After the Election

It seemed as though most of the world was watching the recent U.S. election with bated breath. There was good reason for this, because (from our perspective) the past U.S. administration didn’t operate from a coaching culture and had no plans to do so in the future. We are now optimistic that the new administration here in the U.S. will put forth a culture of respect and listening, direct feedback, fairness, inclusivity, and collaboration. Our hope is that all the structures of consciousness will also…

The Multiple Perspectives of COVID

As our alumni and students have experienced, our coach training has it’s foundation in Jean Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness, or ways of thinking and being. In simple and practical terms, this means looking at situations/scenarios/relationships etc. through multiple perspectives/structures. The Archaic Structure: The perspective where all is well, where you are connected to all that you need. A place we try to inhabit when we meditate. All is one. There is no time or space. The Magic Structure: The perspective where tribe is important. Intuition…

How Do You Want to Use Your Resources?

  As the month of March ushers in, all we can think about here at Wisdom of the Whole is “marching forward!”; the dead of winter is now officially over, and we can come out of hibernation! When we start “marching forward” though, it’s easy to become overwhelmed; there are so many choices to make, and things we could do. Many people struggle with how to best use their personal resources because in this day and age, when many outer structures are crumbling or changing,…

Panchakarma: Linda’s Experience

As some of you know, Dr. Linda Bark was in Hyderabad, India, for Panchakarma, until late November 2019. The Raju Panchakarma Health Center is in Hyderabad south India. It is run by 13th generation Ayurvedic physicians…it’s the “real deal!” The fathers and mothers in the family line prepare some of the medicines for their children to give when they become physicians…because some preparations can take 50 years before they are ready to administer! Here was Linda’s schedule for a typical day at the health center:…

A New Year, A New Decade

  Congratulations! We are not only at the start of a brand new year, but a new decade! It’s quite something to think about…being in the year “2020” seems monumental! We’re curious, did 2019 end the way you wanted it to? It’s useful to reflect on the past year, and the past decade, to clearly see where you want to go now. (ie. We aren’t going to visit the past and stay there, but use the information to gain new awareness and move forward.)  …

Birthing the New

Image by Wolfgang Borchers from Pixabay     The world is going through a birth. This isn’t a new concept, but it’s helpful to talk about what’s going on in our lives from this perspective. What we can do to help the birthing process is to let go of things that no longer serve our highest good, and then ponder what we want to create instead.    Here are some questions to consider as we complete the last two months of 2019: What do I…

Featured Graduate Rose Hosler

  Rose Hosler, BSN, RN is a holistic nurse. Rose works as a healing services coordinator in an acute care hospital to support patients, families, and staff. She receives referrals from nurses, social workers, and physicians to meet with patients in all units of the hospital. Rose has a background in clinical nursing, Reiki, Healing Touch, acupressure, and as a wellness coordinator. All of this combined enhances her practice as a holistic nurse and nurse coach. Rose utilizes coaching at the bedside with patients, families…

Back to School

    It’s that time of year again! Whether or not you are officially “back to school,” this is a great opportunity to assess how you would like to keep bettering yourself. (This could be for your own personal development, professional development, for your own self care.) Sometimes it’s difficult to assess when we need to turn inward, process and contemplate, and/or when we need to turn our attention outward and act on what we’ve already learned.     Here is a “mini-assessment” to help…

Interdependence

    Everyone here in the United States will soon be celebrating Independence Day. We often celebrate with parties, picnics, great food, and fireworks. Then, on July 5th, Dr. Linda Bark likes to celebrate what she calls “Interdependence Day”; a day to celebrate connection, collaboration, and working together to form the whole. To be clear, it’s not about celebrating independence OR interdependence, but about coming from an integral perspective and celebrating both. As social beings, we have a desire to connect with each other, make…

Transitions

    Many people are in the midst of transformation right now, both in their personal and professional lives. This transition from the “old” to the “new” can find us smack-dab in “the gap”; the place where the “new” hasn’t landed yet, and we’ve come untethered from the “old.”   If you are currently in “the gap” right now, consider these coaching questions: Are you comfortable in “the gap”? Do you try to avoid it at all costs? Do you jump right over it? Do…