Teacher: Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D.
Location: Zoom, Skype, Phone, or Macomb, IL
Dates: By Agreement
Contact: email@example.com or (309) 333-2597
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 complete 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?
Unfortunately, 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 accepted.
Falling open is ultimately as simple as it sounds. However, we have been conditioned to habitually prevent our minds from falling open and to dull the sensitivity of our open hearts. So I’ve designed the Falling Opencourse to gently yet profoundly guide you through this process and provide you with sustained support to fall open.
The Falling Open Course
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 aspects of falling open: Mind Falling Open, HeartFalling Open, Life Falling Open
Three half-day intensive workshops to catalyze profound opening.
Weekly coaching sessions with Adam Chacksfield to provide you personal support as you engage withFalling Open.
Weekly readings and exercises to facilitate your opening.
Daily practice tailored to what nourishes your unique process of falling open.
A. Mind Falling Open
Mind Falling Open Workshop
Week One: Falling Into The Truth
Week Two: Seeing Through The Illusion
Week Three: Experiencing Openness
Week Four: Attuning To Deeper Wisdom
Week Five: Open Mind
B. Heart Falling Open
Heart Falling Open Workshop
Week Six: Heart Falling Open To All That You Are
Week Seven: Releasing Resentment
Week Eight: Opening To Gratitude
Week Nine: Opening To Love
Week Ten: Open Heart
C. Life Falling Open
Life Falling Open Workshop
Week Eleven: Opening To Challenges
Week Twelve: Pure Listening
Week Thirteen: Releasing Activities That Do Not Nourish
Week Fourteen: Opening To New Possibilities
Week Fifteen: Open Living
Week Sixteen: Open Living
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 one hour per day on five days of the week to this process. You would also devote another couple of hours each week to the coaching session and additional course activity. And three times during the course you will participate in five-hour workshops.
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 seventeen or more weeks to do so.
Can I do 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 the course, and receive nourishing support and guidance for your process of falling open.
What is the purpose of the half-day workshops? These workshops allow you to really dive deep into each module of the course right at the very start of them. 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.
How are the half-day workshops structured? Each workshop is roughly five hours, including an hour-long break. You will be interacting with me for most of this time, and doing exercises by yourself for part of the time.
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 really don’t want money to stop you receiving the invaluable gift of falling open. So 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
“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. Adam’s nondual coaching has enabled me to act from a place of stillness and clarity, which has enriched all that I do.” – Kelley, M.A., Professor & Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, IL
“In our nondual dialogues together, 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
Four-Month Falling Open Course Tuition:
$950 for individual
$650 each for two
$550 each for groups of three or more
$100 Special Tuition Discount for anyone who registers by Thursday, January 9th, 2014 (even if you choose a start date for your course that is much later than January 9th).
Open Circle is hosting a group to take Falling Open by webinar/phone starting with a half-day workshop on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Click here for the dates and registration link for this group. Or choose your own start date and take the course privately or with a friend or friends.
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.
Download Your Application Form Here: Falling Open Application Form
Email Application Forms or Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Adam at: (309) 333-2597