We offer a variety of classes, groups, and workshops that are as effective and impactful as they are diverse. Some of our more popular offerings are listed below.
The Black Belt Mind is a personalized compass, map, and framework that you can use to make choices: every day choices; choices when you're stuck; choices when you're fighting with your partner or family or friends; choices with your work (or changing your work), your art, your life.
The Black Belt Mind was originally designed by Dana and utilized to help business people - managers, executives, and CEOs - move themselves and their businesses forward while being aligned with knowing who they were and what they valued.
The thing is, if you don't know what your values are, if you don't know how to live them, and if you don't know how to apply them, then moving forward with anything can be challenging. You are more likely to be reactive, more likely to get stuck, more likely to have the same challenges and same disagreements over and over again, because you're guessing your way through them with old fight-or-flight instincts. Choices that felt good at the time start to feel worse in retrospect.
This 7 week course is designed to give you a clear understanding of the basics of the Black Belt Mind: a framework, a compass, a series of simple reminders & strategies that you can use to help you move you forward with more ease, more calm, more authenticity, and more certainty that you can weather any storm, because you know who you are and what you stand for.
A good martial-arts dojo is not just about the physical: it helps you learn the lessons that go along with each belt level, and you learn more about yourself as you progress through the belts. Dana has synthesized the lessons from his decades of being a martial arts sensei, and created a system for you to use to apply them to every aspect of your day-to-day life, from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Classes are informational, with each class focussing on one belt level, and the insight that goes along with that belt. As the course progresses it also shows you how to connect those lessons together through the other levels of the black belt mind, in order to allow you to start building ways to respond in every situation, good, bad, or other.
Each class will be jam-packed with info as well as live examples of how to apply everything. This is an experiential and participatory class, so come prepared to share insights and examples, and to ask questions.
Each class will give you one single distilled concept that encapsulates the belt level and mindset it relates to. It will help you make important decisions more easily and more confidently; help you handle anxiety around decisions you know you need to make; and keep you on track towards your most important goals without being diluted or distracted by the pressures or pulls of all the urgent things around you.
You're going to learn a TON about how the way you look at yourself impacts the way you look at other people - your family, your friends, your kids, your co-workers, even the person who keeps loud-talking in your building (or your mind). With this framework, we not only help you develop a healthy and reliable relationship to your own inner compass, we also show you how to use that compass to move forward.
This is a 7 session studay-at-your-own-pace course with 3 months of LIVE once a week zoom meetings so Colleen & Dana can answer all your questions and help you line this up for your specific concerns. Please contact us to sign up for a free 1 hour introduction or sign up now at cdh.thinkific.com
If you've worked through the Black Belt Mind Basics and still want more, this is for you.
If you love integrating the BBM concepts into your life but are frustrated or confused about how to deal with the people around you whose reactions don't line up with your choices, this is for you.
Contact Us to register.
Group work for powerful transformation
We have been using groups as a transformational tool for many years, and although the groups themselves are hard to describe, they’re incredible to experience.
They are part personal development, part Integral medicine, part talk therapy, and part something insubstantial that makes them a powerful force, and a lot of fun too!
This is a fantastic way to get the advantage of having a private session with Colleen or Dana, and combine it with the power of working with like-minded people – you don’t always have to be the one doing the heavy lifting to get the full advantage.
Sessions can include interactive work, exercises, and information designed to allow you to progress as quickly and easily as possible. Group work goes as deep as the people involved determine and allow – we’re willing to go as fast and as deep as you can.
Having the support of the people in the group helps the process, as does the insight, experience and expertise of Dana and Colleen as the leaders/facilitators.
Women's Groups and Men's Groups are by application only and held when a suitable group is ready.
If you would like us to work with your particular group or circle on topics that are specific to you, we'd love to talk to you about it!
Curious about what other people have said about our classes? Check out what some amazing people have to say!
“I have now realized the difference between walking in my truth and walking in what I thought was my truth! Thanks for the teaching me the difference.” AB, Coquitlam
“Changing my beliefs has been a fairly arduous process over the years. In working with Colleen and Dana, I have discovered that an energetic approach quickly goes deep into the ‘iceberg’ of the subconscious – things that I didn’t even know I was carrying! This work always has me going, “Wait a second -look at what I’m doing right now – I wouldn’t have been able to do this a month ago. Far out! Next!” RM, Vancouver
“It’s so much easier to walk through life after releasing old, useless belief systems. Thank you so much!” BI, Coquitlam
“Not only are Dana and Colleen warm and compassionate, they are also brilliant healers and teachers. This Belief Changing course has helped me identify and clear old beliefs and therefore become freer to be myself! I highly recommend this course and any other course that they have to offer to anyone who is committed to growth and healing. VS, North Vancouver
“I spent my whole life thinking that I knew my truth. Then I realized it was everybody else’s and not my own. Thanks for helping me see the light!” MB, Coquitlam
“I never wanted to get my driver licence because the thought of driving a car scared me. Then, in my early 20s I did, and for more than a decade driving guaranteed stress, fear, anxiety and whole bunch of other unpleasant emotions circulating through my body. The belief changing with Dana and Colleen changed all of it. After one session, I could breathe deeply and be totally at ease driving, even to new places. This change was so incredible that I wanted to learn the how-tos of belief changing to work on other areas of my life. The workshop Colleen and Dana offered was fun, exciting, and the changes in my life are both profound and lasting.” KR, Port Moody
“I’ve taken the Belief Changing workshop with Dana and Colleen, and it has changed my life. Deeply hidden thought patterns and beliefs I had no conscious awareness I carried were running my life. During the workshop I got to dig some of them up and clear them away. From now on, in the instance of a trigger or stimulus presenting itself I actually have a choice of behaviour, more conscious, peaceful and loving. In daily life this choice translates to less frustration, anxiety, impatience and fear. Also, no pms, no sugar cravings, less judgement!