‘What is ‘Soulwork’?

Folks a lot smarter than me have been pursuing the answer to that question since the beginning of recorded history it seems. Google it and see for yourself.

I had to find…or create for myself…a much simpler and more accessible answer to that question than most of the treatises out there on the subject. I had to define it for myself in a way that I could understand…and then make choices that would serve me in my life and in my relationship with myself. And others.

Soulwork usually begins with a realization…a sudden understanding and awareness…that has been a long time coming for some of us.

Something. Isn’t. Right….in my life.
And I think it’s me!

It is a call that comes from within. It is a truth that begins to emerge from that quiet, still place, deep inside all of us. It is a persistent beckoning, a longing to finally begin the work of creating a deeper and more authentic relationship with ourselves.

Arising from that new place, new relationships are created with everyone and everything in and around our many lives.

It’s about taking a rigorously honest and compassionate look at my current life and relationships and seeing how it all lines up…or not…with my desired life and relationships.

It’s about finally having the courage to take a look at my history, my backstory.. at the large and small experiences of my life that have shaped and formed me.
It’s about being willing to clearly see all that ‘stuff’ that is part and parcel of who I am today. To see it without judgment. But to recognize that some of that ‘stuff’ that is me…is not serving me. And it now has to be replaced with better and more effective ‘stuff’. 
It’s about how I show up…and how I fail to show up in my life today with presence, power, and passion.
It’s about embracing my joy and my sorrow, my pain and my happiness, my grief and my longing, my great successes and my outlandish failures.
It’s about looking at my anger and my fear; and learning to trust both. It’s about coming to terms with my shame and my guilt. And healing both.
It’s about coming to a place where I can accept…and bless all of me.
Without hesitation. Without doubt. Without needing me to be other than who I am. And who I desire to be.

It’s about going inward….and downward….

It’s about time.

What People Say About Jim

Excellent speaker. Good at what he does I’m sure. The content he delivered was all about being a great facilitator and for a moderator and coach. I’m glad he did not get into the weeds too much on the issues at hand. His basic layout and steps are for every forum meeting in the past and in the future. Good luck and thanks for all that you do.

one of the best YPO education events i’ve been to in a year. outstanding value.
It was one of the BEST YPOI sessions I have attended. It was a great way of answering many of the questions my Forum and an amazing guide for next steps.
Jim was excellent. He gave practical tools in a matter of fact style.

“What I would say depends to some degree on to whom I am talking… In speaking to men in need of reclaiming their Kings, I would say that Jim is a man of much wisdom on matters of discovering, healing and empowering individuals through guiding them to intimate personal understanding of the archetypes. Jim Mitchell creates a container of trust using his many skills, his personal wisdom, his deep authenticity and most of all by modeling a powerful, passionate presence of total integrity and grace.”

“I would encourage others to trust the process and be open to all the information in this safe and comfortable environment. Regardless of where a person is in their life there are things to learn and insights to gain in this workshop. I believe your experience lends authenticity to the materials. You are not simply regurgitating information from some book you are sharing your years of accumulated wisdom and experience. Your caring and sincere nature shone through and anyone fortunate enough to attend your workshop will be forever transformed.”

“IMHO simply the best, get down to the meaty bits/peice of personal development facilitation I have experienced.”

“I appreciated JIm’s personal experiences shared it made it feel more comfortable. I really also liked the modeling of boundaries and openness it helped form the container of steel ( for me) It appears to me that the work has been in the making for a long time and the role modeling of following your sovereigns vision was very evident. Thank you:”

“That you have lived an authentic life that sources your talk – you model what you teach in a very grounded, sincere and approachable way. You are wise while remaining humble, strong without being domineering and have the deep compassion born from honoring the lessons your wounds have gifted you with. You tell it like it is with such a refreshing absence of preciousness, self-aggrandizement and with genuine interest in facilitating others’ experience of their own authenticity.”

“I thought Jim was a very good modeler of these matters. he showed impressive honesty and vulnerability with us…”

“Jim is a magician, very masterful skill in telling a story, full of textures, colors, pain, humor and humanity…”

“This is a huge question…….my very brief answer is that I feel that Jim’s frameworks WORK! (at least that’s my intuitive take on them…..it’s only been 2 days since the workshop ended). They are concise. They are easy to understand. They are thought provoking. Equally importantly, Jim’s power and wisdom brings these frameworks to life, and makes them even more accessible to the workshop participant.”

“I tell others that I have found Jim to be a very effective instructor and facilitator, and that I trust him to run a great workshop.”

“This was the 2nd or 3rd time I have heard the content of this workshop…it still has a profound impact and has awakened me once again to areas in my life that need attention and love. I love the container we created together. Having women onboard and hearing perspectives from the divine feminine was a huge plus.”

“Great frameworks, very insightful…that made it an even more powerful experience. Jim, your presence and enthusiasm were tremendous…….you “animated” the material and experience.”

“Exceeded my expectations and I am sitting in the day-after glow, with continued excitement and sense of ownership about how my life will enhance. I’ve done a lot of workshops and truly appreciated so much the tools, the concise and authentic explanations and how the way you held a space that allowed for the beauty and wisdom of each participant to flower and contribute to the whole. I really appreciated how you flowed with the energetic needs of the various sections and continued to attune and refine in response to the living breathing body of the workshop.”

“I have to say that the workshop got better and better…”

“You’re on the bleeding edge with this work Jim. And in my opinion it’s helpful and practical without all the pycho babble. Nice job.”

Leadership Magic

Deep Personal Leadership for Work and Life

with Jim Mitchell