Week 2

Week 2

Homework assignments are provided for your benefit and for the benefit of your future clients. The assignments are designed to deepen your understanding, cement key concepts, and help you experience and practice the techniques you will eventually use with clients. Homework is not collected or graded, but is still vitally important to your success in Dragontree Life Coaching. It is mandatory.

We implore you not to short-change yourself, your success, or those who come to you for help, by skipping or superficially completing these assignments simply because no one will be checking your work. 

Lesson 1

Go through these ideas about the fundamental nature and drives of humans and ask yourself if any of them feel challenging to you. Are you able to sit with them, try them out, even if it’s uncomfortable? Answer these questions:

1. What do you feel is the potential value of helping a client to integrate their shadow?

2. How do you feel about the idea that no one is broken? Where do you find yourself unable to accept this idea? What do you think might shift if you really believed that no one is broken?

Lesson 2

1. Answer this question: Consider the role of confusion in your own life. What is one area where confusion has obscured your understanding, virtue, and truth?

2. Choose someone in your daily life or find a person in a news article whom you believe to be operating from a confused perspective. List the virtues you can also perceive in them. Push yourself to notice at least five. Does this change the way you feel about them? Does it change the way you feel about how you hold others?

Lesson 3

Spend a day (or more) paying attention to your ego. Notice the ways it tries to dominate your awareness, notice the habit of giving yourself over to its leadership, and notice the part of you that’s doing the noticing – the consciousness that stays the same and witnesses your life, regardless of what the ego does.

Lesson 4

Think of someone you know who has been experiencing longstanding resentment or is otherwise living from a perspective that life has been unfair to them. How would you approach this person to help them to forgive? Write an imaginary conversation, including their objections and your strategic responses to help convince them of the relief or freedom they might experience instead of their current suffering.

 

1 Lesson 1: I promise that I have completed the homework as assigned, for the benefit of myself, my future clients, and the collective.
2 Lesson 2: I promise that I have completed the homework as assigned, for the benefit of myself, my future clients, and the collective.
3 Lesson 3: I promise that I have completed the homework as assigned, for the benefit of myself, my future clients, and the collective.
4 Lesson 4: I promise that I have completed the homework as assigned, for the benefit of myself, my future clients, and the collective.