilities, summary questions and answers.
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
-- Chinese proverb
"Leslie Austin opened up a whole new avenue in which I could utilize all the skills I had developed over a career lifetime. I am excited!"
"Very practical, engaging and interactive speaker"