I was recently asked to speak to a group of psychotherapists and mental health clinicians about the use of intuition in one’s therapy practice. Actually, the way the invitation came to be was inspirational and synchronous. My friend and colleague, Cedric Speyer of Innerview Guidance International is member of a group of clinicians interested in soul work and he was asked to speak to the group. In the process the topic of intuition in pyschotherapy practice came up and Cedric recommended the group’s leader, Karen Day of Daybreak Therapy and Training contact me. I was delighted as I don’t find many venues interested in this topic.
Mind-Body-Spirit Clinician’s Network
Daybreak’s Mind-Body-Spirit Clinician’s Network is for any counselling or coaching professional who is interested in mind-body-spirit connections in clinical counselling.
When the group started it opened with the theme of merging our life’s spiritual journey with our life’s healing work. The over-arching goal for the group is to serve as a Mastermind Coaching Network on all things related to best practices in holistic psychotherapy. Membership goals are to:
- Enrich Professional Practice with New Tools for Integrative Healing in Mental Health
- Explore Unique Healing Signature in a Loving Community of Professional Peers
- Study and Meet with Thought Leaders and Innovators in The field of Mind-Body-Spirit Psychotherapy
Now that I have teased you with this fab group- while the group is not currently open to new members, Karen promises to let us know when new folks can join.
The Ethical Use of Intuition in Psychotherapy Practice
In the meantime though, I received this fabulous opportunity to discuss one of my areas of expertise with the group. I talked about the ethical use of intuition in private practice with clients. While I talked from the standpoint of having been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, this topic resonates with coaches and other alternative healers. In fact, my course, The Certified Intuitive Wellness Coach teaches the points I discuss in the interview.
Members of the group were directed to my blog post Who among us in the helping professions calls on intuition? to understand from what place I come from on a topic that can almost seem taboo in some mental health professional circles.
Mindful and Intentional Use of Intuition
Those of us who choose to mindfully and intentionally integrate the use of intuition into our practice with clients must be aware of scope of practice issues as well as our ethical responsibilities. It is my belief the most, if not all of us in the helping, healing and guiding professions use intuition in our work. Knowing how to do so ethically enables us to better hear our client’s stories.
Deep Dive Interview – Meeting with DeeAnna Nagel, LMHC
Deep dive discussion on Merging Intuition with Sound Clinical Practice
Watch the video episode below for these highlights:
- When you voice what you want, the universe will direct you — skip to around the 20:50 mark of video
- Holistic practices in an ethical framework — skip to around the 27:50 mark of video
- Sharing healing intuitive information within your scope of practice — skip to around the 51:34 mark of video
My talk is frank; I am grateful for the excellent interview skills of Karen Day who was open to hearing my points of view. As you listen, if my approach resonates feel free to contact me to discuss how my courses or other services might be a fit for you!