In my 1:1 sessions with women, I use various tools to help them access and free their authentic voice, such as the Non-Personal Awareness and the Compassion Key. Although simple, those techniques are immensely powerful. They gently dissolve energetic blocks which may hold us back, block our creative flow and, as a result, cause painful emotions.
Although I love my toolkit, by far the most important aspect of my sessions is compassionate listening.
When I start a session with a woman, I invite her to speak for 10 minutes about what troubles her. While she speaks, I do not interrupt. Being witnessed with an open heart and without judgment can be healing in its own right.
When I listen without a need to respond, my mind does not busy itself with formulating an answer. I can be fully present to her in the moment.
When I listen with compassion, I stand a witness to her words. I tune into the energy of those words. Usually, when a word carries a strong charge, I get goose bumps around my right shoulder. I note down those words in order to facilitate a gentle release, using the techniques I mentioned above.
We feel heard when someone listens to us with compassion. Compassionate listening is at the heart of any transformation we can facilitate.