M.E.T.A. Personal Growth

M.E.T.A. Personal Growth Training

The Art of Engagement: Interpersonal dynamics for the real world

A Mindfulness-based skills Training for Leaders, Helpers, and Educators

2 weekends with 3 practice evenings 

Weekend #1 January 11th-13th 2019
Friday: 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm

Practice Evenings:  
Thursday, January 24th 2019: 6pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 7th 2019: 6pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 21st 2019: 6pm – 8:30 pm

Weekend #2 March 8th-10th 2019
Friday: 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm

Early registration fee: $900 (Save $50!)
Registration fee: $950
Early registration closes a month prior to training start. Requires Discount code.
Please contact selin@meta-trainings.com before registering to get the necessary code.
3% fee for PayPal payments (via debit or credit card).

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CEU: No NBCC CE available
Presented by: Deah Baird, ND, LPC, CHT, Hakomi Teacher and Nova Knutson, BS, LMT, CHP, Hakomi Teacher
Location: 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215

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About this Training

Interpersonal dynamics are at play wherever we interact with others. Navigating these waters requires self-awareness and emotional intelligence. In these challenging times, relationship and people skills are more important than ever.

For better or for worse we carry both our skillfulness and our vulnerability into the various roles we hold in our lives. Communication is at the heart of any relationship. Whether in your role as a leader, an educator, a parent or a learner, solid communication and awareness skills promote ease, connection, satisfaction, and efficacy.

This experiential training, grounded in the principles of M.E.T.A., will help you develop the skills you most need to work, play and engage more effectively. This training will promote a greater understanding of yourself and others so you can have more satisfying and effective relationships.

This 3-month training will begin and end with a weekend immersion of self-study and experiential practices designed to deepen intrapersonal awareness and interpersonal skill.  New learning takes intention, time and practice, so we have designed the training to include a series of evening meetings to allow us to continue our explorations and keep the learning alive.


Topics include…

  • Exploring your commitment to being the you you want to be
  • Saying no with clarity and kindness
  • Going after what you want and need
  • Hard conversations with more ease and less drama
  • Empowerment without alienation
  • Staying with your heart and living from your values
  • Increasing emotional-intelligence, self-awareness, and self-regulation
  • Becoming aware of your impact, harnessing your ability to be impactful
  • Increasing capacity to work with and welcome difference
M.E.T.A. Personal Growth Introductory Workshops

Clarity, Action, Satisfaction, and Peace

This workshop is currently unscheduled. Check back soon!

3% fee for PayPal payments (via debit or credit card).

CEUs: No NBCC CE Available
Presented by: Nova Knutson, CHT, LMT
Location: 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215

About this Workshop

Each of us has formed a unique relationship to decision making, activity, rest, productivity and procrastination. ….How we figure out what we want to do next; what we wish to get done; what we actually get done; what we did instead of what we wanted to do; did we let ourselves enjoy it along the way, and finally did we get to rest and take in the goodness of it once all was said and done….

The Sensitivity Cycle is a map of the cycle of Doing and Being that we can see mirrored in nature. Quiet, stillness, listening, restfulness leads to knowing/clarity. Knowing leads to effective, efficient and incisive action. Effective action leads to satisfaction, pleasure, enjoyment. Satisfaction leads to rest and stillness. When we don’t allow ourselves to complete one of these phases, the parts of the cycle that follow are impacted and our satisfaction is reduced.

How do you know what you want to do?
How do you get clear about what the next step is?
How easy is it for you to feel your own experience, to know your own mind?
How do you get clear when life is complex or confusing?

Once you are clear about what’s right for you, how easy is it to act on your knowledge?
How do you take effective action to move in the direction of your goals?
What is your relationship to productivity, procrastination and change?

Once you take action, do you allow yourself to feel satisfied?
Are you getting deeply nourished by your efforts and accomplishments?
Are you able to take in the fruits of your labor and experience pleasure and contentment?

What is your relationship to completion?
Do you allow yourself to finish a task and let it go clearly and fully?
When you complete an action do you get to rest and take it in before starting on the next project?
Do you allow for space, quiet, and restfulness in your day?

Join Nova Knutson, Certified Hakomi Teacher for a day long exploration of The Sensitivity Cycle. Talks and experiential exercises help you get to know your unique relationship to the fundamental themes of knowing, doing, accomplishment, satisfaction and resting in contentment. This introduction gives participants a chance to study their habits and beliefs around these themes and practice new ways of being. This class is an intro to META’s upcoming personal growth training, You Are the Home You Have Been Looking For, finding your full self in connection, but is not required as a prerequisite.


4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97215
Training Center 503-450-9911
Counseling Clinic 503-450-9999



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