United Front: Developing Better Spoons Group Coaching Pilot

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Harvesting cleaner personal energy and improving your& emotional experiences so you can run your system’s engines on cleaner and more efficient personal power.

4 Tuesdays: January 5th to January 26th 11:00am – 1pm EST

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW SIGN-UPS.  Stand by for the course to be re-released as a stand-alone, self-paced course.

Prior experience, society’s expectations, and capitalist culture encourage us to run our lives in panic mode, harnessing enough (but not too much!) fear and anxiety spoons to be productive.

Therapists then attempt to encourage mindfulness and grounding to lower anxiety — without a full explanation of why, and without replacing panic/fear spoons with anything else to help people to be motivated and accompish the things we want or need to do.

There’s a missing element in the equation, the other, better, “spoon” metabolism that we can work towards using more often and unlock for a less harrowing — and much more pleasant — daily energy experience.

Join us in this 4-week coaching group to learn more about how to:

  • Understand panic cycles and what they’re doing to our body & mind
  • End panic cycles when they are unwarranted through the use of various presence techniques (don’t worry, grounding isn’t the only presence technique)
  • Leave peace/presence mode by way of passion/heart rather than returning to panic mode when you want to get things done
  • Recognize when you’re back in panic mode again (it happens! and that’s OK) and practice how to return to passion mode


This coaching group will be a mix of live presentations and written materials/suggested assignments. To get the most from the course it’s suggested to take advantage of all the provided materials unless it is marked as optional. Please read this link for more info on these groups.

For more background on this coaching group, please see the Better Spoons presentation from the Plural Positivity World Conference, 2020.

Important: you will learn the theories and techniques in the course, but that mindfulness, and learning to monitor and change your metabolism are ongoing practices. Doing the exercises between the meetings, and making a practice of using the techniques discussed will help you learn and improve these skills, and we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to get the hang of using passion mode in just 4 weeks.

Singular?  While this topic is entirely appropriate for singular folk, the coaching group version will be for plurals only. Please stay tuned for this coaching group to be converted into a course soon. While the materials will be presented for plural systems and some of the exercises or tactics/descriptions mentioned will likely need to be modified to be applicable for singular folk, you, also, can use better spoons.

Course Content

Total learning: 37 lessons
  • Coaching Application

    By January 1, 2021. All attendees for the coaching pilot group are screened by application and interview. Please answer the following questions and follow the instructions in this module. The application assignment includes scheduling an interview appointment with the Crisses.

  • Understanding Panic Cycles

    January 5th, 2021 group coaching session prep. What are panic cycles, how to recognize them, when we need them, and what they're doing to our body & mind.

    • Lecture2.1
    • Lecture2.2
    • Lecture2.3
    • Lecture2.4
    • Lecture2.5
    • Lecture2.6
    • Lecture2.7
    • Assign2.1
    • Lecture2.8
    • Lecture2.9
    • Lecture2.10
    • Lecture2.11
  • Presence & How to Achieve it

    Live on January 12, 2021 group coaching session prep. Putting an end to panic cycles gracefully when they are unwarranted; presence techniques, alternatives to grounding, peace mode, the Here & Now.

    • Lecture3.1
    • Lecture3.2
    • Lecture3.3
    • Lecture3.4
    • Lecture3.5
    • Lecture3.6
    • Assign3.1
    • Lecture3.7
    • Lecture3.8
    • Lecture3.9
  • Assembling Better Spoons

    January 19, 2021 group coaching session prep. How to leave peace/presence mode by way of passion/heart rather than returning to panic mode when you want to get things done again.

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2
    • Lecture4.3
    • Lecture4.4
    • Lecture4.5
    • Lecture4.6
    • Assign4.1
    • Lecture4.7
    • Lecture4.8
    • Lecture4.9
  • Panic Happens: Handling Mode Switching

    January 26, 2021 group coaching session prep. Life is full of panic-worthy situations. Learn to recognize when you're back in panic mode again and get back to better spoons.

    • Lecture5.1
    • Lecture5.2
    • Assign5.1
    • Lecture5.3
    • Assign5.2

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