What can I expect to do in the workshop?

The workshop leads participants through self-reflective work including individual coaching, group discussion and sharing, and writing exercises.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Our typical schedule is 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On the last day, Saturday, we end between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please note, workshops can sometimes end earlier or later, depending on the group. The day is made up of group discussion and sharing, self-reflective work, individual coaching, and writing exercises. There are also scheduled breaks, including an hour lunch, each day. Individualized private workshops follow approximately the same schedule.

Why does it take four days?

Because people typically can’t take a full week away from their lives. Yes, we’re being serious.

I completed the four-day workshop, now what?

Congratulations! We have seen participants have the most success when they continue on to the seven or twelve-week follow-up program. This allows time and coaching to deepen and accelerate the practice of what you’ve discovered.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can get and stay involved at the Center. We have volunteer needs prior to, during and after each workshop. We also have volunteer needs for our quarterly alumni potlucks. Please call the Center at (512) 527-3066 or email caroline@cfhmc.com for more information.

May I come to the Inner Journey with my significant other or family member?

In order to ensure participants are able to be fully open and maximize their time in the workshop, we strongly discourage family members or couples/partners to attend the Group Inner Journey workshops together.

Do I have to do the Inner Journey I before I do Inner Journey II and/or the Couple’s Communication Workshop?

Yes, typically. The Inner Journey I workshop allows individuals to focus on themselves first. This lays the foundation for couples to be able to fully utilize and maximize their time in the couple’s workshop; and it lays the foundation for the more advanced work offered in Inner Journey II.

Does this work for everyone? What if it doesn’t work for me?

If you fully participate and are committed to the process, you will reap significant benefits and gain insights relevant to your life experiences. Our workshops are for all people seeking to live more conscious, freer and creative lives.

I’m traveling from another city/state. Is there anything I need to consider for planning my trip?

We recommend you stay close to the Center to avoid traffic and a long commute. The four-day workshops are intensive, so most people feel tired by the end of each day. We recommend staying somewhere you will find peace and quiet, relax in the evenings and get a good night’s sleep. We are happy to recommend places to stay when you schedule your workshop.

What should I tell my loved ones/colleagues/boss about what I’m doing?

While every journey is a personal one, we understand you may want or need to let others know why you will be unavailable for four days. Here are a few suggestions on what you might say:

I have noticed that I’m stuck in a cycle of self-defeating behaviors and want my energy back. I need to collect my thoughts and do some introspective and reflective work to refocus and re-energize.

I’m struggling with recurring pain and grief, and I am getting help to cope.

I am seeking self-discovery and taking time for myself so that I’m more productive at work and more present at home.

The divorce left me devastated and I need help in gaining clarity and hope.

The loss of my parents/child/significant other has brought to surface a lot of emotions that I need to process.

Will we have breaks?

Yes. Break times and the length of the breaks vary for each workshop and group. Everyone gets an hour for lunch.

Is food/snacks provided?

Yes. We provide lunch, snacks and drinks. However, if you have anything you prefer (special snacks or drinks, etc.), you are welcome to bring it.

What should I wear?

You are welcome to dress however you please, but most people enjoy being in comfortable clothing.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all the materials you’ll need. Just bring yourself.

What is a negative imprint?

Negative imprints are deep-seated, self-defeating beliefs that shape our reality at the subconscious level. Encoded in our brain’s memory pathways, the imprints of our life experiences impact our perceptions, our thinking, our feeling and doing. They can be reshaped by our deliberate intent, thus changing neuropathways and future experiences.