Living an Off-Trail Life

Do you live your life on-trail, or off-trail? Trails, roads, and paths make it easier to get from place to place, but only if you want to limit the places you go to the places the trail goes. To gain access to the rest of the world, however, you need to step off the trail, to strike out on your own, to explore.

Trails exist not just in the physical world, but in our minds and in our relationships as well. How have you learned to limit your very thoughts and ways of relating to the paths that were laid out for you before you got here? Do you know how to look around and see the unexplored areas of your internal and relational landscapes? What would it mean for you to step off the trail?

Come join us tonight, September 6th, in San Francisco, for a free evening introduction to Interchange, our year-long counseling and coaching training. Intro evenings are a chance to meet Steve, meet other prospective students and graduates, get a massive download of information about what we cover over the course of our year together, and an experiential taste of how it all works!

About the Author

Steve Bearman, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He founded Interchange Counseling Institute in 2002 and is the lead teacher of Interchange's San Francisco-based year-long counseling and coaching training. When he's not counseling people, leading workshops, and advocating for social justice, Steve climbs mountains, adventures in the urban wilderness, explores the edges and limits of what's possible, deconstructs everything, and finds new ways to put it all back together.