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Going to the ‘lab’ was like forming a new relationship with a new person and I’m that person.
After my first Green Psychology workshop I feel myself closer to my core; so all parts of me show up much more easily. My tears, sadness, laughter, and compassionâthey come and they go and I am gently balancing all aspects of myself.
I’m becoming a different ‘me’ as a result of this experience. I’ll keep the relationships I formed with people at the ‘lab.’ I’ll stop victimizing myself. I’ll establish much better relationships withÂ my children. I will model this new way of talking so that I am a better partner and parent the rest of my life.
I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is challenging themselves with growing in their personal or professional lives, and especially for those who need a new framework for putting past difficult experiences into perspective.
I struggled with my relationship with my nine-year-old daughter since she was about a year old. I have been amazed at the HUGE shift I had around dealing with her and my lack of patience and acceptance of this little person in my life. I hadn’t been able to do this in eight years of therapy.
I learned to link Freud with Buddha. Yes, they are all aboutÂ unconditional love, compassion and the present moment, but where can one actually EXPERIMENT freely, under safe and supportive, professional guidanceÂ with these ‘high ideals’ – therefore setting free our own painful limitations/traumas?
I was looking for an opportunity to center myself again, challenge myself in a different context and look into myself so I could grow and become clearer about what I want and what are my priorities at this time in my life.
In the training I ceased blaming or praisingâ¦yes, others, and âlife,â but more importantly I quit blaming myself. I began to accept and respect myself. I began to honor myself in the space I made when I quit judging myself, which is possible because of Perceptual Language.
I resolved in myself the deepest issue of my entire life. Iâm not sure how this is possible to do in eight days, but itâs exactly what I did.
Each time I go to a GP retreat I grow. I gain some maturity, some wisdom, and some grace. I fully reconnect with myself and my values. An unexpected bonus for me has been to fall even more deeply in love with my partner, myself, and life each time.
Previous to Green Psychology, I would leave my body and try to avoid situations where I might discomfort myself because of a judgment Iâm making about myself. Now I stay present with myself and feel more of myself, which is leading to much better decisions in my life.
I realized that the men I have been in relationship with didnât make me lose myself, growing up in my family didnât make that happen, I did. I am the one who lost myself.
After coming back from the âlab,â my daughter and I started playing around with Perceptual Language, affectionately known as “Green Speak.” I humor myself when she says, âI love myself with you Daddy,âÂ or âI frustrate myself with you Daddy.â Â I hear things very differently when we use Perceptual Language and I like myself more when I parent this way.
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