The 6 Month Course

“Stabilising in the Self.”

A powerful therapeutic program.

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Imagine being supported by a team of compassionate therapists, week by week, over a six month period, to finally discover the exact barriers that hold you back in life. Then, be individually supported to dismantle these barriers, step by step, so that you can permanently shift towards more personal empowerment and a positive life experience.

Meet the Teacher and Founder

Lisa Darveniza

(MCouns&AppPsychoth)

This very successful proven program was developed by acclaimed psychotherapist, growth work teacher and founder of Awareness Work, Lisa Darveniza, who spent 25 years investigating and clinically trialling the best methods and theories to help clients move beyond habitual personal difficulties, trauma and limitation.

Lisa spent 10 years on a global pilgrimage where she apprenticed to the best growth work teachers available from Western, Eastern and indigenous paradigms. Lisa holds a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and weaves together her academic study, extensive training and clinical experience working with hundreds of satisfied clients. Lisa and her team of exceptional facilitators compassionately support individuals in this deep, progressive and gentle transformational online program.

ALL of the participants who have undertaken this program have achieved and in most cases, far exceeded, the specific life changes they were looking for.

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Your path to permanent change

This program contains all of the teaching, processes and supports you will need to walk your way out of long-term personal suffering to stabilise in a more positive experience of life.

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The modern world is in a state of extreme global transition whereby traditional cultural supports have fragmented. Not only are we suffering from individual problems and trauma at unprecedented levels, we commonly hold cultural and familial (inter-generational) trauma that makes true resolution of our problems and self-understanding, harder and harder to find.

Unfortunately, much personal development and many therapies fail to shift these issues. Instead they give short term solutions and only temporary results. Can you relate?

The “Stabilising in the Self” program offers you the opportunity to move towards a higher state of being, more aligned with who you are.

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If you are consistently unstable, anxious, low, numb or overwhelmed by life…

…you aren’t alone. So many people are dissatisfied, tired and have tried everything, but keep falling into the same dysfunctional patterns.

The truth is, most people struggle to navigate life in a fulfilling and productive way and wonder…

  • How do I overcome anxiety and depression?
  • How do I find more life direction?
  • How can I improve my relationships?
  • Why haven’t I attracted the right life partner?
  • Where do I belong?
  • Can I I trust my Self?
  • How do I heal my old wounding?
  • How do I improve my self esteem?
  • Why am I not happy?
  • How do I create a life I want to be in?
  • Why have other attempts at change not worked?

These questions are deeply important, yet when it comes to overcoming challenges, you’re expected to figure it out alone or try the same old methods…

Lisa Darveniza has designed this comprehensive and effective program to provide all the teaching, processes and support you will need to walk your way, step-by-gentle-step, out of long-term personal suffering. You will have the chance to stabilise in a more positive experience of Self and finally experience a life that truly reflects your values and goals.

We are meant to be having a fulfilling life experience!

Why stay in habitual suffering when you could spend 6 months receiving the targeted, holistic therapeutic learning that took Lisa over 25 years to discover and synthesise-and have the opportunity to move beyond these issues permanently.

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What you will learn in this transformational program.

  • How to identify and release core trauma, upsets and relationship problems to become freer and happier.

  • How to contact and connect with your basic goodness, know yourself as a good person and heal self -esteem issues.

  • How to heal old wounding originating in childhood.

 

  • How to improve ALL relationships and heal family patterning and upset.

 

  • How to stop inter-generational trauma from being passed on.

  • How to realise the difference between your problems and your positive identity, to then take responsibility for long standing problems, in a liberating way that finally frees them.

  • The importance of boundaries and how to hold them, for your empowerment and well-being.

  • How to follow your passions  and establish a momentum with your unique life direction.

 

  • How to listen to the somatic cues of the body to navigate life more ease-fully.

  • How to develop deep self-trust.

  • How to leverage your challenges towards your inner growth.

 

  • The importance of self-care and how to establish a nourishing self-care routine.

  • The depletion and fragmentation that has occurred in Western culture in recent human history and how that affects the individual.

  • How to move out of a victim position and learn to develop a growth mindset.

  • The inter-connectedness of Life and how to view Life from a holistic perspective for your expansion and empowerment.

  • The supports that Nature and life are to each of us and how we can cultivate a personal relationship with Life’s intelligence to truly thrive.

  • How to create a growth mindset so that problems are seen as challenges and resilience is built versus accumulating more suffering.

  • How to navigate through common types of dysfunction like social anxiety, anxiety, depression, confusion, low self-esteem, vengeance and powerlessness.

  • How to hold space for yourself and others in all situations, so that you feel empowered.

  • How to successfully navigate other’s emotional immaturity and dysfunction so that other people’s issues affect you less.

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What you get

Group Work

  • A weekly 2-hour LIVE Zoom session facilitated by Lisa Darveniza and her team.
  • 25 consecutive weeks of life changing content.
  • Deep integration of learning through intimate work groups (Zoom break-out rooms).


Individual/Partner Support

  • A 15-minute individual phone session every 2nd week designed to breakthrough emerging barriers.
  • Up to 30 hours of supervised partner work outside of Zoom times, for dismantling of core barriers.
  • Deep, life-long connections made.

Plus

  • Weekly homework practice to integrate learning.
  • Awareness Work Telegram channel for additional content and ongoing group communication.
  • Powerful guest therapists sharing specific expertise.


What our graduates say about

Stabilising in the Self

“The 6 month course is a truly unique experience and the greatest gift I have ever given myself.”

It has been the most important work of my lifetime and my motherhood and at the same time feels like just the beginning. It has left me feeling centred, connected, empowered and hopeful in a way that I have never experienced.

Lisa is a gifted therapist and guide. Her wisdom, intuition and insight is boundless. The space held by Lisa, her incredible team of facilitators and guest presenters (Nicki, Will, Sam and Camille) and my fellow course participants was safe, steadfast, grounded and full of warmth, support and love. The journey we undertook together was exquisitely crafted to continually challenge and stretch us to the next level, but never in a way that felt unsafe, and always with the energy of the facilitators and the group holding us, and at just the right moment, propelling us forward.

– JASMINE, LAWYER, BLUE MOUNTAINS

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“It is hard to put such a life changing experience into words. This course was not only about what I gained, but more importantly what I let go.”

I see myself for who I am for the first time in my life. And through seeing myself I see others for they truly are. The deep beautiful Self shines through. This course has set me free. It’s given me a new look on life and a deeper understanding of myself.

It’s allowed me to become aware of so much negative energy that had become normal to me. Breaking the shackles of my own mind and stepping into a new place of love, acceptance and understanding. It’s challenged me, but supported me at every slip on the way up. This has been the most incredible journey of my life. This has truly changed who I am as a person and how I view the world. A new understanding for what is possible in life.

– SAM CREEDON, PROJECT MANAGER

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“This work has been everything to me. It’s has completely changed my life.”

“I was unhappy in my life and this dissatisfaction with myself often manifested in the negative way I treated myself and others around me. Doing this course has given me the experiences and tools to learn what it means to be truly accountable for oneself and for others. This work has a no-nonsense, practical and achievable approach that creates permanent change.

I’ve tried many different ways and read many different texts on self-development and spirituality in an effort to resolve the unhappiness in my life. Some of them worked temporarily, some did not work at all. THIS IS THE ONLY WORK THAT HAS PERMANENTLY SHIFTED MY AWARENESS.”

TAKUJI KJELGAARD, FILMMAKER

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Course Pre-requisites.

You must be…

Ready for life change.

Willing to prioritise the program for its duration.

Committed to completing all aspects of the program.

Wanting to support others in their process and learn how to do this.

Ready to take responsibility for your own process.

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for The 6 Month Course

“Stabilising In The Self”

starting February 2023

Fill in the application below and our team will be in touch to schedule a free discovery phone call that will take place in November 2022.


“Every person is full of goodness and staggering potential. Sadly, this is so commonly buried behind the build up of upset, trauma and difficulties that obscure the positive nature. Our 6 Month Course is designed to walk you through these barriers. Take the leap and join the hundreds of graduates who have vastly improved their lives.”

– Lisa Darveniza, Psychotherapist

From February to August put your name on the waitlist via this page. You will be sent an email when enrolments open In September with next steps. From September to January you can fill out the online application directly, via this page. Once you do this our team will be in touch with you to schedule a discovery call. We look forward to working with you.

Once your suitability with the program is verified during the discovery call, you will be offered a place in the program. You will then be directed to enrol via a non-refundable deposit, which will secure your place for the February start.

It varies a little each year according to our program schedule. Direct applications are open from around September to January via this page. Outside of these times add your name to the waitlist and you will be kept updated with all necessary course info and enrolment dates.

This is an investment into yourself. We have created 3 different payment plan options to make this program affordable to most budgets. This will be covered   in your discovery call. The group format makes this depth of therapy available at a much lower cost than the equivalent of individual therapy. Remember, you are worth it! Changes are expected to be permanent.

Yes, we offer 3 payment options to suit different budgets, including monthly payment plan options.

The next course starts in February 2023.

  • You will need 2 hrs for the live online zoom group.
  • You will need between 1 and 3 hours for weekly partner work via telephone. These times will be arranged between you and your allocated partner.
  • You will also need a little time for reading and simple homework practice.
  • Total hours per week = approx. 3-5 hours

There is a 2 week break between term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (12 weeks)

This is normal. Everyone feels that way at first and soon realises how effective a group environment is to normalise problems and create deep support for each other. This aspect is what makes the healing so powerful! Everyone is supported to build trust and confidence at their own pace. Participants feel deep camaraderie and support in this program.

All participants must agree to strict confidentiality to participate in the program.

You will be asked to do some recommended reading. You will also prepare a list of the changes you want to make in your life. This list will guide your change throughout the program. We will give you more instructions for this after you enrol.

Generally, heading towards old difficulties is liberating and stabilising. Suppressing old upsets is commonly more difficult than working through them! Having said that, the entire program is paced to be a gradual progression that is structured around a trauma informed model of therapeutic work. This model starts with helping stabilise participants before processing old upset. 

This program is particularly targeted towards those with a passion and some experience with inner work and therapy. Because it uses universal concepts, all levels of awareness benefit from this program. Each participant works at their own growth edge. We will confirm your suitability during your discovery call.

This program has been created to support individuals in their own deep therapeutic process. Many of our participants work in the helping professions. Undergoing their own deep process through the 6 Month Course powerfully enhances their work with their own clients. Most graduate programs do not cater to therapist’s personal process so this program fills that gap.

This program is right for you if you are ready to make changes in your life, heal old wounding and develop more self awareness.  Many of our participants have never done any inner work before the program and have loved the experience, making powerful personal change.

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“The 6 Month Course was everything I needed to take my personal and professional life as a counsellor, to the next level. “

The holistic approach and concepts handed to me are things I can use in every area of my life. Something I loved about the course, that other courses lack, is the embodied implementation and integration of the concepts and training. This really locked it all in for me, instead of just understanding it from my head I got to put concepts into action every week and therefore take them out into all areas of my life. Lisa never gives you anything you can’t handle but pushes you to your edge, which I found to be really helpful.

– WILL HEARN, COUNSELLOR & MUSICIAN

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“I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking for real and lasting change in their life.”

“It feels like I can see clearly again. Although my outer world is full of challenges, my inner perspective has changed dramatically. Being held in such a safe and loving container, and having the consistency of weekly meetings has given me the opportunity to dive deep into myself and recognise where I have been stuck, not taking responsibility for my life. My life feels so much more aligned, the challenges feel like lessons of growth and initiations. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity for receiving knowledge and tools for life!”

LIORA FISCHMANN, EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

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“I now know how to stand in my truth, I know the importance of feeling into my feelings, I have a stronger sense of worthiness and know the true meaning of discernment.”

During the 6 month course I got to know myself more fully and deeply. I was held in a safe container that allowed me to settle in and listen to what was going on inside for me. That alone allowed me to open up, explore, feel into, share and express what is true for me. I gained confidence, an unwavering voice, a deep connection to Self, new awareness and appreciation for me and everyone around me. I explored the depths of my internal ocean with the new learning of concepts we navigated through — together. The support from Lisa and Will, the Group and from my partner Annie allowed me to experience the full gamut of emotions whilst feeling deeply supported. I now know how to stand in my truth, I know the importance of feeling into my feelings, I have a stronger sense of worthiness and know the true meaning of discernment – all of which I will carry into a new richness of life.

EMMA O’RIELLY, GRAPHIC DESIGNER