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Louise 6: Looking Back

It started to come together as we got to the end of the process but I really didn’t see the whole shift until I had emerged on the other side. I can look back at myself in the midst of the process, and see the threads that tie it all together but at the time, it felt like a chaotic mess of upturned and scattered parts of emotions.
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Louise 5: Getting It Right

It’s hard to clean up a jumbled closet without pulling everything out first. We started identifying, feeling, and mapping emotions without shifting the first ones right away. The deconstruction process left me feeling exhausted.
  • Louise ·
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Louise 4: Isolated Outside Becomes Inclusive

I have always felt on the outside of things. Like a shadow observing but never invited to enter. I shifted “Isolated Outside” and I discovered a space around me that felt safe and that I influenced. Moving this part changed my interactions immediately.
  • Louise ·
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Louise 3: Shifting the Feeling

This is a continuation of Louise’s story of doing Feelingwork, in her words, with my commentary in italics. The experience of shifting the feeling left me stunned. It moved so quickly and the feeling of relief and lightness was sweeping and overwhelming. A Couple Weeks Later In a session a…
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Louise 2: Creating Form

The first feeling I mapped was fear of rejection. first I had to get the words right. “Fear of rejection” is an abstract phrase that could apply to just about anyone. It was not mine. What it really felt like was crumbling.
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Louise 1: Getting Started

What follows in the next few posts is the story of Louise, (not her real name), who worked with me intensively for about three months in 2011 and was gracious enough to write the story of her journey: "They say that you find love when you stop looking. I found understanding when I stopped searching for it."
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A Look Ahead at What’s Coming

Over the past few weeks I’ve been mostly curating existing content. At the same time, I am eager to move into the next phases of building out the site. I see three development phases to come.
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Integration: New Choices

After you’ve shifted a feeling from its reactive state to its ideal, you're going to find that your impulses are different, your motivations are different, your beliefs and perceptions are different. But the shape and circumstances of your life can often reinforce your old patterns.
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Integration: Overview

Once you’ve shifted a feeling from its reactive state to its ideal state, what’s next? You might think the goal is to promote the ideal state, to seek to maintain that state at all times. This idea is based on outmoded concepts of how feeling works.