How to Approach Your Learning Experience
Healing, balancing, and transforming are exciting and fulfilling pursuits that give life new, deeper meaning, and direction.
Developing powerful and effective tools for helping others heal, balance, and transform is one of the most rewarding investments of your time and energy that you will ever make.
We all have reasons why we stay stuck where we are. Meeting ourselves is rather like mountain climbing or other forms of adventuring: you want to know what challenges may arise, like weather, how to handle obstacles and naysayers you may meet along the way, and knowing your own limits. You want to be prepared with proper clothes, supplies, maps, and protection, You need to be prepared to handle all of these challenges when undertaking a major adventure. Similarly, when undertaking a major transformational life study, you want to know what you’ll need and be able to assess your strengths and weaknesses so that you are realistic in how you proceed.
In addition, major ventures into the unknown are best undertaken with capable companions and a skilled guide, and that’s how you will proceed with the Integral Deep Listening curriculum.
- Are your goals for your training clear? What do you want to accomplish by studying the IDL Coaching Certification curriculum? Share your goals with a team supervisor when you register for the course here: click here
- Are you ready to approach your learning experience as a yoga and integral life practice that you understand involves lifestyle change, patience, persistence, dealing with resistances as they come up, studying with a team, homework, and accountability?
- You are able and willing to devote three hours a week to on line team meetings, emails, daily application, and interviewing?
- If you have issues with confidentiality, know that it’s not necessary to do on-line interviewing. You can do the program and never share interviews you do or share them with whom you wish.
Benefits of the IDL Curriculum
Become a certified coach
This involves an estimated commitment of six months to a year.
Create a support community
Friendships, a spiritual family, and a Sangha based on authenticity, intimacy, common intentions and a shared integral life practice.
Develop an internal support system
Relationships and loved ones come and go from our lives. However, your intrasocial Sangha will be there when others aren’t.
Make a difference with your life
As you support others in overcoming obstacles to their healing, balancing, and transformation, you are supporting those aspects of yourself that they represent. You are helping others get clear so they can make the most of their lives. Can any life pursuit be more meaningful or important?
Learn effective therapeutic tools few therapists learn
IDL consists of the best approaches to mental-emotional healing, balancing, and transformation I have found in fifty years of practice. You will skills that are compatible with whatever other approaches you are working with – shamanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, Hatha yoga, gestalt, Jungian…
Healing, balancing, and transformation for yourself and others marketing yourself and creating income.
You never know what is going to turn up in an interview.
Interview mediated learning is something you won’t find in most courses of study.
You will learn surprising things from crazy sources, like characters from your dreams, imagination, and shamanic experiences.
All that’s required is discipline, patience, and persistence
Learn effective listening skills
Most people don’t listen; they are thinking about what they are going to say. They think they know what you are saying and so proceed in terms of their assumptions rather than actually listening. IDL teaches you to drop filters that keep you from hearing others and being in touch with who you really are.
Develop greater respect for just how amazing you really are
Was your self-esteem stomped by your family scripting? Both interviewing and the Curriculum are designed to increase your self-esteem.
By taking the perspectives of many different dream characters and personifications of life issues you develop the habit of getting out of your own way and taking the perspectives of others.
Helping others to access recommendations for addressing their life issues that are sensible and improve their lives is an extremely rewarding process.
Outgrow toxic family scripting
Reverse the internalization of toxic messages, “conscience,” beliefs
Surface and defend yourself against social and cultural scripting
We are all lost in groupthink based on shared assumptions of our families, culture, and society. These include nationalism, group exceptionalism, and a sense of who is “like us” and who is “different.” IDL accesses the common humanity of all people and the usefulness of all perspectives, even those we fear.
Outgrow toxic drama
Moving out of the roles of Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer in the Drama Triangle is imperative if we are to experience peace of mind.
Learn to recognize and eliminate self-defeating thoughts
These include fear of failure; fear of rejection, emotional cognitive distortions,
Recognize and avoid invitations into toxic drama
Learn to not Rescue Victims or to pursue thoughts and behaviors that Rescue yourself
…generally in one or two interviews
Eliminate repetitive dreams
…generally in one or two interviews
Eliminate PTSD, phobias, anxiety disorders
Generally in five or six interviews
Improve the destiny of children
Why not discover one’s own unique self and life path as a child rather than wandering and wondering for years? Why not escape from childhood scripting and toxic self-talk early?
Outgrow addiction to preferences
Generate life balance
Unbalanced lives are stressful. Increase your physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal, interior/exterior balance. As you learn and develop the components of balance your life will become more balanced.
Develop confidence and assertiveness
Do you need more confidence and assertiveness? As you access and internalize perspectives that possess confidence and assertiveness you will grow in those competencies.
Learn superior problem solving
Learn effective approaches to meditation
Learn to name the contents of your awareness; Learn to stop jumping between thoughts, feelings, sensations, imagery, and consciousness
Turn your breath into your best friend
Learn the six parts of every breath and seven different ways to use each breath for balance and transformation
Learn to clarify and set intent
Beneath your goals are the reasons you set your goals, why you are alive, where you derive meaning in your life.
Align your priorities and goals with the priorities of your life compass
Your life has deep and lasting meaning and value. When you discover and align yourself with innate and authentic priorities that wish to express themselves to you, you bring healing, balance, and transformation into your life.
Replace the pursuit of phony, superficial transformation with genuine transformation
Dreams are immensely creative: when you tap into them you tap into wellsprings of creativity
Access your authentic emerging potentials
Both dreams and IDL interviewing in general access and amplify your emerging potentials
Some Characteristics IDL Attempts to Cultivate in its Students
To have others feel energized after being with you.
To have others experience you as:
Celebrating their successes
Remembering small things about you
Respecting your boundaries
Listening without being defensive
Allowing them to be fully themselves
Awakening their hopes and potentials
Making them feel safe
Supporting your goals
A partner in creative problem solving
Pointing you toward the sacredness of life
Supporting you in living in the present
Lifting you up when you fall
Respecting differences of opinion, worldview, and lifestyle
Questioning and challenging assumptions to generate clarity