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Couples Intensives : 1 or 2 Day Deep Dives

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 

Anais Nin

Are you longing for a deeply connected and joyous relationship?

 

Are you ready to use your full creative potential rather than rely on familiar reactive patterns?

Are you feeling disconnected or resentful in your relationship? 

 

Are you caught in a toxic pattern that you can’t seem to stop?

Life and Relationship Coaching will support you to create positive transformation in stuck areas of your life.

Coaching will help you clear up old beliefs and stories that have kept

you from having what you really want in your life and relationships.

Coaching will equip you with powerful tools to create and sustain joy and inspiration in your life and relationships.

I will  help you to set goals and empower you with skills to create and sustain a satisfying life. I welcome the full spectrum of you... your small parts, your BIG parts, your seeming contradictions, your stuck parts, yes, all of YOU! And, I will invite you to let go of your ineffective patterns while creating new pathways for positive change in the areas of your life that you most desire transformation.

Bring your relationship challenges, goals or creative desires. I will support you with healing your wounded parts and also empower you with skills to create a healthy and intimate connection.  I will help you set autonomous goals that will promote individual growth to benefit your relationship. Both partners must be present for the session.

We will get to know each other during this complimentary 20 minute session. You will share about your current challenges and goals. I will share about how I can help.

What my clients are saying...

Santa Cruz Relationship Coaching

Megan has been transformative for us in our evolution in partnership. We refer her to everyone we know who needs relationship support! She is skillful in helping us understand & hear each other & our impact on each other, take responsibility for how we are creating a situation, & have communication & listening skills that lead to a more loving connection. She has helped us through difficult conversations & we both have become relationally literate as a result of working with her. Megan rocks!!  

                                                                                      ~Leiah & Darren

About Megan

How can I be my whole self while you be your whole self, while our partnership creates beauty and joy that we cannot create on our own?

 

This lifelong curiosity has been my foundation for practicing and teaching the skills of conscious living and loving for nearly twenty years. In my practice, I teach individuals and couples tools that help you quickly recognize and dismantle reactive strategies while learning new skills that enable you to give and receive more love and experience satisfying connection in your life and relationships.

In my early years, I hid parts of myself in fear that expressing my authenticity would create conflict or pain. I suffered the consequences of classic codependent relationships – editing myself, feeling dissatisfied, hiding, being resentful – until I turned to the teachings of Gay and Katie Hendricks. I utilize the tools I teach daily with my husband of 15 years, 12 year old daughter and social community.

I believe most adults have constructed an armored shell of protection from the pain of life. My mission in life is to support humans to free themselves from these shells so that purpose, creativity, and light guide our world into a more just, loving and peaceful era.

I am a certified Transformational Coach through the Foundation for Conscious Living under Gay and Katie Hendricks, PhD and a Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy under Ellyn Bader, PhD at The Couples Institute. My practice is also informed by trainings and tools from today’s leading relationship researchers and practitioners including Julie & John Gottman and Terrence Real. 

                       

Developmental Model Couples Coach
Hendricks Relationship Coach
Santa Cruz Relationship Coaching

What to Expect on the Coaching Journey

Step 1: Discovery Session

A no-cost 20 minute zoom session. You'll share with me your goals for coaching and I'll share how I can help.

Step 2: Session 1

Your first full session on Zoom or in person in Santa Cruz where we identify your growth edge and dive into the tools.

Step 3: Start a 3-month Journey

Choose from two options: Once per week or once every two weeks to transform your big issue. Continue with additional 3-month journeys after the first 3 months as needed. 

Are you ready for coaching?

Are you ready to create positive change in your life and your relationships? Change happens with intention, with commitment. Committing means moving your attention, energy and action in a chosen direction. It means that you’re willing to move toward a chosen goal even without knowing exactly how to get there. The following commitments will allow for the most effective and graceful path for positive change. I invite you into these commitments as guidelines for our coaching work together.

Check out the commitments below and notice how they resonate. Do they excite you, tickle your imagination, invoke positive curiosity? If so, you’re ready!

Commitments that Fuel Positive Change & Transformation

  • I commit to taking full responsibility for the circumstances of my life, and for my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. I commit to supporting others to take full responsibility for their lives.

  • I commit to growing in self-awareness. I commit to regarding every interaction as an opportunity to learn. I commit to curiosity as a path to rapid learning.

  • I commit to letting go of “being right” and instead shift into a state of wonder and curiosity.

  • I commit to feeling my feelings all the way through to completion.  They come, and I locate them in my body then move, breathe and vocalize them so they release all the way through.

  • I commit to saying what is true for me.  I commit to being a person to whom others can express themselves with honesty.​​

  • I commit to the masterful practice of integrity, including acknowledging all key feelings, expressing the unarguable truth (speaking in a way that invites wonder and doesn’t blame or criticize anyone) and keeping my agreements.

  • I commit to living in appreciation, opening to both receiving and giving appreciation.

  • I commit to expressing my magnificence, and to being an opening for others to fully express their creativity and aliveness.

  • I commit to seeing that I interpret the world around me and give my stories meaning. I commit to acknowledging when I'm making up a story and then choose to let go of my story and open to wonder and learning.

  • I commit to being the source of my security, control and approval.

  • I commit to seeing all people and circumstances in my life as allies that are perfectly suited to help me learn the most important things for my growth.

  • I commit to being the resolution or solution that is needed, rather than passively complaining.

  • I commit to perpetually releasing expectations about how things need to be.

  • I commit to recommitting as many times as needed.

Resources for the Coaching Journey

Stages of Close Relationships

Use this guide to assess your relationship stage. Shift into conscious loving choices.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Drama

Triangle

Learn about the roles that keep you stuck in drama, repeating issues in your life. Replace those roles with presence.

WATCH HERE

Persona 
Interview

Get to know the adaptive strategies that have helped you survive. They might not be helping anymore.

DOWNLOAD HERE

4 Pitfalls of Relationships

Learn how to prevent Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling in your relationships.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Triangle
Cards

Use these cards (Victim/Villain/Hero) to enact your drama/ reactive patterns. When you own it, you can change it.

 DOWNLOAD HERE

Brain
Science

What happens in your brain when you are triggered? Watch this helpful 2 min video by

Dr Siegel.

WATCH HERE

Evolutionary Cycle

We are humming along and then something happens that triggers a fear response. This map helps.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Fear 
Melters

What’s fear got to do with it? Learn how fear manifests as reactivity in your life and how to transform it.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Couples 
Coaching

Get the most out of Couples Coaching.  Check out this article, which aligns with my philosophy.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Santa Cruz Relationship Coaching

Let's begin the conversation.

Sessions available in Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
or via Zoom or phone

 

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