How to Navigate a New Reality
- A new framework with cognitive and psychospiritual tools you can bring into everyday life to improve how you make sense of the world.
- A deeper understanding of how to access, navigate, and integrate nonordinary states and how they can give you more “levers” for how you experience reality.
- A nonlinear, fractal approach to evolutionary development.
- A variety of practices and techniques you can use to relate with others, and culture, more effectively.
- Resources in various media forms like films, podcasts, and articles that will support your continued expansion.
Course Dates: Second Cohort begins April 2024
Course Length: 9 Weeks (plus 2 Bonus Weeks)
NonOrdinary Sensemaking is a course like no other.
Travel to the edge of your own perception, learning skills and frameworks to help you move into exciting new territory in your own life and in how you make sense of the world around you.
Join the Waitlist for the Second Cohort in April 2024.
Alexander Beiner is a Holistic Counsellor and the author of The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world. He has run courses on sensemaking, men’s work and self-development for thousands of people. He is the co-developer and co-facilitator of Regenerative Stewardship, an innovative legal psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands, and one of the executive directors of Breaking Convention, a charity that hosts Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic science and culture. He was one of the founders of the alternative media platform Rebel Wisdom, and writes a popular Substack, The Bigger Picture, focusing on topics like AI, popular culture and systems change. You can read more about his work on alexanderbeiner.com.
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.
The Book That Inspired This Course...
Show proof of purchase of Alexander's new book and get $25 off this course.
This course was inspired by the work Trish and Alexander did together to help him prepare for, navigate and integrate nonordinary experiences in a ground-breaking trial at Imperial College investigating intravenous DMT. You can read all about those experiences, and how we can apply what we learn from nonordinary states to making sense of the world, in The Bigger Picture.
Trish’s work is founded on nonordinary experiences that don’t involve psychedelics, and the idea is that these states can be developed. We can learn how to pull the ‘levers’ that allow us to tap into them on demand. So while this isn’t a course about psychedelics, we will delve deeply into the topics Alexander explores in his book, and why what we’re learning from psychedelic science is so important. What you’ll learn in NonOrdinary Sensemaking is how you can move between different states, and apply information and ways of perceiving from them to your day to day life.
If you purchased the book, select the discounted price of $470 button and send your proof of purchase to Trish at nonordinary.com within a week of registering for this course.
About the 2023 Course
We’re living in nonordinary times, and we need nonordinary skills to make sense of them. Many of us now spend much of our waking lives on the internet, a realm more similar to the otherworlds and underworlds of folklore and altered states than real life. Generative AI has the potential to change not just our economies, but our conception of consciousness.
As we try to navigate these technological advances, on the social level we’re struggling to share our realities with one another as culture war rages. We’re all trying to get different desires met, and coming from different states of consciousness that mean we often see the world in radically different ways.
But what if we could learn how to navigate these different states effectively? To translate between them, choose when and how we explore our inner worlds, and find new ways to build exciting new realities together? To do that, we need to develop new skills — a new kind of sensemaking that includes everything we’ve learned, and adds layers of complexity, flexibility, and expansion.
We need nonordinary sensemaking.
This course is designed to give you a new modality and framework, with real-life, applicable skills to sensemake and impact the world in NonOrdinary ways. The coursework will be provided via video and written text, with 90-minute live calls primarily focused on experiential practices, Q & A and sensemaking together. We’ve designed the course to include a rich variety of practices, exercises, and methods for sensemaking so you can find your unique way of engaging the nonordinary. Replays will be available if you cannot make the live calls.
You will be a part of our first cohort!
9 Sessions in 3 Parts
This course is set up in three parts. The first part is focused on the foundational NonOrdinary approach, framework, skills, and concepts we feel are the most helpful with bridging the ordinary world with the nonordinary.
In part two, we’ll be mapping real-world issues and culture using different methods of NonOrdinary sensemaking, which not only add layers of insight, but also open new options for how to move forward. You will have an opportunity to explore your personal relationship to these issues.
In part three, we expand our concept of reality, and our place in it. We explore other forms of consciousness, such as artificial intelligence, aliens, and other nonhuman forms of consciousness. Finally, we step into visioning which reality we could create together — and how we might help each other create a utopia of utopias.
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Bonus One: NonOrdinary Games
Practice your intuition and subtle senses skills during NonOrdinary Intuition Games events as part of The Language of the NonOrdinary training (see below.) Each session offers a chance to experiment and play with developing your ability to access nonlocal information through fun games with others. These events happen three times a month, and you will have free access to them for the duration of the course.
Bonus Two: NonOrdinary Connections
Bonus Three: Breathwork Session
During the first break, between modules three and four, we will be offering an optional session to experience transformational breathwork, which can give you access to nonordinary states.
Bonus Four: EdgesWork Group Process
During the second break, between modules six and seven, we are offering for a taste of EdgesWork, a form of group process work. This type of process work is valuable for conflict resolution, personal work, and integration of nonordinary experiences.
Part 1: Navigating the NonOrdinary
Week 1: Paradigm Shifting the Paradigm Shift
Week 2: The Many Languages of the NonOrdinary
Learning to communicate with each other is critical to finding a path forward. We all speak more languages than we realize. We need to learn to translate and go beyond the words. We also need to learn the language of the NonOrdinary. Taking the woo out of “woo woo,” gain access to additional layers of information and experience by cultivating non-physical ways of knowing through the subtle senses and developing your own personalized nonordinary language. Learn the channels and tools of accessing nonlocal information, and how imagination, the imaginal, and relationship are the keys to communicating with the nonordinary.
Week 3: States of Consciousness
States not only determine how we experience reality, they also determine which realities we have access to. Learn how sacred medicines and spiritual practices can be mapped using the Four Forces, and how to cultivate the skills to access any state of consciousness at will… including nonordinary and ecstatic states. Learn what can happen when you experience expanded states, how to consciously navigate them and integrate them into your everyday life.
BONUS Week 4: Breathwork Session
This is an optional session, with no coursework. This week you have the opportunity to experience expanded states of consciousness through breathwork. Led by a guest facilitator.
Part 2: Mapping Culture & Possibility
Week 5: Making Sense from Sensing
Week 6: Making Sense from Desire & Perspective
Week 7: Making Sense from Consciousness Fields
BONUS Week 8: EdgesWork Session
This is an optional session, with no coursework. This week you have the opportunity to work with your own edges and experience a form of NonOrdinary group process work led by Trish.
Part 3: Expanding & Emerging Realities
In this final three sessions, we expand our concept of reality and our place in it. What other forms of consciousness are there? How do we as humans fit into the vast ecosystem of consciousness? How can we cultivate relationships with other realms of consciousness? How we can take our place as conscious agents of life and embrace our ability to craft reality?
Week 9: AI & Agents of Life
Week 10: Aliens, Devas & Elves– Oh My!
Week 11: A Utopia of Utopias
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