Gwen Burns Portland, Oregon
Life Coach, Spirituality Coach, Relationship Coach
Enneagram Practitioner, Meditation Teacher
We all experience periods when things are just not coming together. Our relationship might be strained. We feel alternately like we're too much and not enough. Life is not turning out the way we envisioned it. We struggle and seem to get nowhere. This is the time to reflect and dig down to where our beliefs and habitual behaviors are unconsciously creating what we don't want.
Having done the hard, but extremely rewarding inner work myself for many years, I am here to help those who really want it. It takes determination to make real change. But it also takes support, gentle encouragement and the right tools.
I identify the client's personality type using the Enneagram of personality typology, to get a sense of the lens they are viewing the world through. Then together we investigate and articulate their values, beliefs and heart's desires. We unpack and explore what is highlighting in their lives. We find where the disconnect to what they really want is, and we work to heal it. Here guided meditation and visualization becomes useful.
In this process the client finds many valuable insights, and gains much understanding of their hidden motivations, blocks, strengths and unused talents. This paves the way for lasting change from the inside out.
The client begins to build a solid platform of confidence and lightness. They start to free up energy that was spent in self criticism, self doubt and general disappointment. Energy they can use to calmly and assuredly move forward toward their newly envisioned future.
We are all works in progress. Being coached is a great way to get at the hard to reach resistance and negative interference that we impose upon ourselves out of habit. With the help of a good coach you can begin to practice good self care. That is to be present and attentive to your own needs, and work to celebrate your unique life.
4 reviews (5.0)
I love working with Gwen - her loving, gentle presence helps me lean into the places of my life and heart that I'm working hard to listen to. She listens well and her guided meditative practices are a gift to my personal exploration and a grounding for my own spiritual practices.L. Robinson
Gwen is great. I love working with her. She has a deep compassion for the human experience. Her vast wealth of knowledge and life experience, as well as her sweetness is a real comfort. Going through stuff which is particularly sensitive and touching on painful memories is not an easy process but she make the journey about as easy as it could be. I always feel better after we talk.Delsing Van Kampen
Gwen joins coaching practice with potent intuition; this combination creates a shared field of insight and comprehension about any task at hand. In our sessions, not only did she help clarify and resolve the particular task, but the reflections and understanding radiated out into more self-understanding and clarity about the future.Carol Ferris
My experience with Gwen has always been positive. She has given me many useful tools to help manage my relationships and life. Her knowledge and resources are amazing My sessions with her have contributed to my life on a daily bases.DANA EGGERTS