I learned the Navigation Procedure in 2007 from Michael Brown, the author of the Presence Process.
The first time I used the Navigation Procedure was to do the ‘dad talk’ at my son’s wedding in the summer of 2007. It was only a few minutes long, but I wanted to do the best I could.
Since then, I’ve used it to navigate many speeches as well as difficult meetings. I’ve also used it on several occasions to navigate singing to large audiences. Not my comfort zone. I even taught it to a woman to navigate the experience of childbirth. Much to my relief, and hers, she reported that it went very smoothly.
Then I got interested in other ideas and lost track of the Navigation Procedure. What has prompted me to come back to the Navigation Procedure now is the challenges of what I call the ‘COVID blues’. I’ve started using it again myself, mostly to navigate my day. I’ve also started to offer it to clients.
Recently, my wife Raymonde, used it to navigate having a tooth pulled. Her goal was the “leave the dentist’s office smiling” and she was successful. She also had a speedy recovery.
Below is the link to Michael Brown’s article Navigating Our Experience
I’d love to hear about your experiences with the procedure.
I also created A One Page Guide for Applying Navigation Procedure. If you would like a copy email me at email@example.com
I may do Free online training this spring. I will keep you informed.
Meantime, these resources will help you to get started. I recommend starting with a challenging experience so that you are motivated to use the process. By way, there is no extra work. It’s mostly a matter of anchoring your desired feelings.