CONSULTEACHING

Lore + Expertise = Breakthrough

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THE TIDE IS READY TO TURN

You’ve probably heard the cliché that the Chinese character for “crisis” or “danger” also means “opportunity.”

The character’s actual meaning indicates “the point at which things change.” How they change depends on how we creatively meet the challenge, whether a crisis or more the blessed unease or yearning that drives us onward.

Transmutative Education

Therapy has its place. So does traditional education. But I've often seen how disclosing the deeper aspects of the stories behind who and where we are, how we work, and what our interests or concerns may be, engenders rapid learning and transmutation, an alchemical term for deep, lasting transition, development, and transfiguration, both at the personal level and with one another.

I enjoy facilitating this as a loreologist: a consultant or mentor with resources for exploring the limits and possibilities of the personal and collective stories we navigate by in order to deepen, expand, or replace them. Why? So we can move from being confined by them to authoring them. I have done this over many years with individuals, groups, classes, schools of higher learning, and corporations.

 

Whether you wish to redesign a wise life path for yourself, solve an issue at work, mentor others deeply, discover what myths and archetypal images play about in a perplexing event, explore your relationship to the elements, places, and things of the world, learn simple methods for reconnecting with the natural world, or decide to come fully to voice through writing, publishing, teaching, or presenting, you need not worry about how to acquire tools and resources for this. They are already available.

Mentoring Mentors

I also enjoy teaching the teachers. Do you want to design a transformative curriculum informed by psychology and folklore at school, at work, or for a group or community of learners? Do you need to know more about translating your deep learnings into terms others can grasp and apply? Where does the wisdom in dreams come in? What about using Terrapsychological Inquiry to explore our relations with specific features of the world: places, regions, sacred sites? Where do storytelling and the science validating it belong in how you reach out and instruct?

From Consultation to Consulteaching

As a higher ed administrator, former department chair, graduate instructor, and business owner, I have seen the limits of the standard consulting model.

My approach is more direct, saves time, and aligns us with my primary career paradigm: teaching.

Teaching is my nature, my long education, my trade, career, and vocation. I taught other kids in kindergarten, then taught other students in high school and college. Then I moved up to doing it professionally in corporate settings, community colleges, universities, tech events, psychotherapy practices, graduate programs, and many other venues.

From all this I translate deep and applied offerings, moving them from the consulting room, classroom, and boardroom to you.

My answer to the consultation model is consulteaching.

See my fact sheet.

See also a brief article on the importance of the stories we navigate by.

See also "What Is a Loreologist?"

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WHAT WE DO

TEACH

Practical Psychology

Storytelling for Change 

Program (Re)design

Learning with Soul

WASC Preparation

Applied Systems Theory

Applied Mythology

Depth Psychology

Terrapsychology

Ecopsychology

DESIGN

Personalized guidance

Life/Work Pathmaking

Customized classes

Training online

Workshops

Presentations

Design trainings

Design curricula

Work in small groups

Work one on one 

LEARN

Regeerate your idealism

Persuade the highly resistant

Master crucial storytelling skills

Reinvigorate a training program

Find your voice

Move through writer’s block

Learn your locale

Analyze dilemmas by working with dreams

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As a lifelong teacher with a psychotherapy background, I offer tools, practices, approaches, skills, and lessons that enable you to solve your own problems and move to a place of greater flexibility, reenchantment, and fulfillment. I call what I do consulteaching.

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I present where mind, story, imagination, challenge, and nature meet. A question that runs through my talks is: What would a practical, embodied, inspirational wisdom path for life on Earth be like?

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Courses on the topics dear to me are available for download. Additionally, I can create custom courses to meet your specific needs.