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DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHTS NO. 8: UNSCHOOL IS THE NEW SCHOOL
Places of sovereign learning, unschooling and homeschooling pop up everywhere. I saw them in Bali, Switzerland, in the UK and in India. In fact, I know they exist all over the world and the quest for recreation in educational fields rises every day…just like the sunlight after a winter solstice.Within my own family and through my work with Pocket Potentials, I am gifted to see several children
raising their own confident voice
being more calm and grounded
being able to concentrate on certain tasks longer
being able to define their own needs & interests
becoming more creative and innovative.
Here is one of my favorite examples of an unschooled homeschoool in Switzerland: https://lernort-erle.ch/
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHT NO 7: THE NEXT LEVEL
ocket Potentials is READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL https://www.facebook.com/werbeagentur.nextlevel. New website, new branding, new domain, new standing. And one of my favorite developments this year is my work with thenextlevel.ch. It’s not just that Helge Dilger is one of the most creative and unconventional graphic designers I know. It’s not just that he was the first graphic designer I met. Not only is Olivia Dilger the most optimistic organizational talent with the fastest mind I know. No, I can even call them family.
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHT NO 6: THE INTERVIEW…
…about solutions. With the German writer, philosopher & journalist Gunnar Kaiser in November.
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHTLIGHT NO 5: THE TECHNIQUES & ENERGETICS
Last year, I still traveled a lot to visit different trainings, institutions & families to receive & share valuable tools for transformation. I have so much fun seeing the children apply these powerful techniques independently and even help their classmates, friends and siblings with them. It’s just brilliant when Jennifer plays with her friend again, only one day after a coaching session about loneliness and quarrels with friends. How nice it is to experience when little Lena can completely dissolve feelings such as anger and envy in just 20 seconds with EMDR & bilateral stimulation of the brain hemispheres, as well as with EFT or dream journeying. All is based on the magix of neuroplasticity and the quests of emotions. The level of relaxation, giggles & play that follow are everything!How wonderful to give treatments to people using my own intuition, enmeshed with reprogramming techniques, kinesiology, reiki & different massage techniques. These moments of release, healing and shifts are immense.
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHT NO 4: THE COACHING PATH
Gratefully, I review my journey to become a qualified child and youth coach, a school potential coach and healing practitioner. Pocket Potentials supports you in the field of “Unschooling & Education” in finding alternative educational paths for your children that take place outside of commercial school lessons. In addition, in the area of “Coaching & Growth”, it opens up the opportunity to dig deeper and explore one’s own self with ease and integrative methods.My coachings for adults and children are based on neuropsychologically proven techniques such as Gestalt therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), NLP (positive language and change), the “attentioner”, core belief and timeline work as well as my own energetics based on kinesiology, TCM & bodywork. More and more, I reveal my own potentials from deep within to share them with all of you. Coaching means: “We go through it together!” Daniel Paasch
Photo: Family constellation/Inner Team constellation with Playmo
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHT NO 3: THE CHILDREN
Dear Pocket Potentials Kids,
you are masters of creation, play and innovation. You are an unschooling activist´s daily inspiration. Hey pockets, without you there would be no potential. M. Schott Peck says: “We can only define things that are smaller than ourselves.”Therefore, the true greatness of a child can be seen in the fact that you cannot define it, isn´t it?! As a certified children’s and youth coach, but first and foremost as a born D-e-b-o-r-a-h, one of my favorite things to do is to free our youngest from the hardships of everyday life, to step on the doors of their future and to show them who they really are: a gift of immeasurable value to this world.
Pocket Potentials X-Mas gift for the kids: the ultimate Dance, Magicians, dance! Playlist of 2021: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/21LEg1IMdYvilLqTOWIXMQ?si=hYtlE04AQXWAykgFFlw4lw&utm_source=copy-link&fbclid=IwAR0CNqEBh8buV-NgNAekQ621FzMBtalT39NE7cqDVo07DKYryVyvcjgH6AY&nd=1
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHT NO 2: THE PARENTS
Dear Pocket Potentials Moms & Dads,
1) At the beginning of 2020, you resisted conventional homeschooling. You wanted more than the reproduction of school at the kitchen table!
2) You inspired me to write individualized manuals on unschooling.
3) You asked me for advice on issues of parenting & education and I maintained my enthusiasm for parent counselling. Furthermore, I brought a worldwide team of professionals on board to provide consultations as individualized as possible.
4) Then you asked me to start with interactive classes online. I was skeptical and even surprised by the intimate relationship level we were able to develop online. These profound relationships are now the highest of our goals to achieve on a daily basis.
5) Inspired by your individual stories, I have called in a vibrant and professional team.
6) My trainings, experiences and passions for coaching and various healing practices also enrich the pedagogical work with children, parents and people today. The valuable coaching tools to unblock difficulties in terms of learning and thriving are shared within the team meetings. Thus, the entire team supports your children with the help of standardized coaching procedures within the classes.
7) Many of you parents are now part of the Pocket Potentials network, where they can share experiences and passions with others.
8) Several new shared project ideas between you and me are in the pipeline and ready to be birthed in 2022.
All of you are “so new paradigm”. Cheers, I can´t wait to “incarnate even deeper” into our collaborations in the coming years. Deborah
Photo: Exmouth, Devon. Connecting with two of my favorite parents in the world who got in touch about education programs and became real life mates.
DEBORAH´S POCKET POTENTIALS HIGHLIGHT NO 1: THE TEAM
Dear Team,unschooling approaches & innovative education is why we found each other here, coming together with several gifts and different perspectives, gathered in various places on the plane.The weekly feedbacks from our collaborating families about our work with the children in one-to-one settings are moving. It encourages me to push forward making your various resources available out there with interactive classes, multiprofessional consultations & integrative coachings.I question the use of devises and online worlds daily, especially for our children. But hearing their feedback shows: We use them for the very best. The children are keen to choose their tutors and contents and love to exchange with you as their friends from different and exciting countries! You school differently. You do it with much heart, laughter and wisdom. You treat our children lovingly and respectfully. The children feel it & ask for more. THANK YOU.
Winter Solstice Gratitude Gifts: Deborah´s Pocket Potential´s Highlights
Winter Solstice! The ultimate kick-off. De-light-ful.. We are beacons. Every single one of us within the team, every one of those parents and partners I work with. Together with my team, I gratefully look back on the past year. From today until the end of the year I will post one of my absolute Pocket Potential highlights every day. 11 of them.
1 THANK YOU for wanting more and being brave.
2 THANK YOU for wanting to live your life according to your own rules.
3 THANK YOU for finding solutions.
4 THANK YOU for connecting and reaching out to others.
5 THANK YOU for being willing to question & “unschool” your own learned conceptions (& hindering misconceptions about yourself).
6 THANK YOU for encouraging others to do the same
.7 THANK YOU for helping young generations onto an illuminating path and doing everything you can to prevent them from the unpredictable long-term psychological consequences of a challenging time.
8 THANK YOU for experimenting with new concepts of community building where ever you are.
9 THANK YOU for being open to new, innovative economic structures.
10 THANK YOU that bureaucracy can’t stop you.
11 THANK YOU for knowing: WE GONNA MAKE IT!
Graphic: Léo aka Snowey (Pocket Potentials student)
Friendship with our fears (Coaching & Growth)
Anyone who has read Pema Chödrön knows how liberating it can be to face your greatest fears. And to recognize the illusion in it. I enjoyed reading Pema and yes, got to know many fears personally and then laughed a lot with them. And I don’t write this because it just sounds good. I mean the full program: the fear of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, the fear of loving the wrong person, the fear of not being able to love anymore, the fear of hurting the people I love the most. Hence the fear of making my very own choices, without the prospect of financial security or sustainable support in relationship structures. The fear of wanting to sabotage my own happiness out of defiance and subconscious patterns whenever it came close. In recent years, I have often been on the sidelines, without a way back. Challenged by the storm, either to let go and fall or to jump far. Both often felt like an act of the impossible. The fear of the fear. My head knew, “Maybe we’ll never arrive in life,” but my heart was just tired.
This experience of being on the sidelines and really not knowing what’s next may come back from time to time, I know that now. It´s a vibrant spiral of healing. Recognizing the “bottomlessness of life,” as Pema Chödrön would put it. Life is bottomless in its essence, no matter how many insurances or safeguards we decorate it with. And all formal attempts to make it a little more comfortable have their justification. One of my favorite people said, “Bureaucracy helps us to incarnate even deeper into life” (Harald Pfeffer-Cordes) and helped me to gain new perspectives and open new ways in the bottomlessness. And with increasing training, we become more flexible, optimistic and courageous. With increasing flexibility, we learn more and more that life does not happen to us and no, it is not made by us. Perhaps it is more about the fact that it is lived through us, that we are one with it.
I am a master in making my wishes come true. Today, I am so proud of that. And often, it meant to make friendship with my fears.
Sometimes we need to feel trapped to get creative. To wake up and look for doors. Kicking them doors open like the blonde on Kill Bill. And if we can’t find them in the outside world, I’m convinced, then it’s time to get the moving boxes out of the way in our inner world and clear the walls. Finally clearing the heart for love, which is always a good counselor: “What would love do?” (Oliver Jenkin). And if there is still no door to be seen, just hit one in the wall yourself.
One door could be to get in touch with me. I know what it’s like to get the right support in moments when everything feels wrong. In the shape of human relationship. And nothing has ever been more salutary than that. In my coaching sessions, there is nothing I´d rather do than support you in finding your doors and pushing you to open them, to bring in a bright smile, giggles, light.
Always rejected: Aggression
So, I am sitting in this Kriya Yoga session, next to that person who is sharing, that he felt lots of aggression coming up doing the practice…asking if this is natural.
My own practice made me feel buzzed, creative and courageous about an action to take within the worldwide narrative and my mind has taken me wondering why I don´t know many many men who would be brave enough to do the same.
We exchanged about different phases of grief and I was telling him about this book that I read years ago: “Aggression” by Jesper Juul. In here, he speaks about the hidden beauty of aggression…which basically is pure life force. Drive for living, thriving and surviving. It´s only the programming that makes people linking it up with violence. Thinking in extremes.
People hide their emotions (connoted with the feminine) “to be okay”…which causes violence towards others…
Or the self. They hide their aggression (male concept) because they fear the outcome.
It´s not our fault.
It´s perhaps our responsibility to take back responsibility, though.
Because both qualities have so much potential for creativity, productivity and growth.
I see all that as my job…
Encouraging young people to integrate their female and their male parts early.
Connecting to the need for surrender and vulnerability as a save space for emotions. And setting up their freedom for courage, force and action.
About trees, humans and communities
In the first chapter of the book THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES by Peter Wohlleben, we can already learn a lot about community:
Trees need each other´s support to create a climate that helps them living and striving.
Alone, they couldn´t create that climate.
Therefore, they nourish all other trees who need help, regardless of their species.
But there seems to be a difference in the membership. It´s not about classes in society, though.
It´s the level of connection and affection that decides about the amount of help the community will provide.
Affection is caused by consideration of the others when a tree grows: if they give space to the other one´s branches and don´t enter their light territory, this will be rewarded.
When they allow each other their space, they are often so entangled in their roots, so deeply connected, that they die together.
Planted forests as most of the coniferous forests in Europe though, behave like street kids: As their roots are already irreparably damaged when they are planted, they have difficulties to connect. They suffer from loneliness and die early: already after 100 years.
Some of you have chosen a new path. Some of you are on their ways. Some have arrived and settle, root down now.
What is your focus in the minute?
What are your visions?
What is missing?
What do you need in your core?
What solutions have you already found?
Who is your favorite person around you? And why?
How would you complete this question: “Wouldn´t it be nice, if…?”
I wish you a good talk to yourself.
And I am glad about any of your feedback about your brooding. It will enrichen my and our investments in future friendships, teams and communities.
Be your gifts
(I am my fire 😉)
In “these times”…
I experience that
Not only adults but also children wonder where the right place is
Because it´s “transition-times”.
Time of transition. Of “being”
So much more than “heading towards…”
Sometimes, being a “teacher” means to simply “be” in the space with the “student”.
Allowing vulnerability to create friendships and an overcoming of programmed hierarchies.
An invitation to be present and claim presence.
Creating memories together that are timeless
And come to life
When “these times” of transition are over
And there is knowing about our role in the present.
With Pocket Potentials we look into each other´s eyes and see potentials for these and other times.
Unwrapping the gifts with laughter.
We all bring them.
Quantumplations by Adam S.
Perhaps the irony and humor of being human and alive on this planet in these times is exactly so many experiences are residing in humanity.
Anger. rage, hatred, indifference, greed, mass suffering, induced poverty, manipulation and deception are being experienced,
just as some are experiencing states of love, joy, creative expression, purpose and spiritual awakening and embodiment.
My question for all humans is if you knew the powers the run the world plan almost total destruction of human liberty and values as we have known it, would you do something about it?
I ask as I was reading over the following report from a recent World Economic Forum and feel its high time the people’s of the world coalesce and stand up for our sacred humanity.I for one will never accept living in this proposed future society where privacy and personal rights have been stripped from all world citizens.Have a read of this info and come to your own senses on what’s being planned behind closed doors for us all, unless we choose to stand up and change the course of history together.
A very big THANK YOU to Sol Energies Oliver & Bex Jenkin for enriching my creativity in order to provide guidance to unschooling families. Here, we speak on Facebook Live. Unschooling is a dance, it´s full of fun, deconstruction & challenges and the best way to manage change is to improvise … and connect!
Keep moving – Be Solstice.
As they say
I can´t save the world
Today I danced in bliss
at one of my favorite spots in the world
for those who are locked in houses, tiny rooms and sweaty shacks
all over the plane since march or longer or since weeks
For those in fear of a virus, of a mutation, of exosomes, of 5Gimensional madness on roofs, of governments, of UN-Agendas 21, of AI dystopia, extorted things called health, of modern centralized warfare against humans, for those in fear of connection. For those in fear of opening eyes to see and ears to hear. For those who feel cut off from tribe and origin.
Considering that good and evil are same same but different, “because as soon as developments go to extremes, the end of a phase has been reached
and the pendulum will usually swing in the other direction and approach stability again”.
My big brother Lao Zu and my sister Dion Fortune said so.
Humans are light put into form.
Believe it or not.
A very good article of an overwhelmed mother … trying to implement “school life” into “family life”. Many parents feel desperate after the first weeks of Homeschooling. That has reasons. The big key is to let go of all known education concepts – and create your very own. Contact me for a Free Consultation and further information.
Igniting Symbols, Igniting Potentials
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