How did Interchange change you?
I came to Interchange knowing that I wanted to build my skills as a counselor so I could make a greater impact in this world. I had invested in years of personal development with various practitioners, had participated in men’s work and meditation practices and wanted to hone my skills so I could give back.
From day one, I was “all in”. It wasn’t always comfortable, in fact it got down right messy at times, but I learned so much about myself and grew immensely from the entire experience. I became more attuned to my experience and the experience of others, and learned to trust my impulses. I was accepted for my humanity, and grew in my compassion for the struggle of others. I gained further understanding and acceptance for parts of myself which I had shame around, but I also received tough feedback on my unconscious behavior.
Looking back, I feel that my desire to live a full and engaged life has increased. I’ve developed a greater sense of courage, knowing that I have the capacity to experience more, while also being able to cultivate the resources to support my growth.
I’m more up front and authentic with people, and I don’t hold back.…Read More