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Interested in joining a Learning Lab?


Email us to schedule a phone call to explore whether or not the learning lab would be a good fit for you

Join a Learning Lab


Learning labs provide an opportunity for small groups of advanced students of intentional presence or other presence-centered methods (e.g., Hakomi, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Inner Relationship Focusing, etc.) to learn in a collaborative, experimental, co-creative manner. In these groups, participants:


  • Set their own learning goals

  • Practice and refine new skills together

  • Explore promising new practices from other psychospiritual methods

  • Refine existing skills to make them clearer and easier to practice

  • Invent new skills, terms, and distinctions that help us to live more conscious, connected, and compassionate lives




Format: 12 tele-classes held twice a month for 6 months


Length: Each learning lab lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes (includes 15 min break)


Size: 4-8 participants


Prerequisites: Some understanding and proficiency in the principles and practices of intentional presence or related presence-centered methods (Hakomi, IFS, IRF, Voice Dialogue, Pathwork, Psychosynthesis, Diamond Heart, Leela Therapy, etc.).  


Cost: $100 a month (US dollars) for 12 learning labs and downloadable class recordings  (Please note: If you participate in ongoing private sessions in intentional presence, you can attend learning labs at no additional cost once you've learned some of the basic skills of intentional presence, i.e., anchoring in mindfulness and presence, naming parts, communicating with parts.)


Payment: Class fees payable by check or Paypal (see our contact page for payment details)



Past Learning Lab Topics

  • How to engage in skillful relationship repair

  • Supporting people who are pouring out (e.g., rambling on in a disconnected way)

  • Learning to recognize and break free from unhelpful helping habits (e.g., giving unsolicited advice, sharing spiritual platitudes, analyzing people, etc.)

  • Steps to take when strong emotional reactions arise when interacting with others

  • Experiencing the subtle differences between mindfulness and presence

  • New methods for activating and studying subconscious parts and patterns


To get a deeper feel for the kinds of topics we explore in learning labs, see the three articles written for learning lab participants on our articles page




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