The Trainer Guild is a global alliance of Possibility Management Trainers sharing the tools, thoughtmaps, distinctions, and processes of Possibility Management through building in-country 'Trainer Circles' who deliver their own Expand The Box trainings.
We are an international team of Possibility Management Trainer Trainers.
Since a Trainer's training is never finished, we are all part of the Trainer Path.
This Trainer Guild website has been assembled to help inform and empower newly-forming local Trainer Circles during their journey of coming together and flaming on. We invite you to regard this website more like an information-rich Handbook than a mere website.
Below are some Distinctions that may help you make better use of this website and also better use of the opportunity of being a POSSIBILITY MANAGER.
RESPONSIBILITY is applied consciousness.
In other words, RESPONSIBILITY is consciousness in action.
RADICAL RESPONSIBILITY starts by taking responsibility for the level of responsibility being taken (in any Space), which is ordinarily determined by a person's childhood-created personality - your so-called BOX. Radical Responsibility is conscious unconditional responsibility. It is not fair. It is, however, a tremendous source of High Level Fun!
Your GREMLIN is the active Part of your Box dedicated to doing whatever it takes to defend your Box's status quo. "Whatever it takes..." means that your Gremlin will use irresponsible actions to keep things the same for you because then at least your Box functions and you can continue to survive how you have been surviving. Your Gremlin is neither good nor bad. Whatever part of your Gremlin you don't own, owns you.
Your MATRIX is the structure in your energetic body that holds consciousness. Matrix is built out of Distinctions - such as these being described here.
By making efforts to integrate this list of Distinctions into your Being through persistently new Practices, you are building a sizeable chunk of Matrix. This is not only cool, it may also be useful.
If you succeed in integrating any of these Distinctions into your Being, your old self-experience will reassemble itself, and during this POINT OF ORIGIN relocation LIQUID STATE, your energetic body will take on a new shape.
When your energetic body changes shape, the Universe is forced to interact with you differently. This is why, when you want to change the results, and you cannot change the circumstances, one of the ways you can change what is Possible is by changing yourself.
Each of the 5 bodies has its own characteristic kinds of Liquid States. None of them are comfortable. The thing about Liquid States is this: Without a Liquid State, there is no change.
A GAMEWORLD is a social construct that establishes ways for human beings to interact. The interactions may serve a conscious Purpose and then the interaction creates High Drama, or the interaction may serve an unconscious Purpose and then the interaction creates Low Drama and feeds your Gremlin.
You promote the VALUES and level of consciousness of any Gameworld you play in.
You can consciously choose to play or not play in any Gameworld. Two people standing in front of each other can play in completely different Gameworlds.
If your participation in a Gameworld is unconscious then you have no power to choose the values you promote, and then you become a Zombie.
A ZOMBIE is someone who is not conscious about the values they promote in the Gameworlds they participate in.
A BRIGHT PRINCIPLE is a force of nature that is a facet of Archetypal Love from the General Field of Consciousness out of which the Universe is made. You were born to serve a set of three to six Bright Principles which can be clearly distilled out of your life as your Destiny. By distilling and intentionally serving your Bright Principles in your daily life you can be your Destiny in action now. Consciously created Gameworlds also serve a set of Bright Principles which can be distilled.
A CODEX is the agreed upon Rules Of Engagement through which participants of a Gameworld enliven their Gameworld's context.
An ARCHETYPAL LINEAGE is the intelligence and energy of the service that your 5-bodies are most capable of delivering to the village. Authentic Adulthood Initiations prepare you to jack-into and serve your Archetypal Lineage. Such Initiations and Preparations are the central concern of any next-culture village.
Next culture is 'Archearchy', the culture that naturally emerges after Matriarchy and Patriarchy have run their course. Archearchy is the culture in which archetypally initiated adult women creatively collaborate with archetypally initiated adult men.
A TRAINER delivers authentic adulthood initiations as their Archetypal Lineage in action.
Your PEARL is your personally encoded triple-layered energetic map that you hid at the center of your Being which graphically reminds you of how you intend to serve your Bright Principles through your Archetypal Lineage this lifetime.
The TRAINER GUILD is the community-of-practice of Potential Enablers in the Gameworld of Possibility Management collaborating with Torus Technology to train new circles of Possibility Management Trainers on the Trainer Path in new countries to deliver Authentic Adulthood Initiations into Archearchy.
Presence and intimacy only happen NOW. Who would you need to be to create more presence and intimacy in this NOW?
Your 5 bodies are gateways to endlessly mysterious journeys. How does presence extend vertically into archetypal possibilities? How can two people journey there together? How does intimacy depend on being centered, radically responsible, and grounded in reality?
What is there to do with numbness, fears, and blocks? What if deep wounds or traumas are triggered? What if insecurities or grief arise? How can these be transformed into deeper connections?
In short, can building your Intimacy Journeyer skills create more resilient and dynamic interactions with a capacity for more presence together?
We say yes. We claim that preparations, practices, and skill-building processes are keys to entering whole new domains of relational ecstasy.
Evolutionary Labs are also for you if you DO NOT want to deliver Expand The Box trainings or Possibility Labs yet you still want to use advanced Possibility Management tools, techniques, thoughtware, maps, and processes to deliver the services of your Archetypal Lineage.
We work with companies and organizations who see the necessity of a paradigm shift and are willing to leave their comfort zones and go a completely new way. We train Edgeworkersand support you in implementing next culture leadership in your organization. In our trainings we combine activity-oriented techniques and instruments with personal-development and social-communication skills - essential components of a regenerative business model. You practice extraordinary soft skills for facing challenges as a human being in a Team creating new possibilities for everyone.
Playfight is a powerful tool of self knowledge and transformation.
We Playfight to know ourselves more, our strength, our inner power and how to use it consciously in relationship with others. This is a safe and conscious space to to express our own inner conscious warrior.
We use a unique formula that combines wrestling and mindfulness
Wrestling is to engage the body and the strength in a safe and respectful way.
Mindfulness is to observe what happen on a deeper level, what emotions are triggered, what unconscious patterns become evident, and how I might want to play my life in a different way.
Trainer Skills Labsare transformational theory and skill-building spaces. If the universe is making it clear that it’s time for you to deliver Expand The Box trainings - and you have chosen to accept the offer - then you might want to come to a Trainer Skills Lab.
Here you will find out where you are personally still hooked into Low Dramas, still projecting mommy and daddy onto external authority figures, still engaging subtle competitions, still listening to Voices in your head, still using Reactivity instead of thriving in the adult ego state, still letting your Gremlin eat the possibilities and intimacies of your life, still not aligning with your Pearl, still not serving your Bright Principles, still not jacked into your Archetypal Lineage, and so on.
You also learn how to deliver Transformational and Healing Processes: archetypal stellating processes, whole group big processes, technopenuriaphobia (TPP) healing processes, authentic adulthood initiatory processes, elegant and formal processes, underworld processes, the job manager system, feedback and coaching on breaks, and, particularly, the processes that have never been done before.
NOTE: Trainer Skills Labs are NO SUBSTITUTE for your 10 Possibility Labs! You should be clear that several Expand The Box trainings plus a minimum of 10 Possibility Labs are part of the Trainer Path Program.
Possibility Management Trainers play collaboratively together in the infinite Trainer Guild gameworld. A Trainer Path Lab is a bridge for fresh trainers and facilitators to enter the Trainer Guild.
Trainer Path Lab is a part of the Possibility Management Trainer Path.
Trainer Path is a professional upgrade program for fresh trainers and facilitators delivering transformational services using Possibility Management tools, thoughtmaps, distinctions and processes to create a better world for everyone.
Trainer Path is a rapid learning skills practice space where 'young' trainer-types provide each other with inquiry, feedback, and coaching as a way of supporting each one's development.
NOTE:Trainer Path Labs are NO SUBSTITUTE for your 10 Possibility Labs! Several Expand The Box trainings plus a minimum of 10 Possibility Labs are part of the Trainer Path Program.
Possibility Trainers are writing more and more Possibility-Management-related articles and books, delivering TEDx Talks, making videos and interviews, and heading out delivering wilderness expeditions and vision quests.
So much is being learned! How can the Trainer Guild Trainers share these exciting new discoveries with each other?
The answer is: Trainer Guild Labs.
Trainer Guild Labs are 5-day shared-training spaces where full 5-day commitment is required. We use Torus Meeting Technologies including: Wisdom Counsel and The Purple Card to establish extraordinary High Drama Trainer spaces with Rapid Learning environments where all the new Possibility Management discoveries are shared and experienced.
In this way vast Possibility Management treasures and evolutions are handed around fur use in the global gameworld of Possibility Management.
Noticing that ordinariness has disappeared, that something exciting and different has mysteriously replaced it, may cause a crack in your certainty. Sacrificing comfort is not something you do for yourself.
That is why we call it Step #0. Someone startles you awake and you suddenly become aware of what you were not aware of just a moment before. Your consciousness evolves.
#1: Attend Talks or Workshops, and start giving them...
...this is up to you.
Ahh... you have decided to exert your personal will and take
Yes, reading and thinking about Possibility Management is one thing. But engaging it first-hand in your life is something else entirely.
Perhaps you found a flyer or someone invites you to attend a talk or a workshop. Maybe you surprise yourself and your hand goes up all by itself. You dare to ask a difficult question and receive a lively answer. Maybe you want more. How do you get it?
The old wizard once said, "The best way to learn something is to teach it."
Yikes! That's enough to make your pants brown, isn't it?
Who do you think you are, to give a talk or workshop on some aspect of Possibility Management as a way of learning it better? Are you crazy?
Maybe... or else you are a Trainer starting your practical studies.
You go ahead!
Armed with two or three distinctions or exercises from the books you give people real value at a workshop!
Everything in Possibility Management is copyleft. It cannot be copyrighted. So go ahead! Steal all of it! That's what it's for!
#2: Join or create a Possibility Team...
...it's up to you.
Participating in or creating your own weekly Possibility Team can give you a gentle, persistent, and often profound guidance to applying Possibility Management in daily life.
The purpose of Possibility Team is to practice the 813 additional skills of Possibility Management that are not practiced in Expand The Box training.
Possibility Team does not replace Expand The Box. It augments it.
Week after week you build new Matrix in your energetic body to hold more consciousness. You make 'Pirate Agreements' with others in your Team to encourage each other to accomplish challenging Experiments.
Unexpectedly the next challenge lands on your bench - a big one: Participate in Expand The Box training!
(Hint: Go to the "How..." section of the FAQs on the PM website and open up "The Money Question." It explains 12 ways to make the money to attend your first Expand The Box training. Your Possibility Team could even work together and sponsor each other one at a time to go there! Team effort!)
#3: Participate in your first Expand The Box training...
...it's up to you.
Probably you learned how to survive in conditions that no longer apply. Even if a decision is forgotten it still shapes your life. Without your awareness, the standard thinking and behavior patterns adopted from parents, culture, and the education system could severely limit both the quality of your relationships and your ability to respond creatively to the opportunities and challenges of life. If you wish to grow up and live full out, there is no avoiding the deep inner processes of examining and possibly changing your old decisions and beliefs.
Here is where Expand The Box shines!
Expand The Box is a 3 to 5 day rapid-learning environment installs swinging doors through perception walls that previously seemed impenetrable. You decide what you want to use, where your focus is, and what you want to change in your life. There are no rules or even dogmas, and no method to memorize (and forget...). Instead you are given powerful distinctions that create clarity, possibility, and lively connections. This extraordinary core-training provides you with astonishing skills in the area of listening, speaking, feeling, experiencing and interacting, to make your life richer, more vivid and conscious, bring you closer to your vocation, and allow you to create more fulfilling and nourishing relationships. The training offers space for experimenting, authentic interactions, and many brilliant light-bulb moments. The experiences are both amazing and sustainable at the same time. Expand The Box is required before you can participate in any of the Possibility Labs. It is also the first Possibility Management training you will deliver.
There are hundreds of core initiatory processes needed to build a platform for living an adult and archetypal life in 21st Century. Fifty-one of these initiations are BIG. Trainers typically deliver one or two of the BIG initiations in each Possibility Lab, and squeeze in as many of the smaller initiations as they can. The experience is quite intense because there is a speed-limit to how fast a human being can evolve. PLabs promote your evolution at the fastest sustainable speed. The limit is how fast you can build Matrix. Building Matrix is not necessarily comfortable. Neither is learning about what you never imagined you could learn about before.
Also, please keep in mind that your purpose in PLabs is not only personal. It is also professional. You will need to deliver these healing and transformational services to others. To do that it could be wise to experience the initiations yourself first, eh?
It takes 6 or 8 Labs (Women's Lab, Men's Lab, Gaia Lab, Possibility Village Lab, Adventure Lab, Evolutionaries Lab, Relationship Lab, Gameworld Builder Lab, Outdoor Lab, etc.) before you have hatched out of your childhood defense strategy and jacked into enough inner and outer resources that you can stabilize your day-to-day life in authentic adulthood. Then you can truly start experimenting! Meanwhile there will be a point at which you will naturally want to takefurther steps to join other Trainers on the Trainer Path.
Modern society is taking a long walk off a short cliff. This means that personal development is not just about you anymore. Personal development is crucial for the continued existence of human beings on planet Earth. What parts of the changes that are needed does your Archetypal Lineage give you consistent impulses to deliver? What stops you from taking radically-committed creative actions to help make these changes? Where can you find a space that is safe enough yet clear and confrontive enough to provide the transformational and healing processes you need to get on track with your own destiny? We suggest the answer might be: Trainer Skills Labs and Trainer Path Labs. Who decides when you are qualified to participate in your first Trainer Skills Lab? The universe decides. How? If you are there, you are qualified to be there. How do you get there? That would be up to your own creativity, wouldn't it? "Is this a test?" (That's an official PM Movie quote. If you can name the movie in less than one minute you earn one Matrix Point!)
#7: Deliver Your First Expand The Box training...
...it's up to you.
Invite 6 or fewer of your friends to join you and a Trainer from the Trainer Guild while you deliver your 3-day Practice Expand The Box training. (Some people start with a PRACTICE Practice Expand The Box training. Not a bad idea!)
Your practice Expand The Box training is delivered for no tuition to 6 or fewer participants. You hire a certified Possibility Trainer for 1000 Euros to sit in your training and give you ongoing highest-quality ruthless feedback and coaching support during the experiences you navigate for your participants. Thereafter, if the Trainer agrees, you are named 'Trainer', and you charge the full tuition for each further Expand The Box training you deliver, a sliding scale between €650 to €950 adjusted to the local economy, plus room and food. Training organizers receive 20% after expenses.
Since Possibility Management is open code and copyleft (CC BY SA 4.0 International License) there are no fees or commissions to pay to those who trained you to be a Trainer. We Trainer Guild members do, however, share the development and maintenance costs of our lovely possibilitymanagement.org website, about €15 a month per Trainer.
No one can become a Trainer for you. More interestingly, no one can stop you from serving your Archetypal Lineage as a Trainer. Trainer Guild is a community of Transformational Agents. Joining Trainer Guild is optional.
The main purpose for Trainer Guild is to support and empower each other to deliver our unique Trainer capacities for the benefit of humanity and Gaia.
Especially the new Trainers...
Especially the young Trainers... We know that new young Trainers are flying on a wing and a prayer... there is not much to hope for in today's world. Yet we need you, full on, out there working.
We know that each risk you take to speak out radically is a precious, tender, delicate moment powered by a mere puff of courage... courage that can grow when appreciated by others. Us.
No other profession must sacrifice their worldview so radically, must fall into the void of utter groundlessness to the same degree and intensity as the transformational training professions.
The apprenticeship experience can be so... lonely... confusing...
This is one reason we come together once or twice each year at Trainer Guild Labs. Other reasons we come together are to build each other's Trainer matrix, to share the nuts-and-bolts of new discoveries, to upgrade the Trainer Guild gameworld strategy and tactics, to provide kick-butt Gremlin-proof personal processes for each other, and to train Trainer-Trainers. There is an organizer fee of 100 Euro per person, but no tuition for Trainer Guild Labs. We share costs for housing and food.
#9: Commit to the Future of the Trainer Guild gameworld...
...it's up to you.
The Trainer Guild thrives from the creative contributions of the people who need it to exist. If that is you, then bring yourself into the Trainer Guild. We keep researching together where else the Trainer Guild can serve the evolution of human consciousness? How else can we help people over the bridges to next culture, to archearchy? What if you create your versions of these projects:
Phase 1 of becoming a Possibility Management Trainer may take you a few years, about the same time and effort as a university degree.
In Phase 1 of becoming a Trainer you take ownership of your center, your feelings, your voice, and your adult authority. You get bigger than your birth culture and walk through the world as the source person for the culture you would love to live in. From then on you never have to be adaptive or leave your own culture. Meanwhile, you slide open your Pearl, distill your Bright and Shadow Principles, take possession of your Gremlin, stellate the 4 lineages, and when your 4 bodies come into balance you naturally jack-in to your 5th Body. This is when your Archetypal Lineage makes sense, and you become your Destiny in action.
Phase 2 of becoming a Possibility Trainer starts when you expand the gameworld of Possibility Management by building your circle, creating an Expand The Box training in your area, while training and coaching new Trainers.
Anyone in the world who is practicing Possibility Management is sourcing Possibility Management.
Some people come closer and source the Possibility Management gameworld.
Some people step even closer become PM Trainers, and source the Trainer Guild.
Some Trainers want to make sure that the Trainer Guild flies, and do whatever is needed behind the scenes. These Trainers are the Trainer Guild Infinity Ring.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where did the Possibility Management Trainer Guild come from?
Way back in 1975 a young Physics student named Clinton Callahan realized he was not learning what he truly longed to learn at California Polytechnic State University. He eventually became frustrated enough to post flyers for a meeting to discuss alternative possibilities. To his fearful surprise, more than seventy-five fellow students showed up, even though he had never given a talk before in his life... After that nerve-wracking evening he met weekly with a smaller group of these explorers to support each other moving through their personal and social blocks, learning what they truly wanted to learn. Clinton's Box meticulously documented whatever the team discovered that was useful. By 'accident' in 1991 Clinton's hobby of navigating nonlinear discovery spaces became his profession when he was hired as a secretary in a small Arizona training company. Then in 1995 the universe grabbed Clinton by the scruff of his neck and dropped him in the middle of Europe where people were more open to abandoning their birth culture and trying out new thoughtware. Finally, in March of 1998 (over twenty years ago...) Clinton delivered the first prototype of Expand The Box training in Hamburg, Germany. Within a couple of years graduates were demanding next steps, so Possibility Labs were invented. As individuals stepped into their own authority they began delivering Expand The Box and Possibility Labs themselves and became the first members of the Possibility Management Trainer Guild.
In 2016 Marion Lutz spearheaded the creation of a new and comprehensive Possibility Management gameworld website (http://possibility management.org), and by December of that same year the Trainer Guild had matured enough that Clinton could step backwards away from being the main spaceholder of the Trainer Guild and could become merely one of the Possibility Trainers, starting over with his own personal website and newsletter.
In March 2018 the next exciting chapter of the Trainer Guild emerged, namely, taking full responsibility for serving the request for stable local Possibility Trainer-Training circles in various new countries around the world. Thus the need for this website emerged, to introduce the Trainer Guild globally.
Then at the April 2018 Trainer Research Lab at Möglichketenraum in Steinhagen the Trainer Guild spontaneously invented a non-hierarchical self-organizing meeting and decision-making procedure called Torus Technology.
Possibility Management encompasses a spectrum of innovative soft skills which allow you to liberate inherent but often overlooked resources. To these tools we combine core elements from other important teachings, such as Transactional Analysis, originated by Eric Berne, and Parent Effectiveness Training, originated by Thomas Gordon.
However, most of Possibility Management has been derived empirically, by trial and error experiments repeated over many years.
This is why Possibility Management delivers such a fresh and remarkably effective impact. It is, for the most part, different from anything you've ever seen before. Why is that? Because Possibility Management is an evolving co-creation space that uses thoughtware, tools, and processes that emerge from the context of radical responsibility.
Possibility Management is not derived from the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy, or any of the works of Sigmund Freud or Carl Jung. Possibility Management is not religion and not philosophy. There is nothing to believe.
Possibility Management is freely available and not bound to any copyright.
Possibility Management was initiated by Clinton Callahan in 1975 and has been steadily emerging through private experiments by small circles of individuals in Europe and North America.
Since 1998 Possibility Management has been delivered in Expand The Box trainings and then Possibility Labs as well as other training formats by members of the Possibility Management Trainer Guild.
Where can I find books about the ideas from Possibility Management?
a ponderous question...
Thoughtware from Possibility Management is published in a number of books in German:
Edgeworker by Nicola Nagel (now Nicola Neumann-Mangoldt) and Patrizia Servidio (now Patrizia Patz)
StartOver.xyz, the free-to-play massively-multiplayer online-and-offline thoughtware-upgrade matrix-building personal-transformation real-life adventure-game!
Why are two logos associated with the Possibility Management?
a reasonable question...
One logo shows the cube and the sphere symbols from Possibility Management, where the cube represents current reality and the sphere represents unlimited possibilities. The connection between the cube and the sphere symbolizes the ever-present possibility of transformation - the mythical 'sphering' of the cube.
The other logo associated with the Trainer Guild is an infinity-sign surrounded by a thin circle, which represents the archetypally initiated adult feminine everythingness creatively collaborating with the archetypally initiated adult masculine nothingness of next culture - archearchy - the culture that naturally emerges after matriarchy and patriarchy have gone their way.
The Trainer Guild finds resonance with both of these symbols because we have discovered that 'coincidentally' Possibility Management is thoughtware for archearchy. It is the commitment of the Trainer Guild to upgrade human thoughtware so that humanity has a better chance at having a future on Earth.
Who Is In the Trainer Guild ?
a community of practice...
You will find a list of Expand The Box trainers and Possibility Lab trainers on the Possibility Management website at this link.
But there are twice as many people as this in the Trainer Guild.
Who are they? How did they get there? And... what do they want?
Their biggest claim to togetherness is that they are really good friends, the best kind of friends you could ever want.
At the same time, they are adventurous creators trying new things together for the benefit of others. For example, Michael Pörtner, Michael Hallinger and Dagmar Thürnagel just returned from delivering the first ever Expand The Box trainings in Australia, and Anna Norambeuna with Julia Neumann from New Zealand and Maciek Antkowiak from Poland just took a stand to be spaceholders for developing local Trainer Circles in their respective countries. Lisa Kuchenmeister communicates problems and possibilities between the Trainer Torus and our website developers, and Ralf Kolem and Marina Deeken just quit the Trainer Torus to move to Costa Rica and be... well... trainers. Anne-Chloé Destremau was just teaching carrot-breaking to the youth at Demokratische Stimme der Jugend during a MoveLab with Clinton Callahan, and Katharina Kaifler and Georg Pollitt just delivered an ETB and PLab in Oregon, USA, to New Culture people, while Matteo Tangi and his friend just invented a Being Retreat called Being Together and offer it in Portugal, and right this minute Patrizia Servidio and Michaela Kaiser and Michael Pörtner are downstairs delivering a Trainer Skills Lab to a dozen enthusiastic new Trainer-types (except for the guy in a liquid state who is barfing and shivering on the couch by the fireplace...) ...these are the sorts of people you might expect to find in the Trainer Guild. To see what Possibility Managers are up to please check out http://possibilitymanagers.org
What do Possibility Trainers do?
an archetypal lineage...
Centuries ago, in the bad old days, there were a number of professions that everyone knew about and called upon to handle problems that no other professionals were trained to handle. Longstanding feuds raged on between neighbors, cows had trouble giving birth, people could not express their deep love to each other, arguments and fights erupted in personal and business relationships, emotional and psychological breakdowns ripped people's lives to shreds, illnesses wouldn't heal, and youth desperately wanted to become adult in a culture that was vastly different from the one they were born and raised in. The evolution of consciousness was not well supported by the religions, nor was it understood in the educational system as a crucial element of a healthy human society. All of this together meant that the transformational and nonlinear healing professions were quite busy serving their villages.
Then the Catholic Inquisitors came along and the witch burnings started. This was a nasty turn of events for the edgeworkers.
What we have discovered in Possibility Management is that burning a witch does not end her career. It only postpones it a little.
Declaring that alchemy is blasphemy, or that researching the structure of the universe is heretical does not stop the alchemists, sorceresses, shamans, healers, researchers, and wizards forever. It just delays the wealth of new understanding and possibilities they can provide.
The part that is better is the lack of witch burnings.
This means that all of you who decided never to come back and challenge the status quo again for fear the authorities would catch you and burn you and your house and your children... again... you can come out from hiding now. It is safe to get back to work.
We need you.
It's time to keep serving the world at its heart center, researching the fringes, providing transformational services in areas most important to a truly human life. This is what Possibility Trainers are here to help you do.
What is the difference between an Educator and a Trainer?
a dangerous question...
An Educator provides already known information for you to think about in classes.
A Trainer upgrades the thoughtware you are using to think with in trainings.
An Educator adds content to your mind.
A Trainer shift the context of your Being.
In classes you learn something new through studying what others have already figured out.
In trainings you become something new through navigating the liquid states of leaping away from the known and discovering new territory.
Clearly both Educators and Trainers are needed in a healthy society.
Modern culture promotes education as if knowing the right stuff is everything. But duplicating the already known is terminating life on Earth. Skills for navigating the unknown are crucial to inventing humanity's next cultures that will be regenerative.
Where are the Trainers?
If you are trying to deliver trainings in an educational environment the authorities automatically freak out and will unconsciously do whatever they can to kill you.
Trying to deliver trainings in a gameworld that wants you to deliver classes is like trying to be a midwife in an old people's home...
...not very appropriate.
Perhaps you have been serving as an Educator but your true calling is to serve as a Trainer.
If that is your situation, you might want to change the gameworld in which you are playing...
Gaia is desperately in need of Trainers these days.
How does the Trainer Guild deliver Archetypal Initiations?
a new question...
One way to understand archetypal initiations is to regard each person as inhabiting five bodies... physical, intellectual, emotional, energetic, and archetypal.
The first four bodies are rather straightforward to make sense of. For example:
The physical body has organs with sensations like smell, touch, taste, color, pressure, sound, vibration, temperature, moisture, and physical pain.
The intellectual body has a mind with ideas, concepts, opinions, beliefs, attitudes, rules, superstitions, constructs, stories, and attention.
The emotional body has a heart with feelings and emotions, and strong mixed emotions such as shame, disgust, jealousy, guilt, aggression, depression, despair, excitement, nostalgia, melancholy, hysteria, etc.
The energetic body has a Being with the capacity to experience presence, connection, will, intention, vision, commitment, and to ally with the transformationally creative qualities actively at work in the universe.
Modern culture teaches us to identify ourselves with the intellectual and physical bodies, educating and feeding them far out of proportion to the emotional and energetic bodies.
But what happens when you
educate and train your emotional and energetic bodies to a more balanced internal collaboration?
(This process, by the way, is part of Inner Permaculture... much of the central foundational work in Possibility Management is Inner Permaculture.)
What happens is that the four bodies become a stable platform upon which the Fifth Body (your Archetypal Body) automatically wakes up and comes online. You have 5 Bodies. Your Archetypal Body starts breathing to life a new world for you, a wider world, a multi-dimensional world... with new perceptions, new discernments, new powers, and new responsibilities. It is no wonder Hollywood is pumping out superhero movies these days. The human race is preparing itself to welcome Archetypal Bodies.
As you might imagine, it requires significant preparations to prepare yourself for being intimate with another person in your Archetypal Body...
But when you are ready... your readiness does something astonishing, nearly inexplicable. It makes life worth living. It makes all the other bodies and life experiences fit into place in a way that makes a whole new level of sense. It opens a mysterious gateway to vast domains for exploration, enjoyment, fulfillment, and wonder.
You're right... this does not actually answer the question, "How does the Trainer Torus deliver archetypal initiations?"
Hmmm... what it does do, however, is hopefully inspire you to directly experience the answers to that question yourself.
It can help if you get into Possibility Labs where you can Stellate your Four Feelings. (Stellate means to turn up to an archetypal level of intensity.) Each successful stellating process activates one of the four character structures in your archetypal body (Warrioress/Warrior through archetypal anger, Lover through archetypal sadness,
In this transformative trainer training you will be initiated into the subtle magic of space holding. You learn to slow down the flow of energy in order to make necessary downloads for your participants. In addition, you will learn in a playful way to create new distinctions and maps with the bright principles or your archetypal lineage.
You'll get practical tools and distinctions to lead sharing circles. Learn the difference between holding and controlling space.
You will get how to set context, learn how to land distinctions in the space and how to build up energetic spaces.
You will practice to deal with denying forces and blackouts, your own and those of your participants.
You will work out the Art form of “building bridges” and “pulling the carpet away from under your participants feed” and gain clarity on what is needed when.
You will practice self-marketing under supervision and receive valuable feedback, which allows you to start off with more clarity and new results after the training on a different level.
In this training, space is held for a breakthrough to yourself, so that you stand authentically in your own trainer identity with an unadulterated voice.
If the universe is making it clear it’s time for you to deliver Expand The Box trainings, and you have chosen to accept the offer, then you should come to a Trainer Skills Lab.
5-Days for Expand The Box and Possibility Lab Trainers
Trainer Guild Labs are an opportunity to come together to create nothing but Extraordinary Spaces for 5 days in a row.
This is not a Rule.
It is a Pleasure.
It is an opportunity.
It is an invitation.
TRAINER RESEARCH DAYS
1- to 2-weeks for fresh and experienced Trainers
These are often 2 week long Trainer-Training spaces offered by Senior Trainers where we dive deeply into exercises, maps, distinctions, and skills needed and wanted by the next-generation of Trainers.
TRAINER SKILLS DAYS
2-4 Days Trainer Skills Training
Trainer Skills Days are 2-4 day training spaces delivered in the four corners of the planet: in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Switzerland, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, and Germany. Trainer Skills Days are often delivered in the days just following Possibility Labs to surf the Liquid States of the Lab, and explore finer distinctions of skills and processes together.
TRAINER PATH LAB
5-Day ETB and PLAB Skill Building for PM Trainers
Trainer Trainings are 5-day hands-on theory and skill-building Labs that empower you as a professional Trainer and help you upgrade human thoughtware on planet Earth.
TRAINER PATH GATHERING
4- or 5-Day Trainer Path Village Building Training
Trainer Path Gathering are 4-day or 5-day nonlinear experimental space for Trainer Pathers to bond, collaborate, co-create, invent new territory, practice, and go on healing journeys together.
TRAINER PATH DAYS
1- or 2-Day Trainer Skills Building Among Trainer Pathers
Spontaneously, the Trainer Pathers of your Region will have the necessity and the impulse to come together for one or two days at a time to refresh and practice skills, be together, go through deeper emotional processes.
2 hour Weekly Online Skills Development Team
You are officially in the Possibility Management Trainer Path.
Possibilitators Clump together in great camaraderie, mutual support, compassion, love, empowerment, excitement, inspiration, encouragement, and radical reliance on Bright Principles.
Possibilitators can never forget that seven billion customers are either dying of starvation, killing each other, or overpopulating the planet primarily due to their outdated thoughtware. There is a big job to do, and to do it we need each other, seriously.
The following spaceholders are calling you to work together with them creating a Regional Possibilitator Clumps to empower each other delivering Possibility Management in the area.
We are unspeakably grateful for your vision and commitment.
- Australia -
Stacia Beasley and Gero Von Aderkas with Trainers Michael Pörtner, Dagmar Thürnagel, Michael Hallinger, and
Une équipe se forme pour amener les formations, outils, schémas de réflexion, technologies de réunion, processus de guérison et de transformation extraordinairement transformateurs de Possibility Management au public francophone.
I feel so much joy about new intimacy experiments and closer connection with fellow trainers, trainings filling themselves, and many moments of delight that I nearly don't know how to fully express while writing these lines. I am glad about my commitment to support new trainers as much as I can.
James P. Carse distinguishes two kinds of games:FINITE GAMES which are played for the purpose of winning, at which time the finite game ends.INFINITE GAMES which are played for the purpose of continuing the play.Possibility Management is an INFINITE GAME. The 'Infinity Ring' is the Team of Possibility Trainers doing whatever meta-jobs enhance play in the global Possibility Management gameworld. In particular, the PM Infinity Ring provides and enhances the following ten services:
Collects and Distributes Operation Finances
Establish and maintain banking facilities to receive annual Trainer fees (usually €100 per Trainer per year due before 31 January each year) which are then used to pay for server fees, maintenance of our website:
Dagmar Thürnagel, Katharina Kaifler, Michael Hallinger, Michaela Kaiser, Michael Pörtner, Cornelius Butz, Georg Pollitt, Vera Luisa Franco, Ana Norambuena, Anne-Chloé Destremau, Clinton Callahan, and the Regional Trainer Path Spaceholders in Brazil, Portugal, Costa Rica, New Zealand, France, Australia, Germany, Poland, and the Americas.
Organizes Maintenance and Upgrades For the Global Possibility Management Website
These instruction and hints are magical. They actually work. Bring your team of at least 3 people together to implement these actions and strategies.
Creating an Expand The Box training in your area awakens transformational talents that are so astonishing they are often indistinguishable from magic. This means Possibility Management could be called a 'magic school'.
Since Trainer Trainings teach you to establish a working relationship with the void, to hold safe but completely empty space, to make use of the endless resource of nothingness, Possibility Management could be called a'mystery school'.
Since Trainer Trainings teach you to build a business of training Trainers to upgrade human thoughtware to the context of Radical Responsibility, Possibility Management could be called an 'incubator for social entrepreneurs'.
The procedure for calling together a dozen or so local Possibilitators, edgeworkers, evolutionaries, gameworld builders, guardians, and village weavers who are attracted to delivering Possibility Management trainings as a Trainer Team serving their Archetypal Lineage could go something like this:
First, of course, they would participate in one or two 5-day Expand The Box trainings and ten 5-day Possibility Labs during the next 2 years. The truly great thing about this is that after the Expand The Box and especially after the first Possibility Lab, the trainer types would be able to immediately pay for the whole thing including tuition, flights for Trainer Trainers, room and board and their own transportation using the skills, distinctions, and processes they learn from in Possibility Management, especially from delivering Online Possibility Coaching sessions and Online Rage Clubs. It would not cost them extra money if they simply implement the services they have learned. This includes talks, one-day or two-day workshops, single coaching sessions, processes during conferences and festivals. (I was paid for delivering processes for both large groups and individuals at: Fusion Festival near Berlin, Global Ecovillage Network Conferences, Ecovillage Design Education from Gaia Education, Zegg Ecovillage Summer Camp, and this summer we will deliver paid work at Boom! Festival in Portugal. Other trainers have similar experiences.)
One rare and precious quality of the Possibility Management Trainer Guild gameworld is the total absence of competition and low drama. Trainers help and support each other become better trainers unconditionally. Trainers usually deliver and navigate training spaces in pairs, and often switch around who they deliver trainings with.
The Trainer Circle Source Team would bring 15 or so women and men trainer-types together for the purpose of sourcing regenerative culture initiatory processes. Trainer-types are easy to find after they do the Distilling Destiny process (Chapter 8 of the Conscious Feelings book). They end up with Bright Principles such as: Transformation, Evolution, Possibility, Love, Clarity, Integrity, Creation, Change, Initiation, and High Level Fun.
The Trainer Circle should be an open group, because we have tried closed groups before and due to natural attrition from life-circumstance changes the groups kept dwindling in size. When you leave the Trainer Circle open then new people can keep joining. It is a joyous quality of the Trainer Circle culture for the older people to create the culture of helping the newer people get their feet on the ground.
We could plan 10 trips there over the next 2 or 3 years with a variety of trainer pairs, each trip for two or three weeks. On each trip we could deliver a combination of the following events and build an email list of interested people:
Public work-talks with lots of question-and-answer and practical demonstrations and exercises in book shops, yoga centers, etc.
Workshops for 1 or 2 days
Events such as conferences, festivals, fairs, etc.
Radio and TV interviews
On the first trip we could deliver 2 or 3 Expand The Box trainings in various cities.
On the second trip we could deliver another 2 or 3 Expand The Box trainings, and by then we would have enough people on our Interested People list to deliver our first Possibility Lab.
Pretty soon we could deliver a couple ETBs plus PLab plus Trainer Lab, the group of Trainers and the participant circle would rapidly grow and stabilize. Each Trainer (capital "T" means radically responsible Trainer, and also Trainer differentiated from Educator. Educators deliver information and conceptual content for the mind - which is the 'Box' in PM terminology. Trainers facilitate shifts and expansions of the context of the Being. An Educator's class changes what you know. A Trainer's training changes who you are.)