Sponsored by Association
for Humanistic Psychology
High Evolutionary Stress
OCTOBER 24, 2009
9 AM - 9 PM
JAMES O'DEA &
Transformation & Leadership
Learn How to Navigate Change
The Grotto Retreat Center
Lunch and Dinner
AHP & IONS Members:$110
9.0 CEC's - Continuing Education Units
This community intensive
Global Transformation Leaders,
Saturday October 24
will show how to work with change.
Whether you are a
professional helping others or someone in the midst of personal or
collective change, by the end of the workshop, you will have an
appreciation of how YOU ARE BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AND WHAT TO DO
ABOUT IT. Amid crisis, be able to effectively navigate a world in
Clarify your role in the
cauldron of change on Planet Earth. Learn how to relate systemically
to the forces of change while you discover your essential skills for
transformation. Integrally tune up your personal journey, working
creatively with collective synergy while you learn to effectively help
others through chaotic, troubled times. For practitioners and
organizational leaders. James O'Dea is a social healer, systems change
agent, and world evolutionary leader. Susan Burns is a psychotherapist
and global transformation catalyst.
Help clarify your role
in the cauldron of change now happening on planet Earth
Explore the interface
of personal and collective transformation
Learn approaches to
creative stress--transforming negative stress as you intensify your
work in the world
Explore integration of
inner and outer purpose--sacred activism
Learn about ways to
recognize authentic guidance from distracting seductions
principals needed to midwife the old paradigm of consumption to a new
era of global transformation.
Learn how you can effectively help others
through chaotic, troubled times.
essential skills for dealing with change.
Social Workers, Counselors,
Marriage & Family Therapists
CEC's paid on site:
9.0 Continuing Education Units
Note: This workshop also
occurred on April 4, 2009, Seattle, 9 AM-9 PM.
an evening presentation and community dialogue produced by Susan
Burns MA LMHC,
You Were Born For Such A Time As
This! Collective Wisdom of Transformation
introductory evening featured a culturally diverse panel of community
leaders who gathered for an evening of collective wisdom on conscious
change. They launched this workshop in support of and collaboration
with James O'Dea and Susan Burns, looking
transformational potential emerging from global challenges and
opportunities to explore this historic moment and its meaning. They
answered the questions: "How do you deal consciously with a time such
as this? Simply, how do you become an agent of transformation and take
care of yourself?
Public Presentations Produced by Susan Burns
Presenting James O'Dea
Spirit in Action...Wisdom in Community
(Seattle Unity, 2004)
Science, Faith and Activism for a New Cosmology
moderator Madge Peinkofer and panel: Rev. Lisa Davis, Sr. Alexandra
Kovats, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, and Lenore Norgard
(Portland Unity, 2007)
What Is Your Place in a Conscious Universe?
with James O'Dea
(Portland Unity, 2007)
Toward an Emerging Science of Peace & Transformation
with James O'Dea
(Seattle Unity, 2006)
You Were Born for Such a Time as This!
The Collective Wisdom of Transformation
with James O'Dea, Gloria Burgess, David Spangler, Norma
Phil Lane Jr.
(Seattle Unity, 2009)
past participants' list of personal insights on intention
Leaving the Forbidden City
James O'Dea & Dr.
Link directly to James O'Dea Luminary page on Shift in Action
Susan Burns MA LMHC
Burns MA DAPA FNBCCH is a Washington State licensed mental
health counselor and advanced clinical hypnotherapist in Bellevue, WA in
private practice since 1989, serving the needs of adults, families,
children and groups. She integrates a rich array of therapeutic approaches
and modalities acquired from over 35 years of human service work,
professional training, as well as her own depth work. She is also licensed
and experienced as a special educator/learning specialist. Susan is
practiced in family systems, somatic psychotherapy, energy psychology,
anxiety and trauma relief, art and movement therapy, process-oriented
psychology, expressive psychotherapy, and career consultation and life
transition. In addition to her private practice she is deeply involved
with community building. She organized and supported a bioregional hub of
community groups for The Institute of
Noetic Sciences for the last 15 years and has recently retired. She
now leads Transformative
Groups, endorsed by the Association
for Humanistic Psychology to offer professional training to
practitioners. She organized the workshops listed below with James O'Dea
and other noted community leaders, among others, in addition to years of
convening leaders at the grass roots level of community building. She
currently leads her own professional continuing education workshops which
are open to the public and consults within a global community.
Find Susan Burns
at Feeling Whole and
James O'Dea is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and was
until recently its President. IONS is a non-profit membership
organization founded in 1973 by astronaut Edgar Mitchell which explores
the frontiers of consciousness and global paradigm change. James O'Dea was
President of IONS from April 2003 to September 2008.
He spent ten years as the Director of the Washington Office of Amnesty
International, where he testified before Congress, met with two U.S.
presidents and numerous foreign heads of state and government leaders, and
represented Amnesty International to the State Department, the White
House, and the World Conference on Human Rights.
Subsequently, he spent five years as Executive Director of the Seva
Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to international health &
development issues in Latin America, Asia , and on American Indian
reservations. Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning service. Prior
to that James lived and worked in Turkey and Lebanon , and witnessed
civil conflict, war and massacre, which influenced him deeply. .
James founded and co-led an international series of "Compassion and Social
Healing" dialogues funded by The Fetzer Institute. The dialogues, spanning
a five year period, brought together leaders and activists in a variety of
fields related to human rights, peace, and social reconciliation
James is a member of the World Wisdom Council. This council is a
coalescing of international leaders in diverse fields banding together to
formulate a structure and support system that furthers the realization
that we are one family of humankind. He works with emerging young
leaders and the development of their initiatives, is engaged in
intergenerational dialogue, and is a member of the Advisory Board of
Children of the Earth.
He lectures all over the world, and has essays published in numerous
magazines and books including currently the Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True)
Consciousness and Healing: An Integral Approach to Mind Body Medicine
(Elsevier) and Earthrise: The Dawning of a New Civilization in the 21st
Century ( Goi). He is currently writing a chapter for a book on Creative
Also see this page of a past workshop on
Conscious Universe where
James O'Dea's bio includes links to recent works.
James O'Dea's Web Site.
Link directly to James O'Dea Luminary page on Shift in Action.
This Workshop Inspired An Article in The
Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities
James O'Dea Wrote The Last Chapter entitled, "You Were Born For Such A
Time As This!"
John Major Jenkins, José Argüelles, Carl
Calleman, Robert Sitler, Arjuna Ardagh, Gill Edwards, Lawrence Joseph,
Llewelyn Vaughn Lee, Janosh, Sharron Rose, Christine Page, John
Petersen, Karl Maret, Corrine McLaughlin, Gregg Braden, Jay Weidner,
Ervin Laszlo, James O'Dea, Geoff Stray, Peter Russell, Barbara Marx
Hubbard, Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, Joanna Macy, Jean Houston, Daniel
See description in
August 2009 News
Susan Burns MA LMHC
Workshop Produced by