When a change in your relationship is what you need, it's best to look at yourself, not the other person. Some might recommend a high-powered magnifying lens. Instead, I suggest a kaleidoscope.
I discovered the colorful power of the 7 Childhood Treasures during my own recovery from years of childhood sexual assault. Then I discovered that no matter what kind of childhood you had--dysfunctional and traumatic, like mine, or sane and nurturing--your life now, your relationships now, will benefit from a look through this multi-faceted lens. The 7 Treasures view is based on the norms of early childhood development: inborn tools for developing relationships full of trust, healthy boundaries (rather than co-dependence), a sense of shared magic, and more. I offer you a better understanding of your early years, as a pathway to better understanding of yourself now.
How I Began
I traveled my early years "guided" by an alcoholic sociopath father and a mother struggling to cope, using a very lean toolbox of skills for marriage and parenting. My father's sexual assaults began when I was an infant and continued, off and on, until I was 15. My first seven years and the remaining childhood and adolescence that followed left me standing at the threshold to adult life with no tools at all for coping with adult relationships. My road to recovery included many years of psychotherapy, finding sobriety, and deep introspection. There was no coincidence, I believe, in the alignment of those years of recovery with the early years of my professional life.
My successful career focuses on early childhood development and its impact on us as adults. For more than four decades, I've worked directly with thousands of children and adults, from the various perspectives of teacher, teacher educator, program director or agency CEO, presenter/trainer, and consultant. My education includes:
At the intersection of my childhood experience and my professional insights about the first seven years of life, I found a new way of growing. These strategies enable you to refresh, renew, resuscitate, and even revive or rebuild your relationships at home and at work.
From a refreshing retreat for a small team, to a major overhaul of corporate culture, the 7 Facets bring a uniquely productive lens to business growth strategies. For individuals in any stage of growth and personal striving, seeing life from the perspective of the 7 Treasures allows you to take your relationships and your life to the next level, and leave the struggle behind.
If you're ready, I can help. Contact me here for additional information.