Aren’t we all! Gosh. We often take part in a grand display of kid-ology each of us looking like we’ve got it sorted when most of us are making it up as we go along. Imagine, if we really admitted it, what would ‘those others’ think?
When I interviewed Laura, a former drama teacher who has been 3 times to my workshop day and who has changed her life path because she was so inspired by the workshops, do you know what she said that was kind of overwhelming? She said she was really inspired that so many therapists were there prepared to do ‘their work’. It was amazing they they could admit they had stuff, just as she did, that they needed to work through too! She said, that the idea we have of therapists is that they’re sorted and shouldn’t have any of this stuff going on.
Therapists are human beings too
The truth is we are human beings too. And in fact, I would be most disconcerted if I sat with a therapist who had never experienced sadness, loss, trauma, or who had never done any of their personal work. How on earth could they relate to me?
I remember a time when…
When I was in my late 20’s I got myself into a pickle. I’d had a forbidden liaison with a guy at work. The relationship had soured, and I was left with a life-changing decision to make. Where would I take my life next? At my lowest point, I sought out counselling and probably because it was free, (I now see as a completely false economy) I found a centre that offered counselling that I didn’t realise till later, had a Christian flavour to it. As I sat opposite this clearly inexperienced, young woman and told her my story, I watched her lip curl, her brow knot, and her nose flare as she heard the not so spicy details of my, clearly to her, sordid love affair! Her disgust was palpable. I left and never returned. It wasn’t difficult to realise that if ever I was to be a therapist, I would never allow myself to judge my clients the way she had judged me.
The benefit of working through our fears
However, had I never had that experience and subsequent complete change of direction into teaching, and the concomitant spiritual awakening, how could I know what it would be like for others who might be treading a similar path? Facing our fears makes us stronger. But more importantly, it makes us human. It is part of the human condition to experience fear. It is our sophisticated society that forbids its expression and layers down conditions in patchy, unplanned and random ways to complicate our lives.
Are you brave enough to come on my clear the fear workshop?
When will you make the decision to address your fears? Many people I work with are therapists but there is a large contingent who are not. However, when you step up and embark on your unique journey of awakening to your true self and begin a journey of dispelling layers of fear, it really doesn’t matter what kind of work you do. You become a leader. A leader of raised consciousness. And we need that so much in our world today.
The clear the Fear workshops
It starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm. Sunday mornings on the motorway are usually very quiet. You can cover 100 miles in a couple of hours with ease. And if you’re really adventurous, you’ll come the day before, visit beautiful rural Essex and book into a cheap B&B to make sure you’re fresh and ready for a wonderful day of exploration on Sunday. I am so inspired to be leading these life changing workshops. Go and book yourself on now. Don’t make one more single excuse. Take charge of your life.
My Clear the Fear workshop is a beautiful collaboration between you and me, an opportunity for me to help you, in the safety of a small group of other like minded souls, tease out your blocks and fears, embody them, negotiate with them, and then gain a more deeply confident and peaceful perspective. Confronting your unconscious fears and giving yourself a chance will set in motion all manner of support to enable you to continue to grow and explore your deeper layers of self. AND you can always come to any of the future workshops to continue your development, as every single one is created uniquely by your amazing stories, the inspired chemistry in the room, and me your Director as I seek for the diamond inside, underneath all the layers of compacted fear you thought you needed to stay safe.
“Thank you for sharing with us your work today, inspiring indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed it all. In short a truly powerful experience which I will remember with great respect and the desire to want to learn more. I hope we get to meet again.” Nat Clegg, Coach and Therapist
“This, my third experience, has been rewarding and fulfilling. Jenny has an amazing way of engaging with us to make us feel completely at ease with one another. Her workshops always make me feel empowered and rejuvenated being able to relate to other’s dramas. Jenny thanking you for inspiring me and helping me to rewrite my script.” Laura Bassingthwaite, Drama Teacher
Take a chance and make the leap. I’ll be there waiting to catch you.
21st May 2014