About

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Hi!  Welcome to the Integral Self website!

My name is Juli Choden.

I am a Self-Development Coach and Astrological Counselor and founder of The Integral Self, LLC.

I also own Juli's Haven @ Bodega Harbour where I facilitate Personal Retreats.

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” block the expression of what you really desire in life?

The focus of my work is to facilitate the development of your authentic potential. I accomplish this by  creating a non-judgmental environment where you can safely explore the deeper aspects of your Self. Through the use of coaching and Depth psychology methods, we will participate in an investigative process of Self-discovery. To help facilitate these methods, we will look at the archetypal symbols of astrology as revealed within your individual natal horoscope. The natal chart provides us with a map that can lead us  beyond the surface and directly  into the depths of your being.  This focused exploration and inquiry invites  greater self-awareness and through integration,  help to re-contextualize and ultimately unblock any self-limiting beliefs that may be hindering the full expression of your “true nature”. New possibilities can then  be explored  to help you to achieve your personal goals and navigate life’s challenges .

Fortunately, development does not end in childhood and life continues to give us opportunities for growth. These opportunities can present as a crisis in  life or perhaps as emotional, psychological, physical, relational, spiritual and/or occupational breakdowns. These disturbances are fertile ground for new self-awareness and where change becomes possible.

My coaching and counseling objectives, methods and style reflect a diverse formal education and are  informed by my  life experiences.  My formative years were spent, like many others, discovering my talents and strengths, but also encountering  influences that often obstructed my positive sense of self. These  life challenges ultimately led me on a path of my own self inquiry and learning various methods 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:

  • 60 minute consultation 
  • Analysis of natal chart 

change happens over time and in a safe, trusted environment

This is a 6-month Self-Development Journey

Ongoing coaching to support your self- exploration

Includes:

  •  Natal chart reading By phone, Skype or in person
  •  Weekly or biweekly coaching sessions By phone, Skype or in person
  • Continuous Support and Accountability. Through e-mail or text

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
  • Optional extras:
    • Onsite massage by professional massage therapist
    • Natal chart reading
    • Hourly coaching session

***Couples Retreats also available

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

  • “I found working with Juli to be very helpful and inspiring. Juli is very skillful in offering insights and questions to ponder that tease out important issues that get in the way of accomplishing and clarifying my goals. As part of her approach she uses her in-depth knowledge of evolutionary astrology which broadened my understanding of myself. I find the accountability of coaching to be very helpful in keeping me on track with my personal goals.”

    -Gretchen H., Sebastopol

Reflections

An inquiry into the Authentic Self

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 because I believe it requires expounding on a few of the developmental, psychological  theories in order to provide a foundation for  my work.   I invite you to join me and ponder some of the theories I will be presenting here and 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?

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Connect

Juli Choden MA, PCC

Phone: (707) 888-1609

Email: IntegralSelf@julichoden.com