Journeying Into The Unknown

When you embark on a journey to become a coach, therapist or counsellor (of whatever variety) it is often because you have a lot of healing to do yourself.

When you embark on a journey to become a coach, therapist or counsellor (of whatever variety) it is often because you have a lot of healing to do yourself.

And as you go on the journey, you start to realise that all the stuff that needs processing and tending to is much bigger than a pond or even a lake, at times it is more like an ocean. 🌊

I have been working on healing since 2007, but it took a few more years before I stopped mucking around and really committed to the whole shebang. And the further I paddled out onto that ocean, the more I realised how much I had been repressing, suffocating and denying.

How much fear was keeping me stuck trying to abide by a certain set of rules or live a certain way, even when I was thrashing about trying to find my place in the world.

No one would describe my career as stable, consistent or predictable. But as I look back, I can see how each role helped me learn more about myself. More about the parts of me I was denying. And helped me both surface those and commit to recovering even more. Even when I felt completely lost and like I was paddling in circles, I was making progress. 🚣‍♀️

And I say all of this to help explain why Individuo, and my work a a coach, has pivoted to focusing on creativity. On helping heal our creative spirit. Because I thought I was on a journey about healing chronic illness, but it was far more than that. But it took a long time to find the deeper reason for the work I was doing.

And yes, as I do more inner work, my focus may shift again. But creativity and expressing ourselves creatively has been a key part of my life experience since I was a young child. It has shaped every major decision I have made in my life, even the ones that were decidedly uncreative.

I wouldn’t change a thing. I hope you will continue to come on this journey with me as I start to play with creativity, exploring creative recovery and why 98% of us have locked our creativity up and think we aren’t creative when we are.

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