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Facilitating the Edges Training Certification

Exponentially amplify your impact

This is for you if…

  • You want BIG Impact…impact that shifts reality and creates choices that weren’t there before – what we call nonordinary impact.
  • You’re tired of pushing against the status quo…or maybe you’re just bored with it. You want to live in new territory, individually and collectively.
  • You don’t want to do it alone– but you also don’t want drama, compromise, or having to walk on eggshells. You want skilled co-conspirators who bring out the best in you.
  • You are not willing to choose between a better world and a fully-expressed life. You want both.

Be part of the founding certification cohort!

Official Start: March 7, 2024
Course Length: 12 months in 3 semesters

Facilitating the Edges Training Certification

Exponentially amplify your impact

This is for you if…

  • You want BIG Impact…impact that shifts reality and creates choices that weren’t there before – what we call nonordinary impact.
  • You’re tired of pushing against the status quo…or maybe you’re just bored with it. You want to live in new territory, individually and collectively.
  • You don’t want to do it alone– but you also don’t want drama, compromise, or having to walk on eggshells. You want skilled co-conspirators who bring out the best in you.
  • You are not willing to choose between a better world and a fully-expressed life. You want both.

Be part of the founding certification cohort!

Official Start: February 8, 2024
Course Length: 12 months in 3 semesters

Facilitating the Edges Training (FET) is a one-of-a-kind professional 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.  

Why This? Why Now?

As someone who wants to have a positive impact, you don’t need to be reminded of the challenges humanity is currently facing. They are impacting our lives, communities, and organizations at every level.

It can be lonely and exhausting trying to paddle against what feels like a raging river, or even more draining, having to walk on eggshells when what is needed is fearless engagement. You’ve also likely noticed that many of the strategies and approaches that used to work are not only becoming less effective, they are in many cases making things worse.

As daunting as this seems, it all makes sense.

We can’t create something new from the status quo. And no amount of self-sacrifice, raging against the status quo, or strong-arming others is going to create the world we know in our bones is possible.

Instead, we believe the new world will be born from aligning our deepest desires with what the world needs– while finding pleasure in the process.

This training cultivates the skills, states, and agilities needed to live in new territory – at the edges – and have profound impact through inviting and facilitating others to join us.

Our Framework

The Four Forces

The Four Forces Framework works with the simple yet profound idea that our individual and cultural worldviews are created by our experience, understanding, and pursuit of four core desires: Connection, Expression, Purpose, and Growth. These four desires are not only the foundation of human motivation– they are the underlying forces of life moving us towards ever greater consciousness, meaning, creativity, and aliveness.

The Four Forces is the culmination of over three decades of interdisciplinary research, practical experiments, and real-world facilitation, distilled into a profound yet accessible framework. It is a living, dynamic system of skills and states of consciousness that give you access to more choices for how you craft, experience, and impact reality.

When facilitating the edges of human capability, the Four Forces is a compass that allows us to align with life and with each other. It helps us expand reality with each step we are taking into new territory.

A Training Like No Other. Here's Why:

1. Paradigm Shift the Paradigm Shift

A paradigm is a system of beliefs, concepts, values, and practices that together form a way of viewing and experiencing reality. When you are working at the paradigm level, you are changing reality. It’s common to think of paradigm shifting as one shift, and then you are there. However, many of our current problems are rooted in battles between paradigms. Which paradigm is the right one?

Instead of picking one paradigm, develop the skills to be able to understand, navigate, and impact ANY paradigm.
  • INSTEAD OF learning by scenario, learn paradigm and states of consciousness agility. Identify what is happening at the core and develop the skills and senses to follow what is needed as it is unfolding for each unique situation.
  • INSTEAD OF replacing your current models, The Four Forces Framework enhances them and FET gives you deeper insight as to when to use which model for best benefit.
  • INSTEAD OF silos of communities and leaders, FET gives you a versatile, common operating system to be able to cross- pollinate, collaborate, and amplify each other’s work.
  • INSTEAD OF one application, FET gives you skills that are applicable at all scales and in the three contexts of personal life, facilitation, and leadership.

2. Navigate like a helicopter, not like a plane.

Many approaches and models are like planes, with a linear flight plan to get you from A to B. Planes can change course, however  helicopters have more choices, more agility.

When you are learning to fly a helicopter, both hands and feet are required to control the distinct yet interdependent levers of maneuvering. Our Four Forces Framework gives you similar levers, where the goal isn’t to become an expert in only one lever, or to balance the four levers to hover in one place. The goal is to be able to move through the air in any direction, as desired, using all four simultaneously.

FET and The Four Forces Framework helps you develop:

Paradigm Agility: Move between various current worldviews with ease and impact, including understanding underlying desires and how to help others get what they most deeply desire.

State Agility: Identify, navigate, and access a variety of expanded, nonordinary, and ecstatic states for yourself and others.

NonOrdinary Agility: Gain access to additional layers of information and experience by cultivating intuition and non-physical ways of knowing through the subtle senses. 

Emotional Agility: Become a super-regulator by mastering not only your own emotional regulation but also by helping others regulate theirs. These agilities give you the ability to live and create at the edges.

3. Expand your reality with a different kind of map.

All of our growth as humans involves stepping into unknown territory. But how do you map unknown territory? A traditional map or model is great for identifying and teaching skills within known territory. But at the edges, you need a different kind of navigation and set of tools. With every step into unknown territory, you are expanding reality for yourself and others.

At the edges is where you are most alive.

FET offers an applicable, one-of-a-kind approach that supports you in expanding your skills and reality from the edges. Understand what is currently happening. Wield the Edges Map to identify where you are and where you want to go in the constantly emerging territory that is at the very edge of existence.

The Consciousness Edge

Expand what it means to be human. Explore consciousness and reality beyond the physical. Cultivate flexibility of consciousness, nonordinary states, deep intuition, and natural intelligence. Develop the subtle senses to access the nonphysical / metaphysical, adding layers of understanding and experience.

The Shifting Edge

Celebrate being a fully embodied human. Compost and harvest what you have learned, untangling as you go. Embrace conflict, triggers, and trauma as important information revealing itself. Rewire your nervous system and expand your capacity so you can experience what you most deeply desire.

The Collaborative Edge

Live in deep relationship with everything. Expand your capacity for collaboration, coherence, complexity, and pattern recognition. Invite collective intelligence and dynamic synergy. Build inner and societal infrastructure. Embrace the deep knowing that there are parts of ourselves which can only be known through the presence of others.

The Emerging Edge

Let deep desire lead you into the unknown and invite something unexpected to emerge. Expand your capacity for aliveness, pleasure, and intensity. Embrace improvisation and what wants to happen. Create, experiment and learn as you go. Hold innovative technology in its appropriate relationship in service of a vital, thriving world. 

Three Semesters with Three Core Trainings

 Each four-month semester covers 12 core training modules. Each builds on the previous, adding scale and complexity. 

Core One:

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

Core Two:

Understand any paradigm and how to facilitate others getting what they deeply desire. See details.

Core Three:

Facilitate group dynamics,  transformation, collaboration, collective intelligence, and evolving edge culture. See details.

Course Structure for Certification

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 EdgesWork
  • Emergent Group Dynamics

Each training week you will gain access to:

  • Self-paced videos  and written content with activities
  • 90 minute Live Experiential Call (replays available)
  • 1 monthly Small Group Coaching call with Trish

    Optional:
  • Study pod live call
  • Practice calls (varying time zones)
  • Suggested projects for each semester

Our 3:1 Rhythm

To maximize the impact of the course, we find having a chance to integrate and process is helpful. 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.

36 Training Modules in 3 Semesters

Over the course of the year, this cohort is organized into three semesters, each with a core training.

Included in the 12-month training:

  • 36 Training Modules
  • 36 Live Experiential Calls
  • 12 Small group Coaching Calls with Trish

    Optional:
  • 24 Self-Facilitated Small Group Calls
  • 50+ Practice Calls (varying time zones)
  • and more! 

Time Investment 

We have designed the program with a core time investment of about 2.5 to 5 hours per week for three weeks a month, with several optional training opportunities so you can customize your experience.  

Be Part of Our First Cohort! 

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

BONUSES

Bonus One: Access to The Edges Collaborative

The EDGES collaborative at NonOrdinary.com is the greater community of which FET is a part. Connect with others at the edge– leaders, facilitators and builders. Gain access to additional live calls and events which take aspects of the FET training and offer them in bite sized practical formats for our monthly subscribers.

Bonus Two: Access to The Spaces

Included in your FET training is membership in our drop-in community focused on applying skills and states to your personal life including relationships and sexuality. 

Bonus Three: Access to EROS Cohorts

Through 2024 we will be offering at least two EROS related cohorts: They are Paradigm Shifting Relationships and Ecstatic Sexuality

Bonus Four: Access to States Agility Cohort

In 2024 we will be offering a Featured Cohort called  States of Consciousness Agility which will be included in your training should you want to join.

Bonus Five: 20% Discount 

20% discount on in-person events and non-included cohorts.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY

As we expand, we invite you to consider applying to become a NonOrdinary facilitator for our online community as well as for the growing number of leaders and organizations who want coaching and support in implementing The Four Forces as part of their foundational skills. Our training fully supports your work out in the world, but we’ll also be offering the opportunity for you to apply to be part of our team. 

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. 

Questions?
Fill out the form below, or book a call with Trish.

We would love for you to join us!

Join the Special Founder's Cohort by March 7, 2024.

Payment Options:

$995 per month

12x payments of $995 per month.
First $995 payment secures your spot.

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Scholarship and Financial Consideration

We understand that for many, resources may be limited. If you feel drawn to this training, but it is beyond your budget, please apply for financial consideration here.

Facilitating the Edges Training
Certification Logistics

Official Start: March 7, 2024

Call Time: Thursdays, 3pm EST (3 calls a month)
Call Duration: 90 minutes with 30 minutes additional Q&A
Calendar of Live Call Dates (subject to small changes): Google Calendar Here.
What’s included over the 12-month training: 
  • 36 Training Modules (See full training outline here)
  • 36 Live Experiential Calls
  • 12 Small group Coaching Calls with Trish
  • 50+ Optional Practice Calls
  • and more!
Plus:
  • Training Membership to The Edges
  • Training Membership to The Spaces
  • Access to the 2024 Eros cohort courses
  • Access to the 2024 States of Consciousness Agility cohort course
  • 20% discount on in-person events
Our Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued after February 8, 2024. Need financial consideration? Apply here.