My unique style and approach to coaching is a culmination of my lived experience going through transformation. Along my journey I looked for others who could help me. I had to sift through a lot of stuff that didn’t work and wasn’t helpful. Below are some of the people I did find to have very effective teachings. I encourage you to explore their work and tools.
This is not about picking up new beliefs or theories though; that’s not what I’m offering or those below offer.
This is about coming into awareness of and dropping all the beliefs and theories. Put it all down. What’s left? What's left is what's actually true. It will feel true, and it will feel good in your body, like an exhale, easeful, or as Martha Beck calls, “shackles off”. That’s what we follow.
Who would you be without your story? Byron Katie has developed a beautiful process of inquiry. Once we are in awareness of our thoughts, inquiry is a way to examine them and find our truth.
I found Martha when I was at my lowest. Her books, especially Finding Your Own North Star, were a solace and guiding light. They initiated some of my first internal shifts. I completed her life coach training program because I loved her work so much.
Jeff’s teachings and writing is like a breath of fresh air. I particularly like this piece. And this quote…
“Thoughts and feelings are not mistakes, and they are not asking to be HEALED. They are asking to be HELD, here, now, lightly, in the loving arms of present awareness…” ~ Jeff Foster
Tara Brach, Ph.D
Pema Chödrön is an American Tibetan Buddhist. All of her teachings are helpful. Her book, “When Things Fall Apart” has many pointers on how to approach our suffering and what to do when we are experiencing difficult times.