Online Life Coaching & Coach Training
Our systemic coaching is for individuals and for
relationship systems such as a partnerships, families or teams. As you clarify
your relationships and define your goals, our dream coaching or Dreamwork
can help you to go beyond the limits of your imagination. This is a basis for our advanced coaching.
Systems 3: Dreamwork & Metaphors
This experiential training is a stand-alone course in dream-work
and integrity for people interested in coaching, counseling and therapy. It is the third segment of our systemic coach training and follows
Systems 2 - Goalwork.
Our Systems 3 coach training follows the systemic diagnosis and
relationship clarification of Systems 1, and the goal diagnosis and two-mind
planning of Systems 2. We offer you practical information, demonstrations,
exercises and guidance for coaching people to live with integrity.
Systems 3 includes:
- How to recognize and respond to spontaneous trance
- How to create and use isomorphic metaphors
- How to co-create interactive metaphors (dreaming
- How to accompany people into (sleeping) dreams
- Discriminate between transient and stable resource states
- How to explore and stabilize ecstatic states
- How to experience and stabilize integrity (Soul of
- Beyond integrity - introduction to advanced coaching
1. Spontaneous Trance
During normal everyday life, most people spend a lot of
time in states that can be called "not here - not now". Most
people use these spontaneous, everyday
trance states to daydream, to remember past events, to plan events or to
Many people access spontaneous trance if asked,
"What exactly do you want?" Few people can answer this question
with specific details.
These common, everyday trance states can be recognized and
utilized for continuing goal-work. In this segment we explore ways to utilize spontaneous everyday trance.
2. Isomorphic Metaphors
Iso = same and morphic = structure. An
isomorphic metaphor is a story with a similar structure to some other event,
perhaps as a way to offer insights and potential solutions for challenges. We explore the
creation and use of isomorphic metaphors in systemic coaching.
Example: if a therapist, consultant and
coach were to teach you to ride a bike, the therapist may ask you to approach
the bike and ask how that feels; the consultant might write instructions for
you, and the coach might say, “Get on it and I’ll walk with you until you can do
it on your own.”
We use isomorphic metaphors to coach people to
access their unconscious resources, to help people find important goals, to
find resistance and solutions and to identify potential consequences. Isomorphic
metaphors also help people identify and voice their semi-conscious objections (often
3. Co-create Interactive Metaphors
You can learn how to create interactive isomorphic metaphors
with your clients - we call it dreaming together. Interactive metaphors
require multiple, ongoing, dynamic isomorphic
structures - best found by your own not-conscious mind. You can learn how to create interactive metaphors to motivate
clients to actualize their own solutions.
A spin-off is that your spontaneous
interactive metaphors will also benefit you!
4. Explore Dreams & Dream Coaching ... Together
Sleeping dreams are rich in symbolic content, usually with
many dimensions of meaning. While we make little attempt to interpret
dreams, we teach ways to coach people to access and re-enter their sleeping dreams.
We explore dream symbols as a path to integrating split-off personalities (often
called ego-states, complexes, inner children or parts) and
disintegrating other people's influences (relationship bonds or
5. Transient & Stable Resource States
A stable resource state does not rapidly fade over time, like feeling
good, joy, motivated etc. Feeling good can be wonderful, yet people
who feel good about depressing situations or relationships may not motivate
themselves to change those situations or relationships.
Our Systems 3 coach training goes beyond
feeling good to experiencing ecstatic states of consciousness that each provide
different descriptions of reality. (We often teach this to meditation and yoga
6. Ecstatic States
The ecstatic states that people experience during our Dreamwork
often resemble descriptions of spiritual experiences. Each state provides models
of reality ... and each can be a step towards the experience that we called the
Soul of Soulwork - integrity.
7. Experience Integrity
This training includes ways to access the stable resource
state we call integrity - the soul of Soul Work. Integrity
refers to a stable resource that is forever available to motivated and responsible
adults - and forever a few steps away. Our systemic coaching includes ways to access
and experience integrity as a basis for making and important decisions and
8. Beyond integrity
Resolving complex relationship challenges is not simple.
The experience we call integrity or Soul offers an inner compass for evaluating
possibilities and making complex decisions. With integrity, many people are resourceful
enough to continue coaching themselves, once they know what to do. We help people
utilize integrity to check which decisions enhance sense of life.
Our Systems 3 coach training explores how to find
life goals and how to continue goalwork in dreams and in trance. You
will observe many demonstrations with real-life issues, and you will practice
with other participants to build your experience:
- How to use mini-metaphors
- How to recognize identity loss
- How to start goalwork in trance
- How to recognize identifications
- How to recognize spontaneous trance
- How to recognize relationship bonds (thoughtforms)
- How to recognize identity conflict
- How to start and continue interactive metaphors
- How to coach people to end nightmares or recurring bad dreams
- How to coach a person to experience integrity
(Soul of Soulwork)
- How to stabilize integrity as a basis for dissolving
- How to recognize ecstatic and transcendental states of consciousness
Dissolve emotional blocks and relationship issues that delay your success.
Online Life Coaching, Training & Mentorship
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