Bridge to the Divine

Healing and Awakening

My soul’s purpose is to bring healing and awakening to those who share my calling. My trainings transform the seeker and the healer so they can access their deepest gifts and follow their soul’s purpose.

To help others transform, we must ourselves transform. We must embrace our wounds, and we must learn to access our true nature, which is whole, wise, loving, and good.

How I Found the Bridge to the Divine

"Everyone," says Rumi, the great poet and mystic, "has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart."

In search of my purpose, I followed many paths that had been blazed by others. They seemed promising at first but ultimately led to disappointment.

Finally, I left the blazed trails and entered the dark wood where there was no apparent path and began feeling my way guided from deep within.

As a boy, not yet 12, waiting in the dark for sleep, I wondered and worried about my work. Nothing I saw attracted me or even made sense to me. My father was a businessman. What he did baffled me and exhausted him. I thought time would reveal my work.

School and university enlarged my range of vision but revealed nothing about my work. And when I embarked on a career, it was not my heart's desire. Thus began a life of seeking punctuated by periods of settling for less.

I sat for while at the feet of a guru. I traveled to India, the land of many great mystics. I spent several months at a monastery on the island nation of Sri Lanka. I practiced yoga. I meditated, quit meditating, and returned to meditating. I tried going back to the religion of my youth.

New IFS Training




Coaching with IFS 2

Deepening into Internal Family Systems

This is an intermediate training focused on honing IFS skills, deepening intuitive knowledge, and accessing your awake core, or Self. It is both a professional training and a transformational experience. You will heal and awaken as you learn to facilitate healing and awakening in others.

This program is for both practitioners with some experience in IFS and coaches, therapists, and counselors with no prior IFS experience. The latter group must talk to the instructors and commit to reading No Bad Parts, a short book-length introduction to IFS. 

Coaching with IFS is taught by two longtime trainers: Guthrie Sayen, PhD, and Barti Bourgault, MA, PCC. Guthrie has been training coaches worldwide in IFS since 2013.













Meditation, The Awakened Coach, and Interview


Guided Meditation: Four States of Nondual Realization

I led this meditation for the IFS Nondual Community. I take us on a journey through four different states of nonduality: spaciousness, fullness, stillness, and clarity. You can choose to stay in any one of those states, or you can taste all four. If one state appeals to you, practice sinking into and savoring that one. It could be any one of the four, or you could experiment at different times with each of the four. Click here to access the recording. The meditation begins at 15:00 and ends at 30:30.


Guided Meditation: Four States of Nondual Realization

I delivered a keynote address at the 2nd Annual Transformative Coaching Summit, sponsored by Animas Centre for Coaching, based in the United Kingdom. My theme was spiritual awakening. To become and remain a master coach, you must be fully engaged in an ongoing program of personal healing and awakening. The meta-agenda of all coaching is fundamental wellbeing, or waking up to your true nature, that is, to your divinity. I suggest ways in which you can support your healing and awakening. To watch this address, click here.


Coaching and IFS Were Made for Each Other

The gifted coach trainer Yannick Jacob interviews me for the Animas Centre for Coaching, based in London. For 80 minutes, we discuss how coaches can use IFS safely to support their clients in healing and awakening. Yannick also asks me about my soul’s purpose and approach to spirituality in coaching. To see this interview, click here.


Guthrie Sayen, PhD, PCC

Certified Coach and Trainer of Coaches



West Hartford, Connecticut, USA