After completing several HAI levels I was aware of the fact that I was terrified at times, leaving my body at times, overwhelmed at times and in general very ill-at-ease navigating this terrain. In every workshop every facilitator whole-heartedly and without caveat or boundary, recommended "working with" themselves and the other facilitators. The script generally read: "We are great at this. We want to help you improve your relationships with yourself and others. If you want help, we are here to help you. Just contact us."
This came from people who said they loved me, were committed to a world where everyone won, who said they were great. Who had just lead what seemed to me like a great workshop. I did want help. Following this recommendation seemed like a reasonable step forward.
Questions: Should a professional soliciting business or recommending another peer for professional work disclose the qualifications and boundaries of expertise? Should a professional, particularly in a medical arena (I realize that in our culture mental/emotional health is still considered less important than physical health due to our chauvinistic roots, but the fact remains that the heart, mind and body are an integrated whole with equal importance and that in order to improve the relationship skills of an individual healing mental/emotional diseases of ignorance, fear, shame and trauma are the pivot points and this is mental/emotional medicine)?
Concerns: In my subsequent work with four facilitators every area of the psyche was touched upon without caveat or boundary: Mental, emotional, physical, energetic and psychic. These were touched upon in greater intensity than any other work with mental/emotional practitioners. There was never a statement: "We are not qualified to teach you here. We are not licensed in this area." This boundlessness is itself a cause for concern. Too my knowledge a HAI facilitator has never said: "We cannot help with this because we lack the expertise, training and licensing."