About

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Hi!  Welcome to the Integral Self website!

My name is Juli Choden. I am a Self-Development Coach, Personal Retreat Facilitator and the founder of The Integral Self.

The focus of my coaching is to help you to recognize and develop your full, authentic potential. By being present and listening intently, I am able to reflect your positive essential qualities and ask relevant questions that encourage and deepen your self-inquiry. This focused exploration invites more self-awareness, which can ultimately unblock any self-limiting beliefs you may have.  From this new place of understanding, we can begin to explore possibilities that reflect your more integrated self where greater success in achieving your personal goals and meeting life’s challenges become possible.

Are you feeling like you aren’t living the life that you were meant to live?

Are you finding it difficult to express your unique individuality in your life?

Has your basic need for love, security and acceptance been focused outside of yourself to the extent that you have lost connection with your own inner wisdom?

Does your current way of being occlude the expression of your authentic self that resides somewhere buried deep inside?

Fortunately development does not end in childhood and life continues to give us opportunities for growth. These opportunities present as uncomfortable feelings or perhaps as emotional, psychological, physical, relational, spiritual and/or occupational breakdowns. These disturbances may be the fertile ground where new self-awareness is born and behavioral changes become possible.

Through one-on-one coaching and personal retreats, I facilitate your individual development to help you negotiate these changes, so that you may reconnect with your authentic, innate qualities and open to your untapped potential.

My coaching objectives, methods and style are informed by my own life experiences, as well as my formal education.  My formative years were spent, like many others, discovering my talents and strengths, but also encountering and resisting influences that often obstructed my positive sense of self. These challenges ultimately led me on a path towards rediscovering and my true self and developing new strategies and skills for living life in a more empowered way.
My Personal Journey My Qualifications
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Hi!  Welcome to the Integral Self website!

My name is Juli Choden. I am a Self-Development Coach, Personal Retreat Facilitator and the founder of The Integral Self.

The focus of my coaching is to help you to recognize and develop your full, authentic potential. By being present and listening intently, I am able to reflect your positive essential qualities and ask relevant questions that encourage and deepen your self-inquiry. This focused exploration invites more self-awareness, which can ultimately unblock any self-limiting beliefs you may have.  From this new place of understanding, we can begin to explore possibilities that reflect your more integrated self where greater success in achieving your personal goals and meeting life’s challenges become possible.

Are you feeling like you aren’t living the life that you were meant to live?

Are you finding it difficult to express your unique individuality in your life?

Has your basic need for love, security and acceptance been focused outside of yourself to the extent that you have lost connection with your own inner wisdom?

Does your current way of being occlude the expression of your authentic self that resides somewhere buried deep inside?

Fortunately development does not end in childhood and life continues to give us opportunities for growth. These opportunities present as uncomfortable feelings or perhaps as an emotional, psychological, physical, relational, spiritual and/or occupational breakdown. These disturbances may be the fertile ground where new self-awareness is born and behavioral changes become possible.

Through one-on-one coaching and personal retreats, I facilitate your individual development to help you negotiate these changes, so that you may reconnect with your authentic, innate qualities and open to your untapped potential.

My coaching objectives, methods and style are informed by my own life experiences, as well as my formal education.  My formative years were spent, like many others, discovering my talents and strengths, but also encountering and resisting influences that often obstructed my positive sense of self. These challenges ultimately led me on a path towards rediscovering and reclaiming my true self that led to developing new strategies and skills for living life in a more empowered way.

Offerings

Life Strategies

your inner wisdom reflected

A non-judgmental, individualized and focused inquiry designed to address your immediate concerns and issues and discover new strategies for living.

Includes:

  • Three 60 minute sessions. Sessions meet once a week for 3 weeks in person, phone or Skype
  • Continuous Support and Accountability. Through email or text.
  • Follow-up coaching. Available per hour after initial sessions

Personal Retreat

retreat, replenish and reboot

Personal time for self-care and self-reflection at Juli’s Haven in Bodega Bay!

Includes:

  • Minimum 2 nights stay / maximum 7 day
  • Private room and bath. Queen bed with private deck and hot tub
  • All amenities provided
  • Healthy breakfast. Delivered daily to your room (vegan and gluten free available)
  • Beach Access. Walking distance to Coastal Bird Walk and Beach on Bodega Bay
  • Daily self inquiry. Focused journaling exercises
  • Coaching. One-hour intake via phone pre-retreat and one-hour coaching/day
  • Optional extras:
    • Onsite massage by professional massage therapist
    • Yoga/meditation instruction
    • Art process

***Couples Retreats also available

"be your integral self " Journey

change happens over time and in a safe, trusted environment

This is a 6-month Self-Development Journey that allows for continued support and in-depth focus. Throughout the 6-month journey we will co-create a plan together to meet your objectives of becoming more integrated and self-generating to create the life you desire.

***Combine with a personal retreat to ‘jump start’ your journey!

Includes:

  • Initial 90 minute intake. By phone, Skype or in person
  • An Assessment and individually designed self-development plan. Presented at a 60 minute follow-up session to include assigned self-awareness exercises and practices to facilitate your growth throughout your journey
  • 12 one-hour coaching sessions. Sessions meet bi-weekly in person, phone or Skype
  • Continuous Support and Accountability. Through e-mail or text

Be Your Integral Self

Testimonials

  • I found Juli by happenstance and am so glad that I did. I worked with her for twelve sessions and although I had been stuck (cemented?) in my career path/finances for YEARS, once I started working with Juli, things began to change.

    Strangely, the catalyst seemed to be Juli’s systems of organization, her emphasis on consistency, making time for yoga, and getting back in touch with my spiritual roots. Um, I thought I was looking for career advice! But Juli’s no-nonsense, but also nurturing approach really resonated with me. I made changes that had nothing to do with career and before I knew it life was moving along in a way I was not able to manage on my own.

    Ironically, before meeting Juli and while I worked with her, I went to my therapist weekly. Yet somehow I still remained stuck. Juli helped me to become accountable and she did this in a caring way–although I wouldn’t have guessed it, this was exactly what I needed.

    I’m in a much better place for having worked with Juli. Working with her did not cure everything, but the certainly had a large, positive impact on me, my life, and what I am doing with it. I highly recommend Juli and am so grateful to have met her!

    – Thea, Writer and Phd candidate, Novato, Ca.

  • Juli provided life coaching for me in a very difficult roller coaster time in my life. She helped me understand my patterns and relationships and my self-esteem not only in my family of origin but in my romantic relationship.

    She has the perfect balance of gentle versus tough love. She was always there when I needed her and I feel the coaching was very valuable.

    – Kristen, Hypnotherapist, Student, Spokane, WA

  • I worked with Juli for 6 months. Juli is kind, and compassionate. She has a fabulous box full of personal tools to share. Juli was always present and focused during our meetings. She is a great listener and recalls conversations and information as needed to bring you back to the issues you are working on.

    Juli helped me identify feelings I had been unable to identify or name for years. It was quite a breakthrough. I think Juli is wonderful and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to work with a life coach.

    – Jeanne, Retired, volunteer, Graton, CA

  • The sessions with Juli helped me through a process of self discovery. She is very compassionate and patient, she would listen to me and reflect back on what I have been telling her, this cycle of listening, and reflection helped me amazingly in shedding light on so many dark corners of my mind. The coaching sessions with Juli will have a long and powerful impact on my perspective of myself and life overall for the long term.

    I feel like the experience with the Integrated coaching acted as a mirror to see myself for who I am, in many ways it brought acceptance and peace with the pieces of me that I have been fighting with for years.

    It really works for people that are seeking for meaning in life, something that is deeper than just going through the daily tasks. The sessions were something that I was looking forward to, and that I can strip away from daily activities and immerse myself in a meaningful and deep conversation about my life.

    I found Juli a person of integrity that can be fully trusted. She will always be a reliable source for me to go back and get further coaching.

    – Afrooz, IT Lead, Cincinnati, OH

  • Juli is dedicated to helping others grow and committed to providing solid feedback and suggestions tailored to each individual. She came to each of our sessions very prepared and would follow up with pertinent information and recommendations. Juli was able to act as an objective sounding board and kindly point out any blind spots that she saw. One of the most helpful things that Juli said to me was that she felt like I sometimes had a barrier up and that she wasn’t able to get through. I reflected seriously on this and realized that I do indeed do this in areas of my life. This awareness has helped to to slowly but surely dismantle this habit.

    – Marie, Educator, SF bay area, CA

Reflections

An inquiry into the Authentic Self - part 1

Welcome to the launching of my first blog post (aka. Reflections).

I consider the basis of my coaching work to be about self-development and discovering the “Authentic self”.  I have chosen this subject to be the first Reflection, but will be discussing it in parts due to its complexity.  I believe it requires expounding on a few of the psychological  theories in order to provide a foundation for our inquiry.  I invite you to join me and ponder some of the questions and theories I will be presenting over the next few Reflections.   Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

So what is the “authentic self”?  Why is it important to live authentically and connected to our essential nature as opposed to behind the mask of our persona?

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An inquiry into the Authentic Self - Part 1

Welcome to the launching of my first blog post (aka. Reflections).

I consider the basis of my coaching work to be about self-development and discovering the “Authentic self”.  I have chosen this subject to be the first Reflection, but will be discussing it in parts due to its complexity.  I believe it requires expounding on a few of the psychological  theories in order to provide a foundation for our inquiry.  I invite you to join me and ponder some of the questions and theories I will be presenting over the next few Reflections.   Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

So what is the “authentic self”?  Why is it important to live authentically and connected to our essential nature as opposed to behind the mask of our persona?

Read More

Connect

Juli Choden MA, PCC

Phone: (707) 888-1609

Email: IntegralSelf@julichoden.com