Client Objectives & The Creative Visioning Process
Client Objectives – Moving from Survival to Creation
Most people are working from some form of survival. We all have core wounds and beliefs as well as all kinds of needs that consume a ton of energy as we subconsciously are trying to avoid pain and suffering (to varying degrees). We will go deeper into core wounds and needs later in this course. As we work to heal the wounds, change perspective on previously held beliefs and find new ways to have our needs met it will unlock a tremendous amount of potential energy that was previously being consumed subconsciously to create space for the new life and unlimited potential we will now have access to. We will be able to create space in our lives and our clients lives to bring in what we truly want to have and feel.
Also as we begin to heal core wounds and beliefs remember the human body is designed to strengthen neural pathways as “Neurons that fire together wire together” and as we repeat patterns over a lifetime the wiring can become very strong/rigid. This doesn’t mean we cant change it but the old triggers and patterns will still want to emerge to protect you or help you survive. As the wound heals and we bring awareness to these patterns we can reduce them significantly through combined repetition coupled with emotional practice and eventually feel much more freedom, fulfillment and clarity in our lives.
Starting with Inquiry
What does the client think or feel want to achieve? This will definitely change as we work with them and bring more awareness to their lives. Something they thought they previously wanted or needed can shift dramatically in a short period of time with a good coach and a client who is committed to doing the work. As a starting point we always meet the client where they are at or where they think they are at.
Ask your client, “If we could see a shift in 90 days how would you want to feel? What would you want to be able to do that you have trouble with or struggle with now?”
Get them to really envision the change and to make a clear commitment to growth. When will they do their work and how can you hold them accountable? In our intake and initial sessions we will Identify the clients initial focus area(s), again this may change over time as you begin to do sessions with them. You want to move towards them getting clear on their objectives. Why did they hire you? What are they looking to transform or heal?
Our high level perspective is that everyone has things they are carrying with them every day. Things like limiting beliefs, core wounds, attachments, trauma and more. Our work with them will help them change the perspective and subconscious beliefs they have around the events that happened to them and hopefully realize there is nothing wrong with them and they have every opportunity to create their perfect life. As we change the perspective of the past we want to help them envision a future beyond their wildest dreams. As we do both of these things we allow people to begin living in the moment.
The Power of Surrender
Michael Singer wrote an amazing book about his life story called the Surrender experiment. The main theme of the book is that no matter how much our belief system wants to judge if a current situation or event is good or bad we will never really know in the long run how it will impact our life. So many rock bottoms or unfortunate events have created changes in peoples lives for the better. Being open to possibility, to learning and growing, from a place of non attachment is a powerful perspective to have even though at times it may be very hard. Can you allow things to unfold in your life, and stay present to be aware of the new opportunities as they come? As you shift into a different scenario than you are currently in will some things need to break apart to create room for something new?
Once upon a time, there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.
One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically, “you must be so sad.”
“We’ll see,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it two other wild horses.
“How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed! “Not only did your horse return, but you received two more. What great fortune you have!”
“We’ll see,” answered the farmer.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “Now your son cannot help you with your farming,” they said. “What terrible luck you have!”
“We’ll see,” replied the old farmer.
The following week, military officials came to the village to conscript young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “Such great news. You must be so happy!”
The man smiled to himself and said once again.
A good friend once shared with me an interesting perspective about what we know, what we don’t know, and what we don’t know we don’t know. His name is JJ and he’s one of our facilitators. There are things we know to be true about ourselves, what skills we have, what educational background or athletic abilities. Theres also things we know that we don’t know, for example I know I can program a computer or buy a Ferrari or speak Chinese. However there is the realm of what we don’t know we don’t know and that what I like to call “Unrealized Potentials”. Around the next corner I could meet a new best friend that teaches me how to code in a unique way I’ve never heard of before who has a Ferrari that he lets me borrow on the weekend and by the way he also speaks Mandarin and is slowly teaching me the language. Now the week before I met him none of that was in my field of awareness as even a possibility. As we remain open to possibility, things can change at any time.
The Creative Visions Process
The creative visioning process is a tool that helps us create clarity and direction in the clients life. It’s hard to navigate life without a map and this starts to direct us to how we want to feel. We can then integrate things that come up into our weekly Sessions. You can do this as a single exercise OR break it up into small chunks. Sometimes I spend an entire session working with the client on this exercise. It is very important to get the mind and heart aligned in the direction the client is growing. As you go through the creative visioning process it will bring up areas of focus to work on. We can come back to this process multiple times as the client continues to grow and evolve.
There are two ways you can work with the creative visioning process. You can break it up into smaller chunks and refine it over say 4 sessions or you can do it all at once and leave it with your client for homework once you have gone through it with them. Its really up to you and your client to decide how you want to work with it.
As part of this training you will be going through the creative visioning process yourself. The more you can experience the power of this exercise the easier it will be to use with your clients. This course is available on elementalrhythm.com https://www.elementalrhythm.com/courses/creative-visioning-process-manifest-the-life-of-your-dreams/
The main Takeaways from the CVP are
- Awareness – Bringing awareness to the 7 areas of life and how you currently feel in each one. It will help you to identify areas of focus to work on.
- Clear Decision – Choosing to make a clear decision to move forward.
- Belief – Take inventory of all the things you have accomplished to build belief in yourself.
Creation– As humans we have an insane ability to create. But what exactly are you creating? Most humans operating from fear and survival are so stuck in the day to day and putting out fires they don’t have time to focus energy on creation. Getting clear on how you want to feel and starting to open yourself up to unlimited potential and possibility.
There is also an outline below you can download as a PDF.