My growth mission in life is to understand myself by constantly seeking to gain greater levels of self-awareness. As an instructional designer, I understood that I could create learning tools (experiments) to explore new ways to learn and intentionally support deepening my self-understanding. I like to embrace the idea that "I am the Experiment," I use the scientific inquiry method to test and retest my experiments to make them more effective.
One of my favourite experiments was called, 'Tell it to the wall." I would craft a series of questions and ask a friend to sit with me as I faced a wall so we won't engage directly. They asked me my questions and were asked not to say anything. They were asked to listen and witness what I was saying, I found it therapeutic, but I soon forgot what I had spoken.
The next evolution was my friend was encouraged to ask questions to further my dialogue if what I said was vague or they weren't sure if I was aware there was something worthwhile exploring in more detail. Still, I often forgot even though this experience was more engaging.
Things changed when I started to record my voice using a cassette tape recorder (smartphones etc., didn't exist yet.) Immediately my opportunities for growth and greater self-understanding skyrocketed. Reviewing my experiences added the necessary magic to gaining the most out of the experience. Over thirty years, that original experiment has evolved into the Listening Experience I offer today.
The Classic Listening Experience
The classic Listening Experience was based on having clients write a set of questions that I would ask them in a Listening Experience. I initially thought people who wrote their questions would get the most out of the experience.
Some people didn't want to write questions and asked me to create a set for them to answer. As an intuitive empath, I found this a viable solution as long as I had had an opportunity to meet the person.
That's why I prefer to meet in a Discovery Call before having your Listening Experience. In case you want me to write your questions.
Ultimately, this approach proved beneficial; not knowing the questions in advance worked for people (especially those who like to prepare, even overprepare, to deal with life challenges.) The unknown questions allowed for more meaningful and revelatory dialogue with themselves.
Which Listening Experience you choose is personal; if you'd like, I can help you explore the options below.
The two most popular Experiences
Experience the power of self-directed exploration by crafting your questions. The key is to ask the questions necessary to fully explore your area of focus, even if the answers you find may be challenging. Writing your questions allows you to delve deep into your thoughts and introspection. Take ownership of your Experience and define the specific areas of your life or aspects of yourself that you want to explore. This Experience is ideal for those seeking a personalized and focused journey of self-discovery.
Intuited Experience, facing unknown questions:
Embrace the mystery and insight of unknown questions by asking me to craft questions for you intuitively. As an intuitive empath, I can connect deeply with most individuals. Through this Experience, I will ask questions to provoke fresh perspectives and insights tailored to your unique circumstances and needs. I will ask questions to further your dialogue when I sense an opportunity to delve deeper into your inner knowledge. This experience is perfect for those seeking a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of self, opening the door to unexpected discoveries and new paths of self-exploration.
Other Experiences to Explore
The Exit Interview
When you finish a job, it's a good time to think about what you learned and the challenges you faced. This can help us better understand our work life and prepare to act intentionally to improve future work. We can reflect on what went well and what didn't. This can help us approach our next work experience with a broader perspective and be more prepared for success.
The Enter Interview
Starting a new job can feel overwhelming, but there are ways to make it easier. Before you begin, take some time to explore your past experiences. Think about what worked well in your previous jobs and what didn't. This can help you be ready for your new job and navigate any challenges that come your way. It's an opportunity to address any concerns or issues before you start so that you can feel more confident and prepared.
Facing Imposter Syndrome
Sometimes, we doubt our abilities and feel like we don't belong in our work or hobbies. This is called imposter syndrome. But remember, you are not alone. Many people feel this way. This Experience will explore why we think we are imposters and challenge those thoughts. Can we instead consider ourselves brave explorers who want more from life? This Experience benefits creative people who question their ability to create something Art'full. It's a supportive space where we can embrace our inner talents and overcome self-doubt.
The (mostly) Silent Journey
Prepare to sit with your thoughts for intervals of silence you choose. Some people struggle with sitting with their thoughts; others love it. Either way, this Experience is less interactive but can be equally insightful. I will hold caring space for you, and you will have as much or as little eye contact as you want. Five to eight-minute intervals of silence followed by sharing what you discovered can be a powerful experience. You can ask me to ask a seed question before each silence period or let what arises in your inner dialogue shape your experience.
Developed based on your needs that I may not have encountered before as a Listener. Whatever you seek can be discussed at the end of one of your other Experiences.
The prime reasons to try a Listening Experience
The depth of listening you might experience. Sometimes, even when people surround us, it can feel like nobody hears us. Many people have forgotten how to listen; or may have never learned how to in the first place. And, too frequently, they are more concerned with what they want to say. I will hear you; I am a Listener. Other terms people use to describe what they experience: sounding board, confidante, and caring coach.
There is power in asking ourselves good questions. You may already know the questions you need to ask yourself. If not. I can help you find questions that will be valuable to answer. Every day I ask myself at least one good question. Answering good questions has changed my life for the better. What do you need to ask yourself?
There is a profound value in sharing our inner voice with another person. Talking with ourselves is beneficial, but there is something about saying what we think aloud and having another person hear it. I will be your witness, and as your listener, I will listen intently to your every word.
Your Discovery Call and your first 60-minute Listening Experience are free. You only spend your time. I want to earn the privilege of being in service to you. Your personal experience is the best way to invite that to occur.
Individual experiences are $100 until October 31st, 2023.
I believe in giving 12% of my business time and/or profits to serving the community. Sliding scale payments may be available. See FAQ for details.
Payments for services are via INTERAC e-Transfers.