It’s fairly standard in the coaching and therapy world to have hour-long sessions. Most people don’t think anything about that. But I have a different opinion.
I’ve been doing emotional work with clients as a coach for around 30 years. I’ve had around 15,000 client sessions. From that experience I have noticed that there is a trajectory to sessions.
People come to sessions out of their busy days. They have things on their mind, things to get done. They may have built up defenses against uncomfortable feelings. There are a multitude of ways that people’s minds can be busy when they first arrive at a session.
It seems to take about 45 minutes before people really drop into being present and open to delving deep. So that means if it’s an hour session, there are only 15 minutes of really effective work.
This is why I do longer sessions. Even my regular short Zoom sessions are 90 minutes long. This gives much more time to deepen the exploration, to dive into the really important things.
And I take it much further too. My favorite way to work is with a day-long intensive. During this day my client and I go off the clock. We work in an organic flow of talk, movement, silence for introspection, and guided meditations. Whatever seems most appropriate to my client is what we do. We dive deep.
I’ve seen remarkable results with these day-long intensives. Deep healing is possible in a deep dive, and it happens!
If you want to go deep and get a lot done in a short time, I’d love to support you in reaching a place of peace. To take the first step, click here to book a free Discovery Session by phone to explore whether we are a good fit.