What got Neil Sattin into his work as a couples coach and host of the popular Relationship Alive podcast? Believe it or not, it was dog training! In working with dogs and their owners, Neil discovered that he loved coaching people in relationships.
We go way beyond puppy love in this episode….
You know we love storytelling on the POBScast, and we also know that “stories” can be tricky, especially when it comes the stories a person can tell about herself, her partner, and her relationship. Neil helps us unpack when stories are helpful and when they perpetuate illusions. If you have conclusions about your partner, there’s a good chance the relationship will conclude, says Neil.
We play with the whole “be present” thing. Is it always possible and even desirable to be present in every moment? Conscious timeouts are key to relational harmony.
Relationships change over time. We talk about how humor and clear communication about your needs can help couples shape “a story of now” and keep growing together.
Neil shares his professional and podcasting journey. We love that he credited meditation and the mystical for helping him find his way. (And we know it took a lot of laser focus and determination too!)
And, we dish a little bit on what it’s like to learn from one of the biggest names in the personal development world. Such rich territory as we talk about expectations, the art of generative questioning, and stepping outside of the story so that it can rewrite itself.
Learn more about Neil and his services: http://www.neilsattin.com/
To listen to his podcast: http://www.neilsattin.com/relationshipalive/
And, if you’re looking to deepen your connection with your partner, learn how to create thriving intimacy with Neil and his partner, Chloe, go to: http://thenewloveparadigm.com/
Registration is open for the Practice of Being Seen Retreat for Therapist-Healers. Coming up August 13 - 16, 2017: (Re)Vision: Explore Your Stories, Shape Your Future at the Menla Mountain Retreat in New York’s gorgeous Catskill Mountains.