More than 50% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. Often, we stumble or fall into careers that don’t fit, and then we feel stuck. When we try to make a change we’re guided to analytical approaches—including career tests and assessments—to try to figure out a new professional direction. Yet such structures, often lauded in the business world, seldom help us get in touch with what deeply energizes and moves us. Our conditioning can make us feel like failures if we don’t get to a speedy resolution. We rationalize away our true desires and continue to make life-limiting compromises.
You can gain more clarity about your future life and livelihood by awakening a form of intelligence we generally overlook: embodied intelligence. Our bodies know how to navigate chaos and uncertainty, although most of us have forgotten the innate wisdom that has been with us since birth. When we tap into this inner guidance, we know our next steps.
Through movement, writing, and discussion, we will creatively listen to and learn to trust our impulses and instincts as we allow our true life energy to direct us. Both right and left brain can feel satisfied as we create compelling new visions of what work can be for each of us. Please bring a notebook and a pen.