Our Learning Approach

In shifting paradigms from ordinary to NonOrdinary, how we learn also changes. When you are in unknown territory, you need to be able to unlearn the old ways, learn the new ways and create it, all at the same time! You often don’t know what you don’t know. NonOrdinary learning is more than just knowledge. It is also states of consciousness, expanded senses, skills, embodiment — and continual growth and evolution.  It requires flexibility of consciousness, expanded capacity, improvisation and experimentation, practice, feedback and iteration. 

We also believe that it is important to share as we learn, collaborate and support each other so that we can build on each others experiences.

Learning, and learning how to learn is never done. Here is where we are starting, help us discover what’s next! 

Nonlinear, Fractal
Learning

We think of nonlinear, fractal learning as lego blocks of content that can be put together in many combinations, that are scalable, and that also inform each other and evolve.  Also, at the heart of our Four Forces Framework is that it is fractal, being able to be applied at various scales in various contexts. 

Potential Benefits:

  • Customizable learning paths, and courses can be designed 
  • Each skill can be used in multiple scales and contexts.
  • Access to skills as you need them (emergent).
  • Seeing relationships and making unexpected connections between skills and concepts.
  • Being able to go wide or deep as needed.

How we are implementing these ideas so far:

Learning in Contexts

Learning is much more satisfying when you can see and feel how it impacts the world around you and learn as you do. Context can be an area of life, an environment, a problem, a project, an organization, a community a culture, dynamic  or all of them. Learning in different contexts also anchors in skills and creates ability to improvise and adapt.

Potential Benefits:

  • We can learn while we create and build. 
  • You don’t have to wait to get what you want! 
  • Ability to track tangible results and outcomes
  • Deeper understanding though action, embodiment and practice
  • Learning a skill in different contexts creates greater flexibility of consciousness
  • In real time feedback and opportunity to iterate and experiment

How we are implementing these ideas so far:

  • Context Channels
  • Project Based Training Modules
  • Specials Spaces, The Living Room, The Bedroom
  • Experiments

Learning in Cohorts

Deep collaboration is at the heart of being nonordinary. Deep collaboration requires skills that we are not taught and that require practice. In addition, cohort based learning, where a small group works for a specified time on a project or course of learning, has been shown to dramatically improve outcomes.  

Potential Benefits:

  • Common language and skills support rapid iteration, feedback and faster learning. 
  • Creates accountability and motivation.
  • Get what you most deeply desire (you can’t get it without others.)
  • Deep collaboration skills can only be learned with others — and are the only way we are going to be able to address wicked problems. 
  • A community of badass allies that have skills!
  • Deeper trauma and process work with groups. 

How we are implementing these ideas so far:

Learning in Multiple Dimensions

Multidimensional learning involves skills and practices that integrate mind, body, emotions, energy, nonlocal information, nonordinary states, and ecstatic states. Each layer enhances and amplifies the others and creates greater flexibility of consciousness.

Potential Benefits:

  • Mental scaffolding gives you more choices and expands your capacity for nonordinary states.
  • Embodiment and muscle memory creates greater ease and helps regulates the nervous system.
  • Ability to navigate emotions and regulate nervous system, gives you more conscious choice, and ability to expand capacity.
  • Access to nonordinary and ecstatic states at will expands pleasure and daily enjoyment. 
  • Access to nonlocal information creates deeper understanding of the world, and others, giving you more choices.
  • Ability to use collective intelligence breaks open new possibilities and options for problem solving.

How we are implementing these ideas so far:

  • In Person Events
  • Process work 
  • Intuition & NonOrdinary