~ Summer 2015 ~

In This Issue
"10 SUGGESTIONS FOR WRITING AND LIFE"
INSIGHT TO ACTION COACHING
WAKING DOWN
WRITING FROM THE SOUL
SOUL CARE FOR CAREGIVERS
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 "10 Suggestions for Writing and Life"


Listen deeply
to yourself and others,

especially to what is inside the words,
and to
trees, the wind, lions, the ocean, parched earth, crickets and the silence.
Hear the weeping and the love and the stillness.

Be wary of comfort zones.
Let yourself feel how uncomfortable they actually are.

Don't put it off.
Remember what just happened to ___________________

Writing and living carefully is a cage.
You have the key.
You will regret it in your final days if you don't use it.

Tell the truth.
Every secret is a knot in your body/mind,
and everyone knows,
and keeps their distance.

Accept
loss
rejection
mistakes
winter
the waning moon
ebbing tides
ambiguity
not knowing.

Don't relish your stories.
Drop into their essence.
Then feel into what really wants to be expressed.

Write, live
raw
undefended
wild
heartful
the preciousness that you are
free
without labels.

Don't let the monkey mind
cajole, inhibit, govern, judge, get in the way, interpret, worry, dwell in the past
or the future.
Don't treat it as an enemy either.
Simply bow to the mind, acknowledging and attending to it when it is helpful.

Open to the luminous field of Being
that includes everything and
is who you are.
Try writing from there.
Abide there. 

 

 

INSIGHT TO ACTION COACHING

 

INSIGHT TO ACTION COACHING can help you:
  • Achieve your personal and professional goals
  • Navigate through periods of transition
  • Develop strengths and seed potentials
  • Find your purpose and passion
  • Overcome blocks and limiting patterns
  • Quiet the voice of the Inner Critic
  • Access inner knowing for decision-making and clarity about your goals and life direction
  • Ignite and sustain your creativity
  • Create action steps that generate tangible results
  • Integrate your spirituality into daily life

I specialize in helping clients overcome blocks of all kinds and translate ideas and visions into concrete action. Fees for individual sessions are based on a sliding scale. A coaching package is available, as well. Sessions are available in person, via Skype, or phone.

  

Contact me if you'd like a FREE CONSULTATION

(415) 987-0766 or susannewest888@yahoo.com.

 

 

WAKING DOWN
Individual Sessions and Sittings
  

Waking Down is an integrated, whole-being spirituality that includes body, mind, feelings, and spirit. In this work you embrace your humanity and your divinity. Spirit is not seen as separate from the body or our world. Our full humanness is experienced as sacred, as is all of life. 


I offer phone, Skype, or in-person individual sessions, a 45 minute FREE Introductory Session, and sittings in San Rafael and El Cerrito, California.


 

SITTINGS

 

*A 10 minute period of silent meditation

 

*Gazing Meditation - Being to Being meeting, in which the teacher briefly connects with each participant through eye contact.


*Personal Sharing Time - Each person who wants to, takes time to share. This can include speaking about what is currently important to you in your spiritual life, sharing an "edge" or area of exploration, or asking questions.


 

Sittings in San Rafael (contact me for address)

 

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

August 15, September 19, October 10

 

Fee for Sittings: $25

 

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

 

FREE 45 minute Introductory Session

One hour phone, Skype or in-person sessions

Sliding scale of $60-$85/hour

Contact me to reserve spaces for sittings at susannewest888@yahoo.com or (415) 987-0766.


 

WRITING FROM THE SOUL
Writing for Creative Expression and Spiritual Growth
  

In this ongoing, drop-in group you will learn processes to free your imagination, develop ease and confidence in writing, cultivate your unique writing voice, and overcome blocks to writing.

 

San Rafael, CA (Call for address)
Alternate Thursdays
7:30 - 9:30 pm

 

All levels of experience and all types of writing are welcome


INDIVIDUAL COACHING SESSIONS (phone, Skype, or in-person) to assist you in any or all stages of the writing process:

  • Start, develop, and/or complete writing projects
  • Learn how to ignite and sustain motivation
  • Overcome writer's block
  • Discover your natural writing voice
  • Develop confidence and ease in writing
  • Create attainable short and long term goals

A FREE 45 MINUTE CONSULTATION is available. You can contact me at susannewest888@yahoo.com or (415) 987-0766.

 

 

SOUL CARE FOR CAREGIVERS 

My book, 
Soul Care for Caregivers , is a guide and toolkit for family and professional caregivers that includes practical suggestions, creative processes, action steps, anecdotes from my own caregiving journey, and inspiration from other family and professional caregivers to help you care for your mind, body, and soul while caring for others .

 

Here's what Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom and Hardwiring Happiness, says about the book:
"To keep caring for others, we must replenish ourselves; otherwise, we start running on empty.  In the warm and wise voice of someone who has been there herself, Susanne West offers many effective ways to take care of yourself from the inside out.  Her book - full of her own qualities of deep kindness and practical wisdom - is a gift from the heart both to caregivers and to those they help and love."

If you are interested in ordering the book, just click on the image of the book above to be taken to the Amazon order page.  


 

For information or to sign up for courses or free consultations, contact me at susannewest888@yahoo.com or (415)987-0766.

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to visit my website if you'd like to learn more about my phone or in-person Insight to Action Coaching, Waking Down in Mutuality, Writing from the Soul Programs, or Soul Care for Caregivers.

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