The imagination is one of the “places” where we encounter God and Self in powerful ways; it is in this sanctuary that we can listen most attentively, feel most deeply, be most creative and receive the greatest clarity. For many, however, accessing this dimension of Self is a challenge. Our rational self tells us that journeying into the imagination is child’s play; or fear convinces us that the imagination is filled with terrifying specters that could turn our lives upside down. Instead of taking the mysterious journey inwards, we remain on the surface, satisfied with what is safe, rote and predictable. However, if we are seeking Spiritual Awakening, either for ourselves or for our coaching clients, imagery is the perfect tool to make this happen!
This course is designed specifically for Coaches so that you can learn to use aspects of Image Guidance in all forms of coaching, from spiritually-based coaching to executive coaching; it offers another “coaching tool” which you can use for accessing the imagination and for guiding clients in a way that is both safe, appropriate and enlightening. Though initially created as a therapeutic tool, I have since adapted it for coaching contexts and this will be our focus. Coaching applications include, but are not limited to:
Imagery and Spiritual Awakening will involve lectures, readings and discussions, instructor-led model sessions of Image Guidance, student practice, as well as the evaluation of brief student transcripts.
Stewart, Elizabeth-Anne. Mind-Shifting Imagery: Image Guidance for Life Coaches
Vanek, Elizabeth-Anne. Image Guidance: A Tool for Spiritual Direction. (NJ: Paulist Press, 1992).
Vanek, Elizabeth-Anne. Image Guidance and Healing. (NJ: Paulist Press, 1994).