LIVING VALUES EDUCATION
No Matter Where You Live,
No Matter How Much Time You Have,
No Matter How Much You Would Like To Get Involved,
It is 20 years since Living Values Education birthed a new opportunity for people to change their lives, now a new way of being part of that discovery is open to you... allowing you to make a difference in your life and the life of the people around you.
Here is a short introduction about what we're up to ....
LVE DISTANCE programs are now offering three facets available to anyone in the world:
1. Independent Study Program for families and individuals to do at home - with or without certification depending on degree of interaction with the Associate/Focal Point. We provide via Download from the website or via email, the full Study program incl. audio files and accompanying Journal at no cost. A print version may be also available with cost to cover print (approx $50) and postage. Monitoring, mentoring also available.
2. A Study Group Program - for those who might want to use the Study program in community or workplace environment, this is also ideal for implementation in the class room, wherever group of people come together. "Managing a Study Group" instructions are provided. Materials provided as above.
3. Facilitator Training Program is designed to allow individuals who would like to have a role of sharing Living Values with others comes with Certification equal to that of those who attend the normal five, 3 day workshops. There is a requirement for at least attendance at one 5 day combination workshop and Train the Trainer session after undertaking the Study and Facilitator program. There is considerable electronic interaction with the Focal Point throughout the 12 week program.
One of our new Facilitators who trialed the Facilitator Training Program in Australia, Denise Shaw shares
....."Most of my life I have spent supporting many people through their own hurdles in life, often ignoring my own. In addition to nursing and family life, I set up and ran a spiritual church/centre for over four years and continued for many years after this helping others through many healing modalities, teaching meditations and healing and doing multiple amazing journeys from art, spiritual adventures, and following everything I could to grow in knowledge. Just looking for something!
I became aware of a huge empty space within me, no journey I had taken had filled this space permanently, all just for filling an interest or short lived excitement. There was no depth to it. I attended a Living Values introduction session a few years ago and decided I wanted more, a closer more in-depth look than a weekend workshop would give me. So I embarked on a three month in depth look into myself doing the distance learning package as well as a few weekend workshops.
I was not expecting this would make the huge difference in my life that it has. The material forced to look at myself, all of me, my hurdles, pain, grief, fears and blocks. I soon discovered what values were the hardest for me...anything to do with me!!
I completed the course and wanted to help others gain what I had gained and became a facilitator. This was a very valuable experience for me I found so much inside of me I had not healed and by doing so my fears lessened I grew a new understanding and compassion for myself. Something I previously only had for others. My fear of being judged was challenged; I won and chains around me were broken. My journey continues every moment.
I have a renewed vigor for helping others now. What I love about living values is you are supported to discover yourself and your potential. You are not told or taught what you should do but are supported while you unfold what is inside of you as deeply as you want to.
I am further humbled to know I am the first person world-wide to engage this program on a full time basis by distance learning. And have been told my feedback on this has been valuable to the program. I found I engaged the program deeply and emotionally on a long term continuous basis by the distance program discovering hidden happiness and desires in myself."
How can I know if this is something worthy of my time?
For each of the Values, we offer you a few choice questions which only you will know if they are meaningful for you in your life. Our recommendation is for you to experiment, each day for 12 days just asking yourself these simple and yet evoking questions twice a day at least, in the morning and again in the evening for each Value.
Please start with HONESTY and think about, feel into what this Value means to you…can you see how by living in those Values through the questions asked of yourself provide you with the potential to evolve into a new person with a whole new perspective in your life? This program provides the opportunity for us to change you in so many ways.
Remember this is just a small experiment, once you begin any one of the Programs you will be asked to Live in Each Value for a week, its revealing and challenging..
QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES
Honesty: Do I look for loopholes in order to avoid expressing my truth? Do I expect others to be honest with me when I am not honest with them? Am I willing to be honest even though I may be adversely affected by the outcome? Am I truthful with myself, my relationships and my environment? Am I willing to accept I may be wrong?
Happiness: What is my state of contentment – of general wellness, health, harmony, and connection? How cheerfully do I take on my duties? Is happiness a way of life and inner state of being for me?….or is it a static place that is enjoyable momentarily, but that can easily be lost?
Cooperation: How willingly do I work with the conditions I am presented with? Do I welcome the ideas and preferences of others? Do I like to do things myself, my way? Can I compromise willingly? Can I go without sometimes? Do I recognise the inter-dependence of all things? Do I need to be independent? Can I accept help from others, whether I want it or not?
Freedom: Do I feel freedom to be as I am ...to abide in knowing that I exist and I am of worth? How often do I feel free from mind-noise; from self-judgement and criticism; from complication and confusion? Do I feel trapped in my relationship, in my work, or do I know I have the freedom to make another choice?
Simplicity: To what degree do I accept the present moment – what life is offering me now? Do I accept my life situation with willing ease or do I create struggle? Do I accumulate things, knowledge, people, and acquaintances? Do I trust that I have what I need? Do I respect simplicity or do I seek complexity? Am I often caught up in shoulds and self-judgement.
Unity: Am I feeling whole, connected to life around me, to opportunity, or do I feel separation and isolation? How aligned are my heart, my head and my actions? Can I see myself as part of the greater community, or do I hold myself apart in some way?
Love: How am I motivated in my actions by Love? When do I feel pure unconditional love? How do I express my love toward myself and others….how openly and honestly? How willing am I to express my love toward all those around me?
Peace: Can I hold my simplicity and keep still in myself even when external circumstances erupt into chaos? Do I create a peaceful atmosphere? Do I know the feeling of peace? Is it for me a lasting or transient feeling? Is it a feeling, or is it for me a state of being?
Respect: Do I honour the worth of others and self in my day to day interactions? Do I honour what I have with gratitude? How do I personally honour my life and all life forms?
Tolerance: Where am I intolerant of others or circumstances? Where am I intolerant of myself? Where is my threshold? What conditions support my tolerance, Is my tolerance limited by other stronger feelings such as resentment and fear, or can I knowingly acknowledge another’s worth and need to exist regardless of that which I don’t like or understand? If someone or some condition is harmful to me, can I discern it, and do I find ways to care for myself in order to restore my tolerance?
Responsibility: Do I like responsibility or avoid responsibility? To what extent am I responsible for myself? To what extent do I expect others to meet my needs? Do I blame external circumstance when things go wrong? Do I accept and take responsible action to make the best of a situation?
Humility: How often am I willing to be present to my vulnerability; to my discomfort? How often do I respond in defence? Do I ask for help from others? Can I ask another for forgiveness? Can I forgive myself? Do I trust that life will present me with the challenges and opportunities that I truly need, or do I resist what I have and complain about how things could be different? Do I accept the consequences of my actions in a spirit of self-empathy and learning, or do I judge harshly myself and others?
Now what...? If that part was thought and emotion provoking you are probably going to get a lot out of playing with and engaging Living Values for the period of the 12 weeks Course. Have a look at the Home Study options and tell us where your interest lies.
Our email address,the easiest way to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
and let's get you started. Oh, if we haven't mentioned it...The Distance Study Program if we do it through email is completely FREE, (except for Certification workshop related expences in the Facilitator Training Program).