Walking In Your Shoes®
About What We Do
“Don’t judge someone until you have walked a mile in his/her moccasins.”
In the 2 sections below I give a brief explanation of WIYS and how a Walk is generally done. Keep in mind though that there are many variations and the work is (still) very much evolving. Walk for yourself and see!
The Approach In General
This way of working is sometimes called ‘phenomenological’, as we look at and work with what arises in the very moment, rather than engaging with stories or believes and analyzing past experiences.
WIYS can help us with:
- Healing of personal wounds
- A better understanding of – sometimes pressing – issues in our lives
- Exploring areas in our lives which have been hidden, sometimes for a long time
- Tapping into our potentials and creative re-/sources
- Facilitate communication in family and society
- Giving a voice to beings not having their own or a ‘voice’ we can’t understand
- Experiencing a deeper empathy with all beings and the world around us
- and many more
As a result of this work, we are often able to approach life in a more fresh and open way.
The Actual Walk
Is it always someone else walking for me?
No. Whenever suitable you’d do the walk yourself. As the facilitator I will help you to determine what serves you best.
Can I (or someone) walk my pet or some other animal?
Absolutely. WIYS is a wonderful way to better understand other beings and ‘giving them a voice’.
How long are walks?
Sometimes as short as 5 minutes. Typically not longer than about half an hour.
What can be walked?
Yourself, your spouse / boss / neighbor / …, a person of public interest, an archetype, a fictional character, parts of your body, your blind-spot / calling / inner child / longing / next step / …, projects, political systems, countries and the list continues.
Is there something not to be walked?
A walk is a felt, energetic experience in the body. If you’d like an answer to the question “How much money should I invest in this company?”, a walk will not give you a number X and satisfy your mind. There are ways though to still explore the subject with WIYS. I’d refuse to facilitate any kind of walk with the sole intention of ‘spying’ one someone. The intention for a walk needs to come from the heart.
Any other questions?
Just go to contact and shoot if off.