COACHING

I am currently not taking any new clients. Please check back in the new year. Thank you!

As a teacher of mine says:

I am not here to help you, I am here to know you.

 

But I will also help you…

I believe coaching is about deep listening, profound understanding, and integrated processing. My coaching will help you see yourself better and understand what blocks your transformation. With my help, you will uncover and develop unseen possibilities. I will help you connect to your deepest longing and inspiration so you can make space for all of you.

I currently offer two different short–term coaching options. With each, you will be given a personal development plan designed for your specific growth and it will include practices, reflections, and resources that will require your time and effort. The number of sessions depends on the coaching option you choose.

I work by Skype, offer free 20–minute introductory consults, and provide payment plans. There are limited sliding–scale spots (for the Make Space for Inspiration program only).

One–on–One Coaching Programs

Make Space for Inspiration

Intake + Development Plan: $800

Before we meet, you will fill out a detailed intake form and take online tests that help me understand your coaching issue and how it relates to different areas of your life. I will carefully review this material.

Your first meeting is a 90—105 minute intake where I gather more information about you and your coaching issue. I will ask many questions based on your forms/tests to help me better understand the skills/competencies you’ll need to develop in order to successfully address your issue.

After the intake, I will take all the information gathered and identify purpose and outcomes for you as well as a structure for your self-coaching process.

I will present your detailed development plan to you in a 60 minute meeting where you can ask questions and dialogue about how to implement the plan. The plan is a program I will design specifically for you with practices, reflections, and resources. It is creative and holistic and it will give you a new way of approaching your coaching issue that allows for possibilities and promise. 

There is one 30 minute checkin call after 2 weeks and I am available for email support for one month.

Some people choose to continue with sessions to address their issue in more depth.

Make Space for Transformation

Intake + Development Plan + 3 Sessions: $1,500

 

Intake

Before we meet, you will fill out a detailed intake form and take online tests that help me understand your coaching issue and how it relates to different areas of your life. I will carefully review this material.

Your first meeting is a 90—105 minute intake where I gather more information about you and your coaching issue. I will ask many questions based on your forms/tests to help me better understand the skills/competencies you’ll need to develop in order to successfully address your issue.

Development Plan

Between the intake and the next meeting, I will take all the information and identify purpose and outcomes for you as well as a structure for our coaching process. 

At the second meeting I will present your development plan to you – this is a program I will design specifically for you. It is creative and holistic and it will give you a new way of approaching your coaching issue that allows for possibilities and promise. The plan will include self-reflections and practices that you will take on over the course of the coaching process.

Coaching Sessions (3 Sessions)

Subsequent meetings will be 45 minutes each and will allow us to check-in about your plan, identify and adjust for any breakdowns or challenges, and work through your progress.

I am available by email between meetings for questions.

Completion/Continuation

We will complete the coaching process with an assessment and plan for your continued development.

TEACHING

 
January 28, 2018
  • Reclaiming the Feminine in Our Practice

    Date: January 28, 2018January 28, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am4:00 pm

    Location: Brooklyn Zen Center, 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Description:

    Reconnecting to Our Bodies, Reconnecting to Nature:
    Reclaiming the Feminine in Our Practice
    with Laura O'Laughlin , Sebene Selassie

    Two daylongs (January 28 & February 4) for practitioners who identify or are identified as female.

    Audre Lorde described a deep knowing that touches into a “feminine plane” within each of us that she called the erotic. It is rooted in the senses and a has vital connection to the earth body and our individual and collective human bodies, regardless of gender. This way of knowing has been dismissed and even vilified in dominant culture, and women and gender nonconforming people in particular, have been devalued and oppressed for their connections to this wisdom.

    Join us for these two daylong at BZC where we will use silent and relational practices in stillness and in movement to explore the impact of patriarchy on our bodies, minds and hearts and what it means to reclaim the feminine in our practice and in our sanghas.

    Registration Opens Soon!

February 4, 2018
  • Reclaiming the Feminine in Our Practice

    Date: February 4, 2018February 4, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am4:00 pm

    Location: Brooklyn Zen Center, 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Description:

    Reconnecting to Our Bodies, Reconnecting to Nature:
    Reclaiming the Feminine in Our Practice
    with Laura O'Laughlin , Sebene Selassie

    Two daylongs (January 28 & February 4) for practitioners who identify or are identified as female.

    Audre Lorde described a deep knowing that touches into a “feminine plane” within each of us that she called the erotic. It is rooted in the senses and a has vital connection to the earth body and our individual and collective human bodies, regardless of gender. This way of knowing has been dismissed and even vilified in dominant culture, and women and gender nonconforming people in particular, have been devalued and oppressed for their connections to this wisdom.

    Join us for these two daylong at BZC where we will use silent and relational practices in stillness and in movement to explore the impact of patriarchy on our bodies, minds and hearts and what it means to reclaim the feminine in our practice and in our sanghas.

    Registration Opens Soon!

March 16, 2018
  • Savoring the Moment with Mindfulness

    Date: March 16, 2018March 18, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USA
    Description:

    Savor the Moment with Mindfulness
    with Barry Boyce, Mirabai Bush, Sebene Selassie, Malaika Tabors

    In this lively, interactive, and fun weekend, four mindfulness practitioners and teachers with decades of experience share a dozen techniques to help you savor each moment of the life you’re living right now—with all its ups and downs and challenges. Join us to:
    *Discover how mindful you already are
    *Explore situations and triggers that propel you out of the present
    *Bring more mindful movement into your life
    *Take time to love yourself and others
    *Laugh more often

    Register Now

June 9, 2018
  • Belonging, Connection & Nature: Coming Home Together

    Date: June 9, 2018June 14, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, Forest Rd 91B, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575, USA
    Description:

    ​Belonging, Connection, and Nature: Coming Home Together
    with Dara Williams, Erin Treat, Sebene Selassie, Solwazi Johnson

    This retreat emerged from the relationship between its teachers as a result of many years of being together in dharma practice, teaching, and spiritual friendship. And this retreat invites the participants into relationship — with themselves, each other, the land, and all beings everywhere without exception​ — ​awakening from the delusion of separation​. Through practice and inquiry​ we will explore belonging​,​ connection and​ ​nature to​ reveal ​what supports us​ in ​coming home to our hearts, coming home to interdependence. Grounded in​ ​foundational Dharma teachings, we​ ​will offer​ ​traditional sitting and walking​ ​instruction​ ​as well as daily opportunities​ ​to practice ​​in wild nature​ ​together. This is a silent retreat​ ​but​ ​we will also engage in inquiry and sharing through ​structured, guided relational practice​ ​as part of the context of the retreat.

      <a href="http://www.vallecitos.org/retreats/392/belonging-connection-and-nature-coming-home-together/">Register Now</a>

July 11, 2018
  • Buddha’s Teachings and Issues of Cultural Spiritual Bypassing

    Date: July 11, 2018July 15, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Barre Center For Buddhist Studies, 149 Lockwood Rd, Barre, MA 01005, USA
    Description:

    Sebene Selassie & Brian Lesage

    “Premature transcendence” or spiritual bypassing has been described by John Welwood as unskillfully using a spiritual practice to avoid addressing psychological wounds and unresolved personal issues. This is usually discussed only on the personal level, yet a spiritual practice can be used to avoid or “bypass” unresolved cultural issues as well — what we are calling cultural spiritual bypassing. This course will examine and find ways to address this common dynamic of bypassing unresolved cultural issues including racism, social injustice, and "identity politics." We’ll do this through gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a cultural being among other cultural beings which will include how cultural spiritual bypassing manifests both collectively and individually; especially within spiritual communities. This exploration will be situated in the context of how the Buddha of early Buddhism addressed cultural forms of oppression and in teachings on view, intention, ethics, and the five aggregates. We will come together in a multicultural community to create some understanding of how to expand our individual and collective compassion, community, and freedom. There will also be time for affinity groups where people of color and white people can explore and investigate their experiences of these issues in safety.

    Register Here

October 5, 2018
  • IMCW Fall Retreat

    Date: October 5, 2018October 12, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, 5425 Mt Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136, USA
    Description:

    IMCW Fall Retreat
    with Jonathan Faust, Ruth King, Pat Coffey, Sebene Selassie

    More Info Soon!

 

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