First Nature Metanoic Praxanima is a unique mentoring program for personal growth. You already know it will take courage to bring the vision of your most authentic, vital, and empowered self forward serve your family, friends, communities, and career environment. It takes courage to move beyond the comforts and safe familiarity of the life you are living right now. It will take courage to accept that making a change in your life, changes your values, standards… your relationships.
And it will also take courage to enroll the support you know you will need if you are truly to go beyond who you are today in order to manifest an newly inspired, authentic vision of yourself into the lives of those most important to you and your world.
METANOIC PRAXANIMA with SHAWN BERRY
"tell me, what is it you plan to do, with your one wild and precious life?"
- Rainer Maria Rilke
WHAT IS FNMP
Metanoic Praxanima is a transformative process of soul discovery. An investigation into anima, the breath of life: That which breathes you has given you a purpose, a mission to comp. A gift. Here, our inner wisdom and truth elicits profound change in thinking, bringing about a paradigm change newly informing how we approach the world with our attitude, behaviors, and actions. FNMP is a safe, intimate, and creative coaching and mentoring container with a unique emphasis on connecting with nature as a metaphorical, allegorical - and literal source for personal transformation, reflection and wisdom.
Socratic dialogue, creative exploration, and time spent observing nature are part of each session and serve as the core foundation of the FNMP program. Whether its finding solutions to day to day issues, or navigating major life transitions, the FNMP program is designed to support you in developing your own unique approach in response to the opportunities and challenges life brings your way.
There are three essential principles that guide an FNMP program;
Communication, Accountability, and Context
FOCUSED CONVERSATION TRANSFORMS OUR REALITY
Metanoic Praxanima sessions employ many creative modes of communication and expression to explore and discover the core qualities of the vision of a new self ready to emerge. However, it is concise, vulnerable, and heart-led conversation that is fundamental to realizing not just the powerful transformation, but also a changed daily life new vision of self calls us to live. Here, words are truly powerful spells. We say what we intend and we intend what we say.
Essential as conversation is for evoking new paradigms of healing, growth and creativity, we do live in a physical world. Every distinction, inspiration, plan, and realization must be acted upon within the context of the people, places and things in our lives if it is to become real. We cannot do it alone. We need others to remind us of who we are when manifesting the new self is challenging.
We need them to look for "our gift" to be given.
WALKING OUR TALK MANIFESTS
THE AUTHENTIC SELF
ALL THAT WE DO IS DONE ON EARTH
No matter how we are manifesting the vision of our best self, giving our gift, and being of service to others, it all requires a place for it to happen and things for it to happen with. Developing a relationship with nature and the planet itself is a powerful way to ground who we are and acknowledge the resource from which all things we create comes forth.
What I bring
Focused Listening | Targeted Questioning | Creative Discovery | Accounting of Acts
What you bring
Courage for Growth | Desire to Heal | Passion for Service | Integrity of Action
By Session or Package
Sessions can be conducted in person, or by video call as 1 hour (50 minute) sessions.
Appointments available as single session, 6 week, 3 month, and 6 month packages.
$175 per session. Scholarships available. Packages offer a volume discount.
Availability outside of scheduled sessions by phone or text is offered.
In each session we enter into a partnership focused on self-discovery. A safe container of listening, curiosity, creativity and intuition is set for every session. We'll consult ancient and modern life models, make distinctions, explore myths and stories, diagram words, challenge beliefs, play songs, watch movie scenes, read and write poetry, draw, move, spend an abundant time in nature, explore the past, invest in the present, and set courses in the stars for the future.
I listen, ask questions, suggest activities, give assignments. Most importantly, I hold a safe, strong and accountable container for you to "do your work." Together we'll discover the aim of your true, authentic self, and develop practices and routines designed to support the living of that life with integrity and passion.
WHAT'S IN SESSION
Nature is the Teacher
Growing up on a small, Michigan farm, I came to understand at a young age that literally anything we do in our lives is ultimately dependent upon, and thoroughly connected to the earth; no matter how distant we may feel from being connected to natural world, or how little impact our actions might seem to have upon this amazing planet beneath our feet.
As a traditional rites of passage guide for over twenty years, I've seen first hand across decades the transformational power of facilitating intimate, vulnerable, and powerful conversations drawing on nature as a mirror. It's a powerful, beautiful way to embrace the mystery of why we are here and what we are to do with this "one wild and precious life" as Rilke so truly wrote.
Nature is always at the ready with a teaching; a metaphor, or allegory. One only needs walk into the forest, field, meadow, mountains, seashores or deserts to receive a poignant and personal experience, profound even. Nature has always been a teacher in which to explore our self-discovery and provide context for transformational experiences; a practice as old as our most ancient ancestors.
I am genuinely enthusiastic to converse with, and support anyone who is ready and willing to go ever-deeper into the discovery of the authentically transformed self.
Are we a good match to work together? Let's find out. You can schedule a free discovery call with me below or inquire for more information via an email.
I look forward to it!
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