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Have you ever worked hard to make a change, only to find yourself slipping back into old habits and patterns? Or, do you work with others to facilitate change, and want to learn the latest knowledge, tools and techniques for changing thinking patterns and ways of being – bridging brain science and spiritual teachings?

This course is for people who are in the process of change, and those who help to facilitate change in individuals, groups, organizations, or society. Through dialogue, experiential practice, and creative process, we will bridge the science of breakthroughs with indigenous, religious, spiritual, and secular models of transformation to:

    • Learn what works and what doesn’t to inspire lasting change in yourself and others
    • Examine how we and the people we work with can get stuck or lost, and ways to shake free from periods of inertia or patterns that prevent us from moving forward
    • Explore how spiritual practices can support the process of change
    • Investigate the transformative potential of pain, hitting bottom, and post-traumatic growth

This program is based on over two decades of research on how people transform their worldviews and behaviors. Some of this work is encapsulated in the book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, and extended in this report created for the Fetzer Institute. It was further developed into C3: Consciousness, Communication and Change, a program at the Institute of Noetic Sciences that integrates the science of transformation with input from social, cognitive, and brain scientists to help changemakers be more effective.

As we transition through the pandemic and other societal forces, what and who are we being called to be as we move into the next chapter of our lives? What innate potential lays dormant within you? What dreams are yearning to be expressed? What does it look like to become more fully alive, to dance with life in ways that are more integrated and embodied? This workshop focuses on creating a robust, heart-centered way of living oriented toward purpose, service, and love.