Transforming core beliefs: spatial map

Core beliefs can be changed. I’ve done it myself and I’ve seen it happen several dozen times now. And it doesn’t have to take 15 years on a psychiatrist’s couch! One hour is enough if you’re ready for a shift and have a good coach who understands this kind of work. Here is the process I use in the form of a spatial map which can be laid out on the floor (start at the bottom). I share it here mainly for the curiosity of my trainer colleagues and therapists working in associated fields; it’s not really a DIY process, because of the very nature of Core Beliefs as filters of our reality, and the Guidelines for facilitators include technical terms and pre-suppose considerable experience with NVC. If there’s no workshop currently announced for you to experience it, please get in touch and we can arrange one – I also offer ‘train the trainer’ workshops.

Guidelines for the coach or facilitator: page 1, page 2.

Go here to see feedback from previous Core Beliefs workshops.

map alone presented by GT


With grateful acknowledgments for inspiration from Byron Katie, Desmond NcNeill-Moss, Yan-Christoph Pelz, Irmtraud Kauschat, Nicole Leipert-Knaup, Kirsten Kristensen, Bridget Belgrave and Gina Lawrence.