An 8-Week Experiential Group Will Explore This Question…
How Can We Sustain And Stabilize Our Serenity, Our Joy, Our Open-Heartedness?
We all want to sustain the serene calm feelings and have this be the cornerstone of our lives, right? To be the eye of the hurricane in these turbulent times?
We would also like our joy to be a way of life, to be the daily bread that feeds us and others?
And I would guess we all would very much want to have our hearts remain open and vulnerably connect with ourselves and others, right?
Okay, great! So what I’ve learned from contributing to others and my personal experiences is that simply holding a goal to be calm, joyful, and open-hearted is not enough and can have many pitfalls. I know that sounds a little odd, but let me explain.
When we hold being serene as a goal, often there is an attachment that accompanies its attainment. So when you see yourself not calm (fearful, anxious, angry, etc.), there is a tendency to create a contrived calm over top of the non-calm state. In other words, we suppress so-called negative feelings.
Think of that upset person you know who tries to look and sound calm when there are signs of them being angry leaking out all over the place.
How about joy? When we’re feeling sad, do we tell ourselves to cheer up and choose joy? Do we automatically deny the sad feelings because, after all, joy is the goal? That’s an inner formula for suppressing sadness, grief or other non-joyous feelings.
Then there is the matter of maintaining an open heart as the goal: We can usually maintain an open heart until something painful emerges, either externally or internally, and then we shut down our hearts to protect. What do we do then? Fake an open-heartedness to stay to stay true to the goal?
Rather than holding tightly to serenity, joy, and open-heartedness as ideals to be attained, we can view all three as natural byproducts that spontaneously emerge.
Does Your Serenity, Joy, and Open-Heartedness Emerge?
They emerge when we learn to bring compassionate presence to whatever emerges that throws us off our calm, that sullies our joy or shuts down our hearts.
Bringing healing presence to inner turbulence allows serenity to re-emerge. Bringing healing presence to whatever inside is sad or hopeless allows joy to return.
Bringing healing presence to emotional pain that puts the heart in protection mode, allows the heart to open and that sense of being connected to self and others emerges.
This Is Why The Masters Call Presence “The Ultimate Medicine”
We will take the lead of these Masters and will focus on cultivating presence during this 8-Week Inner Presence Course. You are invited to join a group of like-hearted people who will gather to explore and learn this powerful Inner Presence Inquiry Work. We will all contribute to something powerful, unique, and memorable. Participants often say something like…
- “I’m calmer and more at ease with myself.”
- “I no longer get triggered by this issue that has been hounding me for years.”
- “This guardedness I had all my life is no longer with me. I can relax into life.”
- “More inner spaciousness, the activity in my life has slowed down and I don’t feel compelled to stay busy all the time.”
- “My relationship with my spouse changed, and I was not even working on that.”
- “The addictive urges have fallen off.”Are you ready to take a deep dive Into Presence?
This 8-Week Inner Presence Inquiry Group will give you many opportunities to learn how to cultivate Presence for yourself. You will:
- Experience and learn to hold presence for yourself that will permeate your daily life.
- Vicariously learn by witnessing others being expertly guided to hold presence for different aspects of themselves.
- Have opportunities to connect deeply with yourself and move unconscious constructs that limit your vitality.
- Feel the support and connection of like-hearted people in a comfortable, safe, group container.
8-Week Inner Presence In-Person and Online Experiential Group Registration
Date/Time: Thursday, January 30th, 7:00-9:00 EDT
Where: 150 E. Chestnut St., Asheville, NC 28801 (For those outside the city they can join via video conferencing.
Cost: $400 Limited Space: This will be a small group format with personalized attention so reserve your spot now!
Jerry Donoghue is Founder of the Inner Presence Coaching Institute and the Asheville Compassionate Center. He is a highly skilled Inner Presence Coach who helps people deeply connect with their inner experience in ways that support wholeness and clarity. He has mastered and refined the art of non-fixing or nondirective support. He helps Clients tap into the own power, wisdom and innate intelligence to produce results far more impactful than any advice-giving efforts could yield. He works quickly, safely, and efficiently to guide people to access those hidden beliefs and constructs that have so much influence over their lives. Clients have reported working on challenges for years only to have them dissolve in few Inner Presence Sessions. He has painstakingly integrated the best practices of the Eastern Wisdom traditions with Western Depth Experiential Psychology to create The Inner Presence Inquiry Work. You can find out more extensive information about Jerry here.
What Exactly is Inner Presence Inquiry Work?
It is not therapy, nor is it a therapeutic approach that gets you lost in an endless “talk about” dialogue. It is not positive thinking, guided imagery or guided meditation of any kind. Nor is it having a casual conversation about an issue. There is no concerted effort to intellectually delve into the past to find causes, and there are no attempts to change behavior, improve or fix yourself.
It isn’t just another coaching method that gives you seven action steps for freedom, success, or millions. It is not solution oriented or focused on future outcomes. Doesn’t attempt to change perspectives or give direction, yet is exceedingly powerful.
The Inner Presence Inquiry Work is very practical, experiential, and powerful, yet draws heavily from the Eastern Enlightenment traditions. It is an open-ended deep inquiry that works within your own system of meaning and uses your innate wisdom to inspire safe, efficient effortless transformations. Often, an inquiry will affect your life in ways you have never before imagined. Inner Presence Inquiry Work integrates the best of experiential psychology and the Eastern enlightenment approaches with a dash of neuroscience. This is truly the frontier of transformative work!