Personal Mastery a Smashing Success!
The inaugural “Building Personal Mastery” program was a resounding success, 31 participants from all walks of life attended the intensive eight day program on Gabriola Island. People left the program with a renewed sense of what is possible and the tools to identify and work through their self-limiting patterns. They went back to their lives with a genuine felt sense of being able to change and not be at the mercy of old patterns.
In addition, they gained a deeper understanding of the role of empathy in their lives and work, and a compassionate view of how events take place. They discovered that getting triggered represents an opportunity to learn to bring empathy and understanding to challenging situations. In the long term, the program is going to help change agents survive better and longer. They have been plagued in the past by burnout, corrosive competition with one another, operating in isolation without support and often abandoning the field prematurely with a sense of defeat and despair.
Thanks to The Haven for providing a wonderful supportive environment, and for everyone involved for getting the program off to a terrific start. We're looking forward to Building Strong & Respectful Relationships October 11- 16th 2011 and our next Building Personal Mastery program November 28 - December 5, 2011 – at the Haven on Gabriola Island.
Here’s what Participants are saying about Building Personal Mastery
"It is life enhancing. Personal Mastery changes who you are in the world so that you are more effective and more grateful on a personal and professional level." Bobbi Owens, Executive Director of the Mini 12 House, Los Angeles, CA
"Transformational, essential work, time well spent in a beautiful setting. Guaranteed to be moved, to grow, to connect, to have your ultimate “ah ha” moment(s) Don’t wait. Earmark the dates and strike your budgets now! Catherine Talbot, Consultant, C. Talbot & Associates, Burlington, ON
"This was an excellent program, with good modalities presented, good leaders and great vibe among the participants. Successfully integrates a diversity of approaches and leadership styles.’ Ian McLachlan, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Victoria, BC
"Doing one’s work best requires a solid deep and curious outlook on one’s self. The work shop provides very useful tools for developing self-understanding." Christine Fletcher, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria BC
"It’s an opportunity to integrate inner-personal work with outer action work" Niko Kozobolidis, Small Hydro Consultant, Vancouver, BC
"it empowers me to look at moving forward with clarity and purpose. I also have some of my own self-made strategies for dealing with my ego." Fred Jamin, Supervisor, Waste Education, University of Victoria, BC
"I would recommend it highly - Stimulating, challenging, relevant and growthful." Thomas Hackney, Vice-President of Policy, BC Sustainable Energy Association
"Go get it! It will help you immensely in being more successful in your activist work, projects and campaign." Thank you and bless you all! Kel Kelly, Founder, Comox Valley Mediation Services
"All activists deserve to be “turned on” again find their hearts and align them with their actions. Education is the most important thing - yours is alive and truly essential to a labour movement that is stale and needs a kick-start. Carolyn Unsworth, Reg. Vice-President, Fraser Valley:, Vancouver, BC
"Very helpful for improving and humanizing leadership and skills" France Laurendeau, Directrice, Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec, Montreal ,PQ
“Do it!” – Wonderful opportunity to support change in the world. Sincere, knowledgeable people, definitely not for feint of heart, however solid gold insights and information if one really engages. Karen Stephens, Director of Operations, Inner Activist Program
"This program is an ambitious yet practical synthesis of powerful modalities leading to deepening understating of the personal and interrelation process that underpin effective social action." Phil Vernon, Singer and songwriter from Salt Spring Island, BC
"All activists could benefit from an opportunity to shine light into their personal “dark spots” and gain both insights and tools to build genuinely sustainable activist practices." Deblekha Guin, Executive Director, Access to Media Education Society (AMES), Galiono Island, BC
"Wonderful opportunity to connect with the activists to build community, share experiences, nourish our spent energy and to work on – really work on – “becoming the change we need /want to see in the world” An opportunity to replenish ourselves so we can continue to do what matters in the face of setbacks and frustrations, and to give a better chance to make a difference." Corliss Olson, Director and Associate Professor, School for Workers, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
‘It’s all worth it!! Fredelene Elie, Psychologist and Educator, Johannesburg, SA
Building Personal Mastery program November 28 - December 5, 2011 – at the Haven on Gabriola Island.
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