You may not know it yet. But if you have been feeling stuck, uninspired or found yourself searching for some sort of meaning, your integral journey has already begun. What you are feeling is the first stage of a process that will elevate your levels of awareness, motivation and purpose. Every day millions of people suppress the recurrent thoughts and emotions that are holding them back. Making the choice to acknowledge your feelings and work on them might be the smartest decision you ever make. Are you willing to make that decision?
What if you don’t have these feelings? Perhaps you’re feeling like everything is relatively together in your world. That’s okay. You may be a little further along the journey of development than others. Integral coaching can still help you to become an even more confident, inspiring and positive leader. It can still help you to make sense of and conquer your challenges. In fact one of the reasons integral theory is so effective is because it’s adaptive to each of us as individuals - no matter what position you are in. Human development is a continuous journey - if you choose it to be.
Your first session
The first session can be daunting for some. It’s hard to know what to expect. Please don’t worry. Our job is to listen and guide you in a calm and non-judgemental environment. Your first session is about having a conversation about where you are, how you feel and where you want to be. We will use integral theory to build an accurate picture of your sense of self and identify the obstacles that may be consciously or subconsciously holding you back in the pursuit of your ambitions. Then we will decide which part of your development to focus on first.
The cycle of development
Integral development is a journey. The aim is to zero-in on one of your individual challenges, build developmental goals and work on them in sequence. We will find a way to break through the patterns or barriers that are limiting you, then help you to express your thoughts and feelings in a more progressive way - integrating a new perspective that transcends the old. Then we will repeat the process with the next challenge. Our service is designed to deliver precisely for you, your situation and your goals. No two programmes are exactly the same. Your development is unique and so is the journey we will go on together. It’s about you.
Where do the sessions take place and how long do they last?
Integral8’s development sessions take place every three-four weeks and last around 60-90 minutes. Appointments can take place either face-to-face, over video call or on a traditional phone call.
Between sessions you will receive practices to complete. These exercises will increase your awareness of your self-perception and help to nurture your development. As you can imagine the programme length differs for each client depending on their challenges and ambitions. But it normally takes around six months to step change the way you approach your challenges - though significant progress can be made with just a single session.
There’s no pass or fail, no merit or distinction. The pace of progress is directly related to the work you put in. And we guide you so that your efforts are focused in the areas where they will have the greatest impact.
The barometer of the programme’s success is your own personal growth and development.