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Finding Worthiness and Belonging

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Worthlessness and shame are linked to the idea of not belonging or being unworthy of belonging -- that is, a deep sense of belonging to life, to your sense of self, and to our earth. Compensatory strategies to win worthiness and belonging arise from here and effectively block the very thing it is pursuing. Transformation occurs when there is a critical mass of clarity about the harm of a particular way of thinking and behaving.


Courage

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 07/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

In listening to what our emotions tell us, and embracing what we do not know, we begin the path of courage. Even though our culture tells us not to, revealing our imperfections is where we can deeply connect. Living our lives more courageously honest, can shift us towards inspiring one another. Read on for how some people experienced this in coming together to transform one woman's heroine addiction.


Finding Agency and Seeing Shame

Article  • 3-5 minutes • 07/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes

The ability to identify your needs and take effective action to meet them is one way to define agency. Access to agency is complex and varies widely from person to person. Access to agency depends upon a variety of conditions. For example, if you struggle with agency, shame may tell you that you're broken in some way. If agency comes easily in an area, then you may view others who struggle with it, as lazy or stubborn. Read on for more.


Moving from Fault to Cause: Looking for Systemic Solutions to White Supremacy

Article  • 13 - 19 minutes • 09/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
13 - 19 minutes

We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there, look for solutions that stem from this understanding.


From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Article  • 33 pages • 6/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
33 pages

What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?


The Compass (8 Session Course)

Audio  • 9 hours, 16 minutes • 12/13/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 hours, 16 minutes

The Compass – Arnina Kashtan's in-depth transformational process – is specifically designed to support you in reliably deepening your understanding of your own and others' conditioning, and finding ways to reclaim your full connection with yourself.


Dealing with Loss: Coming Back to Life (3 Session Course)

Audio  • 2 hours, 55 minutes • 11/06/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 55 minutes

This gentle, healing telecourse recording will assist you in unearthing feelings and issues that have become tangled up with loss, enabling you to face whatever is blocking your grief.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


The Compass - Taking Responsibility in the Face of Guilt and Judgment

Audio  • 1 hour, 3 minutes • 03/21/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 3 minutes

The Compass – Arnina Kashtan's in-depth transformational process – is specifically designed to support you in reliably deepening your understanding of your own and others' conditioning, and finding ways to reclaim your full connection with yourself.


Speaking the Unspoken Conversation (6 Session Course)

Audio  • 7 hours, 10 minutes • 03/19/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 hours, 10 minutes

Reveal, own and share the inner chatter that plays over and over in your head, in between the words you speak aloud. Arnina Kashtan will help you discover, embrace and open up the places inside that you’ve hidden and judged.


Motivation Through Joy

Trainer Tip  • 1-2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

Pay attention to when you're motivated by guilt, duty, obligation, shame, and worry. How do you feel? Does it bring up resentment, rebellion, submission, reactivity or resistance? When you're motivated by joy notice how that feels, and how others respond. Read on for a related story.


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