Guest post by Connirae Andreas

When someone has a broken bone, sometimes it’s helpful or even necessary to put on a splint or a cast, so that the bone can heal properly. Then at some point this needs to be removed for us to have full functional use of the body again.

Psychologically, when we encounter stressful situations in life, we often come up with “coping mechanisms” that help us “get by.” Each of us has different ways of dealing with the stresses in our life, and the “coping mechanisms” we develop are a bit like putting on a splint. They can be helpful in getting us through. However, often we have put on these “psychological splints” – and forgotten to take them off. It is as if we have accumulated an increasing number of splints that haven’t been removed after the crisis is past. Some of our coping mechanisms may have been useful in the moment. Some of them perhaps never were. But they were part of our life journey (more about that in the training itself).

Core Transformation and the Wholeness Process are methods that help us by dissolving the psychological “splints” that we’ve put on, and then go on to heal the original issue itself.

Many self-help methods are actually about creating defense mechanisms or “splints.” They are about creating overlays to experience. For example, we may be advised to “think positively” by saying to ourselves, “Everything is getting better and better…” or some other positive affirmation. If someone bullies us, we may be taught to notice how we’re better than that person, and they are actually weak. Or to imagine what they would look like in diapers. If we’re lacking confidence, perhaps a coach might anchor confidence for us so that we can feel it even when confidence isn’t warranted. Each of these is an overlay—something that is added to experience in an attempt to improve it.

One classic coping method is to distance ourselves from something we have trouble with. The NLP Phobia/Trauma process teaches us to do this, and it’s an incredibly useful process that has helped many vets and trauma survivors as well as those with phobias. I can’t overstate how significant this method has been for many who have suffered from PTSD. It usually results in the elimination of nightmares, knee-jerk panic responses, and many other symptoms that can keep a vet from having a normal life.

However, I’ve come to believe that this is just the first step in the full healing that’s possible. When the full healing happens, it’s no longer necessary to distance ourselves from even very difficult experiences. We experience an OKness about life that is somehow more fundamental and significant than those experiences were. It’s no longer necessary to add “positive thoughts” because we are experiencing an ongoing wellbeing so that we don’t need to talk ourselves into anything.

These are the kinds of shifts that are happening for people through Core Transformation and through Wholeness Work. Each works in a unique way to get the result, but both move us in the same direction.

With Core Transformation, we start with the “problem,” and use it as a doorway to discover/uncover a felt sense of what we might call our “essence.” It’s difficult to put words to it, but people call it “inner peace” “presence” “love” or even “oneness with God.” The process guides us in making a shift so that this becomes the “us” that is moving through life. Here’s a link to a free video where Tamara Andreas demonstrates how this works.

In the first of the Wholeness methods we literally dissolve the unconscious sense of self or “ego.” Here’s a link to a free video where Connirae introduces you to this new way of working.

So what difference do these “wholeness methods” make?

People frequently get shifts in life-long issues, and are surprised when other issues they haven’t specifically worked with also clear up. The training also gives people the skills they need to continue using these methods on their own if they choose. Both methods offer direct doorways to the felt experience of something that many describe as spiritual. However, these methods are very practical and get specific results.

“Since I did [Core Transformation] I am not the same person. I look at the world around in a different way, having a Core state as a basis of my perception of everything around. There is no more fear, just appreciation for all the wonders of life.”
— Core Transformation live training participant

“I have been meditating, and contemplating for 40 years and the Wholeness Process gives me greater flexibility and refined tools for accomplishing stillness.”
— Ray Haiduk, Wholeness Process Online Training Participant

Because these methods work so well together, we are offering both trainings this fall.

Come join us in Boulder Colorado for the deep transformation series…

Begin with Core Transformation
3 days with Tamara Andreas, Oct 23-25 2015
Learn more and register here.

Followed by Coming to Wholeness
3 days with Connirae Andreas, Nov 14-16 2015
Learn more and register here.

Most people get more out of both trainings when they begin with Core Transformation. The CT work usually creates some large shifts and access to a “core of being” that makes it easier to get the full benefit from the Wholeness work. This sequence is especially helpful for people working with past trauma.

You’re welcome to call us at 303-442-2902 or email order at realpeoplepress dot com if you have any questions about which is the best place for you to begin.

We hope you consider allowing these trainings to assist you in your ongoing evolution.