I made the news! Savvy Tokyo published an article about my Temple University Japan course (usually taught a three times a year). You can read the article here. But here are a few highlights and links to how to book in are at the foot of this article. I absolutely LOVE running these workshops. TUJ gives access to so many great programmes and attracts curious people who are hungry for knowledge, information and transformation. Especially the people who come to these coaching-style, learn about yourself and others-style workshops. Before each workshop I just ask that I be useful to the people in the room and take them through the process. I learn so much each time I run these sessions. People have rich and unusual lives and have NO IDEA just how luminous, elegant or interesting they really are. I trust you’ll enjoy the article as much as I enjoyed this workshop. With love.
“[The instructor] tactfully guides you into self-realization rather than stressing you out with “that’s how I did it” tips on what you should do and how to behave”.
Author, Alexandra Homma wrote:
“In order to know where you’re headed to, you should first know where you’re standing now,” the instructor, Sarah Furuya, told us, asking us to briefly introduce ourselves and say what our personal motivations for attending the workshop were. We started with the standards: born and raised, years of living in Japan, marital status, work, ambitions. She smiled quietly and guided us to walk on a personality mat, asking us to stop at the word that most clearly defines us as of present. We stopped at “Taking Charge,” “Observant,” and “Flexible/Spontaneous.” We explained why we chose those words, gradually becoming more comfortable in sharing more about our lives. Listening to each other’s stories, we came to know that knowing who you are is, in fact, the most difficult process in realizing who you want to be.”
“Near the end of the class we did the same exercise again, this time with different results”.
“The workshop ended with us on the personality map again, searching for the word that best describes our next move. We landed on “Structured,” “Spontaneous,” and “Demonstrative.” And that’s where we start the next chapter in our lives. “
Thank you lovely Alex, for participating so fully and for writing such a positive article about your experience, to Savvy Tokyo, Temple University and all the participants who come to these workshops and show up so honestly, fully and with open minds. It’s so fun to play with you.
Interested in learning more? Contact me for a free 30 minute discover session and I can help you with Lifeplanning too at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Temple University class details can be found below.