Iris Bar - Mindfulness Coach
I help women transform unconscious behaviors
into new habits
Stories as meaning makers
Humans have told stories to make sense of the world since the beginning of time.
Stories are the trademark of being human. We are distinctly wired for narrative; both that which we collect and that which we create within ourselves.
Stories are meaning makers.
The way we choose to interpret our story is fundamental in creating the perspective of how we view our lives and what happens to us.
I have developed these three programs to assist in our interpretation and understanding of one’s stories. They are designed as a “beginning to end” program. By this I mean we will follow together a clear and structured process.
During the sessions I ask for your active involvement in the process, as I believe every healing progress requires our own responsibility and commitment.
I also put a strong emphasis on teaching practical methods you can use after our sessions, so you can continue to strengthen the work that we have done together.
In all three programs I guide you in creative and unique ways of how to raise your awareness and facilitate change in the nature you choose to view your narratives and inner stories. My programs can assist you through times of crisis or in regard to the way you see your past stories and inner conflicts.
The way we choose to view our stories, both the day-to-day stories and the bigger picture of our being, can make a huge difference in our perspective of life and how we react to everything that occurs to us.
Today, cognitive science and psychology agree that the study of narrative identity is intertwined with the flexibility of self. It is the measured assertion that we don’t just tell stories, we are our stories; bound together by our beliefs and experiences. This makes our stories, and the qualities of our stories, important to who we are. The question then becomes, what are the stories we are telling ourselves, if they are the script of who we become?
All change begins by recognising that we are the narrators of our stories.
Moment by moment we choose the ones we tell.
After facing a diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer and walking through this challenging path with grace, courage and awareness, I knew that I needed to share what I have learned with as many women as possible. I practice and teach mindfulness methods which have brought many transformative shifts into my own life and in my client’s life. Today mindfulness is an integral part of who I am and how I choose to live my life.
I have over 27 years’ worth of highly valuable experience in varied holistic disciplines as a social worker, Steiner teacher, holistic and narrative counselor, and a mindfulness and meditation group facilitator. I have a great passion for self-discovery, growth and expansion. I have developed easy to apply tools, methods, programs and processes which can guide, support and transform emotional and behavioral patterns into new, refreshing ways of operating in the world.
Contact me today to schedule your next session.