Resources for the Deep Dive

Here are some more great resources that will support you on your journey towards a more fulfilled live. 

The Journey to a Fulfilled Life

 

The Christian faith is a journey, a pilgrimage, a life long living into, and the wonderful thing is that there are so many who have gone before us and who are travelling with us. The resources in this section have come from the lives of others well lived. 

 

Preparing for ANY coaching session

Each coaching session will start with a centering prayer or grounding exercise to help us both fully arrive and make the most of our time together.

I will then ask you what you would like to work on in the session and where you would like to be by the end of the session. If you have put some thought into this before we arrive it will help you get the most out of our session. Here are some prompts to help you with this:

Bring to mind the overall goals you have for this whole Coaching Journey – the main area or areas you wanted to work on and where you want to be at the end of the whole journey. Now consider (with those goals in mind) what stands out to you as the most important thing to address, this week?

Reflecting on what you are currently working on or dealing with, (this could also include things you have coming up in the near future); what is the thing you are feeling most daunted by? what is the thing that if you dealt with, would release the most movement forward in your team or work? what is one thing that you would like to try a different approach to?

It’s fine to come to a session with 2 or 3 things you’d like to work on, having gone through the process above. Often during the centring prayer or grounding exercise people get clarity as to which ONE of the 2 or 3, they want to work on. If that doesn’t happen I will help you work out which one is right to start with. No problem!

See you soon!

Claire

Recommended Reading

Some books that I have found very helpful on my own journey:

 

Spiritual Formation for Mature Christians and Leaders

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero

Sacred Fire by Ronald Rolheiser

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Landmarks, An Ignatian Journey by Margaret Silf

Reaching Out by Henri Nouwen

On Making Choices by Margaret Silf

 

Personal Development and Growth

Personality Isnt Permanent by Benjamin Hardy

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Brokenness to Community by Jean Vanier 

Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend (updated and expanded) 

 

Other Resources

Websites:

Practicingtheway.org  – head to the archives section for a collection of teaching series by the team at Bridgetown Church, Oregon, covering different aspects of what it means to practice the way of Jesus.

Apps

One minute pause by John Eldridge

Lectio 365 by the crew at 24/7 Prayer

Videos

A Rule of Life explainer by John Mark Comer 

The Stages of Change – practical explainer for making lifestyle changes. 

It is such an honour to partner with you as coach on your journey to creating a deeply fulfilled and sustainable life!

Claire Bankole

Personal Coach