Can't See the Wood for the Trees?: Landscaping Your Life to Get Back on Track

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Findhorn Press
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20.9 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Alison Smith is a coach, facilitator, and trainer who has developed the "Landscaping Your Life" method to help people get unstuck and back into their flow. She works with teams as well as individuals in both business and personal contexts. Since her own personal transformation 18 years ago, Alison has increasingly found the more unconventional tools to be more effective and powerful at bypassing the blocks and resistance we have to moving forward in our lives. Alison lives in Fife, Scotland.
"It can be hard to unravel the problems that life has a way of throwing at us. Alison's use of metaphors helps with that unravelling, and works. The Landscaping Your Life process took me on a journey so I could literally see the woods from the trees. This book will help you to navigate your world in a whole new way."-- "Amy McDonald, CEO of Headtorch, creating positive mental health at work"
"The Landscaping Your Life process presented in the book shows us how the metaphors we use to describe our lives might be initially disempowering but then go on to stimulate creative ways out of our mental traps."-- "Geoff Roberts, catalyst at Hidden Resources"
"Landscaping Your Life is a brilliant approach, heartily recommended. Alison has extraordinary energy and an almost spooky sense of where people are and what they need. I have learned/worked/played alongside Alison for more than a decade and found her insights always useful."-- "Ruth Wallsgrove, management consultant"
"Alison and I first had the discussion about using metaphors to solve a challenge I was facing in a Warsaw restaurant a few years ago. At the time I thought, 'What? Give me more wine...this is uncomfortable'. Then I persisted and the answer presented itself, by using the metaphor, and I was converted."-- "Sara Walsh Evans, managing director at The Respectory"
"There is nothing more invigorating than taking a step back and being challenged to view life with a different perspective. Whether it is seeing the wood for the trees, stepping out of a rut or not burying your head in the sand...all techniques outlined in this book have helped me face life head on!"-- "Cara Murphy, head of commercial contract and supplier management"
"Alison is one of the best coaches I have ever had the pleasure of working with (and I've worked with a few!). She has a highly practical nature and combines it with strong intuition and unconventional tools to guide you to find insights and answers to specific challenges. ... As with any transformational coaching, you need to be prepared to take responsibility for personal change and get out of your comfort zone to find the answers you need, but Alison makes this easy with her approach."-- "Mel Sherwood, author of The Authority Guide to Pitching Your Business"
"I told Alison I knew I was making a bit of a mountain out of a molehill for an issue I had, and even though I knew this, I was still stuck. She asked me questions about it, so I looked at my metaphor for the problem in a different light. She made me see that how I saw the problem was affecting my ability to do something about it."-- "Caroline Johnstone, author of An Introduction to the Magic of Journaling"
"Alison always hits the nail on the head when it comes to steering me in the right direction, whether personally or for a business issue. She is great to work with and a very positive person. I would recommend her whether you just need more clarity in your life or if you are looking for a whole new direction."-- "Brian Wood, owner of the Message Collective"
"It's too easy to get caught up in the content of a challenge we're facing. That is, 'she said this, and I said that', and before we know it all we've done is spent hours talking ourselves into justifying why we're stuck and why we can't do anything about it. With Alison as my guide, the use of landscapes as metaphors for issues I'm facing has allowed me to observe the situation afresh without the oughts, shoulds and can'ts getting in the way. By noticing a new path, turning a real or metaphorical corner, stepping out of a rut, or cutting down some imaginary trees, solutions have emerged. More importantly, action plans developed and steps taken in a new direction."-- "Sufiya Gillespie, coaching client"