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A “Dealing with Difficult People” training will be offered in Vancouver on January 31, 2012, from 9a.m. to 4.30p.m.

Difficult individuals can take our time, energy and sleep and can leave us anxious and distracted. In this engaging and empowering skill-building workshop, psychotherapist Catherine Comuzzi and mediator Gordon White have combined their decades of experience working with challenging individuals and issues. They facilitate an informative, engaging, and fun 1-day workshop that will teach you how to be more powerful, relaxed, influential, and generally effective when you are interacting with difficult people, or when you have responsibility for managing difficult people problems.

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Introduction to Holistic Coaching & Psychosynthesis will be offered on Friday, February 3, 2012, 9:00 AM in Vancouver, Canada. Coaching is about facilitating others to become more integrated as they actualize their dreams, hopes, and aspirations. Without an integrated understanding and approach to our work as coaches, we may be supporting a split or schism in our clients, rather than an integration and strengthening of their efforts.

As coaches, working in a way that promotes healing, integration and freedom requires a habit of self-reflection about our practices. How do we work so that we aim for a balance, a harmony and build a real foundation in our clients for the changes they are seeking. It is important to have an integrated perspective in understanding and working with clients. This short course introduces the fundamentals of working with people using a holistic point of view which includes body, mind, and spirit. Space is limited and early registration online is recommended.

With Holistic Coaching & Psychosynthesis Training, you will learn:

how to consider the dimensions of body, mind and spirit in our clients
how to view a client’s attached roles, identifications, habits, patterns as roadblocks to change
how to loosen the rigidity of a client’s patterns
the different dimensions of the will
how to understand the difference between using will power vs an integrated will
how to expand a client’s awareness and to develop more stamina, steadfastness, etc. for the change process
how to cultivate practices and homework exercises which support the capacity for changing between coaching sessions
how to keep awareness and the excitement of changing alive
how to build the strength, the energy and capacity of the will to propel the movement of change

This meeting is about: coaching training, Life Coach Training, Spiritual Consulting and Life Coaching, Become a certified life coach, Life Coach Certification, Life Coaching, Personal Growth, Holistic Health, Certified Life Coach Training, Spirituality, Personal Growth, Meditation, Spiritual Growth and Transformation, Life Coaching For Women, Psychosynthesis, NLP, Hypnosis, & Success-Life Coaching, Executive and Business Coaching

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The Coaching Training Program will be offered in Vancouver by The Certified Coaches Federation on February 4-5, 2012 Saturday and Sunday 9-4:30pm (two days).

This 2 day intensive course will get you started in life coaching. What you bring is your professional background and skills, as well as the wisdom from your life experience with change plus your desire to truly help people. We add the structures and protocols that you need to guide you through the coaching process.

Life coaching helps individuals realize their goals by introducing new perspectives. Coaches offer tools to identify and eliminate those limiting beliefs that sabotage growth and success. Great coaches can work with people different from themselves as well as people like themselves. Most importantly they are skilled and able to customize their strategies to suit the needs of each client. Great coaches get results.

In just two days with me you will develop and expand your horizons so that you can begin to identify yourself clearly as a life coach. You will develop an increased appreciation of how beliefs and attitudes effect one’s capacity for change. More importantly in this course you will learn what practical structures and attitudes support effective life coaching.

Your investment includes:
– Assessment Based Certification as a Life Coach Practitioner;
– One-on-one follow-up coaching session with a Certified Master Coach;
– 12 month subscription to CCF Coaching Strategies Newsletter;
– 12 month registration in our Continuing Education program;
– Additional recorded lessons on coaching strategies & marketing strategies for one full year;
– Official CCF Certificate

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Nonduality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding of non-separation and fundamental intrinsic oneness. The Science of Nonduality Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael, California from October 20 to October 24, bridging ancient wisdom with findings of modern science.

To see a conference schedule and register for Science and Nonduality, please visit http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/

Why he meditates

January 17, 2010

David Lynch sharing his experience about meditation.

When I first heard about meditation, I had zero interest in it. I wasn’t even curious. It sounded like a waste of time.

What got me interested, though, was the phrase “true happiness lies within.” At first, I thought it sounded kind of mean because it doesn’t tell you where the “within” is, or how to get there. But, still, it had a ring of truth. And I began to think that maybe meditation was a way to go within.

I looked into meditation, asked some questions, and started contemplating different forms. At that moment, my sister called and said she had been doing Transcendental Meditation for six months. There was something in her voice. A change. A quality of happiness. And I thought, “That’s what I want.”

So, in July 1973 I went to the TM center in Los Angeles and met an instructor, and I liked her. She looked like Doris Day. And she taught me this technique. She gave me a mantra, which is a sound-vibration-thought. You don’t meditate on the meaning of it, but it’s a very specific sound-vibration-thought.

She took me into a little room to have my first meditation. I sat down, closed my eyes, started this mantra — which is a specific sound-vibration-thought — and it was like I was in an elevator and they cut the cable. Boom! I fell into bliss – pure bliss. And I was just in there. Then the teacher said, “It’s time to come out; it’s been twenty minutes.” And I said, “IT’S ALREADY BEEN TWENTY MINUTES?!” And she said “Shhhh!,” because other people were meditating. It seemed so familiar, but also so new and powerful. After that, I said the word “unique” should be reserved for this experience.

It takes you to an ocean of pure consciousness, pure knowingness. But it’s familiar; it’s you. And, right away, a sense of happiness emerges – not a goofball happiness, but a thick beauty.

I have never missed a meditation in 36 years. I meditate once in the morning and again in the afternoon, for about 20 minutes each time. Then I go about the business of my day. And I find that the joy of doing increases. Intuition increases. The pleasure of life grows. And negativity recedes.

You can meditate anywhere. You can meditate in an airport, at work, anywhere you happen to be.

Once you add this and have a routine, it fits in very naturally.

I want to emphasize that meditation is not a selfish thing. Even though you’re diving in and experiencing the Self, you’re not closing yourself off from the world. You’re strengthening yourself so you can be more effective when you go back out into the world.

So compassion, appreciation for others, and the capacity to help others are enhanced when you meditate. You start diving down and experiencing this ocean of pure love, pure peace — you could say pure compassion. You experience that, and know it by being it. Then you go out into the world, and you can really do something for people.

Four years ago, we started the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace out of compassion. Our goal was to ensure that any child anywhere in the world who wanted to learn to meditate could do so. Since then, we have offered “Quiet Time” meditation programs to at-risk students in hundreds of schools in 30 countries, but also to at-risk adults in homeless shelters, prisons, and hospitals — to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder and to American Indians living on reservations who suffer from diabetes and heart disease.

The ability to transcend — to dive within and experience an ocean of energy, intelligence and happiness—is the birthright of every human being. If you want to master anything truly worthwhile in life, you want a qualified teacher. That is the same way with mastering meditation. And that is why Transcendental Meditation is taught one-to-one by a trained teacher—it is not taught through a book or a tape. My feeling is, if you are going to take 20 minutes out of your busy schedule to meditate, you might as well be sure that you are doing it right.


AmAre: in a nutshell

December 20, 2009

AmAre is an Italian verb which stands for “To Love”. It also summarizes what we need to be happy:

Aware (Being)
Active (Being)
Respectful (Being)
Eating (properly)

If we want to digg a bit more under the surface, it also shows we are united in an interconnected universe: there is no (I) Am without (We) are. This is an extremely simple concept to understand, but which has positive effects for a lifetime. If you want to walk this path toward holistic living, just add this blog to your favourites. If you just passed by, and you think you’ll not return, we hope at least you’ll bring with you these simple five steps to happiness, and we hope they will be as beneficial to you as they have been to us.