Counselling for Inner Inquiry
" Amanda has a gentle, loving approach that makes you feel safe and held as you explore the work that is needed to reach a more peaceful and loving place. "
What is COUNSELLING FOR INNER INQUIRY and how does it differ from other forms of counselling? At the beginning of the 20th century, psychologists discovered ways and means to measure intelligence called IQ. In the mid 1990's, Daniel Goleman explored research into emotional intelligence, EQ. Now there is growing evidence that a third "Q" exists-SQ or Spiritual Intelligence.
Using your Spiritual Intelligence you can Inquire within yourself and through this develop your capacity for meaning, vision and value which helps you to live up to your potential for a more peaceful and satisfying life.
As Pablo Picasso put it, " The purpose of your life is to find your gift, the meaning of your life is to share it."
Counselling for Inner Inquiry has developed out of my training as an Interfaith minister. During my two years at the Seminary we looked at how to counsel or help our clients find their Truth - who we really are and what our purpose is. When we start to uncover this truth, the realisation that we are fully supported and fully loved, by an energy that is infinite and eternal, brings a sense of peace and joy into our every day.
When I sit together with you, we engage our Spiritual Intelligence to look at issues in your life and to use them as metaphors or reflections about your inner beliefs. How you perceive something or someone, is more about you and your inner beliefs, rather than about them.
That is why we all perceive things slightly differently as we are seeing the situation through our own lens and that lens has certain beliefs attached to it. Having said that, we do have a collective lens, called the finite or egoic mind, and this mind sees things as finite, limited, not good enough and lacking. This finite mind is judgmental, punishing and sees the world as separate to itself. It is the mind that feels we are a victim and have no real influence over our life and that we can only make the best out of the little we have.
If this is our truth, then the universe and Creation must hold these truths too as we can only reflect our Source - we cannot be apart from what created us.As we carry the traits and genes of our ancestors, so too must we collectively carry the traits of the universe.
If you look at the wonders and beauty of the created world, you are seeing yourself and the infinite and eternal nature of your true Self.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: This coaching will help you to understand how you approach conflict and how to reach a win win situation.We will explore the five styles that you have open to you, when faced with conflict. Does your usual response heal or fuel the conflict? Do you resolve conflict successfully and manage to reach a place of peace with the person or situation you are in conflict with? If not you may want to learn how you can change your approach so peace is achievable. Become aware of your habitual response and how you could try another approach so that the conflict dissolves. Living with and in conflict with yourself, others, or organizations is very stressful and debilitating. With three initial sessions you will understand how you deal with conflict. In session three we look at what steps or practices may be useful for you to adopt and to incorporate into your life so conflict becomes an invitation to transform something rather than something that drains your energy, your peace and your joy. It is easier than you think. I work with individuals and with teams.
Article on Columbia university merging psychology and spirituality.
Put some time aside to watch this amazing video and it will give you an idea of how we will work together releasing your limiting thoughts and beleifs, using your Spiritual Intelligence to Inner Inquiry.
If you would like to experience this way of freeing your thoughts, send me an email via my "CONTACT" page and we can set up a no obligation talk on the phone to explore these ideas further in relation to what may be holding you back in your life purpose.
"Thank you for your wise words. I felt very supported by you
and really felt the benefit of supervision with you."
2nd year Interfaith seminary student.