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Everything You Really Need to Know About
Thursday January 12, 2006
5:30pm pacific/8:30pm eastern
With Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.
and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D.
Authors of the ground-breaking book Conscious
Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment,
and more recently, the outstanding Lasting
Love: The 5 Secrets of Growing a Vital, Conscious Relationship
In this program we'll explore:
- How to expand our capacity to give and receive love on a daily basis
- The power of commitment
- Radical responsibility: from blame to wonder
- Speaking and listening in a way that stops arguments and opens vitality
No need to register! As a subscriber you will receive a reminder with
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Introduction to Relationship Coaching
Starts February 7
Learn how to coach singles, couples, and develop a successful Relationship
Coaching practice, taught by RCI founder David Steele and his teaching
Introduction to Relationship Coaching includes 3 one-hour tele-classes, Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20,, 2005;
9:00am pacific/Noon eastern.
||How to Coach Singles
|| Feb 7
||How to Coach Couples
|| Feb 14
||How to Build a Successful Relationship Coaching Practice
|| Feb 21
Each class includes practical information and materials you can use immediately
in your practice.
Can't make our training dates/times? Each class is recorded for those
unable to attend, and we also offer an ON-LINE VERSION.
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Home Study Program
111-page manual and 6-CD set recorded from live one-day Relationship
Coaching workshops covering how to coach singles, pre-committed and committed
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New RCI Coaches
following professionals recently joined our ranks:
| Sheila Bennett, MSW
| Michael Murray
| Rachel Sarah
|| Berkeley, CA
|| Dacula, GA
Three Keys to Making Conscious Choices in 2006
By David Steele
In this first month of a new year I'd like to declare 2006 the "Year
of Conscious Choices." Our planet would work so much better if all choices
(Note: see below for free Making Conscious
Choices audio program.)
What does it mean to be "Conscious?"
To illustrate, I propose the following three levels of consciousness:
1. Unconscious (awake but unaware)
This is when you forget where you put your keys, leave the headlights
on and are surprised by a dead battery, drive past your freeway exit,
etc. You're simply not paying attention.
If life is like an iceberg, when we're unconscious we crash and sink
before we see it.
2. Semi-conscious (aware of what’s in front of you)
This is when you're sure you know what's what. We believe that our
stories (beliefs, interpretations, etc) and sensory perceptions (see,
hear, feel, etc) are true and correct.
If life is like an iceberg, when we're semi-conscious we're aware of
the iceberg and truly believe we know how to avoid it, then crash and
sink because it's larger than we thought.
3. Conscious (aware of the big picture)
This is when we humbly understand that "you don't know what you don't
know," and realize that there may be more to a situation than we can
see or understand at the time. We are aware of our goal and do our best
to learn more about the situation and examine our options to make the
best possible choice.
If life is like an iceberg, when we're conscious we realize that we
need to know more about what's under the surface before making our choices
about how to proceed.
Three Keys to Making Conscious
1. Be clear about who you are and what you want
What's the purpose of your life? What is your Vision for your life,
work, and relationships? What are your requirements, needs, and wants
in any situation?
Strive to lower the waterline on the iceberg that is your
Self to achieve the clarity you need to be motivated and empowered.
2. Stay focused on what's important to you- don't settle for
Most people "lead lives of quiet desperation." They want to be happy,
but don't know how and don't think it's possible. However, the Law of
Attraction can work for you or against you, and if you expect less,
you'll get less.
Go after what you really want in your life and assume you
can find the choices needed to be successful if you're looking for them.
3. Be supportable- with enough help you can do anything!
We're human, and no-one is successful alone. We need to be conscious
of our support needs and proactively seek to get them met.
Continually ask yourself what help you need and who can
Wishing you a healthy, happy, conscious New Year.
©2006 by David Steele
New Year's Gift for You!
Listen to a recorded version of this timely, inspirational
Making Conscious Choices:
Three Keys to Your Success
(30 min- recorded from a live seminar)
you know that David Steele is a professional speaker? For more information
about David's professional speaking please visit www.consciousrelationshipspeaker.com
David Steele, MA, LMFT is founder of Relationship Coaching Institute
and author of the ground-breaking new book for singles Conscious
Dating: Finding the Love of Your Life in Today's World. www.ConsciousDating.com
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David Steele, MA, LMFT
CEO and Founder of Relationship Coaching Institute
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