Falling Open Course
Teacher: Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D.
Location: Zoom, Skype, Phone, or Oakland, CA
Dates: By Agreement
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 741-0079
Falling Open – A four-month course created to fit your current life and then change it beyond recognition. The Falling Open course is an invitation to follow your highest calling and take the ultimate journey, so that you can fall open and receive the gift for which there is no substitute. When we live wide-open, our experience becomes profoundly rich and intimate. We can feel the full energy of life moving through us. We find ourselves fully available to whatever is happening, guided by a natural love and wisdom that arises effortlessly and transcends any of our beliefs or opinions.
Many of us have at least had glimpses of this way of being. We sense the possibility for a radically deeper, softer, more alive experience of life. The incredibly good news is that this possibility is always available to us, no matter what we’ve done or who we think we are. There aren’t any real obstacles to openness. So why all the anxiety, frustration, and dullness? Why are we so often enduring life, just trying to get by, rather than fully living? Why do even the “good times” so often seem strangely inadequate and unsatisfying? Why is it that what most of us experience as “life” is just a pale shadow of what is available for us?
We’ve been trained to struggle with life and ourselves, identifying problems and trying to solve them. We’ve been told that hard work and better ideas will lead us to happiness. We’ve been taught that we have to earn love by getting rid of all that is unlovable in us.
Falling Open reveals a radical alternative to all the self-defeating ways we’ve been taught to cope. It is an invitation to put down the burden of trying to make our life what we’ve been taught it should be, and instead receive the full gift that is here for us, waiting to be received. Falling open is ultimately as simple as it sounds. However, we’ve been conditioned to habitually prevent our minds from falling open and to dull the sensitivity of our open hearts. I’ve designed the Falling Open course to gently yet profoundly catalyze and support your opening.
THE FALLING OPEN COURSE OFFERS YOU:
Four months of continuous support and guidance to assist you in falling open to the ultimate gift that we are here to receive.
Three course modules that bring awareness to different dimensions of falling open: Mind Falling Open, Heart Falling Open, Life Falling Open.
Three workshops to catalyze profound opening.
Weekly coaching sessions with Adam Chacksfield to provide you personal support as you engage with Falling Open.
Weekly readings and exercises to facilitate your opening.
Daily practice tailored to what nourishes your unique process of falling open.
Mind Falling Open–Workshop; Week 1, Falling Into the Truth; Week 2, Seeing Through the Illusion; Week 3, Experiencing Openness; Week 4, Attuning to Deeper Wisdom
Heart Falling Open–Workshop; Week 5, Heart Falling Open to All That You Are; Week 6, Releasing Resentment; Week 7, Opening to Love & Gratitude; Week 8, Attuning to the Heart
Life Falling Open–Workshop; Week 9, Opening to Challenges; Week 10, Moving in Attunement; Week 11, Opening to Eros; Week 12, Authentic Relating; Week 13, Opening to We; Week 14, Releasing Activities that Do Not Nourish; Week 15, Opening to New Possibilities; Week 16, Falling Open
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is Falling Open right for me? If you’re tired of trying to fix yourself and your life, and ready to receive the ultimate gift of living from the open space of love and wisdom, this course will help support and guide your process of falling open. The real question is, are you ready? Are you clear enough to really commit to sustained engagement with falling open?
Can I do the course even if I don’t have a lot of free time? This course is designed to facilitate your falling open within the circumstances of your current life. You don’t need to give up your work, family, or other nourishing activities of life in order to fall open. However, to receive the full benefit of the course, you will need to ensure that you make it a priority to set aside some time to be fully engaged in it. A rough guideline is that over the sixteen weeks of the course you would devote twenty minutes per day, five days a week to this process. You would also devote another couple hours each week to the coaching session or workshop and additional course activity.
What if I don’t have sixteen consecutive weeks to take the course? Ideally the course would be completed during sixteen consecutive weeks to maintain the continuous engagement with your process of falling open. However, one or two breaks, planned or unforeseen, will not significantly impact the power of this course to facilitate transformation. If you have to take a break during the course, you will continue from where the break happened, so that you’re still able to complete all sixteen weeks of the course, even if it takes you additional weeks to do so.
Can I take the course with a friend or friends? Absolutely. This course has been designed so that it can be taken by individuals, pairs, or groups. When more than one person takes the course, all participants join the coaching sessions together and take the workshops together.
Will this course be able to address my personal challenges? Yes. The breadth of this course serves to ensure that you’ll be invited to thoroughly explore the most significant dimensions of falling open. We won’t somehow miss your real issue. And what actually happens in the course is largely determined by the unique path of each participant. There is always plenty of time to explore the questions and issues that arise in engagement with Falling Open. And I always put the particular needs of the person taking the course before the structure of the course.
What happens in the weekly coaching sessions? These sessions are a great opportunity to inquire deeply into what is happening for you as you engage in the course, and receive nourishing support and guidance for your process of falling open.
What is the purpose of the workshops? These workshops allow you to really dive deeply into each module of the course at the very start of the module. This helps you directly experience the opportunity that each module is pointing to, which then inspires and informs your engagement with that part of the course.
When does the course start? Unless you are participating in a group that I organize, you can choose a start date that is convenient for you. You can also choose meeting days and times for your private coaching sessions that fit your schedule.
What if I can’t afford the tuition? I offer an affordable payment plan, if you want to take this course but are unable to pay the tuition at this time. You can also receive a significant discount in tuition if you’re able to organize a group of people to take the course with you.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ADAM’S TEACHING & COACHING:
“The experience with Adam is heart opening, soul deepening, mind expanding, and delightful. It’s not just, or even mainly, words. It’s the thing itself. What I was waiting for.” –Jane Tompkins, Professor, Duke University (retired)
“I highly recommend the Falling Open course. The well-designed structure gave me a playground for exploration. Adam’s consistent love and acceptance created a strong and gentle foundation for opening. Blockages were loosened and judgments were softened. The connections made with other participants were heart-filled treasures, with far more intimacy than I’d expected.”-Becky, Seattle, WA
“I am so grateful for the deep and rich unfolding (both mine and the group’s) that happened as the Falling Open course progressed. Adam creates such a nurturing space that this happens naturally and with such ease.”-John, Victoria, BC
“Falling Open came alive with the sincerity, honesty, and willingness to take one more step into the unknown, where our egos cannot guide us, and instead only our trust and longing guide. Strands of love were woven between us as we sat at our computer screens. We laughed, cried, were silent; we listened, took risks, and opened. We connected in our hearts, allowing each other to fall open. Adam held such a very open space for us all to unfold.”-Karsten, Victoria, BC
“Adam’s teaching is completely different – with few or no words he exudes this incredible vibe that takes you way down deep into that wordless, expanded, no-mind, want-to-stay-here-forever state of being. I’m feeling its effects in my daily life. The power of working in a small group with a teacher of this caliber can’t be underestimated. Falling Open is an extraordinary opportunity.” – Joanie, Spiritual Teacher, BC, Canada
“Falling Open has helped be more present with myself, more accepting of myself, and far more comfortable with whatever comes my way. I feel more alive in a deeper way more often.” – Joel, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, AZ
“Falling Open has transformed my experience of life by challenging and breaking down the counterproductive habits of mind and faulty ideas that cause my “suffering.” The regularity and depth of the course sessions and exposure to the experiences of my classmates have helped to extricate me from many mental and spiritual ruts.” – Sean, University Administrator, IL
“Adam is a first-rate nondual coach who delivers the essence of nondual awareness in an uncompromising form. He is wholeheartedly committed to creating new possibilities for his clients that are grounded in awareness and practical at the same time. I highly recommend him.” – Peter Fenner, Ph.D., Author of “Radiant Mind”
“Adam has a very unique transmission that does wonderful things for my body – spa treatment.” – Pamela Wilson, Nondual Teacher
“Realizing that most of the issues I have are constructions, created by me, has been truly liberating. I am now more focused on engaging my projects and much less impeded by internal dialogue about success, failure, and obstacles, which has enabled me to act from a place of stillness and clarity, enriching all that I do.” – Kelley, M.A., Professor & Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, IL
“I received not just wisdom, but understanding, humor, empathy, guidance, and love. Ultimately I value his words and presence not only for their spiritual import, but as survival tools, and consider them a sanctuary full of clarity and peace.”– Robert, Ph.D., Composer, CA
TUITION FOR FOUR-MONTH FALLING OPEN COURSE:
$2450 for an individual taking the course; $1350 per person for two people taking the course together; $950 per person for groups of three or more. If you would like to take the course and organize a group to take the course with you, please contact me to receive a personal discount.
To register, email Adam at email@example.com, or contact him at (415) 741-0079.