“A problem is something which I meet, which I find completely before me, but which I can therefore lay siege to and reduce. But a mystery is something in which I am myself involved, and it can therefore only be thought of as a sphere where the distinction between what is in me and what is before me loses its meaning and initial validity.”
~Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Your obstacles and your research are more than problems
If we were to consider the difference between problems and mysteries, then there are no social-ecological “problems.” Every social-ecological issue you try to solve, every change you want to make in the world, to some extent, is a “mystery” in which you are involved. In the process of unraveling a mystery, you are also changed in the process. Therefore, to sincerely work through a social-ecological issue, you are also accepting to go through a process of self-discovery.
However, by turning the mysteries of life, society, and culture into disparate problems, academic traditions of problem-solving have also exiled you (all of us actually), in a metaphorical sense, from the world. By compartmentalizing knowledge to make problems reducible, academic traditions have also created hierarchies in knowledge systems, validating some forms of knowledge while rejecting others.
So, there are many valid reasons to why you may feel lost, confused, frustrated, or isolated doing your research. And there are plenty of valid reasons you may suffer from imposter syndrome or have doubt that your work can make a difference.
To return back into the world, back into yourself, I invite you to join me on an eco-spiritual self-love journey for you to truly realize that your life, your research, and your dreams are worthy and meaningful.
An eco-spiritual self-love approach
I take a fully holistic approach to graduate school coaching that integrates your concerns over social and/or ecological matters, your desire for knowledge, your existential and spiritual apprehensions about your life purpose, and your need to move pass unhealthy academic and societal practices that keep you trapped. At the root of our mission is self-love. Not only is self-love foundational to a content and peaceful life, but a compassionate heart can also change the world through the impact you make in your work. Three key pillars and a seven module process set the foundation to your growth. At the core of the transformational process is the intention to develop conscious living and conscious research.
My unique eco-spiritual self-love coaching approach is offered as a 9-week group program and a 12-week 1 on 1 program. Check out the details below to see which program is most suitable for you.
9 Week Group coaching Program
(up to 15 participants)
A group coaching setting is great for individuals who want to build connections, interact with other graduate students, and grow together through a process of collective stimulation, sharing and encouragement. You’ll get:
- 120-minute sessions weekly with presentation, discussion, and Q&A time, including:
- specific sessions for each of the 7 modules
- 1 introductory and 1 closing session for group sharing and building rapport
- Weekly workbooks for journaling and mindfulness exercises designed to help you integrate your reflections on life with your research work
- Email and messaging support
- Access to a private Facebook group with other self-reflexive, compassionate, and conscious graduate researchers
Price in Canadian Dollars (approximately $790 USD)
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9 Week Group coaching plus
If a group setting appeals to you but you also want more one-on-one time with me to work through some specific areas of your life or your research, the group program plus a 4 week one-on-one add-on package is perfect for you.
- You’ll get everything in the regular 9-week group coaching program plus:
- 4 one-on-one coaching sessions completed during or after the group program on topics of your choice
Price in Canadian Dollars (approximately $1260 USD)
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