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Janet Caliri

Janet Caliri is a certified life coach, bestselling author and well-regarded speaker, who brings her innovative process and playful energy to audiences and private clients alike. Her mission is igniting human potential. She is the founder of Visible Transitions, a proprietary photographic technique that helps clients approach difficult and challenging life transitions with curiosity, ease and acceptance. Her journey and her proven photographic methodology were inspired by personal health challenges which required her to utilize curiosity and a smartphone camera to accelerate her healing.
Vist Janet at https://janetcaliri.com/

Enjoying Each Others Differences, Janet Caliri

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The mission of Visible Transitions is to help people ignite their human potential using curiosity and a smart phone camera. It starts with a series of questions to assess where the blockage is in someone’s life and what is limiting them living to their full potential. Often these are internal – limiting beliefs and subconscious resistance. Resistance is like armor: when we’re in a state of resistance, we reject and block solutions from the get-go. Before I even start taking action with clients, we start to reduce and dissolve their methods of resistance.
Once we identify areas of resistance, I bring in the proprietary Visible Transitions photographic process.
This is photography with intention, and has three practices:
– Taking pictures associated with feelings and emotions
– Tracking subtle steps and progress
– Neutrality– taking pictures of something that ignites a strong, negative emotion

How does Visible Transitions differ from other forms of therapy, coaching, and meditation?
I strongly believe in meditation, therapy, and coaching as tools to help us live our best lives, and no one tool should be the sole solution to life’s problems. In my career, I’ve worked with many different clients who range from corporate businesspeople to life coaches and wellness practitioners. Yes, even life coaches and therapists need support in the midst of life transitions! Visible Transitions works to make long-term changes within the brain. The methodology acts as an acceleration pedal that activates new neurons and produces dopamine and serotonin, making those other self-care practices easier (i.e. meditation, exercise, creative outlets, coaching, therapy, etc.) There’s nothing else that gets you to the state of zero resistance faster than Visible Transitions.
Once you get to that state, then you can take quality action in your life. You can rely more on your intuition and gut instinct, instead of the limiting beliefs and stories circulating throughout your head. Your brain works more in your favor, and those other self-care practices have more of a pronounced impact. You can begin to look inward and have more insights and more ease in your relationships: with yourself, partners, family, and friends. In the end, that’s all we can ask for: more ease, flow, and connection in our relationships, rather than tension.

Why is this work so important right now?
That’s a great question. The past year and a half have been a time of global transition, and my Visible Transitions methodology is effective for those of us going through any type of transition, so it’s been more relevant than ever recently. Coronapocolypse has had tremendous impacts on every aspect of our world, but I break it down into two aspects.
Firstly, the last year and a half has showed us that we can slow down, enjoy simple, everyday moments, and celebrate small victories. We’ve realized – being constantly busy isn’t healthy for us and busyness doesn’t mean productivity. Visible Transitions is based on the simple concept of pausing in curiosity. Being more present in the moment, fighting internal resistance, and pausing in curiosity can actually help to increase productivity. So, the slowing down of the world over the last year has shown us we can be productive if we aren’t blocking our internal emotions. It’ll be interesting to see how that develops as the world starts moving at a faster pace again. Can we take some of these lessons we’ve learned to embrace slowing things down in the “after”? Secondly, Coronapocolypse has revealed the immaturity of systems that haven’t been working for a long time: education, medicine, politics, etc. While we’re realizing how broken these systems are, our society is becoming more polarizing – the mindset that there are two options, and only one can be right. This has caused fighting and even the loss of relationships and friendships when we embrace the duality and pick sides. It’s impossible to move forward and solve our problems in this mindset. We’ve been trying to prove we’re right rather than trying to accept each others’ differences.

That’s why this work is important: it reminds us there’s a third option in that polarizing duality – the neutral, curious state. You do you, I do me, together we live in harmony through sacred curiosity. We need radical acceptance of the reality that we have our differences, and we can even enjoy each other’s differences! When we allow each other to be who we are, we raise our emotional intelligence, awareness, and curiosity. Those are three extremely important factors in negotiating and creating solutions to our most pressing problems. We can’t solve our systemic issues without first accepting each other’s differences through curiosity.

When was your lightbulb moment?

There are many! I received the first idea for Visible Transitions at the most trying moment of my life, when I wanted to quit. I was down and out with adrenal exhaustion. My relationship with my emotions was a blockage to be truly happy and experience growth in my life. I found the miracle response to the crucial need I had: the power of photographing emotions.
When I first started this journey, I immediately noticed a reduction in depression and stress, with a surge of vitality, personal power and resilience.
The more I practiced, the more this intentional photography released my emotional blockages and unleashed a newfound creativity and curiosity. Ever since, I’ve devoted my life to deriving more specific practices to find the curious lens through which to live life. I’ve practiced with myself and with graceful clients, who helped me find the most effective way to apply this methodology for positive change. Ultimately, this 3-part process was my saving grace! More recently, when I experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury, I used my Visible Transitions methodology in conjunction with holistic healing practices and Western Medicine to lift myself back to an effective, curious, and creative state of mind.
In short: I had a need, I found the solution, and I made sacrifices to bring it to others!

What are your three words of advice?

Stay Sincerely Curious.

Curiosity puts us in the parasympathetic healing state…a state of acceptance vs resistance. Here is where you can be you, I can be me and together we live in harmony, through sacred curiosity. We more easily access our intuition, solutions, connection and ideas. We can more easily BE with ourselves and one another. We can more easily get along in this truth that we are different and will never agree on everything.

Three words of advice...

Stay Sincerely Curious.

Janet Caliri is a certified life coach, bestselling author and well-regarded speaker, who brings her innovative process and playful energy to audiences and private clients alike. Her mission is igniting human potential. She is the founder of Visible Transitions, a proprietary photographic technique that helps clients approach difficult and challenging life transitions with curiosity, ease and acceptance. Her journey and her proven photographic methodology were inspired by personal health challenges which required her to utilize curiosity and a smartphone camera to accelerate her healing.
Vist Janet at https://janetcaliri.com/

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