The great Zen Master Dogen wrote in the 13th century:
“You should therefore cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your light inwardly to illuminate your self.”
He spoke of the enlightenment path, of course, 700 years before the creation of psychology, but his wisdom applies. The majority of psychospiritual work today is constructive and compensational in nature, rather than deconstructive and decompensational, which is the esoteric form of true inner work.
With select 1-1 clients who want to go deep and find the truest forms of their local selves, I offer a path similar to Internal Family Systems and Voice Dialogue Therapy. I call it "The Backward Step."
What you see below is not a course, but rather a location for exercises, tools, and other support related to that work. The "course" is set to private so you cannot see the material until we begin. If you're interested to learn more please watch part one and part two of the intro videos on The Backward Step.
If you are called to this deep and sacred work, please contact me directly.
Josef's Clear and Open approach shows top leaders and changemakers how to look continuously inward for the answers, and more importantly, how to apply what they’ve learned to improve every aspect of their lives and their business. Josef’s methodology includes deep coaching, radical introspection, meditation, and other tools that allow you to create meaningful change—from the inside out.