About Jane Sinclair
Back in the 1980’s, I’d been given a copy of “Women Who Love Too Much” (Robin Norwood) but it didn’t register with me that I was, in fact, one of these women myself. It wasn’t until I read - and re-read - “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway®” (Dr Susan Jeffers) that these teachings began to click into place.
I was teaching at that time and had become increasingly aware of the impact of fear on learning progression and decided to contact Dr Jeffers directly, to request permission to incorporate ‘Feel the Fear’ techniques in a more formalised way in my teaching. Dr Jeffers agreed to grant me a licence to train others in the techniques but she also threw me a curveball - she suggested I train as a Life Coach. One year later and I had trained with the Coaches Training Institute. Around this time, I met a woman who suggested I read “Codependent No More” (Melody Beattie). Although I was familiar with attachment theory (from previous academic work as a Research Assistant), I recognised that, despite much therapy and counselling, I still had more work to do. I decided then to turn my attention to addiction recovery coaching. I myself began recovery in October 2000 and understood there was something which lay beneath the alcohol - something which drove me into unhealthy relationships with others. Codependency. Recovery coaching offered me deeper insights into addictive behaviours and provided me with the tools and actions to allow healing to commence at a deeper level than either coaching or therapy alone had done for me.
I took the decision to train in the Human Givens’ technique of clearing and releasing phobias, as well as trauma, because I had been looking for something which could offer more clarity and perhaps break through resistance to change more quickly. Having witnessed and experienced the technique first-hand, I have found this to be true.
The avoidance patterns, which seem to develop to allow us to cope with a particular addiction, might similarly help us deal with a particular fear. That’s not to say that everyone experiencing a phobia or trauma is addicted to a substance or person. The common ground they share is avoidance - which takes the form of the adjustments we make (big or small) to our everyday lives to counteract a negative or painful feeling. They hold us back and keep us stuck.
So… let’s move forward… with Positive Footsteps!
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