August 8 Webinar: Great Turning Groups

I envision Great Turning groups as being the backbone of a new activist organization, the Great Turning Network, which is dedicated to whole-system social transformation.

These groups will be cohesive, committed, and long term. They will involve not only political action but also consciousness raising and education (about the current state of the world, the prospect for transformation, the evolutionary perspective, and more), capacity development (such as leadership, communication, and collaboration), group bonding, and support for each person finding their contribution to the Great Turning based on their life purpose.

In the Great Turning Groups, we will be fostering the regenerative culture that we want for society—a culture of caring, mutual respect, connectedness, cooperation, empowerment of all, generosity, love of nature, appreciation of diversity, and active hope.

These must not just be intellectual ideas but deeply felt values. This way they will infuse the organization as it gets larger and must deal with more difficult conflicts and temptations. The Great Turning groups will also provide a deep sense of community, which has largely been lost in the developed nations as the Modern Era has progressed. I envision the Great Turning groups being self-propagating with aid from the organization, as some people from successful groups start new groups.

Thursday, August 8
4:30-6:30 pm pacific time (7:30-9:30 eastern)
Free
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To read more about the Great Turning Groups, click here.

This webinar is the third in a series of three.

The seminar will be recorded, so once you are enrolled, you will receive an email afterwards with a link to the recording.

Free Drop-In Interactive/IFS Group: April 12

Interactive/IFS GroupThis drop-in group is designed to give you an idea of how Interactive/IFS Groups operate.

Thursday, April 12
10 am – 12 noon pacific time (1-3 pm eastern, 6-8 pm UK)
Free
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In a Drop-In Interactive Group, you can be totally honest about your feelings. Everyone is encouraged to share their moment-to-moment experience with the group. It’s a big risk but very exciting!

A small group of people meets to practice awareness, honesty, and connection. Using IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy), we practice speaking for our parts rather than as our parts. This means being in Self (a calm, caring place) and talking about how a part of you is reacting in the moment, as opposed to dumping your feelings on other people. This helps you to communicate in a more effective manner, and it also makes the group safe for everyone.

I facilitate the group, helping you to tune into what you are experiencing and speak your truth. You may tell others honestly and directly how you are feeling toward them. We create an atmosphere of caring and trust so that this can be done in a safe, connected way. You also have a chance to get honest feedback from people on how they are responding to you.

The group meets by videoconference, so we can all see each other.

Thursday, April 12
10 am – 12 noon pacific time (1-3 pm eastern, 6-8 pm UK)
Free
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I lead three Interactive/IFS Groups, one of which has openings now.

Click here for more information about them.

Interactive/IFS Groups

Self-Revealing and Acceptance in an Interactive Group

Acceptance is an important issue in an Interactive Group. You want to reveal yourself, but only if you are going to be accepted by the group. You also want to be able to be yourself. You want to show your anger and your insecurity, your tears and your fears, your strength and your neediness. But it is critical that you be accepted as you are. It is also helpful for you to accept other group members as they are.

Sharing About Yourself

It is useful to share things about yourself that you have strong feelings about. Perhaps you need to talk about how you were abused as a child. Perhaps you are gay, or you are going through a painful divorce, or you are having anxiety attacks. It is especially important to share aspects of yourself that you feel ashamed of. These are the hardest to reveal, because you expect to be judged and rejected. But they are also the most valuable because you really need to be accepted with these parts of you. You will discover that when you reveal these parts of yourself in an open way, not only are you accepted by the group, but people actually appreciate you more, because of your courage and vulnerability.

Being Open and Vulnerable

This is one of the magic things that happens in an Interactive Group. There is actually something beautiful about a person when they are being open and vulnerable, whether they are showing deep pain or insecurity or being caring toward others. We all have a great need to show these vulnerable parts of ourselves and be accepted, and in fact the group atmosphere makes it easy for this to happen.

Loving and Compassionate

People want to be able to love each other if only they are in the right environment to bring this out. Group members find it natural to be loving and compassionate toward someone who reveals pain or weakness. The pain is experienced as something precious and beautiful, and people welcome this kind of sharing. It makes them feel closer to you. It’s one of those poignant, special moments in group that everyone cherishes.

Free Drop-In Interactive/IFS Group

Drop In IFS Interactive GroupThis drop-in is designed to give you an idea of how Interactive/IFS Groups operate, including the Therapists Interactive/IFS Group and the regular Interactive/IFS Group.

In a Drop-In Interactive Group, you can be totally honest about your feelings. Everyone is encouraged to share their moment-to-moment experience with the group. It’s a big risk but very exciting!

A small group of people meets to practice awareness, honesty, and connection. Using IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy), we practice speaking for our parts rather than as our parts. This means being in Self (a calm, caring place) and talking about how a part of you is reacting in the moment, as opposed to dumping your feelings on other people. This helps you to communicate in a more effective manner, and it also makes the group safe for everyone.

I facilitate the group, helping you to tune into what you are experiencing and speak your truth. You may tell others honestly and directly how you are feeling toward them. We create an atmosphere of caring and trust so that this can be done in a safe, connected way. You also have a chance to get honest feedback from people on how they are responding to you.

The group meets by videoconference, so we can all see each other.

Click here for more information about Interactive/IFS Groups.

Wednesday, Jan. 31
10 am – 12 noon pacific time
(1-3 pm eastern, 6-8 pm UK)
Free
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Transforming Your Relationship Patterns Phone Course

Conflict Care and LoveTo register, click here
Tuesdays
Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
4:30-6:30 PM Pacific Time (7:30-9:30 Eastern Time)
$230

Find out why your relationships get mired in conflicts, power struggles, distancing, or deadness rather than providing the love and caring you want? This course will help you understand your problematic relationship patterns and those of your current or past partners. For example, are you Dependent, People-Pleasing, or Conflict-Avoiding? Is your partner Controlling, Passive-Aggressive, or Distancing? You will also learn how to work through and transform these patterns using IFS. And you will discover how to cultivate the healthy capacities that make relationships work, for example, Self-Support, Assertiveness, Intimacy, Cooperation, and Caring.

This course covers four of the most important interpersonal dimensions in the Pattern System—Intimacy, Conflict, Power, and Care. It is based on the newly published book Conflict, Care, and Love: Transforming Your Relationship Patterns. For more information on this book, click https://www.personal-growth-programs.com/store/pattern-system-books/Conflict-Care-and-Love.

The patterns and capacities in these dimensions deal with how you relate to all people in your life, and they are especially relevant for love relationships.

Learn how to work through patterns of yours that get in the way of healthy relating. Learn how to deal with your partner’s patterns. If you are a therapist or coach, learn how to understand your clients’ patterns and how to help them. IFS provides powerful tools for transforming problematic patterns which integrate beautifully with the Pattern System.

This course will be a webinar, so I will be showing you various graphics about these dimensions of the Pattern System on the web, so plan to have access to a computer or tablet, if possible.

Teleseminar: Transforming Your Relationship Patterns

Conflict Care and LoveTuesday
March 4, 2014
4:30-6:30 PM Pacific time (7:30-9:30 Eastern time)
Free

Find out why your relationships get mired in conflicts, power struggles, distancing, or deadness rather than providing the love and caring you want? This teleseminar will help you understand your problematic relationship patterns and those of your current or past partners. For example, are you Dependent, People-Pleasing, or Conflict-Avoiding? Is your partner Controlling, Passive-Aggressive, or Distancing? It will also help you discover how to cultivate the healthy capacities that make relationships work, for example, Self-Support, Assertiveness, Intimacy, Cooperation, and Caring.

This teleseminar covers four of the most important interpersonal dimensions in the Pattern System—Intimacy, Conflict, Power, and Care. It is based on the newly published book Conflict, Care, and Love: Transforming Your Relationship Patterns. For more information on this book, click https://www.personal-growth-programs.com/store/pattern-system-books/Conflict-Care-and-Love.

The patterns and capacities in these dimensions deal with how you relate to all people in your life, and they are especially relevant for love relationships.

Learn how to work through patterns of yours that get in the way of healthy relating. Learn how to deal with your partner’s patterns. If you are a therapist or coach, learn how to understand your clients’ patterns and how to help them. IFS provides powerful tools for transforming problematic patterns which integrate beautifully with the Pattern System.

This call will be a webinar, in that I will point you to various graphics about these dimensions of the Pattern System on the web, so plan to have access to a computer or tablet, if possible. We will be looking at www.thepatternsystem.wikispaces.com.

If there is enough interest, I will offer a 6-week phone course on this topic.

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