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So far Brian Mitchell-Walker has created 5 blog entries.

It Is All True . . . If It’s All About Me.

I am humbled by the wisdom that emerges from the clients I get to work with. One woman's wisdom that emerged when trying to change a recurring pattern in her life - is so simple and yet creates changes so profound - that I've passed it on every chance I get.  "It is all true . . . if it's all about me. But it is not all about me. What else is it about?" The recurring pattern that we noted from within our first sessions together - was in situations where she was receiving criticism. In these moments, she would want to both fight (how dare you say that to me!) and fly away (what if it is true - I'm a terrible person) and instead would "freeze" (not able to respond, but just sit in that moment feeling totally vulnerable, no longer truly listening to the person but [...]

By | 2017-01-07T01:27:59+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Digest, Personal Transformation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Is All True . . . If It’s All About Me.

Is the Fear of Legalities Hurting Children’s Care?

When I was helping different residential camp boards in my province meet accreditation standards, I was met with resistance from a tired group of people who saw all this as just a way to make it much more work to run the camps.   To this resistance I shared this experience: As a male kindergarten teacher (and later grades 1 -3), I was often told that I should never touch the children.  I would be setting myself up for allegations of child abuse.  I worked in an area where for many of my students I was the only stable male figure in their lives.  When these children were hurt, they needed to be held.  Some children that had difficulty focussing on a task – just needed their backs rubbed.  They needed to know what positive touch was. I was lucky in my first year of teaching as my classes were large [...]

By | 2017-01-06T21:04:35+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Digest, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Time is NOW

After 5 years of coaching with a variety of clients - all of whom I have supported to act out of what they know to be true in this moment - it is time for me to put away the fears I have to begin this Blog.  For I know in this moment - I have much to share.  My life has been filled with amazing opportunities - some given and some fought for - that give me a perspective of what it means to meet the challenges of life with an open heart. And this knowledge is louder than the voices I've heard in my head.  The voices that want to keep me safe (especially my vulnerable heart) from being exposed to others that might want to criticize me, hurt me, to put me down.   Or other voices that say, "by sharing your experience and learnings people are going [...]

By | 2017-01-06T21:18:53+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Digest, Personal Transformation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brian Mitchell-Walker

Brian considers himself, like all of his clients, as a complex human being where only parts of who he is show in any given moment.  In his past, Brian would describe how he would forget or bury many different aspects about himself when trying to emphasize the skills that were needed at that time.  After extensive training with Don Riso and Russ Hudson of the Enneagram Institute and ongoing work with Andrea Isaacs of EnneaMotions and the faculty of the Deep Coaching Institute, Brian now operates with the belief that the more in touch he is in the moment - that it enriches not only the skills he brings but also what can arise to enhance the moment.  So although Brian brings much more, these are the aspects that he brings to this work. A learner and a teacher: Brian enjoys learning and as a teacher he knew some of his [...]

By | 2017-01-06T23:40:38+00:00 December 30th, 2012|Brian|Comments Off on Brian Mitchell-Walker

Lift Up the Banner of Your Heart

Lift up the banner of your heart boldly, and commit your very next step to what you love most dearly. Let the fear of where your step will fall be held in suspension until the step is real. Reflect on where that step has taken you – look at the fear you had and check if it was real. If the fear was real – take a step in another direction. If the fear was false – let it go – let it not be part of the next step you take. Begin to walk with intention in every step towards what you love most dearly. Be aware of every sense as you journey along the way. Let every feeling of the movement, every sight, sound, taste and smell become part of your journey  until . . . you realize that what you love most dearly is your journey. BMW [...]

By | 2017-01-06T23:40:50+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Brian|Comments Off on Lift Up the Banner of Your Heart