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Courses Overview


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

1. The Teacher’s Way: Being Open to Outcome – Seattle, WA

2. Personal Counseling Appointments with Patrick O’Neill – Seattle, WA

3. 2019 Four Directions Program with Nature Vigil – San Rafael & Four Springs Retreat, CA

4. 2019 Personal Breakthrough Intensive Program – Sausalito, CA

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

 

SORRY, THESE PROGRAMS ARE FULL

1. 2018 Four Directions Program with Nature Vigil – San Rafael & Four Springs Retreat, CA

2. 2018 Personal Breakthrough Intensive Program – Sausalito, CA

3. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors – Dordogne, France – October 2018

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Courses Overview


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

1. The Teacher’s Way: Being Open to Outcome – Seattle, WA

2. Personal Counseling Appointments with Patrick O’Neill – Seattle, WA

3. 2019 Four Directions Program with Nature Vigil – San Rafael & Four Springs Retreat, CA

4. 2019 Personal Breakthrough Intensive Program – Sausalito, CA

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

 

SORRY, THESE PROGRAMS ARE FULL

1. 2018 Four Directions Program with Nature Vigil – San Rafael & Four Springs Retreat, CA

2. 2018 Personal Breakthrough Intensive Program – Sausalito, CA

3. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors – Dordogne, France – October 2018

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The Teacher’s Way: Being Open to Outcome


December 1 & 2, 2018 – Seattle University, Seattle, WA

The Teacher’s Way: Being Open to Outcome


December 1 & 2, 2018 – Seattle University, Seattle, WA

 

The Teacher’s Way begins with apprenticeship. As an apprentice to Wisdom, we are asked to grow past our comfortable certainties and into the next expression of personal excellence.

Angeles Arrien reminded us there are always two plans for every day – our plan and the Mystery’s plan. To be good apprentices, we must learn to trust the Mystery’s plan.

Clarity, objectivity, discernment and detachment are the qualities we cultivate in order to support the growth of Wisdom in our lives.

Trust is the crucible in which these qualities grow. There are three assemblage points of trust – self, relationship and unfolding circumstances.

Uncertainty, the state of the world around us, is the classroom in which the challenges and lessons that lead to Wisdom emerge. 

Please join us for this intensive two-day program. We will use a variety of means to strengthen our ability to be open to outcome, including journaling, stories, meditation, music, mentoring and shamanic journeywork and ceremony.

Program Fee: $450 US

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PERSONAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS WITH PATRICK O’NEILL


November 30, 2018 – Seattle, WA

PERSONAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS WITH PATRICK O’NEILL


November 30, 2018 – Seattle, WA

 

Patrick is available for one-on-one personal coaching sessions on November 30 in Seattle.  Session length is one hour. Registration is on a first come basis. 

One Hour Session Fee: $225 US

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2019 FOUR DIRECTIONS AND NATURE VIGIL PROGRAM


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior – 
February 23/24 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer – 
April 27/28 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary – Nature Vigil
 – June 19-23 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher – 
September 21/22 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

2019 FOUR DIRECTIONS AND NATURE VIGIL PROGRAM


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior – 
February 23/24 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer – 
April 27/28 – Dominican University – San Rafael, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary – Nature Vigil
 – June 19-23 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher – 
September 21/22 – 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 2019, 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: $2,199 US

Receive a $200 discount if you register before December 1, 2018.  
Installment payment options are also available.

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

REGISTRATION INFO →

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The North


February 23/24, 2019 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The North


February 23/24, 2019 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

 
 

February 23/24 – 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 27/28, 2019 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The South


April 27/28, 2019 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

 
 

April 27/28 – 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 19-23, 2019 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

The East


June 19-23, 2019 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

 
 

June 19-23 – 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 21/22, 2019 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

The West


September 21/22, 2019 – Dominican University, San Rafael, California

 
 

September 21/22 – 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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2019 PERSONAL BREAKTHROUGH INTENSIVE PROGRAM WITH PATRICK O’NEILL


February 25, April 29, June 17 & September 23, 2019 – Sausalito, CA

2019 PERSONAL BREAKTHROUGH INTENSIVE PROGRAM WITH PATRICK O’NEILL


February 25, April 29, June 17 & September 23, 2019 – Sausalito, CA

 

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

These four 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: $1,935 US (for 4 sessions)

REGISTRATION INFO →

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


COMING INTO YOUR POWER - A SIX-MONTH INDIVIDUAL COACHING PROGRAM 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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2018 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS


DORDOGNE, FRANCE

OCTOBER 14 – OCTOBER 24, 2018

2018 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS


DORDOGNE, FRANCE

OCTOBER 14 – OCTOBER 24, 2018

 

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 2018, we are honored to offer this 10-day transformational experience to a small group. 

PLEASE NOTE:  We are not accepting new registrations at this time , If you wish to be put on a waitlist should space become available in 2018 or would like information on future programs, please contact us.