THE TRANSFORMATIONAL APPROACH TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
(for groups & individuals)
A Transformational Coach works outside the paradigm of symptom-reducing 'therapy': instead regarding all people as evolving beings with many untapped resources, and working to connect each person to deep self-generated integration & realisation.
There are many different modalities that powerfully support these goals. Arven is trained in Expressive & Transpersonal therapies, and a qualified Tantra teacher, and a long-time student of the personal development aspects of Conscious Relating/Intimacy. He is a currently studying Transformational Therapy and a second Transpersonal qualification, and has a long history of immersion in ecstatic dance.
The approach that works best depends on who you are, what stage you are at in your life, and what your particular goals are:
Transformational Coaching (1:1 sessions)
Arven's particular approach to working 1:1 (or with couples) is a potent synthesis of Transpersonal Counselling tools, Conscious Relating practices & Transformational Therapy. For those seeking resources to evolve through & beyond challenges (personal & relational), and to deepen & expand the quality of ongoing life experience. Currently Arven offers 'student-clinic' sessions integrated with his latest course of study, primarily to men who have been participants in Evolving Man & Essential Man events, but also to anyone (men or women) particularly drawn to this approach.
Alongside Jared, as part of the Evolving Man work, Arven designs and facilitates short courses and occasional day workshops. This work is not a classical men's talking circle (though we do use the circle as a structure so that everyone is on an equal footing, and we do have sharing spaces each session). Each event/series has a frame of transpersonal exercises and embodiment practice. Typical activities include: Golden Warrior Qi Gong, witnessing/sharing dyads & small groups, presence-deepening exercises, dynamic & guided meditations, breathwork, and more.
Conscious Relating & Tantra events
Arven designs & runs Conscious Relating & Tantra events alongside Kimberley Roberts, as part of 'Your Peace Within's professional offerings. These groups are focused on personal development and building more solid relational skills. However, they offer these learnings through fun, connection, sharing, and meeting interesting new people. Come along with the aim of gaining new perspectives & awareness that you can then take into your everyday world. (facebook.com/LivingFrequencies)
Based on a blend of holotropic and shamanic techniques, yet very much not dependent on the cathartic model. 'Somatic' Breathwork is about 'Being & Feeling'. A powerfully effective journey into what may at first appear to be stillness & emptiness. (Expressive release sometimes happens spontaneously in this style, and is fine when it does - it is just not the focus). Arven offers Breathwork sessions for individuals only after consultation. Breathwork is a very powerful modality, and not for everyone.