Diane Turner is a private practice psychotherapist and certified life coach based in Chicago and Tucson. Our “possibilities coach” from Imagine That Coaching, Diane works with clients nationwide – individuals, couples and groups – on personal growth and expansion by using a strengths-based approach. Described as compassionate, tough, and authentic, Diane leverages meditation, guided imagery, hypnosis, and shamanic practices to facilitate transformation on a deep and profound level. Her deepest passion is to help others create joy and freedom in their lives.
Living a Life of Possibility: Possibilities coaching is different in that we work with acknowledging the past, focusing on the present, and creating a future through self-acceptance, personal responsibility and intention – without judgement. Diane’s introductory segment includes her sharing some of her own personal family and career experiences in social work and counseling, and how they have shaped her new practice of helping others get what they want, incorporating intentions into everyday live and moving with greater ease.
Finding the Starting Point by Building Better Self-Awareness: There are certain steps we must go through to move from a life of struggle to one with greater ease. It begins with focusing on what you are experiencing at the present time, instead of focusing exclusively on your thoughts. This is an inside/out process where to get traction means experiencing some vulnerability, releasing and accepting having nothing to hold onto – letting the boat go with the currents instead of paddling against them. Acknowledging we are human and taking a deep breath is a great place to start.
Intentionality and the Seasons of Change: The cycle of the seasons can help us find a new cadence and get some well-deserved rest. Rather than setting goals for the New Year that have a tendency to become empty, unfulfilled promises that make us feel bad, Diane talks about setting intentions using words or sets of words that represent the essence of what we desire. Coupled with a good self-care plan, she encourages us to also dispense with routines, expectations, habits or old stories that have not served us well and kept us doing the same thing in the same way year after year.
Copyright The Larsen Group: Architects of Change 2008