My name is Steven Morrison. I'm known in certain circles as a former psychotherapist, an author, and creator of Spiritual Workout®. And while I've been practicing and facilitating this work for 25 years, being online with it is relatively new.
Wherever you may go on this site, it's me talking to you via the written word. And while I do my best to explain what Spiritual Workout is all about, it is also one of those things that must be experienced to be appreciated. So sooner or later, one way or another, I look forward to meeting and working with you. And, of course, I invite your inquiries.
What is Spiritual Workout?
At its core, Spiritual Workout is a practice.
Its as simple as it is dynamic, as practical as it is non-religious, as compelling as it is unique, and as thought-provoking as it is uplifting. Says me anyway.
Its all about using these ancient and universally spiritual concepts...
Be Compassionate • Beliefs Matter • Be Present • Choices Abound • Everything Is Energy • Have an Attitude of Gratitude • Intentions Matter • Judgments Separate Us • Listen to Inspiration • Mind and Body Are Connected • Take Responsibility • The Law of Attraction Is Always On • We Are All Connected • We Are Here for a Reason • We Belong to the Planet, Not the Planet to Us
...as a means to grow; as a means to solve, heal, and move through the issues and problems of everyday life and living. Once and for all.
When we practice (and practice and practice) filtering our issues through these concepts, everything changes.
Who Is it For?
Spiritual Workout is different things to different people. But I’ve come to believe that it is primarily for people who are sick and tired of something being the way it is and/or the way its been and who are seeking real, lasting change. (Even if something about that change scares the living ^%*# out of you.)
It can be used by individuals to explore any issue whatsoever and similarly by couples at any stage of their relationship; it can be used by specific kinds of individuals who share particular challenges such as entrepreneurs or artists or teachers; it can be used to look at specific topics like like finances or relationships or grief and loss. For businesses and organizations and teams within businesses and organizations the work can be had via my consultancy, The Consciousness Company.
If you see your Self as a spiritual being having a human experience and you nod in agreement with the 15 concepts that make up this practice, you will love Spiritual Workout.
How Did It Come About?
Spiritual Workout exists because I am a man obsessed with using higher consciousness to solve problems. Because it absolutely works. Every single time. I got here, it seems, after first earning a Masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling after which came a license as a psychotherapist (M.F.T.) in the great state of California. A regular path.
But while I was in that multi-year extravaganza of a process, I was also asking all those questions we seekers ask about who I was, what life was about, and what the hell it was I was supposed to be doing with mine. I started reading a number of New Age, self-help, and personal development books, going to workshops and seminars, listening to audio lectures and before long it seemed clear that they were all pretty much saying the same things. I then reduced what they were saying to a collection I call The Concepts.
When it seemed like everyone else was quite eagerly hopping like frogs on lily pads from one teacher to the next, one book to the next, one retreat experience to the next, I felt like I was catching up to the caboose of speeding train. I mean, if best-selling books about what a soul was or why intentions are so important were best-sellers whose author/teachers sold out events in cities worldwide, then clearly I needed to catch up and catch up fast.
So I went about the business of integrating these ancient teachings into my own personal experience and began seeing deep and meaningful changes taking hold in my life. So I began to bring the concepts into my work with clients until I re-made my entire psychotherapy practice into a practice of those 15 ideas. Over time, I gave up my license to practice psychotherapy (voluntarily, mind you) for several reasons, not the least of which I wasn't practicing psychotherapy anymore. Then Spiritual Workout was born.
Why I Do What I Do
I do what I do because I have learned, unequivocally, that we humans don't have to suffer.
It's certainly tempting to answer this question on two essential levels: the personal and the professional. However, by design and clear intent, I'm happy to report that I have succeeded in merging what I love with what I do. Indeed, they are now the same thing.
So on a very personal level, I do this work because it feels like a calling. When I listen to inspiration, as we do in Spiritual Workout world, I feel excited and energized and enthusiastic; I feel connected and on purpose; I feel confident and buoyant and engaged. And all of this is true whether I am engaging super in-depth with someone on a Personal Retreat, in a large, drop-in class, focused on a particular subject in a workshop, or any format at all.
I used to really resist the whole idea people like me, people who were pretty much happy most of the time and who seemed to have it all figured out. Indeed, in spite of having a well-developed social side and lots of friends and what-not, I did not start life as I currently live it. I was ultra-, super-motivated and I simply learned to be happy. It's terribly exciting to help others learn how to create peace and joy and happiness and whatever people want in their own lives. Indeed, it's a privilege.
Mostly, however, I do this work for an incredibly selfish reason: I want to live in a world that works for everyone. As it happens, we know how to create that. In this manner, my "clients" are actually recruits. 🙂
Where Does One Begin?
While spiritualworkout.com endeavors behind the scenes to become a premiere online destination for an array of ongoing classes, clinics, and workshops, there is much you can do to familiarize your Self with and participate in growing your soul during this process.
The Spiritual Workout Handbook
I didn't want to write this book, but Spiritual Workout veterans kept asking. And asking. My resistances were many, not the least of which was that SW is such a dynamic experience, I couldnt figure out how I could present what it is in written form. Kind of like squeezing an ocean through a straw.
Ultimately, however, I relented. I landed on a format and figured Id bang out 15-20 pages worth of bare-bones, heres-what-Spiritual-Workout-is-all-about material and be done with it. More than 100 pages later, The Spiritual Workout Handbook was completed. Its a concept-by-concept approach that, while no substitute for experiencing the practice in person, is chock full of examples of what this approach to living looks like in real life. Its actually a perfect overview for beginners and can be an excellent reference if you already have some experience under your belt.
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An Extra Year (aka Spiritual Workout for Grief and Loss)
Stay in Touch
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Read All About It
They say nothing disappears on the Internet so until about 150 Spiritual Workout blog posts re-appear from the abyss, I've been posting new writing on Medium. For now. I love to write about two things: how individuals and couples can put the Spiritual Workout concepts into practice in everyday life, of course. I am also super excited to bring the exact same thinking to addressing some of society's biggest issues and challenges like homelessness, poverty, and racism. And I am borderline obsessed with helping to create conscious politics and conscious business/entrepreneurship via my other project, The Consciousness Company.
If after reading something you are so inspired, please comment and/or share the article. Every little bit helps to raise humanity's consciousness. 🙂