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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Learn the fundamentals for effectively working with energy and sound for your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing
Many of the world’s greatest healing practices come to us from thousands of years of experimentation by ancient and modern Qigong masters in China.
They were the original scientists of the subtle body — working with the circulation of Qi (life force energy) for health, longevity, fertility and more.
The Qigong masters’ capacity to heal and focus energy is legendary and eminently practical. Over thousands of years, they tried innumerable ways of working with the body’s subtle fields of energy and culled the techniques that delivered results.
Some of the most important methods involve working with sound: patterns of vibration that dislodge and shift stagnant or blocked energy patterns in the body that result in disease. When we experience larger traumas or everyday stressors we often accumulate areas of such dense and blocked energy, which can persist for decades and lead to disease.
Specific sounds — especially when combined with movement and intention — have the ability to shift these blocks, “charge up” areas with diminished Qi, and activate organ systems and their self-healing powers. This results in greater flow of energy throughout your system, which in turn increases immune function and overall good health.
A few minutes a day of focused practice can have dramatic effects on your happiness, wellbeing, stress levels and even on long-standing health issues.
While sound healing through Qigong might initially seem “far out,” it’s actually one of the alternative healing modalities that’s getting the most attention and respect from the Western medical establishment. This is because it delivers results and fits fairly easily into traditional medical paradigms that embrace sound treatments.
What that means is that there is now a growing body of good science supporting the wisdom of this ancient lineage.
In Sound Healing Through Qigong, you have the opportunity to learn essential daily practices from Wisdom Healing Qigong — the specific lineage taught in this program — that will help you take better energetic care of your body and establish a new baseline of health for a long and vibrant life.
You’ll learn how to combine breath, movement and focused intention with sound to create healing interventions that address specific areas of pain, disease and dysfunction.
In Qigong practice, different sounds are associated with different elements (earth, air, fire, water and wood) as well as the five major organ systems (heart, kidney, digestive, liver, lung). As you discover which sounds address which organ system (and how), you learn how to awaken the biological and energetic resiliency of your whole system — an important foundation for healing and wholeness.
In Chinese medicine, imbalances in the organs and elements within the body are seen as the root of almost all disease, creating opportunities for illness through weakened immune function, low energy and stagnant Qi.
In Sound Healing with Qigong, you will spend a full week on each organ system so that you can begin to recognize the subtle energies of each one, connect with it consciously and utilize sound healing for its benefit, while also working with the emotional and spiritual qualities.
As you do this, you’ll become more adept at creating a healing, nourishing and balanced flow throughout your body so that you can better prevent disease, boost vitality — and even slow aging.
The Importance of an Authentic Teacher
During this program, you’ll have the honor of studying with Master Mingtong Gu, one of the pre-eminent teachers of Qigong for over twenty years.
Through The Chi Center, the organization he built in the West, he has trained thousands of students and teachers to work with Qi in ways that get results.
Over the course of the seven weeks, Master Mingtong will illuminate both the philosophical and practical components of working with Qi — and give you simple practices and positions that allow you to connect with the energy that supports and nourishes your body.
You’ll benefit not only from his verbal teachings but also from video-recorded exercises that demonstrate the proper movements, sounds and ways to direct the flow of energy.
These principles of energetic healing will help you address and heal the underlying issues that can result in disease, imbalance and disharmony.
There is something intrinsically empowering and beneficial about learning practices of self-care that complement traditional biomedical approaches. Rather than passively waiting to be fixed by a doctor, you can be empowered to effectively work with your personal energy system — a crucial dimension of holistic health.
During the course, you’ll also work with the principle of “integrative oneness,” which allows you to truly experience your consciousness, heart, body and mind as a united whole.
You’ll learn to circulate Qi to weaker parts of your body and deepen your understanding of the energetic connections between your body, emotions and spirit.
When you join Master Mingtong Gu for this special training, you’ll benefit by:
- Discovering sound healing techniques that activate and heal
- Using Qigong to transform stress and release emotions.
- Strengthening your connection between your mind and body.
- Unlocking deep healing for your physical body, including
- Feeling more grounded and energized throughout your day.
- Connecting with life more deeply — seeing it as movement, change and an inherently creative process.
- Enhancing your wellbeing and your ability to contribute to the wellbeing of others.
- Realizing the spiritual dimension of your physical life.
- Developing more resiliency to meet life’s challenges
- Enhancing your other spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga and movement.
- Learning to express your voice more fully and naturally.
- Discovering techniques that help release trauma from the past.
- Reducing pain by improving the flow of energy to areas of the body in pain.
- Developing more compassion for yourself and others.
Applying the daily practices of Qigong you’ll learn in this program will enable you to heal chronic emotional and physical issues AND develop the foundations for lasting, radiant wellbeing. You’ll experience more connection and inner peace and a feeling of wholeness.
Join us for an illuminating journey with one of the world’s most esteemed Qigong masters — and receive practices you can use for a lifetime.
And remember, when you heal yourself, you contribute to the healing of our world.
Greater Connection Through Video
As a special addition to this course, Mingtong will be offering supplemental video teachings to every week, so that you can have an even more powerful transmission of the teachings. These extra video lessons will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
During the 7-week program, Master Mingtong Gu will guide you through the fundamental Wisdom Healing Qigong practices needed to successfully connect with your body as energy and harness its potential. You’ll engage with sound healing to awaken the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of your organs, helping to release stress and renew vitality. In addition to foundational teachings, you’ll learn how to shape a gentle, personal practice that can transform the effects of aging, illness and worry.
This course focuses on the five organ systems and the brain, applying the Wisdom Healing Qigong sounds, movement, meditations and visualizations for mind-body-heart health.
Each weekly, LIVE training session will build harmoniously upon the next, building an understanding of the role of sound healing for the five organs. They will include teachings, movement and sound and meditation practices. The program is appropriate for all ages and abilities and does not require special clothing or exercise equipment. If you are unable to attend live, you'll receive audio recordings, transcripts and supplemental videos so you can still receive the full benefits of the program.
Practice Component: The deep benefits of Qigong come from doing the sounds, movements and meditations yourself, so you can feel and experience the transformative effects. Each weekly session will help you create a practice of your own. First, Master Gu will lead an in-class practice during each class and will invite you to follow along with him. Then after class you can download special practice tools, that include video, audio and/or illustrations, so you can practice along with these tools anytime, when it fits your schedule.
Every module of the course adds new, powerful teachings and practice tools, so that over the 7 week course you will integrate a deep Wisdom Healing Sound practice for all the organ systems into your daily life.
Module 1) The Qigong Perspective: Understanding Your Body as an Energy System (April 19)
What is the Qigong meaning of wholeness of body, mind and heart? In this introduction to the Wisdom Healing Qigong teachings, Master Gu will guide you in experiential exercises to cultivate your awareness of the interconnectedness of all aspects of your being with the energy all around you.
You’ll start to see how stress and the challenges of life affect your health and wellbeing and your organ systems in particular.
In this first module, you’ll learn:
- About the ancient energy system of Wisdom Healing Qigong.
- Elements of starting a daily Qigong practice at home: movement, meditation, sound and visualization.
- 3 Secrets of Wisdom Healing Qigong.
- Steps for starting a 50-day ‘Gong’ and tips for a dedicated practice that brings results.
Module 2) Opening Your Heart to Happiness (April 26)
In the second session, Master Gu will share teachings and a live practice of the key Qigong heart sounds that can open your heart to lasting happiness. You’ll learn how stress and judgement contract the heart, and about effects of “the story” of an illness, emotional loss or sadness on the cardiovascular system.
In this module, you’ll:
- Learn the movements of Lachi that allow you feel and direct Qi within the body.
- Practice the sounds for opening your heart.
- Explore the Golden Key Teaching of Inner Smile for Meditation.
- Experience more joy and a stronger sense of connection with life.
- Continue your home practice.
Why Opening Your Heart is so Important? An open heart is central to your overall health. It allows you to go beyond the mind, beyond the body and beyond any diagnoses to access greater possibilities for healing and wellness. An open heart helps activate a deeper sense of purpose and, most importantly, helps you tap into more energy, joy, love and harmony. The greatest contribution you can make to your overall wellbeing is to open your heart and infuse your cells, your body and your life with the energy of love and joy. – Master Mingtong Gu
Module 3) Changing Fear into Creativity: Kidney & Reproductive System (May 3)
In modern times, the catalysts of fear are just a click away on your smartphone or computer. This fear doesn’t just stay in the mind, it moves into the kidneys, prostate, ovaries and adrenal glands. The Qi becomes frozen.
Master Gu will guide you to rebalance your kidney and reproductive system so that the Qi flows again. A Qigong-balanced kidney transforms fear into creativity and contributes to overall wholeness — in health, work, family and the world.
You’ll learn the sounds of the kidney to cultivate the inner wisdom needed to take charge of your fears and move ahead in your life.
In this module, you will:
- Learn energy movements of hip rotation.
- Discover the sounds for the kidney.
- Release old stories of fear and awaken new levels of creativity.
- Receive a strong remedy for fear-causing situations.
- Apply the teachings of the “3 A’s” to activate change.
Module 4) Moving from Worry
to Confidence: Digestive System (May 10)
In Module 4, we will focus on the wholeness of the digestive system, to restore confidence, while also improving digestion. The pressures of a fast-paced, project-driven work and home life — with an excess amount of information to process — magnifies the worry to get it all done. Worry stagnates and blocks the digestive system.
In this module, you will:
- Review the movements of Hip Rotation and Spinal Bone Marrow.
- Feel the supportive energy between your organs.
- Learn an antidote to worry that you can apply in all areas of your life.
- Celebrate 21-day Gong.
- Bring appreciation into the digestion of our food, life and energy.
Module 5) Generating Courage,
Purifying Anger: Liver System (May 17)
In Module 5, we will cultivate the voice of inner wisdom, so that you can clear the mind, release extreme anger and discover the courage to take decisive action for change. At every age, we are faced with challenges in relationships with our work, friends, colleagues and our world, and also with our health. A purified and harmonized liver has both the courage and righteousness to guide us to take right action. We will learn how to purify and transform anger right when it is emerging — before it clouds our liver, spleen, lymphatic and immune system.
In this module, you will:
- Review the movements of Spinal Bone Marrow.
- Learn the sounds for the Purification System.
- Find ways to transform old and recurring issues of anger.
- Discover the healthy side of anger.
- Gain the tools to purify and transform anger when it starts to emerge.
Module 6) Moving Sorrow into Compassion: Respiratory System (May 24)
Module 6 provides teachings and practice focused on restoring balance to the lungs, thyroid gland, skin and hair. With loss of loved ones or our own health and vitality, and by bearing witness to the sad events in the world, we can be overcome by grief, sorrow and lingering depression.
The Wisdom Healing Qigong practices for the lungs can help release the congestion and are also beneficial for lung conditions like asthma or colds. These practices support taking “a full breath of life.”
In this module, you’ll:
- Learn the movements of Chen Chi.
- Understand how to practice more deeply using the 3 Golden Keys (Trust, Practice and Experience).
- Deep wisdom about Wisdom Healing Qigong for taking a full breath of life.
Module 7) Integration of Whole-Brain, Body, Heart for the Benefit of Self &
the World (May 31)
Module 7 integrates the whole self in harmony and balance, to heal ourselves and to heal our world. Through six weeks of dedicated Qigong practice, the students will be experiencing a greater wholeness of body, mind and heart. Now, we’ll focus the sounds on renewing the mind’s clarity, as intention has a powerful ability to transform and direct Qi so it flows within the body to each organ system — and into the world for the benefit of others. We will explore the disconnection that occurs during illnesses (such as Parkinson’s), and how to rebuild the communication pathways.
In this module, you will:
- Understand the Qigong perspective of your five organ systems.
- Learn the value of continuity, repetition and dedication in your practice.
- Activate the Wisdom Brain with Shenji sounds.
- Experience whole-brain integration.
- Celebrate completion of 50-day Gong.
The Sound Healing Through Qigong
In addition to Mingtong’s transformational, 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions to complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Sound Healing Technologies
Ebook with Audio Teachings from Master Mingtong Gu
The experience of joy, aliveness and wholeness awaits you. This bonus introduces the jewels of Wisdom Healing Qigong Sound Healing that bring balance to the five organ systems for emotional health and wellbeing, and includes an album to learn the sounds with the guidance of Qigong Master Mingtong Gu.
Qigong recognizes that emotions are a very powerful energy force, creating either a positive and beneficial experience in health, relationships, work creativity — or a negative and defeating experience. From a Qigong perspective, emotions are an energetic experience in the organs, rather than a feeling arising in the brain. The book features Wisdom Healing Qigong Sound Healing teachings with step-by-step practice instructions, illustrations and organ system charts, and the album includes the five sets of healing sounds, meditations and a Five Organ Integrative Sound Healing Practice Session.
Practicing these sacred sounds helps to bring harmony to the deep energy patterns in each organ, so that when all organs are harmonized, a new, healthy and stable emotional pattern can emerge. For example, the sound for the kidney transforms fear or a sinking feeling into alertness; and the sound for the heart transforms hate into happiness. Sound Healing is one of the foundational practices of Wisdom Healing Qigong. It is helpful for chronic and acute health conditions, for discovering wellness at any age — and especially beneficial during times of stress or loss. Master Gu says “The emotional patterns that are held in our organ systems can keep us in our past stories of pain and loss, or be transformed to support realizing our true capacity.”
100 Day Gong Chart
This 100 Day Gong Chart makes it simple to record every Wisdom Healing Qigong practice, and includes tips to stay motivated. “Gong” means “practice of,” and 100 days of dedicated practice is the key to beginning a new journey cultivating health, happiness and vitality through Wisdom Healing Qigong. Master Gu invites students to take one day at a time until you reach a month — allowing the mind-body to start to connect on new levels — until you reach 100 days of practice. This chart helps you on the way to completing your first Gong! At the end of 100 days, students can send in their completed Gong for a certificate from The Chi Center.
The ancient masters have long recommended 100 days to realize deeper benefits for aging, and especially for chronic or acute health conditions. Modern medical neuroscience research now confirms that it takes about a month for sufficient neural pathways in the brain to start being built and a new habit to feel natural, otherwise it feels normal to slip back into old ways, even if it made you unhealthy and unhappy. See how many Gongs you can complete!
Sounds for Happiness & Compassion
Video with Master Mingtong Gu
In this bonus, Master Gu leads you in the Wisdom Healing Qigong sounds for the heart that open the energy to awaken happiness. The stresses of modern living, loss or disappointment in people, our work and our world cause the heart energy to contract.
For people facing health crises, like depression, Parkinson’s or chronic fatigue, it is essential to open the heart Qi or energy. When the energy is too contracted, we experience hatred and discontent. Through these ancient healing sounds, the heart can return to its natural state, which is a state of happiness. This teaching invites you to watch, listen and practice along with Master Mingtong Gu. The Heart system is one of five organ systems that the Healing Sounds of Wisdom Healing Qigong focuses on for renewing balance and harmony.
Sounds for Will & Determination
Video with Master Mingtong Gu
Because these modern times are infused with deep worries about health of oneself, others and the planet, Master Gu leads these teachings to bring balance to the kidney and reproductive system. A sound healing practice allows the Qi to stay strong and gentle like water, yet flowing. When fear, shock or hatred consume us consistently, which can occur from health, financial or planetary concerns, this flow is interrupted, and the water “turns to ice.” Your kidney Qi is unbalanced if you feel depleted, or unnecessarily afraid or angry. A frozen Qi affects the hormonal, reproductive and skeletal health. People who are undergoing intense health treatments for cancer, for example, can naturally experience great fear, but this practice can allow the Qi to flow, and students report a positive change in their experience.
This teaching invites you to watch, listen and practice along with Master Mingtong Gu. The kidney system is one of five organ systems that the Sounds of Wisdom Healing Qigong focuses on for renewing balance and harmony.
What Graduates of Sound Healing Through Qigong Are Saying...
I feel that this was the course I had been waiting for. Sound can be so tremendously healing and I can feel the organs of my body so resonating and loving and healing in the bath of these sounds. The teaching is very clear and easy to follow, the movements simple but profound, joyous and nurturing. Mingtong Gu radiates a powerful healing energy which comes over in the transmissions. There is so much material that we can keep discovering long after the course finishes!
– Diane Richards, Sheringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Sound Healing Through Qigong is the greatest birthday present I’ve ever received. These sound technologies are absolutely powerful in creating lasting happiness. I am now a happy person, and I know how to keep the fire glowing! Master Mingtong Gu is a loving, compassionate and generous Master. I am totally grateful. Thank you!
– Virginia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A great benefit was being in the presence of Mingtong Gu and experiencing his focus, silence and delicious sense of joy. Also watching his intent focus, listening and response to the questions asked during the Q&A. It was a very important lesson in a different possibility of being present to one another, of being truly seen and heard.
– Helene, Lansdowne, PA
I am a student of Kundalini Yoga. I took the course to enhance my learning of the sound current. Qi and prana I believe are the same thing. I experienced heightened vibrations and a deeper tapping into the energy currents in my body, more vivid mental concentration in directing the flow of the qi. Practicing in the evenings at sunset is a powerful time to extract this energy. I noticed from the message board on the website that there are a lot of people who took the course for healing and I would definitely agree that this course will aid in that purpose. I thank you for the opportunity to open up what for me is a journey into the sound of the universe.
– Sharyn Ginyard (Tejpreet Kaur is my spiritual name), Philadelphia, PA
I am a Tai Chi Instructor with Seniors who are healing from this practice. I am excited to incorporate Mingtong Gu’s techniques and see our Seniors shine their healthy lights for many years to come. I can feel the subtle energies working in my body & am committed to continuing my practice!
– Marion, Florida
This course is a blessing using ancient sounds to awaken and heal your body that works from the first time you try it. Just amazing!
– BA, Dallas, TX
The Shift Network course Sound Healing Through Qigongwith Master Mingtong Gu is a unique and powerful course. The techniques are fully explained by Master Gu. You are guided carefully through the exercises. There was time allowed for questions. Students could interact on Facebook and in breakout group phone conferences after each session. The Shift Network staff are excellent facilitators of a positive experience. The course materials are all electronic and well designed. If a course interests you, I would say to give it a go.
– Karen C./San Diego, CA
Immediate effect and benefit. The course was easy to take individually without the constraints of being physically present at a specific time.
– Peggy Pierotti, Milwaukee, WI
Mingtong Gu is one of the bright lights on our planet. Just being in his presence will make you feel better and how he passes on the teachings is very skillful. Being in the presence of a master is always a blessing. I feel very grateful to have connected with his teachings. They will be my companions for the rest of my life’s journey.
– Grita, Santa Cruz, CA
I loved everything about this course and wish it go on and on forever. It awakened me deeply and also gently and organic.Thank you.
– Xie Xie
Join the Global Community
Sound Healing Through Qigong not only offers some of the most advanced online Qigong teachings currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference events or in our online community. You’ll support and learn from each other while you learn to activate the power of your organ systems through sound healing.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people committed to co-creating a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions with Mingtong Gu
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with master teacher Mingtong Gu — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire — on your phone or on your computer.
Seven Audio Recordings of
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on your iPod, in your car and at your convenience.
Supplemental Video Teachings
In addition to the weekly classes, Master Mingtong will be sharing guided practices and further teachings via video recording to deepen your learning and transformation.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way, you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.
Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class where you will be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Sound Healing Through Qigong
- Sound Healing Technologies
Ebook with Audio Teachings from Master Mingtong Gu ($45 value)
- 100 Day Gong Chart
- Sounds for Happiness & Compassion
Video with Master Mingtong Gu
- Sounds for Will & Determination
Video with Master Mingtong Gu
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Sound Healing Through Qigong
We feel honored that Mingtong Gu has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive, LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a master Qigong teacher whose powerful practices and wisdom are helping us heal and awaken ourselves — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll also be able to benefit from Mingtong’s empowering teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you are serious about evolving a fully integrated practice that is grounded and deeply connected physically and spiritually, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for Mingtong Gu...
Mingtong lives what he teaches, exudes vibrancy and love, supports the empowerment and health of each person and shares his experience and knowledge as a wisdom master.
– Bruce Fabric, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist
Master Mingtong Gu has brought a level of transmission of mind-body practice that is unparalleled in my experience. Since making these teachings available to patients in my medical practice, they become healthier and happier.
– Brian Bouch, MD, Director of Hill Park Medical Center
Mingtong is full of vitality, wisdom and skill. He is a real healer, and the practices he teaches can change your life.
– Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Author of Several Bestselling Books
Master Mingtong Gu and Wisdom Healing Qigong are the partners I have been searching for during my 40 years as a western physician. My personal experience with this powerful mind-body practice has confirmed its amazing (in some cases, miraculous) ability to heal emotional distress and physical illness, from life-threatening to life-altering.
– Jerome Weiss, MD, Director
He is definitely one of the rare true healers that are very hard to find. I strongly recommend for anyone to spend some time with him and experience his powerful healing energy.
– Dan Vicario, MD, Founder of San Diego Cancer Center
About Mingtong Gu
With his joyous and skillful Wisdom Healing Qigong teachings, internationally respected Master Mingtong Gu brings ancient wisdom to the west to improve health and happiness in modern times. His teachings empower people of all ages and with chronic or acute health conditions, to discover more joy, health and vitality of mind, body and heart through a dedicated practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong. As founder of The Chi Center and author of numerous books, including Empowered Healing, he leads workshops, retreats, online courses and professional certification programs worldwide. Born and raised in China, Master Gu trained with Grandmasters in Tibet and China and was awarded Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th World Qigong Congress. He received his master’s training in Wisdom Healing Qigong at the largest medicineless Qigong hospital in China, where he worked with people facing major physical and emotional challenges. Witnessing these profound healing experiences inspired his dedication to the teaching and practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong. Through this practice, he recovered from his own chronic conditions of asthma, scoliosis, back pain and kidney weakness. And in working with his students, he found his life passion, purpose and fulfillment in this union of spiritual practice and applied healing wisdom. The Chi Center now reaches a global audience through online programs and is based at the EarthRise at IONS campus in Sonoma County, California.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. You can also use Skype credit/subscription or Google Voice to dial in to MaestroConference; and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers; and we also have a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is May 3rd, 2016. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we'll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we'd love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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