Most commonly asked questions about Crystal Caillech Holistic Creative Coach program & packages. Learn more about whats on offer and where I am coming from. Please browse the text below to find the answers you are after. If there is anything else please get in touch with us.
How did I get where I am today, what have been my defining moments as a person?
Lets put the long one first....being just a small town girl from a small village community in rural Ireland was never going to be enough for me. I had too much of everything. Too much creativity, too much drive, too much heart & too many passionate ideas, coupled with a massive craving for adventure.
I began my educational training in journalism, which brought me into a darkroom for the first time. From here, I progressed to completing an audiovisual media degree which developed to an internship in the worlds most legendary photographic agency in New York. This opened a whole new world of creativity, inspiration & passion for me.
I swiftly began to realize the genuine difference between a photographer and an artist that probably I was the latter. This came as a bit of a surprise to me as I began to abandon my press and documentary training. In 2007 I held my first photographic exhibition, which inspired me to return to study in a Masters program in digital art some years later. From here I continued with further training in digital editing, traditional performance, art production & a whole host of other small courses. I was a perpetual student addicted to learning.
Accepting myself & being recognized locally as an artist who often worked within a community context did great things for my confidence. I often worked with people who had not worked creatively at all before. I was employed by my regional newspaper as a photographer, guest lectured in a university in digital media, trained teenagers to produce digital short films, and worked with my own photographic projects. Those were busy and diverse times. After a while though feeling unsatisfied by what Ireland could offer me I packed up my life never to return on an overland adventure through, Greece, Turkey, Georgia and what was supposed to continue all the way to India. Of course, though life had other plans.
On this journey, I began to undergo a vast awakening in my life, as all that had lead me to that point needed to be expressed, to be released and need to be acknowledged. I had been continually on the move in my life never settling anywhere long enough to really feel all that was going on inside of me. And it was a lot. It manifested itself as an extreme soreness and stiffness in my body, which eventually lead to having substantial difficulties with my mobility. My body, despite my stubborn mind, literally brought me to a halt.
Eventually, it became unmanageable I sought medical attention while in a large city we were passing through. After getting a scan done, the doctor informed me that I would likely have to have surgery to fix the problem. This sent me into a meltdown as I returned to my hostel room and imagined all my lifelong dreams disappearing into dust. I felt as if everything I had been working towards had in an instant been snuffed out. I thought that I had failed. I had no choice left but to return home.
It took some months to settle back in. I was in quite a lot of pain. I spent most of my time at appointments with various doctors & therapists. Thankfully I soon realized that surgery was not necessary after all. I became so very aware that what was causing these extreme symptoms in my body were psychological and emotional issues. These where problems which I was still carrying from my childhood, but of course, I had forgotten and suppressed all of that.
Many, many teachers found their way by my side as my circle of friends and support changed to new people. I found myself surrounded and supported by a homeopath, numerous energy workers, Amatsu body workers, and other expressive creatives. I learned from my own experiences very quickly. The problems which had manifested inside of my physical form had been embedded there by me so many years before.
Over the years since I have become acutely aware of how sensitive my body is to my emotions. I am always surprised to see how easily we can successfully bury things inside of our forms, which we do not want to experience in the present moment. A sweeping under the carpet if you will, and what happens with a sweeping under the rug, of course, your right! You eventually trip right over it, and that's precisely what I did, only it took me quite a long time for me to recover from it.
Everything in my life began to change, my relationship broke down, and I was relying on my family in a completely new way. I could no longer push my feelings deep into my form, there was simply no room left. I had to learn how to feel them and express them in a new manner. And this is when I returned again to my creativity in quite a new light. I started new creative projects, where I began intuitively painting out any emotions which I had in one sitting. I also started working more with a performative aspect of my creativity.
What I had now come to realize was that in my past, I had been using my creativity as a means of escapism and survival, a distraction from existing in my real world. But what I really should have been using it for was a release mechanism for much of what was going on inside of me. I was beginning to realize that by engaging in the very act of creativity itself, I released old wounds, tensions, and issues. I was also beginning to communicate with aspects of my self to which I had never listened to before. This was a huge breakthrough and saw my creative practice shift from documenting the outer world of people, places, and things to engaging in an inner dialogue, tapping and expressing my unconscious.
This period of accelerated learning lasted for three years. I was finding my feet and rediscovering who I was. I was learning about how easy it was for me to be emotionally affected by other people. I finally understood that I am highly sensitive, who was afraid to feel. Instead, I was hiding the feeling in my physical body as I found it all so overwhelming. It was during these years that I also trained with crystals and natural gems in Scotland and attended some sound healing workshops in Ireland. I learned how to use my sensitivities to explore working within peoples energetic structures releasing and tuning in to what was hiding in them. My training has since continued with flower essences, subtle body energy work. It has thought me many things, and I have, in recent years, experienced many confirmations that I have been walking the path of the wounded healer or shaman.
Most recently, I have lived in Iceland for over three years. Where I found my independence again and learned to stand more fully in my expressive nature. Here I very strongly began to merge my creative and holistic practices together into what they have become today. Iceland brought me on many a merry dance from sailing through giant icebergs in Greenland to standing deep down inside of the earth, to witnessing a volcanic eruption from the air. It has strengthened me by leading me to face the challenges which must be met when choosing to move to a country where you know no one.
Iceland can be called the reawakening of my passionate, creative, potential. It has also been an exploding open of my abilities to work with many others within my energetic healing practice. Within two months of being in Iceland, I had found my way to a gathering in the park literally outside my house and been invited to work within a group of healers who met 3-4 times a year in different parts of the country for weekend events. I have found and still have my spiritual home within this land of Ice and fire. For a time, I had also found my creative home there where I was a member of up and coming gallery space within Reykjavik and had the fantastic opportunity to present a TED X talk on Re-thinking Creativity. I continued to share many exhibitions within the Icelandic art scene and am currently a member of FISL the Icelandic Association of Contemporary Photographers.
In late 2018 it was again time to move on as I returned to a more grounded environment held rooted by the trees, which is the reason why I write to you from Sweden today. From here, my work continues, and my practice working within creativity, within spirituality within myself and with others continues to evolve.
How am I different from other creative coaches? I bring to you renewed awareness of the possibility & inspiration you can find held within your perceived limitations in life. The potential for you to choose where you would like to delve deeper inside of yourself & the inspiration for you to imagine, discover & create the pathways you can wander to get there. I support by gently pushing you out of your comfort zone to have real experiences that deeply connect you to work with your unconscious self.
With over ten years working as a professional creative & a lifetime of experience using my creativity toolbox as a means to navigate my own life, I support you from a unique position. I have learned to be able to identify fears & struggles which we collectively encounter on our personal journeys. I work from heart, offering you a safe space to remove your mask, share your deep thoughts, insights & vulnerabilities. Be safe in the knowledge that you will be cared for from a place of deep respect for the bravery you have shown by choosing to walk your inner path.
Who are my clients exactly? I work with all sort of people, and I suspect if your reading this now you are probably one of those types, or else you wouldn't be here right! Generally, I work with middle-aged women and sometimes also men (so don't be shy). Often you will have experienced a rich and colorful life history which has brought you much in the way of self-development, this is why you have found yourself here. You are the courageous people, those who may have been through trauma and faced your demons. You have journeyed far and come out the other side still standing stronger and often wiser for the bravery you have shown in your experience of life.
You are people who have integrated these lessons from your lives. You see them now from a place of positivity, recognizing them as the building blocks that needed to be laid for you to fully realize yourself. You find yourself currently existing outside of the box and craving more connection, fulfillment, inspiration, creativity & challenge in your self-development.
You could be summed up as self-aware, mature individuals who recognize that you now need to act and prioritize yourself. You need to allow yourself to experience something new to reconnect with your unconscious needs and desires once more. You are ready to deep dive inside yourself to learn to express the rest of you which is waiting for you there.
Every client of mine is unique, and every journey they travel with me, individual. By keeping our communication clear and often, it will not take us long to figure out the most appropriate path for you. It brings me so much to joy to experience so many different styles of you. This challenges me to hone my skills to help you move towards becoming more of you in your everyday life. I see all of you as individual works of art, with endless possibilities to continually evolve. You can take on your own shape and flow, deciding yourselves what you wish to become and allowing me to help you shape that into reality. And those my friends are the most rewarding works of art to be able to co-create with.
What kind of personalities do I work best with and what do I expect from them? It tends to happen that I work with emotionally and psychologically mature people who have experienced their fair share (and usually more) of trauma, painful or colorful experiences in their life so far. You are people who have learned and grown deep in yourselves as a result of experiencing the fullness of your life experience.
Expect to take our journey together seriously, to take conscious action based upon activities & dialogues which we share. Most importantly tune in, listen & honor the needs of your body mind & spirit. Crystal Caillech brings you inspiration, guidance & support for exploration, transformation & transmutation of the self. Your role is to move fearlessly forward into the unknown realms of yourself to discover new aspects while moving towards your current authentic expression.
For what types of people are my programs not going to work ? Not everyone is a good match for working with me. Previous experience has taught me, its best to be selective with my clients. I will not take you on as a client unless I feel we are a good fit for each other.
If you are in the process of navigating through a trauma or a particularly heavy period in your life, then this might not yet be the right time to work together. Working with you at this time in your life may just cause further confusion. When you feel you have come to terms with your experience, we can see how we match at that point. I have your best interest at heart and will not lead you anywhere where I think it is not safe for you to be.
My programs are not for the faint-hearted. If you are in a victim mentality where everything that goes wrong in your life is someone else's problem, this is not the place for you. If you are someone who likes to place blame, not take responsibility for yourself & your own happiness, you will also not find any solutions here.
What exactly is holistic creative coaching and what does it include? Holistic creative coaching is a merging of the real and intuitive experiences of life. Through coaching you in this manner, I will guide you to creatively connect in with your unconscious and express what it desires to share with you and your outer world. You will learn to reconnect to yourself on a deep level, listening to the aspects of self which you may have, up until this time been ignoring or suppressing.
In some of the programs I offer here, we will have one to one coaching sessions where you will presence what is coming up for you at this time. Post-session I will then send you some holistic creative activities to practice until we next speak. These activities are those which I feel will benefit your current level of awareness, helping you to gently push yourself outside of your comfort zone, supporting your inner growth and development.
These activities and practices can take many forms, from free movement practices in nature, intuitive painting exercises, meditative practices, grounding exercises, cleansing rituals, mandala making, intention setting, and energetic release practices. You will be provided the basic guidelines on how to take part in each activity, but integrating the guidance and then completing the exercise on your own is the most effective and rewarding way of working with them.
My aim with this style of holistic creative coaching is to open you up to all the possibilities which you have available to you in your everyday existence. To help you to show up in your full power and your most authentic expression of self.
Does this really work? Yes, it really does, tapping into yourself more profoundly & creatively exploring your inner self can only lead you forward, leading you to shifts & transformations in your inner/outer realms of existence.
What results can you expect? Obviously results you can expect, differ from person to person depending on your choice of program & level of engagement during our time together. Trust that your process is exactly in alignment with achieving what you most need right now. Below is a nonexhaustive list of some of the many results experienced by previous clients. You should be prepared though that sometimes the transformations may be challenging or difficult for you to move through as old patterns surface for release.
Expect to : Process & release outstanding issues through powerful clearing while gaining greater clarity Shift your energetic field, charge your energy & feel more refreshed & able for daily life Deepen your experience of spirituality and connection to your bodily experience Accept yourself and situation, bringing focus to experiencing the present moment Explore your inner landscape, becoming inspired & motivated by it Relate to your environment vibrantly and beautifully, experiencing the ethereal Take inspired action from a sense of deeper awareness in yourself Discover hidden aspects of your personality, having monumental shifts in how you view your life Journey the inner path of healing, communicating with the soul through growth and creativity Open your eyes to possibility within limitation, recognizing and implementing new ways of expressing Become more relaxed & calm as you release the tensions held within your mind, body & spirit Find new vision, gaining insight and understanding of how to express your spiritual self Feel more creative, confident and willing to try new experiences without submission to fear Experience more safety, security, comfort & connection, be more comfortable just being you Feel more complete, whole, content and at peace, being more aligned to your authentic self
Can you contact some former clients to see what it is like to work with me? Yes, I encourage you to do so, please head on over to the testimonials page and have a read about what other clients of mine have experienced. See which ones you feel drawn too as there may be people there who were trying to achieve exactly what you would like also. Feel free to reach out to them to talk with them in more detail. (I am currently still working on this page, please reach out to me directly, and I can connect you to some people)
How quickly can you expect results? Depending on which program you choose, people often start to notice changes quite rapidly. Generally, you begin to generate more time and space in your life to devote to you and your self-development. This leads to a shift in how you think about yourself and how you spend your time. This is a significant development, which lays the foundations for the rest of our work together. The results increase in intensity, the more in-depth we work together shifting your perspective in a more supported environment. Most importantly, though we must never think that our self-development has reached its conclusion as we are in a lifelong process of emotional learning and growth.
How can you guarantee yourself that you will get the most from working with me? Obviously, what results you can expect, differ from person to person depending on your current situation & your engagement with the material, exercises, and our time together. As a rule, the deeper you allow yourself to dive inwards, the deeper you will connect with yourself and the more benefits you will receive from working together. The more committed you are to show up for yourself, the more you will benefit. I do not do the work for you, as this is your journey. I just provide a supportive container and gentle nudges as you travel closer to your self.
Will you recover the investment you make into working with me? You may just find your stumble upon the best idea you have ever had in your life during our work together, or you may not. You may end up with a plan to produce some revolutionary content, product, or revelation, or you may not. But that is not the point anyway.
Opening and tuning into our unconscious self and latent creative abilities can change many things if not everything in your life if you are ready to embrace the changes. You will shift your perspective and change how you see and navigate in your world so much so that you may even change the very world you live in. As we change the way we look at life, our whole life begins to change. This can be a slower or faster process depending on your personality, as everyone has a different pace.
You will benefit from marked changes in your everyday life and thinking, which leads to lasting changes in your expression and understanding of self. Tapping and working with spirituality & creativity is an unleashing and an opening up of the endless possibilities available only to you where before there were only obstacles. How much you will let your imagination out, allowing it to materialize into your reality, is a choice that is always down to you.
Working within yourself is never easy but always worth it when you find the right people to work with you. It is still an investment, an investment of your time, your money, and your most committed self. Make no mistake you will be investing in your experience of the quality of life, for your dreams, your passion and for your full expression of self, after which you will be changed in a way where there is no turning back. And if some part of that voyage happens to with me, then I am honored to be able to assist you.
What are your options for getting started with me, you would like to work with me? This really makes me so happy to know that I can be of service to you. I am so looking forward to speaking with you in more detail and getting to know you better. And congratulations to you for committing to yourself. Let us keep that momentum going, shall we?
For now, I offer 2 different types of packages.
In Transmutation, we deep dive as you journey with me in person in Sweden in your full day VIP immersion. If you are looking for inner alchemy, then this is it.
Your VIP immersion begins with a lengthy online call as we establish your intentions & set your goals for our time together. On a scheduled day of our choosing, you will arrive to me in Sweden for a full day of energy and creative release processes. We will work within your energetic structure with crystals, flower essences, sound healing, drumming, and a creative workshop of your choice. Please note: Flights & accommodation are not included.
We shape our time to connect you with your unconscious as we creatively nurture the full embodiment of your life experience thus far. I will be your personal guide as you rediscover your inner alchemist & gain insight, clarity & inspiration for expressing all that you have to give.
In Awakening, you find an 8 week entirely crafted DIY experience of self. If you feel called towards your inner work but are experiencing some lingering fears & limiting beliefs, this is the place for you to safely begin your exploration.
Through a series of weekly emails, you will deep dive on your own guided & supported by a variety of video, documentation, practices, sound journeys & holistic creative activities. By working your way through these materials, you will deepen your connection with yourself.
By committing to the program, you will gain insight, clarity & inspiration for recognizing & expressing yourself. You will grow in confidence, becoming more grounded and embedded in your experience of life. Here find the perfect place to gently & safely step further into your inner experience. Becoming more comfortable now will allow you to take much deeper steps later.
You know which program you want, so how do we get started? "What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else." Joseph Campbell
That's fantastic news, I am so excited for us to journey together. Let us start our work with a call to discuss any outstanding issues or questions which you may have. If you are already scheduled for one that's great, but if not please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get you booked in. Then after our call, I will forward you on all the details you will need to get started right away.
How can you work with me at a low cost to see if working together is the right solution for you? Sure this is not a problem at all, a foundation of mutual trust is what our relationship should be built on. An effortless way for you to learn more about what I can offer you is to subscribe to my community. Here you will learn more about me and previous projects that I have worked on. It will give you a better understanding of who I am and what I can bring to you and your further exploration of your inner self and most importantly if I am the right person to work with you now.
You are also welcome to download the Free Guide Taking Your Life back From Lack. These are 7 life codes for living a more authentic expression of self. These are a collection of recent writings on some of the topics mentioned above.
I also appear as a guest speaker at live or online events and offer holistic creative workshops at festivals. If you have an event that you know about or are involved with organizing, why not invite me to pop along so you can take advantage, see me in action and even meet me in person. Contact me to talk about this option further.
You are ready to do this for yourself, but you have some additional questions can you call me? Great sounds like you are serious about your own further development and that's just what I love to hear. Absolutely you can talk with me further if you have any more questions feel free to email at email@example.com and I'll be happy to answer everything for you.
Alternatively, we can schedule a call and talk about any outstanding questions you may have about working together. That way, we can assure you that we find precisely the right program for where you are at right now on your inner journey.
I really can't wait to share in your journey and am deeply honored to be able to walk alongside you for this next chapter of your life learning. Let us begin, shall we!
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