Letters from participants
In 2008 I started a new job and not long afterwards I had an assessment with my manager. I was always interested in NLP and told him that I would like to learn about it (this is a stretch seeing as I work as an Infrastructure Systems Engineer (computers talking to each other …) He seemed interested, then I hit him with the fact that it would be cheaper to do in Cyprus than in Norway (I live in Stavanger). They eventually agreed that I could do this, Whoopee!!!
Well I have to confess! I only wanted to do this course because it was 2 weeks on the beach in Cyprus – PAID FOR!!! I really did not have many intentions on attending many of the sessions seeing as I did not care if I passed – I was on a paid vacation!!!
I arrived a day early as advised and met the folks that were training over the next 2 weeks, there were between 40 and 50 of then all on different courses. What an incredible bunch of people these were! They were all intelligent (thought they were going to be long haired hippy types!!!) well educated and articulate. I was very skeptical about the Enneagram (it was bundled in with the NLP Practitioner course this year) and told a number of the advanced students at the dinner that I was!!!
Not one of them rebuked me for my ignorance, but nearly all said that I would appreciate it more when I learned it properly! WOW appreciate it … it blew me away!!! I was amazed that not all folks saw the world like I did. Then the pennies started dropping, historically, how I had messed up with some folks and my marriage and how to do better in the future! As a tool it has helped me immeasurably over the last 12 months with personal relationships and work! I am even more tolerant now and perfectionists no longer annoy me ;-)
After the first day I was hooked! I was generally one of the first in class and the one with the most questions (and doubt), all handled very skillfully by Chris Grew the trainer that was taking our course that year. The NLP and Enneagram Practitioner training was exceptional, as were my fellow travelers on this odyssey of self discovery. I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned about myself during those 2 weeks but believe me I am a changed man.
It’s impossible to attend these courses and not go home a better person!
I must give a shout here to the Assistants! They were remarkable and whenever there was a need for help they were right on the case … even noticing if you needed it before you did!
Well, as you can imagine I didn’t spend as much time on the beach partying as I intended! I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the content and the extremely high level of tutoring given! In fact, I tell a lie, in reality it was one of the best holidays I ever had. ;-)
I have just returned from the NLP Master With Timeline (2009).
This course I did pay for myself, seeing as with the financial crisis happening around the world the company I work for didn’t think it was appropriate to indulge me. I was glad to pay the fee, I would never of paid my hard earned money over if the previous course hadn’t been so exceptional!
Again, an experience that blew me away, especially the Timeline component of the training!!! I feel exactly the same about this training as the Enneagram / NLP Practitioner training above, so I won’t bore you with the same details ;-)
I would highly recommend the courses that I have been on and look forward to taking Enneagram II and the Trainers Training in the not too distant future (if I am allowed to these after confessing that I only really wanted a free holiday to begin with ;-)
Spring is upon us and the dandelion appears everywhere. Some dandelions has found their place in the ditch, others is piercing the asphalt aiming after the sun. I have since I was a little girl been wondering how it could happen. Didn’t the small flowers hurt themselves? Just now, midway in my life I got the answer. Which is no, they don’t hurt themselves. Akasha, life energy or the inner wish to become a dandelion is progressing at a constant motion.
Three years ago my Akasha training started. I started my journey as a spiritual novice filled with fear and limiting beliefs. I had absolutely no idea, what I had just started. Words such as Akasha, spirituality, chakras, new age, rebirthing and the other words my fellow course members were talking about seemed as if they were cities in Russia. Curiosity, a hungry soul and a profound trust in Jack and Helene made me complete my first Akasha training.
I had no idea that the training would start my second birth. But as the birth has started there is only one ending. The result was my writing of thousands of pages with my sorrow and grief and my own observance. An inner journey that exceeded the reality and a journey that I could not do without.
As the time has passed by the limiting beliefs has been reduced to an acceptable level. Now my life looks a lot brighter. My hands, my feets and my heart are warmer and my body is more alive. On the contrary to my previous belief that my body was stiff. The Akasha has brought life to all my body cells, and as a result my body cant stop dancing to the Hawaii music.
Makani’s Trainer’s Training – challenging, blowing the limits, supportive – one of the most advancing trainings I have ever attended. Somehow Makani manage to incorporate all the logical levels in their training – it is very much about acquiring and mastering trainer’s skills and abilities, and it is much morethan that.
Who am I as a trainer? What am I bringing to the world? How much more do I have in me that I can share with others? Searching for the answers to these questions I discovered a tremendous strength in me, a strength that was hidden behind fear and shame. And that was my greatest challenge at the training – to let go of my fear and shame and let myself be my strong, authentic, knowing self. It wasn’t an easy task, but Makani made sure I and all the other participants did it. So, every day we went on stage, challenged ourselves, let go of what was limiting us and became even more congruent, even more powerful trainers.
The training was also very much about diversity and unity. An exciting diversity of participants coming from different nations, with different educational and professional backgrounds (NLP, Enneagram, Gestalt), each of us being so different and, yet, all of us having something in common – something very important, bringing us all together at the seminar, making it possible to open up to each other, share our experiences and learn from each other.
What is this something one might ask? I would say it is many things. It is the value of personal growth and development. It is the belief that we, human beings can have the life we want. It is the belief that each of us deserves a good and happy life. It is, of course the wish to assist others in finding their way to happiness. And finally, it is a vision of this world being a better and a happierplace.
Makani’s Trainer’s Training – challenging, blowing the limits, supportive.
I have taken two training courses with Makani Academy in Cyprus, NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner with Timeline Change.
While the courses are intensive, I felt well prepared having worked through the comprehensive home study package.
I found Jack and Helene to be gifted teachers with a wealth of knowledge and experience, who bring humour and enthusiasm to their subject.
Groups are small and there is plenty of individual attention, with lots of support from the team of friendly and helpful assistants.
I experienced the training as a powerful tool for personal development and the skills I acquired have greatly enhanced my professional expertise.