Coaching | Mentoring | Group Dialogue | Mindful Systems
Return to Being.
If our thinking is fragmented, how can we run efficient systems?
There are those who speak of the crisis in communication. My concern is the crisis of selfhood.
True human nature is where an authentic state of harmonic unity with all and everything presides. All our ancient spiritual paths invite us to meet true being and a life of purpose, fulfilment and lasting happiness. So what happened?
It’s usually best to start with our own perspective. A long time ago, at the age of five, I had a clear and distinct recognition of there being a reality behind what was being presented by everyone around me and a sense of a puzzling, fundamental lack in the material world. After many unsatisfactory formative years looking for that first recognition and a deeper life using consciousness shifting techniques such as yoga, alternative paths and plants, I then spent over 20 years in a strict full-time Sufi order, undertaking several overland pilgrimages and solitary retreats, including a 40-day khalwa (solitary seclusion), during which I realised the truth that those early childhood glimpses were pointing to. Arduous training in Vipassana (silent focus) and Atma Vichara (self-enquiry) led to seeing the separate self as a mirage, and the searching stopped.
In 2017 I formed Dialogica, a non-profit company working in the service of neurodivergent and autistic people, and to increase cohesion across autism communities and systems. We do dialogue facilitation, coaching, mentoring and training. Autism is from a Greek word literally meaning ‘self’. Group Dialogue is a facilitated approach, used at all levels of society. With a set of easily learned skills we apply deep mindful enquiry with organisations and groups. Professional dialogue facilitates a form of deep, collective communication. Our coaching and mentoring are also specialist, in the field of autism, where we are especially focussed on the oppressed minority voice in stuck systems The approach reduces anxiety, improves personal wellbeing and restores harmony to the whole to instill a sense of deeper potential and cohesion. Autism is viewed as the catalyst for the greater legacy of Dialogue work, that ultimately aims to address the human crisis of communication and loss of selfhood.
Clients have included many individuals, from students to executives and both private and public sector organisations.
Individual coaching – currently I work via Zoom, Skype and phone .
I also host silent group meditation every Friday – details here.