A One Year Process Taught in either Two Nine Day Parts or Three Six Day Parts
This training teaches the basic elements of The Learning Love Work.
It is a deep individual journey to learn more about yourself, and to overcome any difficulties that prevent you from bringing aliveness, joy, meaning, creativity, and deep sustaining intimacy into your life.
The training is an inner exploration to learn the art of loving yourself and others.
It is also designed to teach The Learning Love Work for anyone who works with people in various capacities – as psychotherapists, social workers, doctors, nurses, and body and energy workers. In addition this basic eighteen-day training is an important step for anyone who is interested in becoming a Certified Learning Love Teacher.
To participate in the training, it is necessary to have participated in at least one of the basic Learning Love seminars before.
Section 1: Basic Principles of The Learning Love Work
In this section, we explore the basic principles of the work and what it means to love yourself and another person. We teach how to distinguish between the mature and immature states of consciousness, the quality of being present to each moment, learning how to listen, and finally, how to develop the inner space to be with whatever comes up in our day to day life.
Section 2: Exploring Our Wounded Self
In this section, we work with how to recognize, feel, and develop deep understanding and compassion for our wounded self. Specifically, we explore two wounds – the wound of insecurity and shame, and the wound of fear and shock. These wounds are carried in a deeply sensitive part of us that feels, thinks and behaves like a regressed child. When our wounds are not explored and embraced, they can have the effect of sabotaging our life. But once they are brought into the light of awareness, they begin to have less influence over us and we are able to begin to live more fully.
Part 2: From Co-Dependency to Conscious Love
This section teaches the dynamics of relationship and how to work with your own relationship issues and those of others.
We begin by exploring the wound of abandonment. Unless this wound is explored and understood, it can easily cause power struggles and sabotage our relating with jealousy, demands, distancing and conflict.
In this section, we also work with how to resolve conflict, and how to become sensitive to our boundaries so that we can slowly begin to set limits when needed.
We also deal with the very crucial challenge of how to integrate closeness and connection with learning to take time to be alone and discover our individuality.
Part 3: The Qualities of Maturity – Applying the Learning Love Work to Everyday Life
In this section, we teach how we can bring the understandings of The Learning Love Work to our everyday life. In essence, we teach how to live more fully in the mature state of consciousness by choosing to embrace our fear and insecurity rather than allowing them to run our life.
Specifically, this means learning to create more inner space and meditation, live with more vitality, integrity and dignity, take better care of our bodies, and relate to ourselves and others with more honesty, respect, and care.
The Learning Love Approach is gentle and soft in order to safely explore our inner world without pressure or expectations.