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PROBLEMATIC/DEFECTIVE SENSE OF SELF

LACK

NOT ENOUGH

UNIMPORTANT

DON'T MEASURE UP

SELF-DOUBT

WORTHLESS

INNER KNOWING

INNER WHOLENESS

INNER FULLNESS

INNER LIGHT

INNER TRUST

UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING

TRANSCENDENTAL DIMENSION

Without being connected to our deeper self, it is inevitable that we would seek out our sense of self & worth through identities — nation, race, class, occupation, political affiliation — the 'crutches' to derive our sense of self & worth, where our true self & worth cannot be found. This not only only perpetuates hierarchy & division in our societies, but also we remain disconnected from our true self & worth, which holds us back from living a fully expressive and authentic lives.

​It is only when we have discovered our deeper self, where our true self & worth resides — that we would be able to let go the 'crutches' to derive our sense of self & worth — what we have been holding onto so tightly as if they defined who we were & what we were worth. And the magnitude & immensity of what we could realize when it arises out of the infinite worth we already feel inside of ourselves would be immeasurable compared to striving to achieve something in order to prove our worth.

ART OF CONSCIOUSNESS empowers you with the tools to connect with your deeper self, from which you can unleash & realize your full potential.

​Beyond analysis of the mind or connection with the body, it goes deeper into connecting with consciousness itself. It works both on the level of 'form' & 'formless' dimension: ​Identifying & releasing your crutches to derive your sense of self & worth AND empowering you with the tools to connect with your deeper self (the 'formless' dimension). A growing intensity of consciousness & dis-identification with 'form' — the process of HEALING — would allow you to become fully rooted in your deeper self. 

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The workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to feel their power/worth/value from within themselves & (re)start their lives from the place of empowerment rather than dis-empowerment.  Current offerings:

  • INDIVIDUALS (Private Space for Healing): 1:1 SESSIONS that empower individuals with the tools to connect with their true source of power & feel their worth/value/power from within themselves 

  • GROUPS (Communal Space for Healing): A group MASTERCLASS that empowers participants with the tools to connect with their true source of power & feel their worth/value/power from within themselves

How do we create an inclusive & egalitarian society in which diversity is not merely tolerated or managed but fully harnessed as a thriving lived experience for enrichment of everyone involved & benefit of the society as a whole? 

 

Despite progress made over the last decades, MULTICULTURALISM remains an enduring challenge, all the more urgent as we stand at the junction of retrogressing to the homogeneous & hierarchical past rather than progressing towards egalitarian, inclusive & plural ideals. 

MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE inserts analytic insight on HOW we can rise up to the challenges of creating a multicultural democracy in the 21C.  Focuses on the following key challenges: 

  • INTEGRATION: HOW immigrants come to be integrated into a society & what we mean by 'integration' anyway;

  • FEAR OF LOSING CULTURE & IDENTITY WITH A GROWING DIVERSITY: HOW a society could embrace diversity without losing culture, identity & solidarity of the nation;

  • FAIRNESS:  HOW we can ensure fairness for ALL — the sense of unfairness felt by the majority that is fueling the 'white backlash' (intersection between CLASS & RACE);

  • HARNESSING DIVERSITY: HOW the benefit of diversity can be fully harnessed as a thriving lived experience for enrichment of everyone involved & benefit of the society as a whole;

  • ROOTS OF POPULISM/CRISIS OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY: HOW multiculturalism can be placed in the context of the rise of populism & crisis of liberal democracy

Rather than framing multiculturalism not as a 'minority issue' or 'how to treat minorities better', which maintains a division between the majority & minorities,  MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE takes a unifying approach of dissolving the boundary between the majority & minorities by framing it as a social justice issue that concern us all: 'what kind of society do we want to create?' 'HOW do we ensure justice, fairness & equality for ALL?', which brings everyone together in a shared pursuit of shared ideals.

 

It offers multicultural education that creates a unifying SPACE for CRITICAL ANALYSIS & social visioning that clarifies shared ideals & generates shared vision forward.  It serves the space for holistically making sense of how the intersection between different systemic forces is colliding to produce the phenomenon that is being expressed now & HOW it can be addressed in order to create the vision of a society that we believe in.  It also serves as the space for clarifying that the values of equality, inclusion, justice & fairness are neither Left nor Right ideal but UNIVERSAL ideal — the source of unity — under which different ways of achieving this ideal can be debated & discussed.  Rather than reliance on top-down policies, it asks HOW the society could shift through the renewal of social consciousness, through the shift in social imaginary, putting the power back into the hands of the people in the way we choose to create our everyday lives. The current offerings are as follows:

  • BEYOND MULTICULTURALISM [6 Weeks, Online]: How do we create a society in which people from different cultures can live together? BEYOND MULTICULTURALISM takes participants through the process of  evaluating, with a critical distance, WHERE WE STAND NOW, WHY where we stand now is still a problem & HOW we can move beyond where we stand now towards creating a truly multicultural society in which diversity is not merely tolerated or managed but fully harnessed as a thriving lived experience for enrichment of everyone involved & benefit of the society as a whole.

  • ROOTS OF POPULISM [6 Weeks, Online]: Despite the eruption of populism across the globe that is throwing liberal democratic values into a disarray, there is little public understanding of what populism is, what's fueling it & what can be done about it.  ROOTS OF POPULISM takes participants through the process of holistically & systematically making sense of how the intersection between economic, social, cultural & psychological forces is fueling the phenomenon of populism that is being expressed now & how it can be addressed at the root.

  • CRISIS OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY [6 Weeks, Online]: When we say 'democracy' in the West, we mean liberal democracy.  But liberal democratic values have increasingly come under attack, not only in societies that adopted liberal democracies from the West but within Western liberal democracies themselves. DECLINE OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY explores WHAT we mean by 'liberal' in liberal democracy, WHY it has come under attack & HOW we can restore liberal democratic values as the source of unity rather than division.

What is true power & how do you come to feel it?

Without being connected to our deeper self, it would be inevitable that we would search for our sense of self & worth through the group based identities: be it nation, race, ethnicity, class — the 'crutches' to derive our sense of self & worth where our true self & worth cannot be found.  This not only perpetuates the societal 'symptoms' of tribalism & hierarchy, but ultimately, we remain disconnected from our true self & worth.

TRUE POWER WORKSHOP empowers individuals with the tools to connect with their deeper self — where their true self & worth resides. It takes you through a step-by-step process of dismantling what's blocking access to your true source of power & connecting with it. You will not only come to understand what true power is conceptually, but also embody it experientially & be rooted in it. 

Beyond analysis of the mind or connection with the body, it goes deeper into connecting with consciousness itself. It works both on the level of 'form' & 'formless' dimension: ​

 

1) CONNECT: Empowering you with the tools to connect with your true source of power (the 'formless' dimension)

2) RELEASE: Identifying & releasing what's blocking access to your true source of power (the 'form')

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3) USE: use the arenas you feel powerless about as the opportunity to strengthen your connection to your deeper self & expedite your overall healing process.

A growing intensity of consciousness & dis-identification with 'form' — the process of HEALING — would allow you to become firmly rooted in your deeper self. 

The workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to feel their power/worth/value from within themselves & (re)start their lives from the place of empowerment rather than dis-empowerment & is especially recommended for those from disempowered groups such as women, minorities or first generation. The workshop is offered in the following formats:  

  • 1:1 SESSIONS (Private Space for Healing): 1:1 SESSIONS that empower individuals with the tools to connect with their true source of power & feel their intrinsic worth/value/power from within themselves, independent of anything external.  Suitable for anyone who wants to feel their power/worth/value from within themselves & (re)start their lives from the place of empowerment rather than dis-empowerment.

  • GROUP MASTERCLASS (Communal Space for Healing): GROUP MASTERCLASS that empowers participants with the tools to connect with their true source of power & feel their intrinsic worth/value/power from within themselves, independent of anything external.  Suitable for COMMUNITIES of varying scales — including COMPANIES, ORGANIZATIONS & SCHOOLS — interested in empowering the community with the tools to connect with their true source of power, from which they can unleash & express their full potential. 

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