Coming to Wholeness
Foundation Training (2 days) and Advanced Training (2 days) in Wholeness Work with Connirae Andreas, Ph.D.
With Practices by Ralph Köbler on August 8 (9-12:30 a.m.)
“The wellbeing that comes through this process isn’t dependent upon success, or having the right relationship, et cetera. And yet when we are living from this kind of authentic wellbeing, life does tend to go better. We can more naturally make a valued contribution in the world, and we more easily attract people we want to be around, (and enjoy those we might not have enjoyed previously).”
–Connirae Andreas about the Wholeness Process
What is the Wholeness Work?
It’s a precise and specific model for actually doing what many spiritual teachings talk about.
If you have explored Eastern spirituality, you have probably heard phrases like “The small self is an illusion. Realize that you are a vast Self,” or “Enlightenment comes through loss of the ego.” But what do such statements actually mean? In this training you’ll learn a step-by-step process for dissolving the everyday sense of the ego. The experience ranges from extremely ordinary to something that can be quite profound.
And what does this have to do with resolving our life problems?
Sometimes spiritual practices are taught and done in a way that actually creates a degree of separation between meditative or profound states, and daily life. People might enjoy deep meditative states, but find that their life issues don’t necessarily go away…
With the Wholeness Work, there is a natural and immediate integration with daily living. Our life issues can actually be doorways to the experience of this “vast self” spoken of – or just a sense of affectionate presence and clarity. And the life issues are transformed in the process.
Some people have found that issues that hadn’t changed with years of effort, are finally changing using the Wholeness Work. And the results are more significant and ongoing than just solving problems.
If you choose to use this simple method as a life practice (and this can happen in only a few minutes a day, once you’ve learned the method), you will most likely experience a fundamental shift in how you are in the world. Some describe it as having a growing sense of wellbeing, or peace, or joy. And it’s the kind that enables us to ‘be’ and to ‘increasingly interact with others from a place of wisdom, compassion, and humor’. Rather than becoming some idea of “perfection”, the wellbeing comes through a very specific, and increasingly effortless way of including and integrating everything that does – or could – arise in our experience.
What You’ll Learn Each Day
You’ll learn a specific and doable practice of “dissolving the everyday sense of ego.” Discover how this is often what allows troublesome life issues to finally be resolved.
- We’ll begin with the Basic Wholeness Format – how to use Wholeness Work to resolve life issues.
- Next you’ll learn the Wholeness Meditation Format
- And how to adapt the process to use for deeper more restful sleep
Some issues require more than just dissolving the ego. On Day 2 we learn two Wholeness Formats that provide these missing pieces. You’ll learn…
- The “Reclaiming Inner Authority” process, useful with embarrassment, shame, guilt, and more. Has helped with health issues.
- The “Integrating What’s Missing” process, important in working with sense of neediness, loss, grief, etc.
The Day 2 methods are based on different principles from what you learned on Day 1, and are not primarily about dissolving the ego.
These methods take the Wholeness Work to a new level in its effectiveness and impact in your life, and the lives of your clients. Many people say the Advanced Training days “put it all together” and make using the Wholeness Methods with yourself and others much easier. Most important, you’ll learn additional methods which add to its potency and range.
- Working with Coping Mechanisms – discover your primary coping mechanism
- The Life Journey of Consciousness
- Roles & Identities
- The “Letting Go” Process: Working with attachments and aversions.
- How to find the “place of maximum impact” for stronger transformation
- Enhancing integration: a 4th way
- Working with Self as Object
- Working with the Other
- How to go “off script” and follow experience, working with dreams and metaphors, etc.
- The Stages of Practice – how beginning stage is different from middle, etc.
- Tips for using Wholeness as an ongoing life practice.
The training (all 4 days with C. Andreas and half a day with practices, guided by Ralph Köbler) interweaves learning specific formats, with learning the underlying principles that make the work so impactful. When you learn the principles through direct experience in the training, they tend to “stick.” Understanding the principles is what makes it possible for you to follow the flow of your own and someone else’s unique experience in the moment.
- The 5 primary principles of Wholeness work
- The 3 types of integration, and when to use each
- How to recognize and work with reactions
- What to do when it doesn’t work
About this seminar
The seminar consists of a two-day foundation training (August 6-7) with Connirae Andreas, followed by half a day of exercises on August 8 under the guidance of Ralph Köbler. On the afternoon of this third day there will be no classes. During the last two days (August 9-10), participants will take part in the advanced training with Connirae Andreas.
You’ll be learning through demonstration and guided exercises. You’ll have access to on-the-spot coaching as you do the guided exercises with other participants in pairs.
There will be some variation in when certain methods and principles are taught, from one group to another, as we will follow the flow of the group experience.
“The Wholeness Process is an effective, simple, and direct method for spiritual awakening, as well as for your own personal development or therapy. From my personal experience, I am delighted to recommend this program. If I can follow it and get a lot from it, then I suspect you will too.”
— Shelle Rose Charvet, NLP Trainer, author of Words That Change Minds
Connirae Andreas on Core Transformation & Wholeness Work
These two methods I consider my most significant contributions. They both shift our mode of being in the world, in addition to helping us heal our personal issues and evolve as people. Both methods are the result of my personal life journey.
In 1979, I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Milton Erickson. During that visit, I experienced a personal transformation which was for me quite profound. I experienced a sudden sense of wellbeing that I couldn’t account for, and a simultaneous sense that a major life issue was resolved. The only problem was that this state didn’t last. This left me searching for how I could get it back.
Years later (in 1989), I developed Core Transformation, which is a systematic way of using our limitations as the doorway to access states of Peace, Oneness, and Presence. I have been pleased that this method offers a dependable access to what I experienced temporarily during that visit with Dr. Erickson.
The Wholeness Work came after going through a major life crises, where I knew I needed to find something that would go to a still deeper level. In my exploring, I was inspired by a specific spiritual teaching, and wondered if it might be possible to do what Eastern spiritual teachers call “dissolving the ego” in a specific, precise, and dependable way. Wholeness Work begins with a method for what we might call “dissolving the ego,” in such a way that life issues also dissolve. From there, the Wholeness Work has become a comprehensive way of working that can meet a wide range of human challenges. I think that the principles learned through Wholeness Work provide a way of understanding all change, that can make us more effective and precise in our other changework as well.
The signature of both Core Transformation and the Wholeness Work are their gentleness and inclusiveness. These methods show us how we don’t need to get rid of anything in ourselves, to be Whole, to experience wellbeing, creativity, and wisdom.