The Harlequin Experience is made up of two courses totalling 75 hours of profound lectures, games and processes designed to promote a high level of self-awareness. The first of these courses is Harlequin and the second is Chalice which you do once you have completed Harlequin. The solution to whatever it is we want to either solve or create for ourselves lies within ourselves. For so long as we focus externally we make ourselves victims of circumstance. You are the only one who can fix it!
The work is experiential and practical and lots of fun. Get a handle on why you do what you do. Lots of good solid practical stuff.
- Your life is the way that it is because that is how you make it
- Finding Opportunities in the Mistake
- Relationships – what they are and how to make them work better
- The Value and Importance of Fear and Anger
- Blame weakens you
- Guilt has no value
- Giving up is not an option and Surrender is everything
- You are your own best healer
- Integrity and Impeccability
- The absolute necessity of a Vision for your life – how to find this
- How to support and serve those around you
- How to teach people how you want to be treated
- Emotions are Life
- Children – what are they
The Harlequin Trio Of Interlocking Workshops
1. HARLEQUIN – “KNOW THYSELF”: the realm of Logical Intelligence
This type of intelligence is a very powerful tool. It enables you to react in a logical and reasonable manner to the situations that confront you on a daily basis. Once this technique has been learnt then you can make dramatic changes in the way you deal with what life throws at you. The HARLEQUIN workshop is structured in such a way to allow you to safely explore who you are. Our relationships – of all kinds – are the mirror through which we can get to know who we are. You will spend a lot of time exploring the intricacies of your relationships, how these affect you and how you deal with them in a better way. Relationships are an art form that need specific and delicate and practical techniques to bring out their full flavour and value. The process is firm but gentle and designed to call forth what is latent in you. There are discussions, games and processes. We have a lot of serious fun. Logical Intelligence is its own built in limitation. By definition the worlds of Logic and Reason contain only with that which is already known. For so long as we apply only what is reasonable, logical and known to our lives, for that same length of time do we limit ourselves to that which is known and that is why we have the follow on course that we call:
2. CHALICE – “LOVE THYSELF”: the realm of Emotional Intelligence
It is one of the great human strengths to be able to jump out of the limited world of Logic and Reason into the world of the Illogical and the Unreasonable i.e. the world of EMOTION or ENERGY IN MOTION. Although this is actually simple it is not an easy thing to do. CHALICE has a looser structure and you will be able to pretty much take the process where you need to, so that you can, in your way and your time, recognise the situation in which you find yourself. You will then be able to work intelligently with it and not merely react to it. With Emotional Intelligence you can take the emotional energy that you generate and use this as a tool and not be whipped by it. Emotional Intelligence enables you to recognise the value of your emotions rather than having to shut them down. Everyone talks a lot about how powerful we all are. You will get in touch with this power in an up front and personal way. Engage the powerful, personal, unique opportunities that be offered you and start the process of learning to love yourself. Until you learn to do that you simply may not say to anyone else those wonderful alchemical words “I love you”. The CHALICE process is magical and very powerful indeed. The cultivation of emotional intelligence, which empowers us to deal with our lives as we find ourselves in them, will have wonderful results – and it is not enough. So we have:
3. VISTA – “BE THYSELF”: the realm of Spiritual Intelligence
VISTA creates the spaces in which we can allow our potential full rein. Here you get in touch with your personal vision and learn practical techniques on how to make this real. During VISTA you will decide how to work with, rather than within, the boundaries of the situations in which you find yourself. You will realize that you can also CHANGE these boundaries if you so wish. Spiritual intelligence allows you to ask: “Do I want to be where I am?” and to then do something about it. Spiritual intelligence says that you can change both what you do and also where you are. You will engage intensely with the Jungian concept of various archetypes and how these impact on your life. While there is a structure to VISTA, we are never quite sure where we will actually end up. The whole week that we are away for is pure alchemy and very exciting.