Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory integrated with the Unique Self dharma as articulated by Marc Gafni is the basis for Unique Self Coaching. Its’ articulation of the human journey through the necessary individuation we call the separate self to the realization that we are part of the “seamless coat of the universe” to the recognition that we are each a unique expression of the Ultimate Reality provides an elegant and practical framework for growth.
The Unique Self is not a concept but a quality of presence that is embodied as we awaken to our interconnectedness and grow beyond our sense of separation. We believe it is the purpose for existence because it is from here that we can most fully offer our gifts to the world.
Researchers have given us irrefutable evidence that humans continue to grow throughout our lifetime. Spiritual teachers ancient and modern echo that truth. As our world becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative that we grow into deeper and wider stages of development in order to navigate and assist our world’s evolution.
Our desire to assist in the transformation of the world has resulted in the Unique Self Coaching Process as a powerful change technology that taps into Creative Source to engage your unique potential and facilitate its emergence as your Unique Self. Because the process facilitates getting to the heart of whom you are and how the creative impulse of Ultimate Reality wants to express through you, it has many applications. Whether you are seeking spiritual connection and development, wanting to understand why your life is no longer fulfilling or exploring your life’s purpose, this process will help.
So how does it work?
It begins with getting to know aspects of yourself that are often invisible. We call this your “unique perspective,” or your unique way of thinking and acting. Not only is it invisible but it also unknowingly protects you from making the changes you desire. While that familiar way of being has many positive qualities, at some point it becomes limiting. But it’s all we’ve got, so we keep using the familiar pattern, seeing and acting through that “unique perspective.” Often this results in “trying the same thing, expecting different results” when it comes to change.
Using several Exploration tools, the first step is to help you recognize your Unique Perspective. We start there because you can’t change what you can’t see. You’ll come to appreciate both your strengths and limitations. Once you see your unique perspective or operating system, we’ll chart a path toward a deeper and wider way of being, one that involves learning new competencies through specific practices, reflection, feedback and support as your Unique Self emerges. This will increase your capacity to address whatever change you desire as you come to live from a place of greater fullness and freedom. It is from this new place that you can be of greater service to the world
We, at Unique Self Coaching Collective are dedicated to helping individuals fulfill their highest purpose through offering Unique Self coaching and training that engage deep and sustainable transformation.
Claire Molinard and Barbara Alexander have many years of experience as Integral Master Coaches and as students and colleagues of Dr. Gafni. At his behest, they have developed a Unique Self Coaching Process, which weaves together an elegant tapestry of psychological and spiritual theory and practice designed to facilitate the emergence of one’s Unique Self.
Barbara and Claire are now training helping professionals to facilitate the Unique Self Coaching Process. They envisage this approach also being helpful to creative people who want to embody Unique Self in their work, as a different form of service and inspiration.
Barbara Alexander is an Integral Master Coach and teacher. Her passion for human development spans 35 years of training and practice in Integral Coaching, Integral Theory, Counseling Psychology and Spiritual Direction. She is a long time practitioner in the Theravada Buddhist and contemplative Christian traditions.
Claire Molinard is an Integral Master Coach and teacher. She works in private practice and as faculty for Integral Coaching Canada. Her spiritual practice spans over twenty years of exploring various traditions Eastern and Western.
Today, both Barbara and Claire feel most at home in the trans-lineage movement articulated by Ken Wilber and Marc Gafni at the Center for Integral Wisdom.
The Unique Self Coach Training is a 9-month certificate program. It is designed to support helping professionals and other change agents who wish to deepen their experience of their Unique Self while learning a practical and elegant coaching process rooted in the Unique Self teachings, Integral Theory and Integral Coaching™ . Upon completion of this program, participants are certified to facilitate the Unique Self Coaching Process™ with individuals and groups and join a Collective of amazing people from diverse background – coaches, consultants, clergy, spiritual directors, therapists as well as creative professionals whose vision is to facilitate the emergence of Unique Self in men and women of all ages so they may live happier, more successful and purposeful lives in service to the world.