Do you have an inner guide – a voice inside you that you trust? Could getting more clarity about that voice help you access it more readily? Could it help you trust your instincts or connect with what your brain is processing right below your level of conscious awareness?
One of the things I learned in my coaching certification program through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) is how to help people connect with their Inner Guide. This helps them identify and connect with their own inner wisdom and separate it out from the external shoulds and the undermining and chiding voice of their Inner Critic.
Sometimes it can be hard to explain this to new coaching clients. We aren’t trying to create something new. We are trying to help put you in touch with a voice you’ve had all along. It can sound a bit gimmicky, but this Shel Silverstein quote really helps explain it quite nicely.