Journey Into The Grey is an invitation to step into learning more about our Narrative & Story around race, religion, gender, sexuality and other uncomfortable topics.
Never forget that we can turn anyone into whatever we need them to be so that our internal narrative can make sense.
This awareness can be profoundly motivating. No doubt this is a lifelong journey of uncovering….to see ourselves, our thoughts and our motivations more clearly.
In this day-long experience we will explore the roles of Narrative and Story. And learning how to create a more curious and compassionate way of inquiring and questioning our Self as our Narrative and Story come into higher levels of our awareness. With this increased awareness, hopefully we can grasp them when they float by, take a closer look at them, and have the opportunity to re-write our story so that it is more congruent with our Self.
Cultivating Curiosity, Courage, Compassion, Connection and Community
Our profession is unique. We work in so many different settings…solo practitioner in a solo office, community service agency, high school, hospital, group practice and the list goes on. While some of us might work with a group of other mental health professionals, it doesn’t mean that we have found support, connection and community. And sometimes the connection might revolve around the dissatisfaction in our work, as opposed to cultivating curiosity and sharing all the new things we are learning to better help our clients…and hopefully to find more freedom ourselves. And maybe we have a freaking amazing circle and we all just choose to keep broadening our lens!
We believe that it is possible that we can build a community of mental health professionals where we have the experience of feeling seen, heard and valued. Where we can learn to risk sharing our Self with the response being one of genuine curiosity. Where we can learn to advocate in a way that promotes an increased chance of being heard.
Hopefully these opportunities will support mental health professionals in a way that encourages growth, and empowers us all to be healthier clinicians, and people.
We have been connecting with people across the US to plan in-person opportunities for us to gather. Brittany Slater (Brittany | GOTC (greatoakstherapy.com)) and I are working diligently to create powerful experiences. Our goal is to bring in a different facilitator each time to work along side of us to continue to increase the breadth of the lens through which we see the world. The journey of learning is lifelong!
Journey Into The Grey is an invitation to step into learning more about our Narrative and Story around race, religion, gender and sexuality (and other uncomfortable topics that organically arise). And to find our courage to have deep, uncomfortable, vulnerable, authentic conversations that in turn create greater compassion, build connection and ultimately a community that allows all of our humanness. This is an experiential process. This is NOT a talk, or traditional training.