Khalil Gibran: wrote ‘Work Is Love Made Visible’ and this reminds me of my 3rd week of training, in May. I was so full of love. Actually I said to the others: I feel like being in love, because of this wonderful work. Being in silence with this happiness inside of me, and being in silence witnessing experiences and situations, being present and aware, guiding, holding space – with an open heart, because of this work and doing this work – this is the biggest present I’ve ever got. Because it leads me deep inside of me. For plenty of years I’ve followed different therapeutic ways and spiritual paths, but never ever I felt such a deepness and gratitude. – AR
The Deep Imagery Training in the PTPP® has been very important to me in my life, both personally and professionally. It gave me a whole new approach to working with my clients. I see people move far beyond what I thought possible in a short amount of time. But perhaps even more importantly, for me personally, it filled me out, allowed me to heal old lingering injuries from my past, to engage with my own depths and to embrace myself and my authenticity more fully. I recommend it highly, as a therapeutic stance and as a means of personal growth.” MD
The 3 year training gave me the present of an intensive deepening of my felt sense. My whole life I had fled before the land of sadness, now, – accompanied by my black horse, I could wander through it. I met sadness as a teacher of deep sensitivity. In addition to a deeper peace inside me it allowed me to keep a much large space in accompanying clients.
The 3 years were appropriate, because transformations had their space to radiate in all cells held by the “tribe on time” – the protected space of the group and its wise teacher. – JB
I was introduced to my first inner animal, an elephant, in 1989, with a friend who’d just completed the Personal Totem Pole Process Course in Switzerland. It took me till 2012 to join Stephen Gallegos and I began my Personal Totem Pole Process, in a 3 year course, and what an amazing decision that was. The many animals I’ve discovered & journeyed with have been intensely healing for me. I had a haemorrhagic stroke when I was a child and journeying with the animals of my senses, in particular the animal of touch, brought me to a new place of deep release and healing.
Yet the wondrous thing about one’s inner animals is that they take you to where you need to go. This is the brilliance of the method. Stephen Gallegos recognised and mapped out a pathway, guided by animals, that returns us to where each of us needs to go; what he calls “our inner wholeness”.
His teaching guides rather than states. His responses to questions become invitations to journey within. For he knows, as I now know, that all our answers lie within us.
Yet one sometimes needs a guide to point this out. Stephen Gallegos, through the PTPP, was this guide for me. His huge intellect softened by his enormous heart & love of humanity makes him a great, great teacher, in the truest sense of the word. – JC