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Courses OvervieW


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

1. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors – Dordogne, France – Oct 2017
(ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT)

2. The West: Releasing Fear, Finding Freedom – Seattle, WA – Nov 4/5, 2017

3. Personal Counseling Appointments – Seattle, WA – Nov 3, 2017

4. 2018 Four Directions Program with Nature Vigil – San Rafael & Four Springs Retreat, CA

5. 2018 Personal Breakthrough Intensive Program – Sausalito, CA

6. Coming Into Your Power – Six-Month Individual Coaching with Patrick O’Neill
 

PROGRAMS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS

1. 2017 Four Directions Program – Marin County & Four Springs Retreat, CA
2. 2017 Four Directions Mentoring Program – Marin County, CA

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Courses OvervieW


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

1. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors – Dordogne, France – Oct 2017
(ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT)

2. The West: Releasing Fear, Finding Freedom – Seattle, WA – Nov 4/5, 2017

3. Personal Counseling Appointments – Seattle, WA – Nov 3, 2017

4. 2018 Four Directions Program with Nature Vigil – San Rafael & Four Springs Retreat, CA

5. 2018 Personal Breakthrough Intensive Program – Sausalito, CA

6. Coming Into Your Power – Six-Month Individual Coaching with Patrick O’Neill
 

PROGRAMS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS

1. 2017 Four Directions Program – Marin County & Four Springs Retreat, CA
2. 2017 Four Directions Mentoring Program – Marin County, CA

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2017 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS (ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT)


DORDOGNE, FRANCE

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 10

2017 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS (ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT)


DORDOGNE, FRANCE

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 10

 

We are going on an initiatory journey. It is a journey first undertaken by our ancestors, 60,000 years ago. Our destination is Les Eyzie de Tayac in Dordogne, France.  Les Eyzie is situated on Vezere River, also known as The River at the End of The World. 

There are some 150 significant archeological sites on this land, including the painted caves of Lascaux, Font de Gaume and Commarque. The paintings and carvings depict the animal spirits and helping allies of the land, rendered with precision and sophistication. They are likely the work of the shamans going back approximately 20,000 to 35,000 years. This art is alive still.

We will visit sacred springs, forests, shelters, the river and other power places to experience the mystery and healing of the land. There will be talking circles, fire ceremonies, stories, songs, and journeywork to help us gather knowledge, healing and integration.

In 2017, we are honored to offer this 10-day transformational experience to a small group in the fall. Registration is limited and is filling quickly. If you wish to be put on a waitlist or would like information on future programs, please contact us.

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THE WEST: RELEASING FEAR, FINDING FREEDOM


November 4/5, 2017 – Seattle University, Seattle, WA

THE WEST: RELEASING FEAR, FINDING FREEDOM


November 4/5, 2017 – Seattle University, Seattle, WA

 

A weekend program exploring the themes of trust, letting go of the past, and opening to your preferred future. 

Autumn is the season associated with trust and letting go. This is the time of year where we practice being open, not attached, to outcome.

Trust can be defined as an unshakeable belief in your own inner Leader, Healer, Visionary and Teacher. 

When you trust yourself, you are more able to align with your personal Destiny. 

This state of deep inner congruence helps us overcome the fears and pain that inhibits our journey on the path of heart and meaning. 

Change, a constant presence in our lives, becomes something to be trusted not feared and resisted.

In this two-day program we will use a variety of means to bridge the two worlds: including journaling, stories, meditation, music, shamanic journeywork and ceremony. 

  • What blocks must I release in order to “get out of my own way”? 
  • What requires opening, strengthening, deepening or softening in my nature? 
  • What inner resources do I possess to support my intentions? 
  • What are circumstances and events from the past that continue to haunt your life? 
  • What if you could let go and get free? 
  • Who would you be? What would you do?

Program Fee: $425 US

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PERSONAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS


November 3, 2017 – Seattle, WA

PERSONAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS


November 3, 2017 – Seattle, WA

 

Patrick is available for one-on-one personal coaching sessions on November 3 in Seattle.  Session length is one hour. Registration is on a first come basis. 

One Hour Session Fee: $200 US

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2018 FOUR DIRECTIONS PROGRAM WITH NATURE VIGIL


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior
February 24/25 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer
April 21/22 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary – Nature Vigil
June 20-24 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher
September 22/23 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

2018 FOUR DIRECTIONS PROGRAM WITH NATURE VIGIL


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior
February 24/25 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer
April 21/22 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary – Nature Vigil
June 20-24 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher
September 22/23 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

Nature Vigil is an ancient, cross-cultural practice associated with the East, The Way of the Visionary. For almost thirty years, we have offered an opportunity to spend time on the land – to fast, meditate, pray and envision a path with heart and meaning.

Many of you have expressed to me how transformational this experience has been in your life. In 2018, we are very pleased to once again offer a five-day Nature Vigil during the third gathering of our four-session program. 

Our experienced staff has supported over 10,000 people – many of whom have never camped overnight – to have a safe and meaningful time on the land.

Because the Nature Vigil experience requires preparation and integration afterwards this series requires your attendance at all four programs. Preparing you for your time on the land and helping you integrate your experience is time-intensive.

Even if you are an experienced camper, careful preparation is required to ensure a safe, deep and meaningful experience. Nature Vigil is a paradox: you must do it alone; you must do it in community. Therefore we are obliged to ensure we are ready personally and collectively for our time on the land. This encourages respect for self, others and the land.


Program Fee: $2,019 US

Includes a copy of Patrick O’Neill’s new book
“The Only Certain Freedom” coming Spring 2018.

Receive a $100 discount if you register before December 1, 2017.  
Installment payment options are also available.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us.

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The North


Februrary 24/25, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The North


Februrary 24/25, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

 
 

February 24/25 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The North is devoted to the practice of leadership and the wise use of power. The powers of presence, action and communication are the foundations of leadership. 

We will explore the principles and applications of personal and group leadership. The practices of the North help us show up, make positive contributions to our families and communities and avoid the abuses of power that plague our times.

This year, we will pay special attention to the leadership work required to go onto the land for Nature Vigil. What requires strengthening to support the next phasing of your life dream?  What commitments will carry you forward? How will you apply your inner resources to manifest your preferred future?

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The South


April 21/22, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The South


April 21/22, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

 
 

April 21/22 – Dominican University,
San Rafael, California


The South is devoted to the healing power of love. The practices of the four-chambered heart – full, strong, open and clear – is humanity’s most powerful healing salve. 

These perennial wisdoms support us to be in right relationship with others, our world, and
ourselves. South work helps us choose compassion over fear; cooperation over divisiveness; forgiveness over retaliation.

What healing is required to ensure you are full-hearted as you enter the sacred silence of Nature Vigil? What must be done to open and receive guidance? What clarity are you requiring in your personal work, relationships and collective work?

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The East


June 20-24, 2018 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

The East


June 20-24, 2018 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

 
 

June 20-24 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

The East is devoted to vision and our life dream. This is the home of the authentic self, of truth telling without blame and our gifts and talents. Summer is the time for dismantling the false-self system and of releasing patterns of indulgence and denial. 

The East supports us to drop fixed perspectives and open to expanded vision.

This is the Nature Vigil period. It is a five-day experience that includes two days of learning sessions and four nights supervised camping on the land. 

Self-care and personal safety is the order of the day. Meals are provided on Day One and Day Five. While camping on the land many of our participants fast and fasting solution is provided to support you. Some participants bring light snacks to supplement their fast. 

Modified Nature Vigil, where participants can spend their retreat time in a cabin room, is also available.

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The West


September 22/23, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The West


September 22/23, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

 
 

September 22/23, 2018 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The West is devoted to loving detachment and gathering wisdom. To do this we must become comfortable with uncertainty and learn to trust. The West is associated with shedding that which we have outgrown. 

The West teaches us about letting go of fixed perspectives, judgment and controlling behaviors that are barriers to wisdom. We become more flexible and fluid when we are open to outcome. Here we can listen to our own inner guidance in the stillness of the quiet mind. Clarity, objectivity and discernment grow as a result.

The Nature Vigil experience and learning will continue to be integrated in the weekend work of the West. We will work with the guidance that has come from deep meditation on the land. What is the self-work I was encouraged to pursue? What is my intimacy or 1:1 work at this time? What is the group work that would benefit others and me?

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2018 PERSONAL BREAKTHROUGH INTENSIVE PROGRAM


February 26, April 23 & September 24, 2018 – Sausalito, CA

2018 PERSONAL BREAKTHROUGH INTENSIVE PROGRAM


February 26, April 23 & September 24, 2018 – Sausalito, CA

 

A limited enrolment program for those wishing to deepen and expand on their personal work. This special small group program includes three one-day sessions. 

These three sessions will provide participants with a safe, rigorous environment to explore personal and professional excellence; heal and release old patterns that limit happiness and wellbeing; create more intimate relationships; and initiate positive change in their lives. 

Group size is limited. Enrollment is on a first come basis.

Program Fee: $1,350 US (for 3 sessions)

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COMING INTO YOUR POWER: SIX-MONTH INDIVIDUAL COACHING WITH PATRICK O’NEILL


COMING INTO YOUR POWER: SIX-MONTH INDIVIDUAL COACHING WITH PATRICK O’NEILL


 

Patrick has helped people create breakthroughs, start businesses, write books, face life-threatening illness, transform difficult relationships, and recover from personal and professional setbacks. 

His commitment is to listen deeply, create a safe space for you to change and grow and respect your process.  At the same time, he will ask you to step outside your comfort zone.  There you will discover your best self is always available to help you seize your dreams.  

This intensive development opportunity is designed to get results. Your program is objectives driven and supports developmental, behavioral and performance goals set by you.  Together, you will set success benchmarks and accountabilities and drive results through weekly or bi-weekly Skype calls.

In between calls you will have unlimited access to coaching by phone or email. Patrick can provide just-in-time advice, review your work or help you prepare for an important engagement.

This is not a casual coaching relationship.  The work is rigorous and demanding.  Coming Into Your Power includes:

  • A six- month engagement
  • Creation of developmental, behavioral and skills objectives
  • Bi-weekly Skype meetings
  • Unlimited email access and additional phone calls
  • Unlimited review of work

For more info please contact lynne@extraordinaryconversations.com 
or call 416-361-3331

 
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2017 FOUR DIRECTIONS program (CURRENTLY UNDERWAY)


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior
February 4/5 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer
April 22/23 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary
June 7-11 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher
October 21/22 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

2017 FOUR DIRECTIONS program (CURRENTLY UNDERWAY)


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior
February 4/5 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer
April 22/23 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary
June 7-11 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher
October 21/22 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

Nature Vigil is an ancient, cross-cultural practice associated with the East, The Way of the Visionary. For almost thirty years, we have offered an opportunity to spend time on the land – to fast, meditate, pray and envision a path with heart and meaning.

Many of you have expressed to me how transformational the Nature Vigil has been in your life. In 2017, we are very pleased to offer a Nature Vigil experience during the third gathering of our four-session program. 

Our experienced staff has supported over 10,000 people – many of whom have never camped overnight – to have a safe and meaningful time on the land.

Because the Nature Vigil experience requires preparation and integration afterwards this series requires your attendance at all four programs.

In the past we have accepted Four Directions program participants for single sessions. This year because of the intensive nature of the Nature Vigil experience we will be accepting only those who can commit to the full series. Preparing you for your time on the land and helping you integrate your experience is time-intensive. 

Even if you are an experienced camper, careful preparation is required to ensure a safe, deep and meaningful experience. Nature Vigil is a paradox: you must do it alone; you must do it in community. Therefore we are obliged to ensure we are ready personally and collectively for our time on the land. This encourages respect for self, others and the land.


Program Fee: $1,999 US

(Includes lunch each day during the three weekend sessions)

Receive a $100 discount if you register before December 1, 2016.  
Installment payment options are also available.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us.

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Mentoring Program (CURRENTLY UNDERWAY)


February 6, April 24 & October 23, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

Mentoring Program (CURRENTLY UNDERWAY)


February 6, April 24 & October 23, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

 

A mentoring program for those wishing to deepen and expand on their personal work of the Four Directions weekends. This is a special small group, one-day program that will be offered on the day following the Four Directions 2017 weekend workshops.  

These 3 sessions will provide participants with a safe, rigorous environment to explore personal and professional excellence; heal and release old patterns that limit happiness and wellbeing; create more intimate relationships; and initiate positive change in their lives. It is designed to capitalize on whatever emerges for individual attention in the workshop setting so that these transformational moments are worked with in a timely way.

Group size is limited. Enrollment is on a first come basis.

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