An Invitation to The Journey to Consciousness Program – Beginning September 30 – October 2, 2016.


The Journey to Consciousness Program

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You cannot hide.

What you feel now is being displayed in this moment for all to see.

Your history and reaction to what you are reading is showing up right now in your body language.

The body holds no secrets. It is transparent, truthful, and authentic, and seeking freedom to be heard and seen.

The Journey to Consciousness Program provides the training, skills, and tools to respond to body language.

“When working as a therapist 25 years ago, I discovered that the key to my clients realizing their health goals was by following their body language and then creating questions from their presented body language. I called this technique BodySpeak.

I later discovered that BodySpeak could be successfully adapted to any conversation –whether personal or business. After taking my courses, couples began using BodySpeak to deepen intimacy, parents to connect with their children, dating couples to have authentic conversations on a first date.

As a business tool, the ability to observe body language has proven to be ideal for job interviewing, patient or client assessment, improved customer service, and classroom teaching – to name a few applications ”
– Pietro Abela, ARC Bodywork Therapist, Creator of BodySpeak, and Founder of The ARC Institute.

Use BodySpeak as an occasional adjunct to your health modality, customer service, teaching profession, or for improved family or social communication.

Or:

Learn to be a practitioner of ARC Bodywork Therapy: a unique, powerful health-care method which successfully combines BodySpeak with on-table bodywork.

The Journey to Consciousness program teaches:

  • How to ask questions from presented body language.
  • Essential dialogue techniques for anyone wishing to improve communication skills.
  • A dependable communication model providing safe and effective emotional support for anyone in need.
  • Techniques to neutralize the stresses underlying physical symptoms.
  • How to combine Therapeutic Dialogue or BodySpeak with ARC Bodywork or any existing bodywork form, such as massage, Reiki, or Healing Touch. 

The Journey to Consciousness Program may be taken solely for your own self-development and self care.

The Journey to Consciousness Program will deepen the effectiveness of your current health caregiver role or modality.

The Journey to Consciousness Program provides the skills to become a companion on another’s personal growth journey, help resolve stresses, traumas, lingering issues and concerns, and to assist people to move beyond their limitations and ultimately reach their individual health goals.

 

In The Journey to Consciousness Program your first point of discovery is yourself. Our own personal growth and subsequent self-awareness is foundational to being in service to others.

Working through your own issues and limitations provides greater self-awareness and at the same time, the skills to help others work through their own issues and limitations.

As a student of The Journey to Consciousness Program you will receive:

The ability to discern daily stresses, and how personal issues reveal themselves within body language.

Gain understanding of how ongoing personal and family lifestyle challenges can be linked to the prevalence of emotional issues or unresolved trauma.

A reliable model of the emotional system: a foundation for resolving your own issues as well as the issues of anyone in need.

Explore a dynamic understanding of the human growth process through the ARC Personal Growth Map – a guide to the various stages we all pass through in the self-development process.

The Journey to Consciousness is ideal for:

  • Exploring how personal growth creates an improved lifestyle.
  • Developing deeper intimacy in relationships using new conversational tools for everyday social situations.
  • Caregivers and health care professionals who want to use body language indicators to optimize their response to their client’s needs.
  • Counselors, educators, and health care professionals who wish to understand the emotional components behind emotional and physical issues.
  • Parents wishing to enhance their own communication skills for healthier interactions with their children and family members.

You cannot hide.

What you feel now is being displayed in this moment for all to see.

Your reaction to what you are reading is showing up right now in your body language.

Your entire history is there for all to see – within your body language.

The body holds no secrets.  It is transparent, truthful, and authentic, and has no interest in hiding the slightest issue or concern. 

How is the Program Structured?

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The Journey to Consciousness is a series of six courses spread out over a period of twelve to eighteen months. The courses follow sequential steps for building a solid foundation of knowledge.

Course 1: The Freedom From Attachment – September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Course 2: The Art of Creative Resistance – November 25 – 27, 2016.

Course 3: BodySpeak: Open-Hearted Communcation – February 3 – 5, 2017.

Course 4: The Process of Integration – April 7 – 9, 2017.

Course 5: The Ties That Bind – June 9 – 11, 2017.

Course 6: A Return to Consciousness – August 23 – 27th, 2017.

Cost: $350 per weekend course

$325 pre-payment up to 3 weeks prior to course commencement.

$595 for Course 6: A Return to Consciousness.

$570 pre-payment up to 3 weeks prior to Course 6 commencement.

A $50.00 deposit will reserve your space in each course.

All course fees are quoted in Canadian currency. U.S. currency is accepted at the current rate of exchange.

Visa, PayPal, Cheques/Checks, E-Transfer, and Cash accepted.

Location and Accommodation:

Course 1 will be held in Lantzville, just north of Nanaimo, BC. Address and directions will be provided upon registration.

Limited in on-location accommodation is available on a first-come basis.

Local hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation will be provided with registration upon request.

Please indicate if you are interested in staying with a local course participant upon registration. Alternatively, please let us know if you are interested in hosting an out-of-town course participant.

Registration:

Phone: 250.752.3850.

Email: contactus@thearcinstitute.com

Online:  http://www.thearcinstitute.com/registration/registration-form/

Register Early! Class size is strictly limited.

www.thearcinstitute.com

The ARC Certification Program

All participants have the option of taking The Journey to Consciousness Program solely for their own self-development and interest and/or to learn how to provide professional or non-professional care and support for others.

All participants of The Journey to Consciousness Program are given the option to enroll in the ARC Certification Program for professional certification as an ARC Health Practitioner.

Each course provides assignments to support and hone your care giving skills.

Each assignment involves assigned reading, self-development exploration based on the course material, and practice sessions with clients.

Personal assignment review sessions are available to you at an additional cost, which includes an invitation to question/answer discussion groups between courses.

Students who enroll in The Journey to Consciousness Program primarily for their own personal development will find that the assignments will enhance both their professional or non-professional development and personal growth experience.

The Learning Environment

The Journey to Consciousness is purely experiential, and respectful of your timing within the personal growth process. Consequently, you grow with the program. 

The Journey to Consciousness Program helps you discern appropriate daily life decisions. Freedom is knowing you have the choice to steer your life in whatever direction and way you choose.

The Journey to Consciousness Program offers personal one-on-one guidance and support from the instructor and teaching staff, regardless of previous experience in personal growth or care giving experiences.

Students describe The Journey to Consciousness Program as an experience of “being-in-it-together.” This sense of community traditionally leads to growing trust, safety, and intimacy between students, and the birth of life-long friendships.

The Essential Keys to The Journey to Consciousness:

If you want to care for others effectively, you must first care for yourself.

If you want to love others deeply, you must first have profound love for yourself.

If you want to lead others successfully, you must seek to be in command of yourself.

The Journey to Consciousness puts you in the driver’s seat. It brings you home to your Authentic Self.

 Course Descriptions & Testimonials

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Course Descriptions PDF Testimonials PDF

Course Dates and Registration:

Course 1: The Freedom From Attachment – September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Course 2: The Art of Creative Resistance – November 25 – 27, 2016.

Course 3: BodySpeak: Open-Hearted Communcation – February 3 – 5, 2017.

Course 4: The Process of Integration – April 7 – 9, 2017.

Course 5: The Ties That Bind – June 9 – 11, 2017.

Course 6: A Return to Consciousness – August 23 – 27th, 2017.

Cost: $350 per weekend course

$325 pre-payment up to 3 weeks prior to course commencement.

$595 for Course 6: A Return to Consciousness.

$570 pre-payment up to 3 weeks prior to Course 6 commencement.

A $50.00 deposit will reserve your space in each course.

All course fees are quoted in Canadian currency. U.S. currency is accepted at the current rate of exchange.

Visa, PayPal, Cheques/Checks, E-Transfer, and Cash accepted.

Location and Accommodation:

Course 1 will be held in Lantzville, just north of Nanaimo, BC. Address and directions will be provided upon registration.

Limited in on-location accommodation is available on a first-come basis.

Local hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation will be provided with registration upon request.

Please indicate if you are interested in staying with a local course participant upon registration. Alternatively, please let us know if you are interested in hosting an out-of-town course participant.

Registration:

Phone: 250.752.3850.

Email: contactus@thearcinstitute.com

Online:  http://www.thearcinstitute.com/registration/registration-form/

Register Early! Class size is strictly limited.

www.thearcinstitute.com

Discover the Gift of Shame

Hear Pietro’s Remarkable Healership Journey.

Click Below to Hear his 2 Part interview with Host Bill Mackie of Self-Discovery Radio:

PART 1: Self Discovery Radio Part 1

PART 2: Self Discovery Radio Part 2

Pietro

In my childhood I was very sensitive around my height.

If someone actually voiced insult or derision around my height, I would sometimes feel devastated. I could not, in those times, authentically move beyond my shame to offer the comfort and re-assurance that it was okay – I was just fine and normal.

Instead, I would beat myself up, cursing myself for being born in this shape and form.

I replicated the abuse and shaming from others – towards myself.

As I was became more conscious I began to challenge and enact boundaries towards the self-deprecating and shaming behaviours.

I began to give assurance to myself, specifically to the part of myself who held that shame.

This form of self-care lasted years, until I came to the place where it no longer mattered what you or someone else believed to be physically abnormal.

Read: The Secret World of Platforms and Bells: A Personal Short Story.

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Does Resolving One Trauma Ensure All Other Traumas Are Resolved?

Click to Hear Pietro’s Radio Interview on Self Discovery Radio.  

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We grow up with multiple traumas.

Many times in our lives we are faced with events that are outside of our area of coping, that we are unable to fully recover from.

Traumas are the result of events which exceed our expectations, that we are unable to compensate for or fully recover from. (Read more on trauma)

Despite the fact that many suffer profound trauma in later life, our first trauma, usually suffered in the early years of our lives, will have significant impact, probably the most impact of all traumas.

My book, A Return to Consciousness, looks at how all trauma, but especially how that initial trauma affects us. It helps us to understand the impact and effects of trauma, how to recognize when our traumas are affecting us on a daily basis, and how to work towards successfully recovering from them. Thus ensuring we lead a wholesome, fulfilling, and productive life without being subjected to the impact and limitations that trauma brings.

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What To Do When We Hit Stress – Or Stress Hits Us

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Our Level of Tolerance reflects our ability to withstand and handle stress.

A stressful event or situation is one that falls outside of the Level of Tolerance. 

Since the Level of Tolerance varies from person to person, stress, and how stress affects us, is relative to each and every one of us.

Whenever we encounter a stressful situation that falls outside of the Level of Tolerance, then it is highly likely that we will temporarily cope with the stress in ways we used to cope…

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Are You Feeling Safe These Days?

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Many religions preach various forms of enlightenment, attained from good works and deeds and living by well-intentioned standards, morals, and disciplines.

Our television commercials want us to believe that buying a product will magically transform sectors of our lives.

It is drummed into us from an early age that if we acquire certain educational qualifications we will attain the comfortable lifestyle that money can buy,

We are groomed to believe that when we cross thresholds our lives will either be instantly changed or in some way turned around.

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Forgiveness Will Tell You ‘No!’

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Forgiveness is spacious and timely.

When I am influenced by traumas from my past, I will have the tendency to assume guilt before innocence.

I distrust.

When I am in forgiveness, which essentially means that I am looking at my world through authentic eyes, which in turn assumes that my vision is unhindered or tainted by the sightings of my trauma, I am willing to take the space and the time for you to show your goodness.

My forgiveness is not a constant. Forgiveness does not require that I will wait forever, or even for a very long in some cases. If I disagree with you, or you don’t pull through in ways that are needed, forgiveness has the boundary in place to exercise, and if need be to express the “No” appropriate to the situation.

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Eight Practical Ways to Protect Yourself from Colds and Flu

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For those living in the northern hemisphere, the fall or autumn months bring cooler temperatures, and greater susceptibility to colds and influenza or ‘flu.

The last five years have seen deeper understandings of the nature and cycles of viruses underlying flu and cold symptoms. It is now recognized that a virus can actively live on a surface for as long as 48 hours and carries the potential to infect as long as it remains alive and active.

Most viruses are passed along from person to person through the transference of body fluids.

While it is virtually impossible not to come in contact with a virus, it is far more possible to avoid the effects of a virus and consequently catching a cold or flu.

The suggestions below can help to avoid the effects of virus contact:

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Learning How to Replace Self-Blame with Self-Acceptance

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Forgiveness of others is dependent on our ability to forgive ourselves.

If we are prone to exercising blame and intolerance towards ourselves, then our ability to forgive others will be limited. (Read more on Self-Anger.)

If we have suffered from, or have been exposed to any kind of trauma, we will have acquired the propensity to take what happens in our outside environment personally. (Read more on Trauma.)

Taking our outside environment personally leads to shame and self-rejection. (Read more on Personalizing.)

As we move along our in our personal growth process we learn to replace self-shame for self-acceptance.

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The Road to Self-Forgiveness: Accepting Your Limitations

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When my client sits before me and tells me of her regret for not being an adequate mother and protecting her child from those who bullied her at school some ten years ago, after asking permission, I hold one of her hands and say,

“Let’s assume the regrets you hold are being held in this hand.”

Then I let go of the “regret” hand and I ask her permission to take hold of the other hand, and ask,

“I am hearing you tell of your regrets and the expectations you held towards yourself at the time, but I am not hearing you tell of your limitations. What were the limitations that existed for you as a mother ten years ago at the time?”

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Have You Ever Knowingly Hurt Someone? Is Regret Silently Eating You Up?

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What if I have hurt another, inflicted pain, or abused someone else? Can I forgive myself if that hurt remains unresolved?

We cannot live in the house of forgiveness if the pain we inflicted on others is left unattended.

The husband who slanders and degrades his wife by constantly calling her a bitch or a whore, the mother who beat her children, the friend who gossiped privileged information about another friend, the man who stole money from a colleague, all may claim to have locked these memories away into the recesses of the mind, but this does not ensure such abuses are truly forgotten.

A tough guy’s surface talk of sports, work, and what he would do to the attractive girl walking past him were he given the opportunity, may seem to be a crude attempt to prove his manliness, when in reality, it serves to distract him from the buried guilt, shame, and terrible regret and self-anger he has over his past abusive treatment of his wife and children…

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