Facilitating the Edges Training (FET) is a one-of-a-kind professional level facilitation training for those who want to lead, facilitate and build at the edges of new territory for humanity, while living a fully expressed, ecstatic life.  

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Course Content

Semester 1: SELF: Being the Tuning Fork

Align with life and the deep desire you want to bring into the world. Design your unique utopia

What brings you most alive? What is the in your bones knowing that you want to create in the world? What does your personal utopia look and feel like? Learning the levers of the Four Forces gives you options for how you experience reality, including access to NonOrdinary skills and states of consciousness. What will you create from deep connection, expression, purpose and growth? 

In Semester One You Will:

  • Amplify your own “on fire” desire, and what makes you feel most alive
  • Embody the Four Forces through experiential practices
  • Begin to identify, map and work with your own strategies and patterns
  • Learn to manage your own triggers and build capacity for when others are triggered
  • Create your reality field, which you are inviting others to join
  • Practice foundational skills of Edge Work and NonOrdinary skills such as intuition and collective intelligence 


Embodying The Four Forces

The most powerful way you can impact the world around you is by how you show up. When you are aligned with life, you become a powerful tuning fork and catalyst. You unleash deep desire and aliveness that is charismatic and contagious. With clear desire, life conspires to create it with you. During this training, you will be invited to fully embody each of the Four Forces through experiential practices and experiments,  tapping into your deep desire.   

Untangling & Mapping Your Strategies

From the NonOrdinary perspective, you are never separate from who you are leading or facilitating. You are part of the process, and your own fears, desires, judgments, beliefs and triggers are going to show up just like everyone else’s. You can’t lead where you are not willing to go. Understanding your own strategies and blind spots is essential to becoming a powerful Facilitator. As you untangle, you free up lifeforce, experience more pleasure, and become a clearer signal for others.  

Practicing Getting Triggered

It’s common these days to try and avoid emotional flare ups, especially given how volatile and uncertain the world feels. However, it is impossible to not trigger people, or to never get triggered yourself! Being a NonOrdinary Facilitator is about being able to normalize getting triggered and setting up protocols to be able to work with them as they come up. In this first session, we focus on how to identify and manage your own triggers, including practicing getting triggered in a group because it’s going to happen!  

The Foundations of Edge Work

Being the tuning fork also means being able to hold your core while working with whatever comes up. Edge Work is influenced by process work, developed by Arnold Mindell, in combination with the Four Forces Framework. Process work has roots in Jungian and Gestalt psychologies, Shamanism, Taoism, sociology, and physics, and focuses on following the moment, allowing what is present to emerge and inform. From this perspective, conflict, symptoms, the body, emotions, dynamics, and environment are all telling us something. If we listen deeply, they can lead us to discover what we deeply need and want. When done in community, Edge Work is a profoundly powerful path to transformation, and expansion of capacity for life. 

Semester 2: OTHERS: Amplifying Your Impact

Understand any paradigm, cultivate deep relationships, and facilitate others getting what they deeply desire. Invite others to join you.  

Whether in the context of a private session, a workshop, or consulting for an organization, facilitating is helping people get what they really want, even when they don’t know what that is. Working with the Four Forces enables you to unlock deeper motivations and strategies, and to understand anyone’s worldview.  

Often, “helping” ends up being a version of “here’s what I would do if I were you.” As a NonOrdinary  Facilitator, you are able to step into the other person’s worldview and help them navigate and uncover what is in alignment for them. You are not aligning them to you. You are instead helping the other person connect with themselves and align with life through the Four Forces.  

Every paradigm has value, and has been created for a reason. As a paradigm shifter, you are able to shift among various realities, paradigms, worldviews, and cultures to understand which elements are in alignment and which need to be added, deepened or untangled.  

In Semester Two You Will:  

  • Learn to identify what people really want 
  • Work with people who are triggered 
  • Learn the common strategies for each of the Forces 
  • Identify common body and energetic reactions and how to work with them 
  • Gain advanced facilitation skills to work with anyone 
  • Practice relational process work  
  • Advance your intuition and nonordinary skills 
  • Identify your ideal client and what their Four Forces patterns are 
  • Map your market and create an onboarding plan 

Semester 3: GROUPS: Harnessing the Collective

Facilitate and cultivate group transformation, collaboration, collective intelligence, and evolvingedge culture. 

Working with groups amplifies everything 

Complexity goes up exponentially as the number of participants increases. For example, when you have four people in a group, there are six different relationship combinations. For 32 people, that becomes 496 relationship dynamics! It is no wonder things can get complicated– fast. However, with this added complexity also comes incredible transformative power. Whether the setting is a workshop, meeting, community gathering, or teams within an organization, groups can create opportunities for profound healing, creativity, synergy, problem-solving and accelerated change at every level.  

Just as groups amplify what’s possible, they can also amplify our fears and bring to the surface conflicts that are hidden or ignored. Our greatest wounds are often seeded in our families, our first group experience. We often bring these wounded elements to groups, creating experiences that feel more like dysfunctional families.   

During this semester, build on what you’ve learned with individual strategies and learn how to scale them for use with groups. Learn to craft group containers that are aligned and have all Four Forces present to create coherence and a sense of belonging, while also enhancing uniqueness and emergence, without the “group therapy” feeling, or long, drawn-out, time-consuming processes.  

While groups are made up of individuals, when we come together a whole new dynamic emerges. We will be working with the core dynamics that shift when we come together in groups. We will learn how to work with the “group field” and practice tracking multiple dimensions as you facilitate.   

You will learn how to embrace conflict, disturber energy, and how to work with the various roles that emerge, such as the “the class clown,” “the talker,” “the know-it-all,” and others.  

Learn the elements that best match your intention for the group, such as format, structure vs. flow, agenda vs. emergence. Learn to read the signals that tell you when you need to shift formats or processes.  

The Facilitator

Trish Blain

Trish Blain is a positive impact entrepreneur, international facilitator, and expert in nonordinary skills and states of consciousness. An explorer at the evolving edge of what it means to be human, Trish is deeply committed to creating a world where we all thrive. She is passionate about helping change-makers, leaders, and lovers of life amplify their pleasure and impact. She is the Founder of NonOrdinary, a new paradigm approach and platform offering community and training for paradigm shifters. She has developed a unique framework called The Four Forces, through 30 years of experimentation, research, and teaching. She uses this framework in combination with other modalities, a method she calls EdgesWork, in her individual coaching and in group settings in retreats, workshops and conferences. Learn more here. 

Course Structure

This cohort offers a shift in how we train and learn. One of the challenges of new paradigm work is embracing that we are part of a complex living system, which is nonlinear and fractal.

We have designed this program to offer the most flexibility while still offering a solid structure and roadmap to help guide you.

We do this through:

  • Our Unique Four Forces Framework
  • Experiential Learning
  • Real World Projects & Application
  • Deep Personal & Group Process Work
  • Emergent Group Dynamics
You’ll gain access to:  
  • 1-2 hours of self-paced videos and written content with activities
  • 90 minute Live Call for interactive learning
  • 1 Small Group Coaching call a month for 2 hours.
  • Small Group self-facilitated calls (optional)
  • Suggested projects for each semester (optional)

You will be a part of our first cohort! 

This is the first time this course is being offered (wooohooo!). Throughout the course we will be taking your suggestions, feedback, and desires to heart and leaning into emergent practices.

36 Training Modules in 3 Semesters

This cohort has three organizing semesters with three core trainings.

What’s included in the 12-month training:

  • 36 Training Modules
  • 6 Live Experiential Calls
  • 12 Small group Coaching Calls

Our 3:1 Rhythm

To maximize the impact of the course, we find having a chance to integrate and process is helpful. Our rhythm accommodates integration and time for connecting with each other, practicing, and sharing experiences.

Three weeks a month we focus on training with new modules and live Zoom calls. One week a month we designate as “Community Week”, focusing on developing relationships with each other and sharing our unique gifts. It’s a break from learning, in order to integrate and celebrate.


Time Investment 

We have designed the program with a core time investment and a bunch of optional training opportunities so that you can customize your experience.

The total time investment is approximately 4-6 hours a week for 3 weeks a month.

Access to the EDGES collaborative

All coursework, Zoom links, calendars and supplemental materials will be available on the EDGES collaborative at NonOrdinary.com. This new community website will offer opportunities similar to popular platforms like Mighty Networks, with the advantage of being completely private. 

Bonus One: Access to THE SPACES

Membership to THE SPACES content and calls.

Bonus Two: Access to Cohorts

  • Access to Eros cohort courses
  • Access to select Featured cohort courses

Bonus Three: 20% Discount 

20% discount on in-person events.

The Sliding Scale

Tiered, class-equitable, pay-what-supports-you pricing

A limited number of scholarships are also available. You can apply here.

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  • If you have access to financial security, own property, or have personal savings;

  • if you are able to pay for “wants” and spend little time worrying about securing necessities in your life;

  • if you have economic privilege and power in our community, this price is for you.

By choosing this price, you are “paying it forward” and contributing to a more equitable world by supporting course access for those with less.

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