Free Online Process Groups

Christina Merkley, Process Professional

Christina Merkley

As a Visual Facilitator and Coach, my role is to help with transition and transformation.

As a public service during 2020, I offer free drop-in Online Process Groups (scroll below for info), and free Individual Visual Coaching Sessions (click here for info). To assist with mental and emotional processing during these challenging times.

Online and open to all. Registration below.

Scroll Below for Schedule, Visual Tools, and Video Library of Past Process Groups


SCHEDULE: NEXT PROCESS POPUP

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 1-2:30 pm Pacific

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REGISTRATION AND LOGISTICS:

Process PopUps are free, online,  and open to all.  They are to help with mental and emotional processing during crazy 2020.

Days and times vary to accommodate different time zones. So if the next one doesn’t work perhaps the one after that will.

They are unique every time as attendees, topics and processes differ depending on what is most relevant in the now. Browse videos at the bottom of this page to more thoroughly understand.

A one-time registration process is required. You then receive ongoing email notifications with webinar links (check your spam filters if you aren’t receiving especially Gmail).  Need Help? Contact my assistant Patricia at admin@shift-it-coach.com.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


VISUAL TOOLS TO HELP YOU PROCESS:

During these intense times, I am contributing my expertise and select tools to help you as an individual to process in healthy ways.
  For fellow Process Professionals who wish to use my methods and tools with your own clientele see Fundamentals of Working Visually and  Visual Coach Certification

Visioning:

Future Self eBook
Magnetism Map eBook
Individual Magnetism Map (vision – solo)
Duo Magnetism Map (vision – male & female)
Duo Magnetism Map (vision – male/male)
Duo Magnetism Map (vision – female/female)
Group Magnetism Map (vision – group)
Planetary Magnetism Map (vision – planet)
Galaxy Magnetism Map (vision – galaxy)

Action Planning:

Take Action eBook

Inner Work:

Flip It, Flip It Good eBook
Orphan Rescue eBook
Focus Wheel Map
Polarity Square Map


VIDEO LIBRARY AND COMPLETED MAPS:

25 December 13, 2020
Online Process Group

25A: MY SERVICE WORK DOESN’T PAY ENOUGH
Process PopUp #25A: The free Process PopUps seem to be morphing into a Satsang structure, at least this one did. We began with 10 minutes of Meditation to connect with stillness for our nervous systems. Then 3 rounds of Self Inquiries. Here’s Laurie as she sits with her conflicted emotions about work. Meaningful yet not well-paid service work vs well-paid government work that’s not meaningful. See how consciousness reassures her that ‘we’ll do it together’. Yes! (December 13, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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Process Group #25A: My Service Work Doesn't Pay Enough


25B: HOLY SPIRIT EVOKES GRATITUDE
Process PopUp #25B: Consultant Renee has a deep religious faith and prayer practice. Prior she felt like a gypsy who didn’t fit. Now she sees it all as prep for the decade upon us. “I was made for these times,” she says. However, a bigness is emerging that provokes fear. Watch her meet her human desire to control and how the Holy Spirit swoops in with grace and gratitude. (December 13, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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Process Group #25B: Holy Spirit Evokes Gratitude


25C: THE INJUSTICE OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Process PopUp #25C: Lisa was carjacked and assaulted by a troubled young man. She navigates the American courts as a crime victim with PTSD who has lost the use of her exquisite hands to do massage and create her art. It’s currently a tough situation. However, inquiry points to beacons of light in the forms of a new puppy and a monastic granny unit in a new client’s home. To be continued … (December 13, 2020 – Visual Coaching)

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Process Group #25C: The Injustice Of The Justice System


24 November 26, 2020
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24A: WAIT & WORRY FOR C-19 TEST RESULTS
Process PopUp#24A: Susan’s brother tests positive after a family gathering. Now she and her whole family await their results. Parallel process as she meets worry, her responsibility as a nurse, and her identity as one who likes to follow the rules. And how her chest held the secret – to liking herself and the imposed isolation of quarantine. (November 26, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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WAIT & WORRY FOR C-19 TEST RESULTS


24B: STAND TALL IN MY OWN LIFE
Process PopUp#24B:  Thanksgiving is hard without kids and grandkids. Her adult daughter almost OD’d again. Denise finds it hard to not be co-dependent and try to ‘fix it’.  Watch this touching Self Inquiry of heaviness and tiredness. How her Inner Teenager holds the key to stand tall and take responsibility for her own heart. Beautiful and educational Inner Work. Deep bow to the sage in you! (Nov 26, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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23A. November 11, 2020
Online Process Group

FROM RESTLESS TO SETTLED
Process PopUp#23A: Kristin came with a slew of polarities tugging at her. It’s been a year since she implemented her “Daily Doodle” routine. Bringing fun, high vibes, and a looser style to her visual work in the Inclusion field. Now she’s been approached for a book series. Watch as I work with her resistance to this next creative endeavor and how quickly she shifts. Plenty of ahhas and head nods on this one. Ahhhhh the natural ups and downs of The Creative Process – the only way is through! (November 11, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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23B. November 11, 2020
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POLARITY SQUARE: FIGHT VS PEACE

Process PopUp#23B: Members expressed discomfort at the levels of animosity in the public sphere regarding the U.S. election. We opted for a Polarity Square on the duality of Fight and Peace. To bring greater understanding and balance with these poles, both internally and externally. Thanks to our trio for processing this collective discomfort. Powerful and mature Inner Work. (Nov 11, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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22. October 20, 2020
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RETREAT TO RECONNECT
Process PopUp#22A: Yiely works in Canadian healthcare.  She wonders how to best support herself, coworkers, and clients. We go straight to consciousness to get answers. Through a field with a black hole, she encounters supportive beings … more than she can count. Their gusto creates very full lungs and planted feet. Plus her spirited pets reveal their sage nature and the wise duality of retreat to reconnect.
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FIRST WIVES CLUB

Process PopUp#22B: Denise resonated with Dee’s Done With Corporate from a few weeks past.  She’s on her own journey to make a team of her old and new selves. Watch as consciousness flashes The First Wives Club. That she’s worth it.  Can own it.  That its more life into life. Tragedy to empowerment. Floating – yes, yes, yes!  For self and for others.  (October 7, 2021 – Visual Coaching)


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21. October 7, 2020
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I GOT FIRED YESTERDAY

Process PopUp#21A: Wendi is reeling from being fired yesterday. From a spiritual, community-based not-for-profit.  Understandably angry given lack of warning or proper closing. She and her co-workers were callously called ‘dandelions spread to the winds’.  Ouch.  Watch her meet her shaking anger, her honed mind, and her Camino Trail credo. Whew, Wendi! (October 7, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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I GOT FIRED YESTERDAY

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CARJACKED BY A METH ADDICT

Process PopUp#21B:  During lockdown, LB was carjacked by an 18-year-old meth addict. Now she’s in a post-traumatic swirl of medical, legal, and justice issues.  Yet also feels responsible for the fate of the wounded young man. Watch her courageously meet her load of burdens including a visit from the depths of shame. By grace, a guardian butterfly gives her answers and points the way to her true island-sized nature. Yes, yes, yes.  (October 7, 2020 – Visual Coaching)


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20. September 3, 2020
Online Process Group

We Shift Despair and Spin

Process Group #20 – 2020 Shifts (Sept. 19, 2020 – Visual Coaching). Today is a milestone- 20th Free Process Popup to assist with 2020. On today’s gathering, we hold space for both Susan and Connie.  Susan’s entry point is despair.  Connie’s entry is the feeling of spinning in place. Watch them courageously meet their now. All is not lost.  In fact, a loving heart and a potential Florida getaway are found. Bring it 2020!



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19. September 3, 2020
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Jude Meets Fire of Collective Trauma

Process Group #19 – 2020 Shifts (Sept. 3, 2020 – Visual Coaching). Sooooo much in this Conscious Inquiry as Jude meets what arises.  Collective Trauma. Ancestral Trauma. Family Divisions. Intersectional Privilege. Catholic Guilt. Politics. Kenosha (30 miles away). See consciousness rise beyond fuel and fault to seize the art of letting go and learning to see the stars in everyone.  Ho!


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18. August 23, 2020
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Union’s Seal of Approval
Process Group #18A – 2020 Shifts (August 23, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Kristin resides pretty high on the emotional scale. As a Canadian Administrator in K-12 education, she’s excited for fall classes to begin so she can assist teachers to assist kids. We help her prepare for the school season ahead, including Union recognition of visual facilitation and other creative contributions.


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The Jazz of Emotions and Being

Process Group #18B – 2020 Shifts (August 23, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Whew, leader Connie is holding a lot: COVID, BLM, Californian Fires, and ongoing Privilege Shame. Plus a bossy, exhausting Left-Brain needling her about constant action. Watch her Right Brain valiantly defend her art studio, creativity, and the need for just BEING. How Practical Energy Work is imperative now to support her in order to support others.


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Messages from Wise Mrs. Mason
Process Group #18C – 2020 Shifts (August 23, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

“I Feel Lost”, says Barb, overwhelmed by caregiver role with adult kids and aging parents in the midst of 2020 chaos. Suffering from ‘outrageously productive’ conditioning cemented in childhood via her community organizer Mother. An Orphan Rescue unfolds with black leader Mrs. Mason sharing her wisdom and love. The strength of slow. The importance of community. More acceptance. Less expectations. And, keep true to who you are!

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17. August 11, 2020
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Estelle’s Shift: Frustration to Energized
Process Group #17A – 2020 Shifts (August 11, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Estelle comes to Process PopUp frustrated. I facilitate Conscious Inquiry to help her meet and unfold the various layers of her upset. A quick Orphan Rescue – old conditioning from her past that Joy=Punishment. Then some Ancestral Healing around ‘everything must be perfect or I’ll die’. Then some repatterning on her empty nest syndrome. She ends energized with ideas popping!


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Organizational Constellation on Bickering Team
Process Group #17B – 2020 Shifts (August 11, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Renee is an accomplished Organizational Consultant who is having problems with a project team. Watch as we use the Systemic Constellation method to tap into the spatial and energetic dynamics of the conflict. And how ‘money’ and ‘community’ hold important info on how to get everyone on the same page.


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16. August 1, 2020
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Facilitators Jam on Tricky Dilemmas
Process Group #16A – 2020 Shifts (August 1, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Visual colleagues huddle over a variety of professional and personal issues. No funds for an outside facilitator in our non-profit, how do I do it from within? Planetary Magnetism Map – I appreciate it now, can I use with my team? In my community, liberals are more challenging than red necks – what is really wanted here? Months of sheltering in place impacts my family – how do we regain harmony?


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Painter Shifts From Doom to Liberation
Process Group #16B – 2020 Shifts (August 1, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

A usually upbeat American Visual Practitioner feels impending doom.  Covid, BLM, mail-in ballots, social media, fake news, vaccines, misinfo … boiling point.  Watch her step-by-step inquiry, meeting all as it is … including allies from below and above.  Impending doom? Or could it actually be impending liberation?! Earth and Gut Microbes say “Thank the Lord someone is giving voice to that possibility”. Just F’ing Paint!


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15. July 23, 2020
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Why Can’t I Focus and Act?

A collective theme emerged this week – frustration at not being able to effectively focus and act.  Martha and Karen processed this theme one after the other. Watch as consciousness guides all of us through their inquiries.  From agitation to trust.  From perfection to nice. From no movement to moving in a new feeling way.  Ahhhhhhh that feels better!


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14. July 12, 2020
Online Process Group

Graphic Facilitation: Yes, and No

Visual practitioners Melynda and Antonio brought forth two dilemmas – whether to apply their visual skills or not, to hot situations happening around them. See Melynda find her ‘yes’ to bridge fear for a just cause – renaming streets in her Virginia, USA community. And see Antonio say no to his itchy facilitator hands – his inner guidance points instead, to letting go of the need to be a savior.


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13. July 2, 2020
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Her Side and His Side

When one works in groups, especially during the current intensity, the likelihood of triggering is high. In this session triggers quickly occurred between a woman and a man. This session was exceptional as both rose to the occasion and processed their side of the street. Compassionately revealing what lay underneath. So grateful! Grace Was on the Case. Thank you Jude and Michael for your precious teachings.

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12. June 22, 2020
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Peg Moves Her Energy Work Online

This makes it a dirty dozen – 12 drop-ins so far to assist folks during 2020! Played around with a new opening and Meeting Start-Up – doing my best to feel and accommodate what this container wants to be. Then some Conscious Inquiry with Peg as calibrates with providing Therapeutic Touch via online delivery. Beautifully thoughtful. Parallel processing for many as she contemplates her journey and the humility it has gifted.

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11. June 14, 2020
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Polarity Square: Division and Unity

Process Group #11 – 2020 Shifts (June 14, 2020 – Visual Coaching). We are in the midst of intense times. Our planetary collective is wrestling with hugely important topics of power, privilege, race, restructuring, etc. As a small group sprinkled across North America, we processed the Division/Unity polarity via a Polarity Square. Triggers galore with illuminating bits. Thanks all for doing the work!


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10. June 4, 2020
Online Process Group

Connie Meets Anger, Grief, and Grace

Today’s group held space for Connie, an American Academic and Civic Leader to process anger and grief in the wake of the pandemic, Central Park Karen, cousin’s covid death, George Floyd’s murder, protests, riots, and systemic issues in multiple institutions (civic, academia, catholic church, unions, and police). Flows to awe of grace and dignity of the oppressed.


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9. May 24, 2020
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Polarity Square: Vulnerability vs Security
Process PopUp#9 – Pandemic Support (May 24, 2020 – Visual Coaching)

As North America ventures out from lock-down, the theme of this week was ‘vulnerability’ in its many guises. From a retired social worker grappling with being labeled elderly. To a biz professor wary of the actions of some in her state. To a teacher and administrator with a specialty in inclusion. I opted to use the Polarity Square technique to help us explore the full spectrum of the Vulnerability/Security polarity and its many riches. Fruitful inner work – thank you all for our insights!


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8. May 14, 2020
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Slow Down to Welcome What’s Really There
Process PopUp #8 – Pandemic Support (May 14, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Working visually to help people see and shift thoughts and feelings during these unusual times. Instead of templates, I did emergent notes via Inquiry – a powerful consciousness technique that works with exactly where one is in the moment. See a busy therapist who realizes she needs some time off. And a budding Graphic Recorder calms her smokin’ monkey mind – turns out her true nature is good for business too! Next PopUp is Sunday, May 24. All are welcome.


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7. May 7, 2020
Online Process Group

Real vs Fake News: Who’s Right?!

Our examination of polarities continues … this time the juicy territory of real vs fake news. Follow along as these courageous processors tackle controversial territory. Discovering many motivations are not only the same but honorable. The results – increased understanding and humility. Well done and thank you, crew. Next PopUp is May 14, join us!

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4. Zoom Chat – Polarity Work: Real vs Fake News: Who’s Right?  Click Here


6. April 30, 2020
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Polarity Work: Victim & Victimizers
Process PopUp #6 – Pandemic Support (April 30, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

Our online Process Group is back! Still open for all (spread the word) however registration now required to keep container safe. What a powerful return we had … doing mature examination and owning of the Victim/Victimizer polarity within us.  So we can more skillfully and compassionately understand the victimizers outside of us too.  Really important Inner Work for these triggering times. Get the map and do yours too!



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4. Zoom Chat – Polarity Work: Victim & Victimizers  Click Here


5. April 9, 2020
Online Process Group

Magnetism Maps: Embody Your Future
Online Process Group #5 – COVID (April 9, 2020 – Visual Coaching).

By virtue of being human, we have extraordinary abilities to focus and create. Learn how to vision and embody at five distinct levels: individual, duo, group, planet, and galaxy. With companion “Magnetism Maps’ to do it visually!

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Magnetism Map: Individual

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4. April 2, 2020
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Inner Work: Rescue Your Orphans
Online Process Group #4  (April 2, 2020 – Visual Coaching)

How to consciously use present-day charges and triggers to uncover and integrate unconscious trauma from earlier in your life, your ancestry or even past lives and the collective unconscious. Powerful Right Brain technique to connect, communicate, and transmute in partnership with your subconscious. It always knows!

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4. Zoom Chat – Rescue Your Orphans:  Click Here


3. March 26, 2020
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Future Selves Speak on Corona
Online Process Group #3 on March 26, 2020 (Visual Coaching).

Overview of Emotional Scale and Bill Bridge’s Transition Model – which helps us understand the ‘neutral zone’ when an old reality ends before a new one begins … and how challenging it is to be suspended in mid-air. Christina guided us through another one of her process tools, called The Future Self Vision.  Guiding us to connect with a powerful inner ally – our self who lives in a positive future out beyond the current troubles.  We each connected to our Future Selves and relayed their wisdom, perspective, and gifts.  Comforting and uplifting!

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4: Future Self  Advice: Click Here (PDF)


2. March 19, 2020
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Inner Angels Vs Inner Devils
Online Process Group #2 – COVID (March 19, 2020 – Visual Coaching)

Begins with the info shared from a colleague in Italy and a colleague who works with infectious disease in Canada. Christina shared The Emotional Scale to give us a shared language to identify and articulate our feelings (who are we today?). With world events rapidly changing in the week since our last gathering, we again did a Flip It, Flip It Good map — hearing from both the Devils and the Angels that sit on our shoulders (or live elsewhere in our somatic). A powerful evening of global connection. We may be physically isolated but we aren’t socially!

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1. March 12, 2020
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Corona Hits Graphic Facilitation Field
Online Process Group #1: March 12, 2020:

This Pop-Up was specifically for Visual Skills students and colleagues. We shared fast-moving developments from Europe and North America as meetings (our livelihood) are being canceled everywhere.  Christina facilitated a group ‘Flip It: Flip It Good’ exercise – drawing out collective fears (devils) and finding authentic counters (angels).  As well as a ‘Planetary Magnetism Map’ to help use the contrast of the present situation to launch ‘rockets of desire’ for Earth’s future.


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