Individual communication coaching and consulting is a great way to find strategies to try a clearing conversation on your own or find answers and forgiveness for someone you're no longer in communication with because of death or estrangement.
I asked Misha to help me brainstorm more sustainable ways to interact with a person who I have had conflict with, and with whom I am not yet ready to talk.
She had thoughtful suggestions and perspectives that enabled me to see my position in the conflict from a more neutral angle. Her patience and listening opened up my mind and heart to seeing opportunities for misunderstanding that might have occurred in my interactions with the other person.
She helped me identify a moment where things got off balance in the interaction. She pointed out elements of the interaction that were expressions of pain and confusion for both of us.
She offered wisdom and insight around relational dynamics and offered compassion for the individual experience.
She asked me questions that gave me clarity into my own motivations, and that revealed to me the changes I am (or am not yet) open to making relative to my engagement with the other person.
Misha's assistance was profoundly helpful to bringing calm to my mind around this upsetting interaction. She guided me to a place where now I feel I have more balance so that I might return to it when I am ready.
A few months later I did a clearing conversation through Misha with the person above and it went well. We are two very different people coming from two very different places, but Misha created a safe and compassionate environment so that we both could feel heard. She facilitated our conversation such that we came to a functional place as community members... We are not best friends but I think the charge and negative energy that had built up between us was diffused by the conversation that Misha facilitated using her expertise and compassion.
D.S. Oakland, CA 2014