Clearmind's Introductory Workshop
What is the Awakening?
The Awakening is an invitation to a new experience of your self, your life, your friends, family and the world.
Most of what appear to be external obstacles in life are really internal ones. We complain about him or her, this or that, and convince ourselves that if things outside of ourselves would change, our experience of life would change. But our internal landscape determines our experience of the external one. Perception is not a window, it is a mirror.
This is a workshop about the spiritual dilemma that underlies and translates into the psychological drama of our daily lives. You will be presented with an internal map, based on A Course in Miracles, of the dynamics of the psychological defense system that is revolutionary and universal in application. This can be a life altering moment, delivered at the level of experience rather than restricted to intellect and insight.
The Awakening is a creative, empowering, process oriented weekend, focusing in depth on the relinquishment of a thought system based on fear for a thought system based on love.
What will I discover?
Empowerment, accountability, freedom and purpose. You will leave the workshop with a new experience, a new understanding, and conflict resolution tools to continue your process. Clearmind International prides itself on providing ongoing support beyond the workshop with support groups, lectures and continued programs.
Being consumed by explaining the quality of our existence by ‘him or her’, or ‘this or that’ keeps you in a state of perpetual victim consciousness. Realizing that you are not at the effect of the world, but rather that the world is at the effect of you, has the potential of revolutionizing not only your relationship with yourself, but launching a new way of relating to the world and everyone in it.
Once you have taken back responsibility for your own life, you can then begin to address and pursue your life’s purpose.
What can I expect?
Our attempts at change too often result in knowing better, or feeling relief, but continuing to be stuck. Genuine, integrated change requires targeting thinking, feeling, and doing, which we achieve through a balance between experience and understanding. The Awakening is an intense psychological adventure, promoting honesty, expression, compassion and group dynamics.
The workshop is typically taught by two qualified facilitators, and features a number of trained assistants. The team is dedicated to providing you a safe, non-confrontational, professionally delivered weekend experience that prides itself on respecting the speed at which each participant decides to proceed. We ensure a therapeutically responsible and professional approach to the delivery of all of our programs.
In Canada, our facilitators are educated and registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) or the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). International facilitators are similarly educated and trained in their respective jurisdictions. Workshop assistants, who work under the direction of facilitators, receive in house training in responsible, ethical delivery of service. We adhere to our own Code of Ethics, as well as those of our associations.
The Awakening is a three day weekend workshop starting at around noon on Friday and going through Sunday evening. All materials will be provided at the workshop with no prerequisites required other than willingness and openness. Workshops are typically residential with food provided throughout the weekend. Dress casually and comfortably for the weekend and be ready to change your world.
To get a sense of what an Awakening is like, to see if it is for you, you can view the Dateline NBC: Back from Nowhere episode, showing a similar workshop in the USA. (A 30 second advertisement will show first, then the full episode.)
What have others said?
“I really have gained myself through this workshop, and more importantly, I connected in an amazing way with Love and the sense of something greater than myself. I was able to knock down my walls around self worth, self love, and self respect, allowing a forgiveness, peace and joy that I haven’t had in a really long time.” R.S
“I was in awe of the connecting of souls and the love that was shared among complete strangers. It was so empowering to have been a part of.” E.R.
“I received a better understanding of my feelings and motivations because of the love and acceptance of the staff and group. I was able to reach my inner child and start to remove many issues that had been hidden for years.” J.V.
“I was able to get in touch with some of my childhood pains centered in my core body and its cells - allowing me to take steps in getting my voice back.” W.D.
“I learned the importance and gift of receiving and giving love as well as being connected. I learned some amazing tools to work through my own anxiety and emotional issues.” G.B.
How can I register for the workshop?
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