Welcome to the Advanced Realization Process Teacher Mentoring

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Level ICultivate a healing presence

Wednesdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, Nov 15, 22, Dec 6, 13 (tentative) 

Do you seek to realize yourself as a living, healing presence in this world?
Do you value collaborating during and outside of sessions with spiritual friends?
Do you want to hone your see-feel skills?
Design and facilitate transformative healing sessions?
Access a currated RP audio and video library?
Engage in courageous actions to take your work in this world to the next level?

In Their Own Words

Karen Kerns
Cynthia Riha
Jason von Halle

The Advanced Realization Process Teacher Mentoring Program is designed to launch dynamic, global cohorts of fully-certified RP teachers with the skills and clarity needed to transform lives through nondual realization and by applying nondual realization to personal maturity, psychological healing and the release of trauma based patterns from the body.

Designed for 6-10 fully certified RP teachers who seek to cultivate your capacity to live as a healing presence in this world through participating in a safe and supportive global community bonded through our shared love of RP, Level I offers an extraordinary learning experience to:

Deepen your embodiment of fundamental consciousness so that you may:

    • Know without thinking, hear without listening, and see by sensing
    • Perceive patterns of openness (flow, light, vibration, aliveness)
    • Perceive patterns of constriction (ripples, densities, fragmentations, splitting, torquing, discordance)
    • Discern and respond skilfully to trauma-based patterns
    • Trust the healing process to emerge spontaneously out of the field

Find inner sources of strength and resilience so that you may:

    • Design and facilitate healing sessions and courses that open space for powerful transformation
    • Communicate inspirationally, adapting your language to your audience and purpose
    • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Respond skillfully to challenging clients, disruptive group dynamics, and controversial questions

Meet with me privately outside of class:

    • Heal core wounds that separate you from a sense of safety, belonging, and connection
    • Dive deep into your “burning questions,” doubts, fears, and/or real-life challenges
    • Process what comes up for you in our group and in your life
    • Receive feedback, supervision, and support on your professional work

I will be transparent in sharing what I know, and I look forward to learning from you. A Senior Realization Process teacher, RP teacher trainer, and founder of the Advanced RP Teacher Mentoring Program, I earned a PhD at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Integral Philosophy, a spiritual philosophy that emphasizes that consciousness is central to the evolution of the personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal domains of our lives. Thank you, Roma Hammel, PhD, Senior Realization Process Teacher, RP Teacher Trainer, and RP Teacher Mentor with additional certification in Trauma Repair, Empathic Ground, and Stillness Moving.

Be unshakeable … Illuminate life with each breath

Be inspirational … Tend to what’s most alive in each moment

Be transformational … Allow your deepest experience of reality to guide and inspire you

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Fourteen two-hour sessions in 2023
with 3 private 55-minute sessions $2625
with 6 private 55-minute sessions $3150
with 9 private 55-minute sessions $3675

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Course Overview
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I hope that you, like me, are inspired by these excerpts from Judith Blackstone’s book Trauma and the Unbound Body, as she writes about the therapeutic presence, the therapeutic relationship, and the healing process. Please note that I’ve changed the language, to address each reader as an individual.

When you, as a healing presence in this world, experience fundamental consciousness pervading you and your clients, your relationship with others is transformed in several ways:

  • Your own presence is more centered, grounded, and empathic.
  • You can track your internal responses to your clients more clearly.
  • Your perception of your clients is more refined.
  • You are more open to the spontaneous emergence of the healing process.

Your ability to inhabit your own body and to know yourself as fundamental consciousness is of key importance for the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship. When you inhabit your body, you are available to receive a client without either needing to shield yourself or to come forward toward the client in order to feel connection. When you can stay within the core of yourself, connecting from the source of your love and intelligence, your intelligence and love will always be there, as part of the ongoing ground of your being, available for your client to rely upon.

When you are grounded, in the sense of settled to the ground, e.g., by inhabiting your lower body, you cannot be as easily thrown off-base by the intensity of your client’s emotions. Most of your clients will sense this and know that they can express the extremes of their anger, terror, or grief without overwhelming you. They may also sense that they can embody their own full vitality, power, and intelligence without your feeling threatened by them as their own family may have felt when they were children.

Perhaps the most crucial element of your presence, is your ability to feel compassion. Compassion is experienced as an innate capacity of embodiment. If you remain in contact with yourself, compassion wells up within your body as a spontaneous response to your client’s suffering.

Words and phrase above excerpted from Judith Blackstone’s book Trauma and the Unbound Body, Judith Blackstone

Since 1992, I have followed a multi-dimensional daily path—taking action, practicing QiGong, engaging life dialogically—along with on-going critical reflection and dialogue with others—to foster intersubjective self-other awareness. Long ago, I sensed that practicing these habits as a way of living had the potential to change the deep structures of my consciousness.

I grasped the bodyspiritmind could be trained to hold an intention which would disrupt habitual perceptions and constructions. In their 1991 book The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience, Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch explain: “[The mind can be] developed and embodied through a discipline that facilitates letting go of ego-centered habits and enables compassion to become spontaneous and self-sustaining” (p. 252). Varela, Thompson, and Rosch explain the possibilities: “Humans are not trapped forever in the abstract attitude. The dissociation of mind from body, of awareness from experience, is the result of habit, and these habits can be broken” (p. 25).

I admired Haridas Chaudhuri, founder of the California Institute of Integral Studies. I his 1977 book The Evolution of Integral Consciousness,  he states that the minds of people who perceive self as a separate entity are clouded in ignorance (p. 64). Ignorance results in an isolated and separative consciousness. In the course of the inner growth of consciousness, the veil of ignorance begins to be lifted, the barriers of separation begin to break, and the boundaries of the mind begin to recede. A person experiences an increasing expansion of consciousness—the goal of personal development (p. 64).

T. S. Eliot wrote in 1943 book of poetry, titled “The Four Quartets”:

“In order to arrive there,
To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not,
You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy.
In order to arrive at what you do not know
You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess
You must go by the way of dispossession.
In order to arrive at what you are not
You must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know
And what you own is what you do not own
And where you are is where you are not.

One day, if one is not too alienated from his inner self . . .
Inner guidance can be heard in the stillness of the soul.

The meta-intention in all our time together is to deepen our capacities to live as healing presences in ordinary, everyday life, thus healing schisms in consciousness personally, collectively, and transhistorically.

Somatic inquiries are a capacity-building and vitalizing way-of-life. Dialogic processes break through the “integrity of perception” of the internalized views –  and the distortions of subjectivity. They also lead to a mutual opening up to the concern, to a sharing in a high er valuve both parties acknowledge and neither person controls.

  1. Reactions and resistance can be important guides in this process of catalyzing deep healing and transformation.
    1. Reactions—anger, tears, fears, guilt, shame, boredom, withdrawal, denial, disconnection—may signal cognitive dissonance and emotional overload.
    2. Visibilizing them—giving voice, form, and space to these reactions —allows otherwise repressed or conflictual parts of us to engage and be present as valued co-participants.
  2.  Charged or conflictual moments indicate potent moments for catalyzing deep healing and transformation.
    1. Though many charged moments may not recognized, to the extent that key moments are seen and held in shared awareness, shifts in perception occur and iterate through us –  personally, collective, and transhistorically
  3.  There can be multiple purposes to visibilizing what’s going on internally:
    1. We grow multi-dimensionally.
    2. We differentiate our multiple selves.
    3. We open the door to deep healing and transformation.
    4. We accept that we are human, mortal, imperfect, and vulnerable.
    5. We re-integrate in new ways.
    6. We increase personal capacity for awareness and right action.
    7. We invite self-other transfiguration.

Peter Reason, faculty at the University of Bath, (1993) writes:

“The purpose of right action in the present time must be for healing: for healing the rift between persons and the experience, between persons and others, between groups and societies, between our human existence and the requirements of the ecology of the planet, and between ourselves and the realm of the spirit, however one may wish to speak of that. “

Scholars and researchers Yongming Tang and Charles Joiner (1998) state that the problems and crises we face today are created by limitations in the internal structures that define who we are and how we behave and the limits of our abilities to grow capacities to engage with conscious awareness.”

Excerpts from my (2000) dissertation: Dark Grace: A Heuristic Inquiry into White Consciousness