Courses and Workshops
Course and Workshop Descriptions
The following courses and workshops are scheduled only when there is a critical mass of participants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in any offering or if you have questions.
Life Elevation Basics: Putting Your Authentic Self In Charge of a Life That Now Makes Complete Sense to You (13 weekly classes)
This is my foundational course in Life Elevation skills.
It is a unique training program that you can use for yourself – or to become a coach to others. The program provides a rich education in one’s internal workings, dramatically elevating your emotional and human development levels and opening inner doors to tremendous levels of rapid growth.
It includes tools to re-invent for the better most crucial aspects of your life and the issues we all encounter, including your relationship to yourself and any inner demons, to others in your life, to you financial reality and success, and to the world. You learn tools that will give you more confidence in nearly every situation and make you better able to cope when challenged.
The course best serves people who are ready to propel forward the new powers they are feeling and to learn a comprehensive way to advance yourself. It also supports those who seek a new direction in their life, or of some aspect of your life, or want perspective on their relationships, or maybe are struggling financially.
The course is based on the premise that there are two reasons why you have struggles of any kind in life and may not be elevating yourself ourselves to the life you want.
The first reason is most people simply are playing in a game of life and society they don’t truly understand. Consequently, most of us use the wrong tools to solve the wrong problems.
The second reason is we simply lack the skills to create a best way of being in and relating to the world while elevating our lives. In fact, most of us are ineffectively- and many of us are atrociously – educated in how to master our lives and situations.
In effect, we’re educated at a kindergarten level in what ideally would be the most important training of all: how to do life and ourselves in a completely satisfying way. This leaves most of us to deal with both the outer world and our inner lives in a manner that has been totally ineffective throughout human history – with many of us blaming ourselves or others for our deficiencies and struggles.
It’s as if you went out to launch a rocket ship based on a kindergarten education in science and then blamed yourself and the world when you failed. The obvious truth is you can’t be a rocket scientist without training in the specific skills and understanding the modern world has created and which only a relative handful of us have learned.
Participants in the course obtain serious skillsets and growth in the following areas:
*Identifying the specific programmed thinking and behavior you operate from and the specific ways they are not serving you – and then specific ways to change that undermining program.
*A vision of your life and authentic self, including your valuable innate qualities and natural skills to guide you forward.
*Emotional Management training so that positive ones dominate and the painful ones recede.
*Mastering your mind so that the destructive self-criticism and meaningless chatter fade away, replaced with intuition, deep inner wisdom, positivity and peace
*Financial manifestation skills that allow you to rehab you career and finances and reach a new level of financial success.
*Relationship Success skills and training that can rehab your relationships of all kinds so that the riches of love and friendship flow easily to and from you.
*Effective communication skills that can alter difficult situations
*Self-nurturing training that provides specific, practical and comprehensive ways to keeps you growing and healthy physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.
*You obtain a profound perspective on people and society and why we behave as we do until we decide to change, allowing you the huge gift of not taking the world so personally.
*In gaining deep compassion and understanding of yourself and others, you find yourself to be a positive and wise force in the world.
While the classes are effective and hold attention, participants testify they are also fun. Fees for classes are $25 a session if you attend the full course and $35 for taking classes on an a la carte basis.
The Savvy Relationship: Advanced Relationship Training (10 weekly classes)
This course goes deep into teaching you to deal with a far wider range of issues you have likely encountered in relationship.
It draws from my highly successful relationship couples coaching in which I have developed a number of very effective modalitiess which I combine with the best elements from a great deal of research in the field.
Like my counseling, the course is based on the reality that good relationships are a learn-able skill. It has had an expansive and positive impact on those who have taken it, including for those people not currently in relationship and no matter how long you have been in relationship. It only require your willingness to learn and adapt new ideas and behaviors.
The Core Training Elements:
- Methods to work with your own and each other’s reactive patterns and with any power and victim games and behaviors, so they consistently diminish.
- · Ways of creating new positive connections with each other – and deepening existing ones,
- · Overcoming resistance to mutual acknowledgement and appreciation.
- · Methods for ending subtle disconnection-creating behaviors.
- · Techniques to clear up deep core conflict area and any stuck modes.
- · Skills for solving disagreements.
- · How to create a Mutual Safety Zone to express feelings and needs,
- · Training in creating clear contracts.
- · How to solve intimacy and “Upper Limits” issue (vs. “Why is he/she doing this to me?”).
- · Giving and taking space and setting boundaries.
- · Processes for shared decision making.
- · How to create a spiritual container for your relationship.
- · In creating Fun and Games.
Most of the training you will find to be applicable to family and business situations as well.
Classes are two hours once a week. There are ten classes for the full course. The fee is $25 a class for those who sign up for the full course or $35 for those who come only to individual classes.
Elevating to Become a Conscious and Successful Entrepreneur, Manager or Leader (8 weekly classes)
Based on my real world business accomplishments, my success in coaching clients on financial and career issues, and my leadership experience in media, business and social change, this course blends organizational and business success principles, with personal management basics and with Conscious Life Principles.
The course teaches you the expertise and skills you need for success either as an entrepreneur, a manager or leader. It also deals with internal issues of self-doubt, frustration, misalignment of purpose and other blocks to success. You learn a range of career, managerial and entrepreneurial practices that actually work.
This course is as pragmatic as it is elevating. $25 a class for those who sign up for the full course or $35 for those who come only to individual classes.
Topic Areas Covered:
*Aligning Yourself with the Right Business or Career, the Right Vision, and your Appropriate Role in it.
*Managing or Working In Business or NGO Startups from Biz Plan and Mission Statement to preparing for Stages of Growth.
*Capital and Finance Raising (including communal) and Conscious Investor Relationships.
*Creating and Participating in the Healthy, Sustainable and Productive Workplace. How managers can create this; how employees can be guided to organize it themselves.
*Communications and Relationship Styles.
*Conscious Customer Service.
*Conscious Marketing and Sales, Social Media and Triple Bottom Line.
What Women Need to Know About Men – Workshop Description
Offered either as a two-class course of three hours each class or a one-day workshop, this is a spinoff from my successful Life Mastery classes. I created it in order to give women an opportunity to learn about the nature of the male psyche and how best to relate to it in an atmosphere in which men are not present and in defense.
The class helps women who are seeking clarity and understanding about their relationships with men. It puts women in a safe classroom setting, not in a group therapy setting, and allows you to gain a better understanding of your own reactions around men while teaching skills for changing the nature of and improving female-male relationships. Guaranteed, you will recognize the men you have known and your own reactions and arrive at a profounder understanding of the forces at work and the alternatives available.
The class is useful for those in relationships now or seeking relationships and it applies to family male member and business and male job colleagues as well. Most of the women who have taken the class have praised it highly. (See testimonials.)
The first part of the workshop deals primarily with the nature of the female-male situation and psyche. The second part deals with changing it. The workshop examines and offers effective alternatives to the ways in which women tend to “deal with” men and unconsciously to co-create the difficulties that arise. This is deep learning from a unique perspective, one with historical and human development basis. It is not pop culture nonsense.
Just a few of the many examples of male behavior that the workshop teaches women to address are ego stances, conqueror modes, aversion to criticism and fear of invalidation, jealousy, fear of being trapped or conversely the need to be mothered, career issues and boredom..
Just a few of the many issues of your own possible behavior in relationships that the workshop also re-orients are how you handle the need to be related to and heard, the false desire for a false king, easy flips to victim, emotional outbursts and depression, over protection and over allowing, and the tendency to become critical.
What Men Need to Know About Men – Workshop Description
Offered either as a two-class course of three hours each or a one-day workshop, this course is a spinoff from my successful Life Mastery classes (see below). I created it in order to give men an opportunity to learn about the nature of the female psyche and how best to relate to it in an atmosphere in which women are not present and in defense.
The class helps men who are seeking clarity and understanding about their relationships with women. It puts men in a safe classroom setting, not in a group therapy setting, and allows you to gain a better understanding of your own reactions around women while teaching skills for changing the nature of and improving female-male relationships.
The class is useful for those in relationships now or seeking relationships and it applies to family female member and business and female job colleagues as well. Most of the men who have taken the class have praised it highly. (See testimonials.) Guaranteed, you will recognize the women you have known and your own reactions and arrive at a profounder understanding of the forces at work and the alternatives available.
The first part of the workshop deals primarily with the nature of the female-male situation and psyche. The second part deals with changing it. The workshop examines and offers effective alternatives to the ways in which men tend to “deal with” women and unconsciously to co-create the difficulties that arise. This is deep learning from a unique perspective, one with historical and human development basis. It is not pop culture nonsense.
Just a few of the many examples of female behavior issues that the workshop teaches you to address are how women handle the need to be related to and heard, the false desire for a false king, easy flips to victim, emotional outbursts and depression, over protection and over allowing, and the tendency to become critical.
Just a few of the many issues of your own possible behavior in relationships that the workshop also re-orients are ego stances, conqueror modes, aversion to criticism and fear of invalidation, jealousy, fear of being trapped or conversely the need to be mothered, career issues and boredom.
Your Life Work and Money: A New Paradigm Career Approach
A weekend workshop providing tools and skill sets to elevate your relationship to financial success – Fee: $150
The workshop will help you envision or refine your life-career mission and anchor yourself in it. It also provides practical tools and exercises to move you forward by reorienting your mindset about scarcity and money and it teaches a system of time management and planning that is highly effective.
The workshop draws on effective techniques I have developed and some I consider to be the best of the practical teachings available from others. You’ll also learn a method of accessing advanced “knowing” to guide your career and finances, as well as very practical skills for real world manifestation. It is wisdom matched to performance. And fun alongside depth.
The workshop consists of the following exercises and tools :
*Identifying your individual programming that might block you from the level of success you desire.
*Techniques to clear these blocks.
*A vision quest that either identifies your Lifework and personal mission or, if known by you, refines the vision and aligns you more deeply with it.
*The basic principles of financial success.
*Real world practical tools to create financial success.
Relationship Success and the Paradigm Shift: What has to Happen Inside You
A weekend workshop providing tools and skill sets to elevate your ability to create and maintain a healthy relationship.
This workshop offers you an opportunity to experience compelling and often unique material about how your internal matrix determines your relationship success or failure. The workshop also provides the foundational training in the mindset and human interaction skills required for a successful relationship – with life or business partners or family members. Course fee is $150.
Among the benefits you learn:
*How to create a profoundly solid foundation for a wonderful relationship.
*An understanding of universal trouble areas in relationships.
*Skills and techniques to solve disagreements.
*Methods for overcoming intimacy issues.