Free Visual Coaching: 2020 Shifts

Drawing Out Your Inner Wisdom Via Visual Coaching.

2020 is proving to be a pivotal year for humanity as many issues rise to the surface – for the collective and individuals alike.    As a Visual Process Facilitator with honed skills, I’m contributing Free Individual Sessions for emotional processing, visioning and planning during these transformational times.

Christina Merkley – The SHIFT-IT Coach

SCROLL BELOW TO BOOK YOUR OWN FREE VISUAL COACHING SESSION AND SEE VIDEO LIBRARY OF POWERFUL SESSIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. MORE ADDED EACH WEEK.

I’m Christina Merkley.  I have extensive experience facilitating groups and individuals (bio) and am a pioneering Visual Coach.  I also train Leaders, Managers, Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, Authors, Teachers, Therapists, Counselors, Coaches and other Cultural Creatives from across the globe.

Our world is going through huge shifts (pandemic, economics, racism, extreme weather, etc.). I can’t idly sit by when I have skills that can help people cope and navigate.  So as a public service during 2020, I’m offering Free Sessions for Individuals (scroll below for details) and Free Process Groups.

I work online via web conferencing tech using a large drawing tablet. I have a large suite of modalities in my process toolkit including 40+ Visual Maps.  At the start of your session, you explain your circumstances and I select the process I feel is the best match.  Usually visual notes are taken in real-time which you see as we go and receive a copy of afterward.  Browse the videos at the bottom of this page to more thoroughly understand.

 

There are limits to my time and energy. In order to secure a free session, you must be willing for your session to be recorded and shared. Doing so reaches others in a similar boat who can benefit from parallel processing and also teaches people who are different from you what it is like to walk a mile in your shoes.

You have the option to work under your real first name or under an alias.  You may turn on your video so your face is seen or turn it off so it isn’t. Session added to public Visual Coaching Library (bottom of this page and YouTube).

REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULING:

Register for your Free Individual Session via the button below. After security measures, you receive the Scheduling Link to my calendar.  Check your filters if you don’t receive an immediate auto email.  Need Help?  Contact my assistant Patricia at admin@shift-it-coach.com

Please help me spread the word about this opportunity, as the more folks I work with, from as diverse and varied a range a possible, the better. Together we create a circle of support and education and help shift our world for the better.

FREE SESSION WITH CHRISTINA: BOOK HERE

If you wish private assistance or are a fellow Process Professional who would like to use my tools with your own clientele, see: Private Coaching with Christina, SHIFT-IT System, Practical Energy Work and Visual Coach Certification.

VIDEO LIBRARY:

30. The Wounded Bite Back

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #30].  Aurora has a pattern.  Abusive behavior finds her and she wonders why.  We contact her best coach – her Future Self to discuss.  FS suggests inner healing is needed. Aurora’s rescuing of animals has symbolic deep roots.  Seek assistance and tools.   A thriving Communications Consultancy is coming. First things first though. Healer heal thyself.

 


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29. Why 8 Police Vehicles?! 

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #29]. At her Texan grocery store, Sophia witnessed an aggressive police response to a black shoplifter. Witness her awakening as she identifies past oppression issues from an abusive ex-husband. She works through her conditioning to ‘use her voice’ to contact both the Chief of Police and Mayor to stand up for the mistreated woman. And herself. Beautiful work Sophia. Good for you.


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28: Gen Y Starseed Doesn’t Fit In

So love working with young sensitives – 22 Year Old Miriam found me through Bridget Nielsen. Wanted help on her resistance to completing Yoga Certification. We packed A LOT into this session including Orphan Rescue, Future Self, Inner Alignment and Action Plan … whew! Keep going sweetheart, the world needs more Medicine Women. xo


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27: Laid Off — But Not For Long

Jackie, a Graphic Designer, came to a Process PopUp having recently lost her job. Offered a one-to-one session to help her with her job search. Watch her play the ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice If’ game ala Abraham-Hicks. Zeroing in on what suits her and how she wants to FEEL.  I’m happy to report she landed a new, better job and it was EASY. A recruiter found her! So happy for you Jackie, well done.

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26: If You Ain’t First You’re Last

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #26]. In the course of a few decades, Graphic Recording has evolved from a small hub into a global application. Now the pandemic has catapulted the field into the digital terrain. New-ish Graphic Recorder Joanna is fractured – whether to continue her GR/GF development or pack it in.  She’s plagued with gorilla conditioning from her past. Watch her heroic go to battle with her subconscious and emerge with a hard-won trinity. David and Goliath!


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25: What Should I Charge?

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #25]. The Systemic Constellation niche, like all process modalities, has been impacted by the pandemic and other 2020 challenges.  This UK facilitator wanted help with some business conundrums, including what to do with her rate.  After some Left-Brain discussion, I tossed the baton to her Future Self.  Who gave reassurance and specific steps that were immediately implemented. Go Silvia go … with heart!


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24: Carey Got Ghosted – It Hurts!

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #24]. Ghosting is ceasing all communication and contact with a partner, friend, or similar individual and ignoring attempts by that person to reach out or communicate. It’s on the rise via social media and online dating apps. Carey’s friend ghosted her.  Left to sort it out, she valiantly does her solo inner work to process her confusion and hurt. Consciousness helps her find humor via her touching inquiry. All the best to you Carey.


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23. Baby Yoda and Sleeping Dragon

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #23]. Carla is a high-end consultant and coach. She employs a cadre of Left-Brain gurus for more conventional support with her business. She employs me for the Right-Brain counterbalance. Here we use the AlphaMind Technique to access non-linear intelligence via her subconscious. Watch what Baby Yoda communicates about the Sleeping Dragon, Spain, reins, reign, swords, polarity integration, and detox growing pains. Publish the book!


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22. He Drank the Kool-Aid, Now What?

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #22]. Steve came for my help with drawing out his story for a new website. Philly group home. MBA. Big Pharma marketing executive of $1B hospital product. Successful startup in Big Data. Chagrin with drinking the kool-aid. Yearn to return to noble roots and mission of saving lives. Social impact? Human trafficking as a potential focus. We consult his 81-year-old Future Self on how to climb out of the belly of the whale. Wow!


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21: Adoptee’s Quest for Family and Vocation

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #21]. RJ is about to leave an academic institution after 30 years of service. Having supported many to clarify and express their gifts (myself included) he now courageously pushes off on his own quest. An adoptee, he and his reunited sister are about to share a home as he moves states. A beautiful inquiry here as he unpacks hopes and concerns for the path ahead. And feels the pull of retracing migrations (his and others) as a possible next vocation. All the best on your next chapter RJ!


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20: Conscious Inquiry: Janice Sips From Sky Mind

Janice is a consultant at a Canadian environmental agency.  Like many during these stressful times, anxiety is often present.  Watch how welcoming anxiety, rather than resisting it, is a creative portal to a lighter state of consciousness. Where harmony, hope, gratitude and joy reside. A place she can return to again and again, to sip from the cup to replenish. Profound Janice – thank you for doing and sharing your Inner Work!


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19: Future Self Tells Gala Hard Truths

As a transgender woman, Gala works deeply internally and externally. Her primary question now is what is her role and service? At 25 she abandoned a promising musical career for the corporate path. As 50 looms her multi-creativity beckons. Future Self commands an end to mind games and to ‘go there hard’ because life does depend on it.


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18: Sarah Shifts Survival Strategies

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #18]. Sarah came of age in a racist family and community. To survive she hide her queer/gay self and became an angry bully. Now her survival strategies are squashing her soul work of trauma-informed movement and dance. Witness this mother of 5 epicly rescue and reparent her own inner child and rebellious teen. Forging a new alliance to keep safe yet also share her poignant and necessary art.


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17: Spirit Family Guides Lola’s Elder Years

Lola is a retired Canadian social worker. The pandemic honed her awareness about vulnerability, loneliness, sibling jealousy and her role as an elder. What started as a Future Self journey morphed into a mediumistic dialogue with deceased parents and grandparents. Who offered perspective on repetitive generational patterns and the shadow work required to shift them. Thanks Lola for showing how our deceased family can be wise allies if we are willing to engage them!


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16. Orphans: Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – 2020 #16]. This was a complex Orphan Rescue session with a retired, female, liberal, boomer, American woman. The present day triggers ranged from riots, masks, social distancing, beaches, lung issues and the euthanasia of her sick pet. And led to inner child and inner adolescent rescues from the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam eras. And a timely lesson about getting bit by the mouse that was rescued from the cat. Thanks for doing your inner work Sue!


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15: Magic Sabbatical Potion

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #15]. Irene teaches at a business college. She’s also highly creative and spiritual. A powerful yet challenging polarity. Watch as her Left Brain (Mind) and Right Brain (Heart) figure out how to collaborate on a sabbatical sideswiped by the Pandemic. Co-creator discerning her own ingredients – no recipe required. Awesome job Irene. Keep going on the add and stir!


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14: Australia-Canada Bridge

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #14]. As a Change Management Consultant Pauline was ahead of the curve with working online. Now she wants to work transcontinentally between Australia and Canada. She felt blocked though so came for help. Watch as we discover what’s interfering and her breakthrough. May give you some insights about your own desires. Peace Pauline, that was fun!


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13: Listening for the Essentials

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #13]. Sheri is a busy wife, mother and solopreneur with a lot on her plate.  Like many her household has changed with everyone home and pulling on bandwidth, literally and figuratively. Trying to balance needs is hard. So is moving her business online as a Graphic Recorder & Facilitator.  Parallel process as her Future Self points out priorities and explains how everything in her life is colluding around ‘listening for the essentials’.


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12: From Push Mode to Ease Mode

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #12]. Paula is a Graphic Recorder. Her livelihood is in-person meetings. She’s stressed from pushing herself to figure out new ways. So stressed her hair is falling out. Parallel process along as she rescues her Inner Child from a self imposed labor camp. How thanking her Survival Mode points to a new way of doing business and life. I know who you are in truth, i know what you are in truth, i know how you serve in truth. You are free, you are free, you are free. Thx Paula (and Paul Selig and his guides) for the powerful closing!


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11. Ancestors Back 1st Nations Healing

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #11]. The forced isolation of the pandemic brings Laurie face-to-face with her Future Self AND her deceased ancestors. They make it loud and clear they want a 1st Nations Healing Lodge to be built on her family land in British Columbia. She’s overwhelmed by the responsibility and logistics. Watch her Dream Team (2020, 2025 and 2030 selves) work together to build her Action Plan and her Ancestral Lines bless the project. Yowza, what an honour to map!


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10. Isabel Sees Them Fight

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #10]. Isabel’s side hussle in Graphic Facilitation was finally starting to pop … then Covid hit. Now she’s stuck with office dynamics that leave her livid yet strangely teary and silent. What’s up? Through Orphan Rescue we discover deep roots in the domestic violence of her adolescence and childhood. Parallel process as she rescues her feisty inner teenager from the family room and her all seeing inner child up the tree. Good work Isabel, good work!



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9. New York Angel Says Bust Out

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #9]. Today is Ana’s 30th day in her New York apartment with her husband. She’s been pondering work, life … and everything. We went to her 2021 Future Self – it wasn’t enough. We went to her 2025 Future Self – it wasn’t enough. We went to her Angel – it was enough. The Angels always know. Hear what her angel said … perhaps your Angel knows you need to hear the message too!

 


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8. Creativity Sacrificed At Nine

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #8]. Like many of us Joan has a love/hate relationship with the pandemic lock-down. We found it through her expansion-constriction polarity. Then we discovered a very important Orphan. Her 9 year old self who valiantly (and tragically) sacrificed her creativity (and other fun kid stuff) to fulfill the tasks of a sick parent. How key to finally rescue her. May the Cartoonist within you be re-birthed Joan – markers up!



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7. Future Self: Shamanic Fire Ceremony

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #7]. Jude came into our processing session with specific questions about her academic retirement and use of visual skills beyond her current teaching role. Her 2028 Future Self performed a Fire Ceremony to cleanse the past and step strongly into her shamanic future — she knows what to do and be! Plus reminder to communicate across the timelines via the natural world all around. Beautiful journey, thanks Jude!


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6. Flip It: Outer vs Inner Productivity

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #6]. Dorothy’s partner (visual skills student of mine) referred her. So glad she did as I personally found this session extraordinary given the spiritual/soul perspective on leadership, identity, status, aging and mobility issues. Poignant example of struggle between what our personality values versus what our soul does. And the different types of terrains we are invited to cross throughout our lifetime.


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5. Flip It, Flip It Good: Tribal Voices

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #5]. Valerie opens with a list of pandemic related triggers, so I select the FLIP IT Good process as the approach. Watch her list out her ‘tribal thoughts’ and then get her Future Self’s help on the flips. Along the way a few Orphan Rescues and Ancestral Healing spots pointed out for continued inner work.  Thank you Val for courageously doing your Inner Work!


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4. You Are Welcome Here: Tight Chest

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #4]. Donna came into our session at the end of a long day with many activities. Rather than doing a structured process move, I opted for a non-dual approach instead. Meet and receive her emotions and sensations exactly as they arise. Some times the shift is to receive and welcome rather than reject and try to change. When we do life naturally shifts on its own.



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3. Flip It: Pandemic Avalanche

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #3]. Brenda came into our session saying she was feeling an ‘avalanche’ of competing thoughts and feelings. Cue the FLIP IT Good map … a way to work with multiple layers of an issue. Watch how she step-by-step flips her way to a better feeling place. Good parallel processing in here for others, thanks Brenda.


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2. Future Self Vision: Forests Network

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #2]. Times of crisis help us get clear on what we do want and how our interests fit into the larger shift that is happening in the world. Watch Jen use the COVID-19 Crisis to get clear about her passion work – environmental education specifically kids (and adults!) and forests. Hear wisdom and directions from her Future Self about what to ‘do’ and ‘be’ as she moves forward.  And see the special gift she gets to comfort and guide her through the hard times of 2020.


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1. Orphan Rescue: Crib And Letter

[Visual Coaching with Christina Merkley – COVID Pandemic #1]. Mindy came to the session aware of  reactivity to shouldering the responsibility for her household during lock down. I opted to use the Orphan Rescue protocol.  We located two related Orphans (0-5 and 26)and did very moving rescues. First her young Inner Child who felt responsible for siblings with special needs who died early deaths. Secondly, an Adult Orphan who was misunderstood and harshly judged during training as an Art Therapist.   Thank you Mindy for your courageous and powerful work!


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Questions or Need Help:  Contact my assistant Patricia Harris at admin@shift-it-coach.com