We ‘sell’ change … the basic, stripped away truth is we sell change. This is a hard sell. No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I think I will change today!”
No way. We tend to fight change, put it off, resist it, and do everything possible to keep the familiar in place, even if it isn’t working. We don’t wake up and take on change.
We wake in the middle of the night, spider web thoughts linking one worry to the next, creating a big nest of gripping, unfixable upset. We don’t get energized by this and say ‘I will change today’, NO! Perhaps we cycle through the 100th round of getting triggered by life and beating ourselves up for not being good enough or smart enough or for being so stupid to have hoped it would be different and putting our tender heart and hopes on the line one more time to have them tromped on. Maybe we just can’t let go of what has been, we can’t see what’s around the next bend in the road of life, and we get scared.
We humans are pretty amazing creatures. We get stuck, we hold ourselves small, we endure pain, we grieve, and we find adaptive ways to get through the day – some healthy, others not so sustainable. We are resilient and resourceful, we find our way with the resources available, some days are better than others. Our nature, as primal, surviving creatures, is to adapt. To learn new things, to make mistakes…to be creative in solving the problems life throws at us. Our survival depends on it, even if our habit has been to trudge through life as it is.
And, eventually, we do change.
Change in unconventional ways...that is what I ‘sell’, what I catalyze in others. I have done it all my life; it is my nature, my ‘medicine’. It is my business. Creating experiences that empower people to make positive life-change lights me up. I love engaging people in creating the life that lights them up.
Creating a life that lights you up…I wish I could tell you that you could do it in “3 easy steps”, but honestly, it is a journey. There is terrain to cover, varied landscapes to navigate, tools that make it easier. This is what I ‘sell’. This is the journey of your own empowerment
- Notice and assess the initial terrain and experiences
- Say YES to support, connections and new skills
- Gather your tools: perhaps unconventional experiential work with dance/movement, art making, guided meditations
- Lean into the wisdom that awakens in you
- Gradually create the change you want as you step into more mastery in your work and life
Dr. Shannon Simonelli is the co-founder of the NeuroImaginal Institute a professional development group linking neuroscience to the arts and experiential healing. She is the brilliant mind, guide and luminary behind CreativeWell Consulting and the Luminous Life Maps™ System, neurologically based creative arts experiences for professional and personal transformation. Shannon has devoted more than 20 years of her professional research, education and practice to designing engaging ways to catalyze change for and with her clients.
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