Less angst. More action.

Less crisis. More change.

Hey there, brilliant one.

I’m Shannon Wilkinson, the not-so-mad genius behind Perception Studios.
I’m a life coach, teacher, writer + summit seeker based in Portland.
Want to know my soul’s calling — and lifelong obsession?
In a word: CHANGE.

Most of us think change equals angst, pressure and force.
Me? I believe change can be peaceful, simple, even playful.

As a coach, I use mind-bending tools (yep, literally) like Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis to help you change your mind, change your behaviors, and ultimately, change the world.

I’m on a quest to make change welcome again (because seriously, it’s got such a bad rap) — and help you stick to your highest ambitions, like crazy-strong superglue.

Want to become a master of change?
Keep your commitments?
Finish what you’ve started?
Create something BIG?

Bravo! I’ve got LOTS to show you.

Get your personal invitation and let’s make some (unbelievable) changes together.

Shannon Wilkinson

Want to know what’s been on my mind lately? Keep on scrolling . . .

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Want to learn to coach yourself through just about anything? With Explore & Play More membership, you get access to a library of coaching tools, a new one each month, plus much more. Read more.

Put off Procrastination (an Explore & Play Class & Coaching Hour)

Is your to-do list cluttered with things you just can’t get yourself to do?

Do you have things you’d love to be doing, but just can’t find the time?

Imagine what your life be like if . . .

. . . you could quickly get through the stuff that has to be done and get to the stuff you’d really love to be doing.

Whether you’re getting lost in Facebook, binge-watching Netflix, or simply getting mired in your inbox, what you do when you’re procrastinating has helpful clues about how to do the work you need, and want, to do.

Learn about this, and other ways to put off procrastination and get things done, Tuesday, September 9, at 11:00 am PT. (See what time that is for you.) Plus, you can get coached live on the call! There’s no cost and no catch. Simply join the live call to ask your questions about procrastination and how to get things done.

What have you been putting off?

Join the call and get the change you want.

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Want the recordings to automagically show up in your inbox each month? Explore & Play More is for you. (Now including one private mini-coaching session each month!)

See the list of previous Explore & Play Classes.

What would you like to change if you could?

Let me know here in the comments, on the Facebook page, or send me a private note; especially if you might like to be coached on Tuesday. 

 

Want to learn to coach yourself through just about anything? With Explore & Play More membership, you get access to a library of coaching tools, a new one each month, plus much more. Read more.

August Coaching Hour (an Explore & Play Class)

Tuesday it’s time for our August coaching hour! If you have a project you can’t seem to start, a relationship that pushes your buttons or you find yourself in an unhelpful pattern, call in and get coached through your situation.

Whether you get coached or not, I can guarantee that you’ll leave the call with new techniques and strategies that you can use in a variety of situations. And, as always, I’ll be answering your questions, including any questions that might come up from everyone who jumped on the pay-what-you-wish Boring Change extravaganza this past weekend.

Where do you want more ease in your life?

Join the call and get the change you want.

Make sure you’re on the list! Enter your info over there —-> in the sidebar.

Know someone who is curious about coaching? Share this post with them using the buttons below.

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Want email reminders for the free, live calls? Get yourself signed up over there, in the sidebar.

Want the recordings to automagically show up in your inbox each month? Explore & Play More is for you. (Now including one private mini-coaching session each month!)

See the list of previous Explore & Play Classes.

What would you like to change if you could?

Let me know here in the comments, on the Facebook page, or send me a private note; especially if you might like to be coached on Tuesday. 

 

Want to learn to coach yourself through just about anything? With Explore & Play More membership, you get access to a library of coaching tools, a new one each month, plus much more. Read more.

How Are You Celebrating Boring & Dull Day?

Yes, it’s totally a thing here in Oregon! And it’s this Saturday, August 9th.

It commemorates the pairing of the city of Boring, in Oregon, and the village of Dull, in Scotland, as a “Pair for the Ages”. If that makes you smile, you’ll find the full text of the law pretty entertaining.

Now, as you probably know, I already have a thing for boring, so I decided to do something fun to celebrate the holiday. And, I wanted to give you a chance to join in too, just in case you aren’t anywhere near Boring, Oregon and can’t take advantage of the free ice cream social Saturday evening.

For about 80 hours (to represent the varying population of Dull Scotland), starting today, Friday 8/8 at noon PDT, you can get Boring Change for whatever you wish to pay. Plus, 20 percent of whatever price you choose will go to fund a Kiva loan.

Join the celebration!

You get to make change in your life so easy it’s boring AND help someone else change their life AND be a part of the only official Boring & Dull holiday in the world!

This ends Monday, August 11th at noon PDT.

Please take a moment right now to pay what you wish to make change so easy, it’s . . . boring. Click this add to cart button:

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Or, visit the Boring Change page to get more information now.

Can you lend a hand?

When I first came across this Oregon Holiday, I knew I wanted to take part. But when it came time to get started, fate intervened, and I was involved in a car accident. While I was able to walk/drive away from it, I did sustain some injuries, and am on a strict, doctor-ordered regimen of doing nothing. Since I’m only allowed no more than 20 minutes in front of a screen out of an hour, I just can’t set up all the fun things I had in mind.

So, I could use your help. See those little buttons down there? Would you please take a moment and share this with a friend, like it on Facebook, tweet about it, or help me get the word out in whatever way works for you? The more people that join in, the more people who can make change the boring way, and help out people around the world with a Kiva loan.

Thank you!

Want to learn to coach yourself through just about anything? With Explore & Play More membership, you get access to a library of coaching tools, a new one each month, plus much more. Read more.

Freedom from Self-Talk (a No-Cost Explore + Play Class + Coaching Hour)

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How’s your inner critic treating you? It’s not unusual to have an unkind tyrant with a non-stop monologue criticizing your every move. Even if your inner dialogue isn’t so harsh, if it’s distracting or anything other than supportive, it can keep you stuck and feeling bad.

During the July Explore & Play Class & Coaching . . . → keep reading

Change your Mind, Change your Life (an Explore & Play Class & Coaching Hour)

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Your perceptions guide your actions. What you think directly impacts how you feel and what you do. You have much more control over your mind than you think.

During the June Explore & Play Class & Coaching Hour, I’ll be teaching you how you can change your mind to make small and big changes in . . . → keep reading

I Thought I Couldn’t

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Ten years ago, a friend announced to a group of us that she wanted to walk the Portland Marathon. She wanted us to join her.

While I had started doing something about my years decades of relative inactivity, walking 26.2 miles seemed impossible for me. I dismissed it immediately. “I’ll support you however I can,” . . . → keep reading

May Coaching Hour (an Explore & Play Class)

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Tuesday it’s time for our May coaching hour! If you have a project you can’t seem to start, a relationship that pushes your buttons or find yourself in an unhelpful pattern, call in and you could get coached through your situation.

Whether you get coached or not, I can guarantee that you’ll leave the call . . . → keep reading

How I Give My Dreams Wings

Shannon Wilkinson at Mile 18 of the 2012 Portland Marathon

This post is part of Andrea Schroeder’s Give Your Dreams Wings blog hop. (Read all about it at the bottom of this post.) Special thanks to Andrea for including me, and inspiring this post!

A few years ago, I read a novel, I can’t remember the title or author’s name, just that the protagonist . . . → keep reading

April Coaching Hour (an Explore & Play Class)

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The second Tuesday in April is just about here, and that means, time for another coaching hour! Whether you’re coached live or not, there’s always plenty to gain from these calls. After each person is coached, I’ll pull out key strategies and ideas for you to use in your unique situation. Plus, I’ll answer your . . . → keep reading

March Coaching Hour (an Explore & Play Class)

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Tuesday, March 11th, is another full coaching hour! There’s no planned topic, but will be plenty to learn — even if you aren’t coached live.

I will be drawing from each mini-coaching session to give you tips or ideas that you can apply to your unique situation. At the end of the call, you’ll have . . . → keep reading