In conclusion, through this research on intuition it was discovered that intuition is a very powerful muscle which everyone has but which many people forget to use or do not trust. This is because intuition is often seen as being wrong or unreliable, and when interpreting intuition people can be influenced by assumptions, bias or emotions which could affect their ability to make a good decision. However, there is plenty of evidence to show that using intuition and developing it as a skill leads to a more healthy and fulfilling life because it promotes a state of calm and peace, and intuitive decisions are usually right and can lead most directly to living a life according to ones life purpose. When intuition is working well life can take on a magical quality, where everything seems easier and life is more rewarding. In coaching intuition is always used to some degree – whether consciously used to process information the coach already has or unconsciously to tap into information which comes from the environment and other people. Using intuition in coaching can lead to powerful insights and drive the process forward but coaches should develop their intuitive skills to ensure they are using it well and not being influenced by personal bias. The Coactive coaching model promotes the use of intuition both by the coach and the coachee. Coaches who develop their intuitive skills can introduce this practice to clients to help them to make more empowering decisions and live more intuitive, balanced and happy lives. Intuition is definitely an area which deserves more exploration and development so that access to the knowledge of how to flex this amazing muscle is available to more people worldwide. The results could be wonderful improvements in the quality of life everywhere.
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Intuition Survey Questions
- How do you define intuition?
- Do you use your intuition?
- What has been your experience with intuition?
- Where is your intuition located? If you have not thought about this before, close your eyes, take 3 calming breaths, then address a question to your intuition. Note where the answer is coming from.
- Do you trust your intuition? Why or why not?
- Is intuition important? Why or why not?
- Are there any benefits to using intuition? Why or why not?
- Are there any dangers to using intuition? Why or why not?
- Do you think intuition skills can be learned and trained? Why or why not?
- Any other comments?