The world gets to see your 'professional face'.
The one where you embody support, empathy, and wisdom.
You are brilliant at insight and interventions.
You hold a safe space for others.
Week after week. Day after day.
You show up.
And to make sure you can keep showing up...
You make efforts at 'self care'.
You read the books. You take the trainings.
You are committed to doing your own personal work.
And THAT is where it starts to get tricky...
When your own stuff comes up.
And 'imposter syndrome' sets in.
When you KNOW what to do/say/think- because, let's be honest
you model it all day long...
But, when it comes to yourself...in your REAL life
All that professional wisdom- can fly right out the window
And you grapple with
being just as human as your clients
Your pain, struggles, and stubborn patterns are just as REAL.
And because of who YOU ARE-
You know just what to do...
WE ALL NEED A SPACE
Where we can let it drop
Where we can be messy
Where we can be REAL.
A space where we are safe to explore our
personal and professional challenges.
A space where we can admit our shortcomings and look deeply into our own shadow work.
A space where it is okay to incorporate some 'Woo'
A space to admit all might not be so well on the home front.
That is the space we can create.
With empathy, humor, and insight
(and yes, some existential 'woo-woo' too)
We go there.
we can look
ALL THAT SHIT
you have to keep out of the treatment room.
"No mud. No Lotus."*
Are you ready to set it all down?
* Thich Nhat Hanh
"When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” - Elenore Brownn