Is Intensive Emotional/Spiritual Growth Work Right For You?
Does your life lack meaning and purpose? Are you unfulfilled or depressed? Are you feeling stuck?
Are you financially successful yet spiritually empty … or spiritually full and financially unsound?
Would you like more openness in your relationships with lovers, family, friends and colleagues? Are you concerned about your parenting skills?
Would you like more authenticity and joy in every day of your life?
Outwardly, you have probably grown up to look like a healthy, happy adult. But inside, there may be a deep sense of loss, of emotional pain. Something is missing. You may experience periods of fear, anxiety or depression for no apparent reason. You want something, but you may not know what.
If you worry about what others think of you, you may have learned in your childhood to deny your real self in order to be accepted. The Process will help you uncover and value your real self.
If you hop from relationship to relationship, or from job to job, you may have learned in your childhood that no matter what you do, it’s not good enough. Through The Process, you gain insight into your own self esteem, helping you become a reliable partner in relationships.
If you are a work-a-holic, or have trouble relaxing, you may have learned in your childhood that you are valued only for what you can do, not who you are. The Process will help you learn how to Be instead of Do.
If you find it difficult to sustain emotional or sexual intimacy, or to develop close friendships, you may have learned that the world is not a safe place in which to open your heart. Through the safe Process environment, you will experience true intimacy in friendship.
If you feel stagnant, unsatisfied, or you feel the need to grow spiritually or emotionally, the Process can help you in all aspects of your life.
If you are now or will soon be a parent, the Process will help you understand the dynamics of the family. You will learn how to work with your children to build a loving family relationship filled with acceptance and wise nurturing care.
The Process for Personal Change addresses all these issues and more – and provides lasting change in each one.
Emotionally, many people are still children striving to earn their parents’ love. But spending your life on that quest often leads to a loss of self. Losing oneself can cause depression, hostility, or loneliness.
The Process can help you identify and break free from the patterns learned in your childhood. You will understand how your childhood affects the way you are now. Anything learned can be unlearned. You will no longer be driven by the need for love and acceptance from your parents and others, because you will find it in yourself. You can learn to live your life as the person you really are.
Insight that will help you grow
You may not even be aware of a problem in your life. Perhaps you just feel stagnant, unsatisfied, or you feel the need to grow spiritually or emotionally. The Process helps you clarify the issues in your life. It gives you the tools to take action and bring about self-selected change. It provides you with a new spiritual grounding, a clearer understanding of yourself, your goals and your relationships.
Insight into better parenting
If you are now or will soon be a parent, the Process will help you understand the dynamics of the family. You will learn how to work with your children to build a close family relationship based on love, acceptance and wise, nurturing care.
Insight to help professionals help others
The Process can help professionals and lay people to better understand human development and behavior. The well-defined concepts and methods of the Process are particularly helpful to teachers, counselors, therapists, clergy, health professionals and others in the helping professions.
Personal Crisis or Identity Crisis
Often a personal crisis brings people to seek intensive growth work. Conventional once-a-week therapy may seem inadequate when an unusually dramatic challenge manifests: loss of a job or relationship, death of a significant other, even a sudden diminution of meaning in life — each can function as a catalyst leading to an acutely felt need for deep and lasting change.
But sometimes the need manifests in the absence of any outer crisis; an identity crisis — a sudden and devastating realization that the personality that seemed so solid was really nothing more than a web of makeshift explanations and excuses intended to describe a self — can be enough to catapult the seeker into a setting that promises a new and more profound experience of who and what the Self really is.
Whatever may be the call for work, the Process for Personal Change can help.
Unlike other programs, which often are focused on a single element such as work or relationship, the Process addresses two levels of change.
The first level is that of improving our everyday lives — emotionally and personally (for example, more skillful communication leading to more trust in friends), professionally (more appropriate and productive ways of interacting with associates), and intimately (more gratifying romantic or parent-child relationships).
The second level that the Process addresses is that of establishing a personal sense of meaning resulting in a more hopeful, dynamic and intentional approach to life. The Process teaches that all of life is sacred, and demonstrates the way to achieving a sense of that sacredness even in the midst of everyday distractions.
Given the scope provided by these two levels, the Process is an essential “ticket” to living a full, intentional life. The changes experienced are lasting and profound. The work is based on many decades of immersion in transformation and wisdom teachings on many levels.
The Process can help professionals and lay people to better understand human development and behavior. The well-defined concepts and methods of the Process are particularly helpful to teachers, counselors, therapists, clergy, health professions and others in the helping professions.
The Process works for people in different stages of life
To those at the beginning of their adult lives, people in their twenties, the Process can function as an entryway into a life of more autonomy and greater accountability. Leaving adolescence and attaining true adulthood begins to be understood as something much more than a mere matter of birthdays; rather the aspiring adult is given the opportunity to learn how to transform the immature dependent state of adolescence through the experience of significant initiatory ritual. Yet the transformation does not entail sacrifice of the divine child, whose role in life the Process redefines and celebrates.
To those in the “prime” of life – those in their thirties and forties, the Process addresses the problems of retaining the freshness and optimism that so often drain away as youth gives way to maturity. By showing how the life cycle itself provides the challenges of growth and change, the Process provides the vision and buoyancy necessary to avoid stagnation, complacency, or the specter of failure.
And for those in what Jung called “the second half of life,” all the years beyond forty that are allowed us, the Process allows a deepening awareness of the richness and complexity of what it means to fully own the passing years, instead of just passing through them. The privilege of garnered wisdom begins to be experienced as a treasure that has been earned; the need to pass this wisdom to one’s community becomes a divine opportunity. Thus, even old age can be perceived as a unique time of sharing and continuing to grow.
The Institute for Personal Change takes you on a journey back to your self. The journey you take at The Institute for Personal Change could be the most beautiful, important journey of your life. We sincerely hope you’ll take it.
Ways to Explore The Process
1. Attend a weekend workshop to see what we do, and how we do it.
2. Request a complimentary session with one of our therapists to determine if the Process is the right therapeutic vehicle for you at this time.
3. Request to speak with a graduate(s) with a similar background/issues as your own.
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