Courses to Teach/License
Deep Knowing: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Intelligence
Creative power is Godlike. When we’re on fire, nothing can stop us. Can a boulder block a stream? No. The stream is going to go somewhere whether the boulder is there or not. A boulder can’t stop it. The Deep Creative is the power of that stream and it’s possible for us to harness it. Deep Knowing will show you how to tap divine wisdom and creative powers that are only accessible when we move beyond the linear mind. Because our culture has been so highly focused on knowing and perceiving through the left hemisphere, we’ve dismissed the extraordinary powers of our right cerebral hemisphere. 242 pages. ISBN: 978-1737792000.
Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination
Teaching at its best is a messy process. Messy means we’re human, we make mistakes, and we experiment, having no idea how it will turn out. It’s only when we step out of the mold and allow a little disarray that learning and growth begin to happen. Getting Messy is packed with inspiring exercises and thought-provoking ideas. Jennifer Louden, Founder of TeachNow and bestselling author of The Women’s Comfort Book, says Getting Messy is one of her favorite books on teaching. 250 pages. ISBN: 978-0578011905.
E-BOOK: 200+ Prompts and Inspirational Exercises
Need inspiration? Get projects flowing again with immediate evocative imagery. If you’re stuck in any way, taking a short pause to do one of these creative exercises will get your ideas flowing, not to mention making new neuro-pathways in your brain. If you’re a teacher or workshop leader, these exercises are great for ice-breakers. The exercises are designed to inspire connection and conversation; they’ll foster communal bonds and a sense of meaning. 200+ exercises.
AUDIO COURSE: Sacred Power: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Wisdom
It takes courage to follow an inner vision. It takes a certain fierceness, grit, and fortitude to go against the norm and to follow an inner knowing that you can’t verbalize. Because true visions—and paradigm-changing work—don’t come from the ego or the human thinking mind. They come from deep knowing. If something deep is nudging you or you’re resisting a call from Spirit because it feels way too big…Take an online shamanic pilgrimage into deep knowing. You will open a field of potent Source energies and powerful intelligence that is not of this world. As you anchor in this vibrational field, you’ll discover newfound clarity and unforeseen possibility. Course taught live May 2021.
AUDIO COURSE: The Underworld is Calling You to Heal
You know who you are. You know you’ve been called…to go deep, to heal, to engage, and to let go into Something much, much bigger. And you know this call for deep healing isn’t just for you. It’s ancestral, it’s indigenous and it’s planetary. It’s clearly time for you to BE the change you’ve been called to make. The Underworld is fierce… and its rumblings are stronger than ever now. In this seminar, you’ll tap the unseen world to experience your true wholeness, fullest strength, and greatest potential. Underworldly energies—feminine, indigenous, ancestral, ancient, and tribal—aren’t here to hurt or overwhelm you. They want to help you—they want to give you something. They want to shift, move and heal you. Course taught live August 2020.
AUDIO COURSE: Sacred Connection: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Intelligence
It’s an intense time in our world and the only real response is for each of us to clearly align with our own inner knowing. Now is the time to be doing deep work. If you’ve been haunted by a vision, if there’s something you’re too afraid to look at, if you feel inadequate for the healing work that’s claimed you, if your current spiritual practice is not connecting you with your own sacred wisdom, this class is for you. It’s time to honor the call. Everything else is noise and distraction. Course taught live October 2020.
AUDIO COURSE: Sacred Journey: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Knowing
No matter how much we push, intend, and effort, it’s clear that we don’t have all the answers that we seek, but Something else does. In this course, you’ll open a field of potent Source energies and powerful intelligence that is not of this world. These Source energies are deeply transformative, and aligning with them requires that you open a ‘third’ channel of knowing. Uncover the core vibration that wants to be set in motion. Discover inner resources & possibilities that can’t be revealed any other way. Quickly shift out of difficulties and into a place of profound healing, power, and creative flow. Course taught live December 2020.
AUDIO COURSE: Deep Knowing: Claiming Your Strength, Power & Intuition
In times of crisis, we humans tend to push for answers and solutions, when we really need to drop below the surface and connect with what’s real. When faced with fear, disruptions, and the unknown, it can be too easy to forget what we know is true: Something below the surface is begging for our attention. In this special class you will regain peace, productivity, and healthy alignment with the Deep Creative. You’ll rest into Something greater than yourself… and witness It work through you. It’s time for you to deeply connect and be fully present to your own inner knowing because that’s the place where the Universe can work with you. Course taught live April 2020.
AUDIO COURSE: Structure, Clarity & Discipline: Moving Beyond Overwhelm
Most creative people don’t need more ideas. Nor do they need more creative flow, or more fire. They need proper containment of their creative energy. They need structure—discipline, boundaries, and focus—to execute their brilliant visions. They need to own their authority and not get distracted by drama, obligations that don’t fill them up, or their own unruly emotions. They need clarity about what their next step is and when they have that clarity, the fortitude to act on it. In this audio class, you’ll work with a particular form of metaphoric Source Energy that provides natural strength, discipline, healthy boundaries, focus, and clarity. Course taught live November 2019.
AUDIO COURSE: Speaking Up: Claim Your Voice, Wisdom & Gifts
This class is about your voice because you have a choice how you use it in this life. If you’ve been muffling your deep truths and hiding your gifts… If you’ve suffered through moments of having a deep yearning to speak up, but timidity and low self-worth got the better of you… If you have something important to share, but find yourself mired in self-doubt and fear… If you find it hard to value yourself, your wisdom and your contributions, this class is for you. You have a sacred responsibility to give voice to what you know. It’s time for you to fully own your gifts and stand in your innate courage, wisdom, bravery, and power. Course taught live September 2019.
AUDIO COURSE: Launch Your Soul’s Calling
5-week experiential journey for Coaches, Healers, Artists, Activists & Change-Makers. For those with a calling to do depth-oriented work, the path is rarely linear. Your soul’s gift is unique—-there’s no pre-existing model or “6 Easy Steps” for how to get it out there. The process of developing and launching your work is a sacred journey, and those of you who take this journey are pioneers… creating your path as you go. Topics include: I: Connecting to Source Energy. II: Growing a Form Nourishing of What You Want to Create. III: Clarity, Language and Direction. IV: Money: Making it, Enjoying it. and V: Sharing Your Work & Marketing. This guided experiential process will allow you to see the synergy between what the world needs and what you are here to give. Course taught live July 2018.
AUDIO COURSE: Open Your Money Portal with the Power of Metaphor
Nearly all of us have a variety of blocks, confused thinking, shame or other challenges around money… it tends to bring up our deepest fears and insecurities. In this experiential class, you’ll discover and release those challenges and discern your own true financial path. You’ll be guided into a realm of potent Source Energy that will bring answers, guidance, resources and opportunities that can’t be discovered any other way. It’s time for you to step into a bigger playing field. Course taught live July 2017.
AUDIO COURSE: Healthy, Strong & Vital: Tap Metaphor’s Healing Power
It’s a crazy world, and our physical bodies experience the cost of that hurry, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. Whether you enjoy great health or you’re dealing with injuries or illness, all of us want to live life at our fullest. No matter what your current challenge might be—-aches and pains, sexual issues, injuries, illness, instituting better habits of self-care, or simply wanting to feel more balanced and flexible—-tapping the powerful healing capacities of metaphoric Source Energy will offer you healing and guidance. Through the ancient power of metaphor, you will see what’s underneath your health issues and challenges, and most importantly… what your body wants. Course taught live November 2017.
AUDIO Course: Soul Harmony: Aligning Inner Wisdom with the Power of Metaphor
We humans have a deep need to live in harmony with the natural world. Lying beyond your conscious thoughts there may be a gut sense that you’re “out of balance” “overwhelmed” or ”pushing too hard.” Or you may have a gnawing discomfort that you hold gifts that would bring healing to our planet, but you’re confused how to move forward. In this experiential class you’ll realign with the Deep Creative, discover the core image that wants to be set in motion, and somatically experience deep Source energies that will not only change your vibration, but shift the way you think about your life. Course taught live February 2018.
AUDIO Course: Fierce Feminine Power: 3-Week Experiential Journey
You know who you are. You know you’ve been called…to go deep, to heal, to engage, and to let go into Something much, much bigger. The Underworld is fierce and its rumblings are stronger than ever now. It’s time to claim your wholeness and power, do the healing work you’ve been called to do, and finally claim your wild strength. In the guided exercise portion of this class, you will somatically experience fierce Source energy that will profoundly heal any lack of belief in yourself, and instill faith in Something larger than you. You have so much more power than you know. Course taught live November 2018.
AUDIO Course: Radically Deepen Your Work for Coaches, Trainers & Therapists
This experiential class is for ecologically-oriented coaches, therapists, healers, workshop leaders and cultural change-makers who feel called to reconnect our cultural ways of knowing with the natural world. “Radical” means to go to the roots…you will connect with shamanic earth energies that lie under the surface of consciousness to refine and clarify the broader vision for your work. Participants will learn practical techniques, and the supplemental e-book offers potent exercises and suggestions for working with metaphor with groups, clients, and students. Course taught live April 2018.
AUDIO Course: Deep Self Care: Resting Into Something Greater
We live in a world that constantly gets us to neglect what’s truly important and for many of us, that includes self-care. While the ego rushes to achieve and make things happen, real success comes from the strength of our connection with ourselves. This class is an experiential journey and a sacred time-out to reconnect with what is most essential and valuable for you. If you’re seriously overwhelmed or burned out, if you’ve had a nagging health issue that’s not improving, or if you’ve been struggling with something that’s wearing you down, give this gift to yourself. Ultimately, the quality of your relationship with yourself defines the quality of your life. Course taught live June 2019.
COURSE TO LICENSE: Psychology of Creativity
I: CREATIVITY & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
II: IMAGERY & SYMBOLIC EXPERIENCE
III: THE CREATIVE PROCESS
IV: THE MAKING OF CREATIVE GENIUS
V: THINKING LIKE AN ARTIST
VI: TEACHING, RESEARCH & COUNSELING
What would it be like to teach a fresh new course in YOUR business? This six-session Psychology of Creativity course is based on material I have taught at several graduate schools of psychology, including Pacifica Graduate Institute. It can be easily adapted for workshops, workplaces, or conferences. The purchase price of $250 includes 28-page detailed course syllabus with lesson plans, handouts, a ton of unique ideas for interactive group activities, and the license for you to teach. Handouts include: Psychological Conditions for Creativity, Quotes about the Creative Process, Quotes about Image and Art, Five Disconcerting Qualities of Creativity, Creative Genius: Seven Key Qualities, and Ten Lessons the Arts Teach.
Requirements for purchase are:
1. a college degree (graduate studies are preferred)
2. prior experience teaching adults or facilitating groups
3. personal familiarity with creative modalities
If you’d like to purchase this course, please click here to fill out the application form.
COURSE TO LICENSE: Psychology of Metaphor
I: METAPHOR IN EVERYDAY LIFE
II: METAPHOR AS AN AESTHETIC WORLD
III: METAPHOR AS CREATIVE PROCESS
IV: METAPHOR AND THE NATURAL WORLD
V: THE METAPHORIC MIND
VI: METAPHOR IN TEACHING, RESEARCH AND COUNSELING
Many people have asked how I developed my work and how they can learn more about the power of metaphor, so I’ve decided to offer my signature graduate psychology course that started me on this path.
In this course, we explore metaphor as a tool for personal learning and social change. We will understand how metaphors form the foundation of our thinking in everyday life, influencing our learning and growth. Our first task is to become conscious of how we use metaphor, exploring the ways in which metaphorical thinking shapes our everyday realities. Then we will move to a deeper level of analysis–investigating the rich ways in which metaphorical images and “seeing life as a poet” can enrich and enhance our relationship with ourselves, other people, and the world around us. The word metaphor meant “a transformer” in ancient Greek. When we view life through the lens of metaphor, we are able to see possibilities and potentials that we would not normally see. Through the use of metaphor, our perception operates at a deeper level of understanding. In this vein, a variety of perspectives will be presented which elucidate the aesthetic realm in everyday life.
If you’re interested in incorporating metaphor into your current practice or helping others do that, you will not find this material anywhere else. Much of it is based on writings that are out-of-print and inaccessible to the general public. The purchase price of $500 includes a 40-page detailed course syllabus with lesson plans, class activities, handouts and a license for you to teach it. Although this material was originally developed for graduate students, it can easily be adapted for workshops, seminars, or therapeutic settings. Handouts include: A Summary of Concepts about Metaphor, Quotes about Metaphor, Primary Metaphors for Change, Metaphor and Aesthetic Experience, and Observations from Lakoff & Johnson’s Metaphors We Live By.
Requirements to purchase include: 1) a college degree, 2) prior experience teaching adults or facilitating groups, and 3) an interest in moving our thinking and knowing beyond the current paradigm. If you meet these requirements, please feel free to fill out the application form below.