Support - TeleClasses and Seminars for Students and Graduates
Rev 1.3, October 15, 2011
Spiritual Emergency for Peak States students
People doing meditation or deep therapeutic processes might all of a sudden find themselves in a Spiritual Emergency. This excessive energetical opening can look like a psychosis or other mental illnesses. It is therefore a part of becoming a Peak States therapist to know about Spiritual Emergencies. This workshop is meant to be a help to have the issue become more alive and understandable by inviting several people to teach. Dr. Grant McFetridge being a specialist on the subject will be with us several hours on Skype. Advanced therapist Nemi Nath will tell about her own experience with Spiritual Emergency. Psychiatrist Berit Barnett will tell about the difference between Spiritual Emergency and mental illness.
It is very much advised to read the books Spiritual Emergency by Stanislav Groff and Helping people with Spiritual Emergency by Emma Bragdon before the workshop. Also read Grants article on the website http://www.peakstates.com/emergency.html.
This workshop is not a substitute for the test put up by ISPS to become a certified therapist. Berit Barnett (Denmark) is a teacher for this class.
No workshop is presently scheduled.
We offer ongoing, optional phone support classes for graduates of our Whole-Hearted Healing™ and PeakState™ training classes. The content of the classes vary from week to week, and come at irregular intervals. We post the upcoming classes via email; on a google calendar on this website; and on the schedule of classes webpage.
This service responds to several needs of our students:
1) We work with states and healing processes that students do not have time to practice with during the Basic training. (However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to acquire the peak state or ability during the call, although we will do our best to see you succeed.)
2) We introduce material required as prerequisites for certification, or other licensed processes, and advanced training.
3) Since the work is evolving so rapidly, this gives past graduates a simple way to keep up with the latest material.
4) This teleclass format gives you valuable training in the convenience of your home, at a pace that is appropriate for you, with expert assistance, and at a fraction of the cost that the workshop(s) would require.
(Note: The teleconferences are no substitute for practice ("dirt time") in the basic healing techniques that you have learned. Instead, they use the skills you are mastering in your regular routine. Between classes we expect you to use your skills to do the process and heal any unfinished traumatic material.)
If you would like to be added to the list please email us with the following details (note, these teleclasses are only for our course students or graduates):
Email Subject: INVITE REQUEST - ISPS TeleClass
Your Email Address:
Your Location/Time Zone:
If you are unsure about your time zone you may find the following website useful, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html Follow your location right down and you will end up with your time zone information and its reference to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) - email those.
Currently, we use the Free Conference (www.freeconference.com) service for the TeleClasses. The format of the calls is as follows:
1) Cost is $30.00US per class. Payment is via PayPal (or via mail) - you will be billed after completing each class session.
2) These classes are about 2 to 3 hours long, once every week, with the average class taking two sessions (i.e., two sequential weeks).
3) The start time and date varies, allowing us to focus on European, North American, or Australian students' time zones. The times are announced on the site, and are listed on the teleclass invites.
4) The ISPS has staff on hand and available during and after the calls for any emergencies, and to help the students succeed in the work. Be sure to write down the phone numbers of the support staff during the class.
5) Student's can pick or choose the classes that interest them on a first come, first served basis. The class is limited to 20 doing the process. Specific classes that students found valuable are often repeated, so that they can be attended later if one was missed.
6) Students who have indicated an interest in participating are sent invitations via email (this invitation is not sent out to the entire student body). One replies to this invitation using either the "accept" or "decline" options on the email. This allows us to reserve the number of phone lines required and also gives us feedback that the student has received the invite.
7) Because peak states processes are new and experimental, we require certain safety precautions be in place during and after calls. This means the student must have a 'buddy' who will check in on the student at regular intervals after a call, and has plans in place in case of any emergencies.
8) Please try to RSVP more than 24 hours before the call start time where possible. We will subsequently send out a reminder/update including a list of attendees. In the event that the class is full we will send a Class Is Full update instead earlier.
9) If you have any problems joining or during the call please make a note of what happened at what stage of the process and complete the feedback form at: http://www.freeconference.com/SupportStart.aspx . Please also let us know by email to .
10) Please note that the required phone number and access code are listed in this invite. They will be repeated in the reminder/update that we will send out. The same access code is kept the same for subsequent calls of a given process.
11) When hanging up it is best to wait a clear two seconds before making another call or dialing back in. This will ensure your line is disconnected from the teleconference.
12) People who have partially completed a TeleClass process may re-join at the week they missed: PLEASE advise this intention in response to the WEEK 1 invite. They may alternatively start from the beginning of the process without being charged for repeated weeks.
13) These calls are recorded for archival, research, and legal purposes.
14) Please make the effort to enter the TeleClass call by the assigned start time. This is especially important for safety warnings. If these have to be repeated then that is less time for the rest of the process.
15) We use the data gathered during teleclasses to improve our processes for the future. We also send out questionnaires at irregular intervals to monitor student's success (or problems) with the particular classes they attended.
The work of ISPS is research-oriented and process outcomes have not been tested on a large enough number of subjects to have seen all possible problems that the participant might encounter. Because these classes are over the phone and not in a workshop setting, individuals who take these classes must be prepared to handle a variety of reactions and have safety nets in place.
Therefore, each participant needs to provide our Student Relations Coordinator with the name and contact information for a “"buddy",” who understands the type of work the student is doing, agrees to monitor your emotional and physical well-being, and knows what to do in the event of an emergency. This information must be provided by you before class starts.
In case a problem arises after the teleclass, the phone numbers of ISPS support therapists are given at the beginning of each teleclass.
We encourage you to work with your fellow teleclass students between and after the calls. However, we ask that you not work with people who haven't been in the particular teleclass, because we often introduce new material that may have unexpected problems that we would not be available to help them with. Thanks for your understanding of this difficult problem of introducing very new and experimental material.
For more details, see the webpage TeleClass Safety Precations.
Inexpensive Phone Calls
Our current system for doing teleclasses uses a conference system that can be called using phone lines in various countries, or via 'skype'. Skype is a free computer program that can connect to the teleclass for free; although using a phone line into one of the countries that has access often gives a more reliable connection to the class. (www.skype.com). Note that for reasonable performance you should have a high speed internet connection.
TeleClass Course Descriptions
TeleClass: Question & Answer Sessions. Ongoing classes.
This are occasional teleclasses, mainly Q&A, to help students who are preparing for certification. Staff members will answer questions about problems students came across while doing their 'dirt time', with clarification of the workshop material as requested. There may be a lecture from time to time, if we sense from the questions that there is a topic that needs a more thorough address. In such a case, we will publish the lecture's topic ahead of time on the WHH list, for people who would like to listen to it. Archived copies of the lectures are available to certified therapists on the certified therapist's webpage.
ISPS TeleClass - The Life Path Process
This process uses regression to help us clear the traumas that prevent us from seeing our life's path. It's an extremely important tool to add to our training, because of the huge time commitment required to go on with Institute work. It's easier to commit to this work if you know it's right for you!
Note that the process is really a starting point: once you can see your life's path, it doesn't mean everything on it is resolved! You still have to heal, on your own time, anything that seems distressing about that path. So there's a commitment to personal work right here. We remind you that this process allows you to see your life path and to choose the optimum one, but it does not solve all the issues on your path. It is possible that you will see upsetting events in your future, but once you can see them you can heal them and, as a result, change either the events or your reaction to them. Personal work is required to achieve this.
Aside from the usual hazards of deep, personal work using experimental techniques, then, there is the risk of distress and disruption from seeing upsetting things on your life path.
This class is open to everyone who has taken at least one Peak State workshop. (If you missed part of the process the first time we taught the class, we invite you to join us this week, preferably starting the process over; you will only be billed for the classes you actually missed the first time around.)
As usual, please have your buddies lined up so they can check on you after the call.
ISPS TeleClass - The New Inner Peace State Process
This teleclass will apply the new Inner Peace process that Grant and Tal discovered during the workshops in Poland. The former versions of the Inner Peace process fostered fusion of the Heart and Mind brains by healing some key moments of conception. The new process targets an earlier event, in the egg and sperm, resulting in a more stable state in a greater proportion of people. Tal also discovered that she could confirm whether someone has the Inner Peace state by looking at the Primary cell.
So if you're interested in this class, there are two steps: First, if you haven't already done so, make sure you've gotten an assessment of whether or not you already have the Inner Peace state by requesting a short appointment with Evertt Edstrom. Email , and please be sure to include your email address, phone number (including country code if you're outside North America) and time zone. There is no charge for the assessment. The second step is due to the research nature of this work - we need you to respond to our inquiries about how stable the state is for you, and we might want to do a follow up examination in some cases.
As usual, please have your buddies lined up so they can check on you after the call.
ISPS TeleClass - Seeing the Brains Process
This ability allows you to see your brains' degree of fusion and, in relative terms, their choices for good or evil. This is an experimental process and not everyone will necessarily get the desired end result.
Since the developmental event for this process happens very shortly after the placental separation, risks of suicidal ideation do exist. If you are currently dealing with suicidal ideation problems, please refrain from attending this class, as it could exacerbate the problem to a dangerous degree. This class will be offered again at a later date.
Please make sure you have proper local support in case serious problems arise.
ISPS TeleClass - The No-Skin State Process
The 'No Skin' state is called that way because of its dominant physical sensation. When you have this state, your skin doesn't feel like a definite boundary anymore - it feels like vapor. Some people just feel like vapour throughout, others still feel the inside of their body but there's no definite boundary.
The reason this state is so important is that, when you have it, other people's behavior doesn't feel personal anymore. It can occasionally "become" personal if a generational trauma is activated, and you can still run cords and project your issues on other people, but it's a lot easier to see through that as well. Relating to other people becomes immeasurably easier. This state is especially important if you're a therapist.
This teleclass is open to anyone who has taken at least one Peak State workshop. It will probably run for 3 weeks. As usual, please have your buddies lined up so they can check on you after the call.
ISPS TeleClass - The Brain Communication State Process
This teleclass does a process for permanently acquiring the ability to 'hear' your triune brains. Although they don't speak in words, the communication is similar to language, and each brain has a characteristic communication 'style'. This is a relatively new process, and must be considered to be potentially dangerous. As usual, we will have advanced healers ready during and after the call to help students who encounter unusual difficulties or go into crisis.
This state can make healing much, much easier. The triune brains (which are like your 'kids') can help a person heal developmental events by helping the person find trauma they might have missed or avoided.
However, this state is NOT appropriate for many students. After the state is acquired, the brains can and will express their feelings and viewpoints. If they are dysfunctionally motivated due to traumatic experiences in their past, they will let you know directly how they feel - and you cannot shut them out or ignore them. Thus, for many people, this state will mean that you will be thrown into inner 'crisis management' and healing to deal with this, especially at the beginning. If this is not something you have the time or inclination to do, you should not attend this teleclass. In addition, If you do not have the silent mind state, this process is NOT appropriate for you under any circumstances.
As usual please have your buddies lined up to keep an eye out for you after the call.
ISPS TeleClass - The Brain Light State Process
(Short description: Successful completion of this process meets the current Basic Peak States certification requirement of 20% Brain Light state and the >60% level for advanced work. It includes G/E score checking. The class requires time spent working on the process between teleclasses. This class is only for graduates of the PeakStates 1 training.)
This class is designed for students to meet the >20% Brain Light State prerequisite for basic certification, and for the >60% level for advanced work. The class takes three weeks ( three phone calls). The student will have to do work on themselves during the time between calls. (If you don't have time between calls to do inner work, the class will not be useful to you.)
The class includes G/E score feedback, and several support people will be on the calls to help students through the process. Because we want you to succeed, we're limiting the class to only 6 people so we can give each student maximum personal attention. Since space is so limited, please sign up only if you can commit to attending all the calls. If you miss one, we may be able to do remedial work, but we'll have to charge for this at our individual rate.
Note: there is an alternative to this teleclass - a three (or four) day in-class training. This much more in-depth and comprehensive experiential training covers the Brain Light state, the problem of good and evil, Ideal emotions and Multiple Personality Disorder.
ISPS TeleClass - The Nadeau/ Johannsen Peak State Method
(Short description: Alexandre Nadeau will be explaining and, time permitting, demonstrating his approach to inducing peak states in clients, as well as covering the pro's and con's of his approach. It should be a fascinating class, and give therapists the chance to see if they would be interested in further training with him.)
Taught by Alexandre Nadeau (Canada), this teleclass will cover the theory, origins, advantages and drawbacks to this approach for acquiring peak states. Unlike the ISPS approach, Alexandre's work does not use trauma healing to acquire peak states (although trauma does heal, outside of the awareness of the client). His method uses simple questions to cause the shift in clients. This approach is based on NLP principles and a breakthrough by Robert Johannsen (Sweden).
Alexandre will discuss the pros and cons of his approach, state stability, and where the work is currently moving. The class will allow participants the opportunity to ask questions, and will include a demonstration.
We highly recommend attending this teleclass so that therapists can be up-to-date with the latest in the peak states field. The Nadeau approach, which does not cause physical or emotional suffering (as the trauma approaches do), may become the preferred method for most clients.
ISPS TeleClass - The New Laks Peak Experience to State Technique™
(Short description: This new approach greatly simplifies finding the relevant trauma that block peak experiences from being peak states. This class is only for graduates of the PeakStates 1 training.)
One of the biggest problems therapists face when using our current peak experience to peak states methods is localizing the relevant traumatic blocks to the state. During the German workshop in June 2006, the instructor Tal Laks came up with an improved method for locating these traumas. This very simple method will be incorporated into our trainings in the future - but if you wish to keep up-to-date with the latest work, you should attend this teleclass.
For those of you who are planning on becoming ISPS Basic PeakStates certified, learning this method (either via teleclass or from the new manual) is a must for your certification, as it greatly improves your ability to assist clients in acquiring their desired peak state.
TeleClass - The Tribal Block Technique™
Learning and effectively practicing this technique is an important component in healing trauma and achieving peak states of consciousness. During this teleclass, we will discuss the components of the technique and answer questions. Students will practice the technique and receive guidance and feedback from ISPS support staff. The 'tribal block' process has been taught in our recent Peak States 1 trainings, and so this teleclass is for people who either need more practice or didn’t attend the training.
TeleClass - WHH for Kinesthetic Clients
(Short description: Paula Courteau covers how to do WHH for people who have little or no ability to 'see' traumaimages.)
1.3 October 15, 2011: Changed the name of this page to 'Support - Teleclasses, classes" from "Phone Support TeleClasses".
1.2. April 21, 2007: Deleted the five class discount and left the teleclasses at a flat $30US fee. Noted that the times of the classes are variable, depending on whether the class is for primarily for European, North American, or Australia students.