Integrity Dynamics 2018
Jan
8
to Apr 16

Integrity Dynamics 2018

Integrity Dynamics is a practical approach for navigating the uncertainty, complexity, and urgency of our times with greater integrity. 

This course will shift your experience of yourself, others, and the world in profound and unpredictable ways.

It will challenge some assumptions and perturb the status quo, often revealing previously unrecognized perspectives and patterns of experience—blindspots, tender places, and sticking points.

Becoming more conscious of our experience in this way can be deeply unsettling, as we begin to surface the habitual beliefs, values, and assumptions about who we are and the nature of our reality that often influence our decisions and actions without our necessarily realizing it.

Yet, the process can also be immensely constructive as we liberate ourselves from habitual responses and outdated modes of being that no longer serve us or the greater world we inhabit, making space for new ways of being and doing that help us have a better experience of being human together.

It is not for everyone, especially not the faint-hearted or feeble-minded. 

This course is for those of you who:   

  • sense that there is a deep shift needed in the way we live and work together
  • yearn for goodness to prevail in the world
  • want to navigate the gap between what is and what could be with fewer bumps and bruises
  • seek to reorient yourself to a wholeness that can hold broken(hearted)ness 
  • understand that the simplicity on the other side of complexity is worth the effort, and that the roar on the other side of silence must be heard for us to truly live
  • want to be welcome just as you are, freak(in’ genius) flag and all
  • realize that sacred cows and white elephants have a lot to teach us
  • need a refuge that enlivens rather than dulls the senses
  • are tired of sitting alone in the dark worrying about the state of your sanity, your relationship, your household, your business/organization, your country, the world
  • would like to be better equipped to address the complexity, uncertainty, and urgency of our times

It is for intrepid entrepreneurs, artists, activists, positive deviants, quiet revolutionaries, institutional innovators, global nomads, change makers, world shakers, troubadours, provocateurs, cape-less crusaders, and daring do-gooders committed to a world propelled by the wisdom of discerning knowledge, the compassion of genuine connection, and the power of embodied commitment. 

Learn more and register.

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Radical Resilience: Self-care Skills for Tumultuous Times
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Radical Resilience: Self-care Skills for Tumultuous Times

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is an act of self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
— Audre Lorde

Into each life a little rain must fall, but sometimes, there are the perfect storms that rip away the foundations of our reality and leave our life in shambles. The world feels unbearably overwhelming and bewildering. We are no long sure of who we are, what to do, or what will be.

During such times of turmoil, it's essential to take especially good care of ourselves. Although it sometimes seems otherwise, genuine self-care isn't self-indulgence. It's an increasingly necessary competence for navigating an uncertain, chaotic, and complex world.

Persistently sacrificing our own well-being for seemingly more pressing issues often results in shortchanging relationships, situations, and causes that need us to be at our best. After all, depleted, harried, sleep-deprived hot messes are rarely effective. 

We need self-care habits that help us stay centered, grounded, and attuned to our inherent wisdom, compassion, and power. Especially if we intend to serve something greater than ourselves, we need self-care that leads to radical resilience.

Radical resilience is what allows us to stand amidst the rubble with dignity and compassion. It is what allows us to embrace the new beginning at the end of the world with strength that we didn’t know we had. 

If you think that you could benefit from some intensive self-care, please join me for a micro-retreat designed to soothe, inspire, and build your Radical Resilience. In this 4-hour retreat combining personal reflection, group discussion, and guided exercises, you will: 

  • Reflect on the state of your current self-care.
  • Explore 5 vital self-care practices for greater physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Commune with an intimate circle of imperfectly perfect human beings.
  • Draft a personal Radical Resilience plan.

YOU’RE INVITED. RSVP. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS. 
Bainbridge Island, WA, 1-4pm(PST), $25/person

For more information, please get in touch. Also, private group retreats (seven person minimum) may be scheduled on alternative dates/times, depending on availability.

Facilitator: Karen Sella, MA, CYT, LMP

A transformative facilitator, coach, and teacher, Karen offers integral perspectives and practices that amplify personal and planetary integrity. Her work is based on a transdisciplinary background in organization psychology, psychotherapy, expressive and somatic arts, as well as over twenty years of experience engaging people in individual, community, and organizational development. 

Prior to launching Luminanda, she worked as a management consultant within boutique and Big Five firms, and also served the social sector as a manager, therapist, and fund developer. 

 

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Essential Integrity: Spring 2017
Jan
14
to Mar 11

Essential Integrity: Spring 2017

ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE YOUR MOST LUMINOUS SELF—THE PERSON THAT YOU ALWAYS, ALREADY ARE, BUT SOMETIMES FORGET TO BE—THE YOU AT THE HEART OF YOUR BEING WHO IS POSITIVELY WISE, COMPASSIONATE, AND POWERFUL? 

Despite a desire to feel wholly content, centered, and alive, our lives are often fraught with habitual patterns of fragmentation that significantly undermine our well-being. Sometimes, we need to retreat from the constant distractions and coming attractions of our day to day life to reconnect with the deeper aspects of our being and becoming. 

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