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Client Stories: Bits and pieces from the journeys of my clients and others, including testimonials in their own words, excerpts from mapping and moving episodes, and selected transcripts from sessions.

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Louise 7: Further Reflections

The big work that Louise did is really just the beginning of her journey. Releasing the old, reactive patterns and accessing the ideal states has freed up a massive amount of creative energy. Having these ideal states fully available doesn’t mean life suddenly becomes easy, though.
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Louise 6: Looking Back

It started to come together as we got to the end of the process but I really didn’t see the whole shift until I had emerged on the other side. I can look back at myself in the midst of the process, and see the threads that tie it all together but at the time, it felt like a chaotic mess of upturned and scattered parts of emotions.
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Louise 5: Getting It Right

It’s hard to clean up a jumbled closet without pulling everything out first. We started identifying, feeling, and mapping emotions without shifting the first ones right away. The deconstruction process left me feeling exhausted.
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Louise 4: Isolated Outside Becomes Inclusive

I have always felt on the outside of things. Like a shadow observing but never invited to enter. I shifted “Isolated Outside” and I discovered a space around me that felt safe and that I influenced. Moving this part changed my interactions immediately.
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Louise 3: Shifting the Feeling

This is a continuation of Louise’s story of doing Feelingwork, in her words, with my commentary in italics. The experience of shifting the feeling left me stunned. It moved so quickly and the feeling of relief and lightness was sweeping and overwhelming. A Couple Weeks Later In a session a…
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Louise 2: Creating Form

The first feeling I mapped was fear of rejection. first I had to get the words right. “Fear of rejection” is an abstract phrase that could apply to just about anyone. It was not mine. What it really felt like was crumbling.
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Louise 1: Getting Started

What follows in the next few posts is the story of Louise, (not her real name), who worked with me intensively for about three months in 2011 and was gracious enough to write the story of her journey: "They say that you find love when you stop looking. I found understanding when I stopped searching for it."
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Mark Maps “The Sickness” — Part 2

I began with a standard introduction, easing Mark into the idea of bringing tangible form to the inner experience. After his descriptions of the dirty water out of the well, the wind as a character and the empty stone mansion, it was clear to me also that Mark had an…
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Mark Maps “The Sickness” — Part 1

Everyone’s journey into the feeling mind is different. Mark began with a focus on his desire to move beyond habitual ways of being that he had begun to perceive as holding him back from fully inhabiting his life. This post and the next are taken from our first session together.
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