Saturday, October 28, 2017

Highlights of the Love Letter Workshop

My Love Letter workshop in Santo Domingo last week was a success!

A success because-- as I shared with the attendees what a Love Letter is as a practical technique to process negative emotions and reach the love that is underneath these-- I felt connected, engaged and purposeful.  I sensed that those present were attentive and receiving the benefits of this information.

Most were there because something about the workshop title, Love Letter, or the content advertised beforehand sparked their interest.  They were open to heal some aspect of their lives, whether it be conflicts, frustrations, resentments, and relationships of course!

But what was even more interesting to me was realizing the desire that many of us have to be heard, understood and to feel connected.  People opened up about conflicts they were having with superiors at work, others about long-time friendships that had gone sour, and much more.

The energy of both groups flowed as there were funny moments, serious moments, and even a few tears were shed in the group (including me) as a painful loss was shared.  It was an interactive and fruitful experience!  It is my wish that they apply the Love Letter technique in their lives and realize how healing it can be when practiced consistently.

I look forward to teaching more healing workshops.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Upcoming Love Letter Workshop in Santo Domingo

I arrived in Santo Domingo a few days ago, first to visit my daughters and granddaughters, and secondly to give two workshops on Love Letters.

I'm excited about this opportunity to share a helpful technique to the audience that has registered for the events, yet calm and peaceful knowing that Spirit will be right there with me.

I learned this tool many years ago during my life coach training in the YOU University program; the Love Letter was useful in revealing and healing long-repressed feelings within me.  I've continued to use the tool since then, which has now become second nature and I do it mentally when I need to process frustration or negative feelings.  Its helped me be more compassionate, understanding and less reactive in my relationships towards others, myself and even situations.

The ego part of me has been whispering fear thoughts about my performance during the upcoming workshop....what does it say?  Ideas like "I'm not going to remember what to say", "it's not going to flow", "people will be bored", "the information I'll be teaching is not interesting enough", etc.  I'm sure some of you have probably experienced similar self-defeating thoughts.

Of course, none of this is true.  I dismiss these fears because I remind myself that I know the technique, I've practiced it for years and I know it works.  My primary intention is to share helpful information to a group of people that desire to learn a better way to communicate and heal their feelings and relationships.  This is not a magic wand and it's not therapy.  It's a practical technique with ongoing value.

I intend to step aside and allow Spirit to work through me reaching the heart of those that will be there present.