The Inner Relationship
Connecting to self through focusing: A deep listening,body-centered, self-change process
Deep listening can help with issues such as:
• Becoming present and more accepting toward your own feelings
• Loosening stuck patterns of behavior like lashing out with anger or apathy
toward things that are good for us
• Reducing anxiety
• Rediscovering passions in our lives
• Relieving depression and even discovering its gifts
• Stopping inner criticism
• Moving beyond guilt over past situations
What is deep inner listening?
It is a skill anyone can learn in which we access the body’s wisdom through attentive listening. In a session we might begin by simply inviting a life issue. After inviting the life issue, for example of a perpetual frustration you experience with your partner, you’ll learn how to create a safe space inside to allow for your body’s fresh, felt meaning and creative response.
Through bringing gentle awareness to our inner life and becoming connected to what is alive in the body in a focusing way, a new, meaningful perspective is shown to us. That which had been unseen, unknown and unacceptable becomes seen, heard, felt, allowed and known often in surprising and always in manageable ways. This connection can bring a felt shift to the body, a change in perception about ourselves, others and our circumstances and a difference in the way we show up in life.
Deep inner listening is a gentle, step by step process that teaches us how to come into direct contact with all aspects of ourselves. With a soft attentiveness, we discover that even places inside that first appear critical or resistant are part of a system of inner parts that are all actually working to help protect us in the best way they know how and for really good reasons. The ineffective ways the parts interact with each other and the lack of clear awareness we have about these interactions, keep us from feeling free to choose that which makes us truly happy and we find ourselves repeatedly feeling defeated and stuck in age old patterns of thoughts and behavior. With this skill, we finally see that we are not these parts and they are not our enemy. By learning how to bring a deep and abiding presence to these challenging inner places, a new, more harmonious relationship is naturally formed, allowing us to choose our behaviors, to show up in the world more authentically and available to ourselves and others. The body guides the pace and direction of the listening so the process is naturally gentle and uniquely right for each person. This process can be integrated with other healing modalities such as energy work, yoga, art therapy, meditation…
Discover how this kind of listening helps shift many issues such as action blocks, compulsive behaviors, codependency, feelings of unworthiness, fear of intimacy and aloneness, critical voices, depression and anxiety, unresolved grief and unlived desires. Deep listening is useful with people who: feel overwhelmed with intrusive thoughts and feelings during meditation, have difficulty making decisions, experience health challenges, would like a practice to use with or between psychotherapy/healing sessions, are not feeling able to live up to their full potential, desire a greater self-awareness.
Here is what you can do to get started:
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