We begin Season four with a powerful conversation with Liz Severin, Hoffman teacher and coach, and our newest podcast co-host. Welcome to the Show, Liz!
Liz completed the Hoffman Process about five years ago. Living in a small town in Texas at the time, she’d never heard of the Process but found it through a Google search. Feeling a deep sense of loss of Self and hearing a question inside, “Who am I?” that she didn’t know how to answer, she enrolled. Liz says she truly had no idea what she was getting into.
Liz talks at length about how working with our Negative Love patterns helps us know ourselves better. She specifically mentions a pattern of being fiercely independent and feeling like she had to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. After doing the Process, she now sees that fierce independence is a quality of her Spiritual Self. Liz honors her resilience and openness, chooses independence, and also knows when to ask for help. She explains this as the difference between being pattern-led and Spirit-led.
The Process can heal so much within us if we are committed to doing the work. Liz shares a very tender experience that highlights how deep the healing can go. As a Hoffman teacher, Liz has dedicated her life to helping others in navigating the darkness within in service of finding themselves and their inner light. As Liz often says, “I don’t know how we’re going to get through this, but I know we’re going to get through this.”
With a master’s degree in Communication Disorders, Liz also works as a hospital-based speech-language pathologist where she helps neurological patients recover their cognitive and language skills, as well as their swallowing abilities after various traumas. As a Hoffman teacher, her same loving presence guides students to rediscover their own inner-knowing, cultivate self-love, and rediscover their purpose.
Born in Norway, Liz lived all around the world before moving to the US for high school. Growing up overseas opened Liz’s eyes to a diversity of languages and cultures. It also gave her a deep sense of curiosity about life and people.
When she is not teaching the Process, seeing patients, or hosting guests on the podcast, Liz leads a busy life. She runs a small embroidery business, moonlights at a venture capital firm, coaches clients, explores outside, and loves chatting-up strangers. Liz enjoys the cold beaches and quiet foggy mornings of her home away from home, the San Francisco Bay Area.
Spirit-led: Liz describes her sense of being spirit-led as surrender to life – “tapping into the deepest layers of my inner being, and trusting and allowing that to take form.”
Patterns: Negative Love patterns that form the Dark Side and can keep us from living our lives from a place of love and respect for all of Life.
Dark Side: The collection of all of our Negative Love Patterns.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 31:36 — 28.9MB)