Clearmind's personal development workshops are designed to help participants pioneer a path through
areas of personal struggle, discover meaning and purpose in their own lives, and through that to
contribute in their own way to the well-being of others.
Clearmind offers a number of weekend workshops with a variety of personal development themes.
The Awakening is our introductory workshop, which offers the philosophical and experiential
foundation on which all the other workshops are built. Our subsequent workshops focus on themes of
relationship, men’s/women’s issues, and addictions and attachments. There are also longer leadership
training programs, held in Vancouver, BC, which offer an exciting opportunity to discover yourself
in the company of others from around 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, we would change and be content. But our internal
landscape determines our experience of the external one, and must be addressed
at all levels rather than restricted to intellect and insight. The Awakening
creative, empowering, process-oriented personal development workshop, focusing in depth
on the relinquishment of a thought system based on fear for a thought system based on love.
exposes the fallacy and false promise of the ego’s ultimate lure... things
that we attach ourselves to as substitutes for God, convinced that those things hold
the key to happiness. This workshop focuses on healing addictions and attachments,
which are often not as obvious as an addiction to drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.
What your ego holds so dear may be work, fame, relationships, sex, power,
money, food, or even spirituality. Letting go of the false promise of attachments
allows us to stop living in the future, and start experiencing the present. The Edge
is an international workshop, held yearly in Vancouver, BC.
Our therapeutic model is cohesive, powerful and unique. At the request of those
who have taken our personal development workshops, we created a three year Practitioner/Counsellor
, registered in BC with the Private Career Training Institutions
Agency (PCTIA). The mandate for this practitioner training program is ‘physician
heal thyself’, with a focus on your life as the curriculum, applying principles to self
before applying them to others. The program is open to those wanting to take it as a
personal development course, or for professional counsellor training. In Canada, graduating students
are eligible to apply for registration as a practicing counsellor to the Canadian
Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). PRAC for Life is available in a live classroom
in Vancouver, BC, or through our innovative online
The Women's Workshop is a transformational personal growth workshop designed to help
women experience the essence of who they really are. Drawing Down the Moon
gives us the key to release ourselves from a self-imposed prison, created by what
we think we need to be or fear we are. By connecting to the experiential knowledge
of who we really are, we free ourselves to flow through life with ease, certain
of the true nature of our own power. From here we have something meaningful
and authentic to give to those around us. We become proactive, rather than reactive,
extending ourselves into a world that needs a new understanding of power.
Men and Miracles
is a powerful personal development workshop designed to help
men redefine what it means to be a man in today’s world. The truth is that beneath
the mask of guilt is the beautiful essence of man waiting to be remembered for what he truly is.
From this place, we have something meaningful and authentic to give to those
around us. Somewhere between the mask of being nice but invisible, and the
armor of being right but alone, is the face of a man being truly honest, truly certain
and truly loving.
redefines the impasse we inevitably reach in relationships as
when the relationship begins rather than ends. In this workshop we discover that
the purpose of relationship is to evolve past the early ‘romantic’ stage into a deeper
place for healing, where each can experience fullness of self in relation to the other.
The difficulty of relationship is transformed into opportunity for true intimacy
through learning to become our partner’s ‘soft place to fall’. The greater
our capacity for love, the greater our experience of love.
The Rude Awakening
is an intense, passionate and exciting two week journey
toward a new definition and experience of leadership. A Course In Miracles
states that all of us have a ‘special function’, a particular and unique life purpose.
This personal development workshop is committed to embracing the entirety of our human
life experience and using every nuance of it to reveal this purpose, then acting
on it. We bring ourselves into a state of absolute congruity, in alignment with
God and the universe, and discover a profound sense of wholeness, clarity and
direction. Life becomes an adventure. The Rude Awakening is an international workshop,
held yearly in Vancouver, BC.
Your Next Step
is for graduates of our three-year Practitioner's Training Program.
However, the process of evolution and growth continues. We all need help, and
Your Next Step is tailored to respond to the unique dilemma you find yourself facing
in your life, right now. There is no agenda, no assistants, just Duane, Catherine
and a small circle of peers focused on YOU, and your next step!! A vortex of creativity
is available to you through this workshop, to propel you forward in your process of
personal transformation. What is Your Next Step?