Words Create Worlds
EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION
Last weekend was the graduation gathering in New York for the Class of 2017 Conversational Intelligence Coaches Training which I embarked upon in January! I attended via live video for the two days and was inspired none the less.
Over 40 years of research in the field of neuroscience and social architecture has come together through what is known as C-IQ, or Conversational Intelligence. It is the brainchild of Judith E. Glaser, a world renown master-level executive coach who has beautifully merged the ancient wisdom of listening to connect with the science of our brain chemistry.
It is a marriage of conversational techniques and the inner workings of how our brain processes communication. By using the tools she has developed you can begin to make the invisible visible by developing your third-eye in order to “see above” conversations, which opens the opportunity for deeper levels of awareness, which we know is the key to change!
By embodying transparency we can create trust which in turn supports connection and higher levels of conversation. These higher levels of conversation are transformational which support sharing and discovering and new ways of co-creating.
Research shows that 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark of our intended outcome. The C-IQ tools, like the one above called the Conversational Dashboard, and practices which follow their lead, can be used in both personal relationships and professional environments with powerful results. They improve our resilience, expand our resourcefulness and support cultures that are creative and fun!
Check-in and notice during a conversation where you are standing on the dashboard. You can immediately see what kind of brain state you’re in and whether or not you are in a co-creative place of Partnership or “WE” which engages the prefrontal cortex, releasing oxytocin versus the “I” of a Resistor with an activated primitive brain flowing with cortisol!
If you are interested in more information about C-IQ Coaching for personal or professional communities please contact me at email@example.com,
312-437-4325 or visit my website at desireedemars.com
Art & Alchemy
I participated in an EcoPrinting workshop with Native American artist Michael Billie (above) at the Encaustic Art Institute where I exhibit my encaustic work in Santa Fe, NM. Using plants, flowers, herbs, and bits of found objects we rolled our treasures in silk around a wooden dowel and created alchemy with water, vinegar and copper. Wrapping it tightly with a string from top to bottom we let the bundle steam under fire and voila! gorgeous dyed silk fabric was ours to create with as we wished. I combined some of my fabric with wax, pigment and gold leaf to create To Be Or Not To Bee (below)…and working in the studio with Michael and other participants (above).
Building Trust With The Sacred
I facilitated a fantastic full-day workshop in May at the Four Seasons Resort called The Sacred Spark. We integrated the creative process of making and using sacred tools (Sacred Bundle, Talking Stick & Amulet), shamanic journeying (Drum & Rattle), movement and ceremony into practices I have learned through C-IQ to support a wonderful group of women in deepening inner and outer trust. An ancestral altar was built for support in connecting to our roots, intuition was strengthened by building creations and ceremony deepened our bond to the Divine Feminine. For our completion ceremony, there was a spot on the property where a new tipi had been erected and it was there released our personal intentions and sent our global blessings forth into the world.
The Beauty & Power of Summer Spirit Messengers
I’m Available To Facilitate Workshops
If you are interested in knowing more about my work or sponsoring a workshop in your community or company, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-437-4325.
I would be honored to have the opportunity to co-create with you in bringing the wisdom of these worlds together. Have drum will travel! Aho!
Shamanic Healing & Sacred Art