Are you still protecting the child you used to be?
Is your behavior still controlled by the defense mechanisms that helped you cope with childhood traumas, insecurities, and fears?
Even if you’ve worked through your issues in therapy and forgiven those who were the source of your pain, the defenses that kept you safe all those years ago may be limiting your life today in the form of self-defeating patterns in your body and mind.
These patterns, which originated as “psychological body armor” in your youth, become so deeply embedded in your body and psyche — and so intricately woven into your self-identity — that you likely don’t even realize their influence.
They are expressed in the way you think, speak, feel, and act — and they manifest physiologically, from the shape of your body to the neural pathways in your brain.
Your biography literally becomes your biology...
The good news is that you can discover how to break free of the self-imposed shackles of limited thoughts and behaviors even if you’re not yet consciously aware of them...
And the rewards of liberating yourself from your early conditioning are immense — understanding yourself and others much better... deepening your relationships... experiencing more vitality... opening up to new and exciting possibilities... finding greater happiness and fulfillment... appreciating the sacred stillness of inner peace... reclaiming your emotional, psychological, and physical health and wellbeing...
The first step is understanding the five basic character structures, which you’ll find at the intersection of your personality type, energy body, and chakra system...
There are five primary character types or structures, first identified by Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. Although we might embody aspects of different character types, we tend to have one or two types that are dominant within us.
Each type, which can be represented by a bodily posture, emotional profile, and manner of showing up in the world, can be traced to a different age of wounding and requires a different skillset to navigate.
The Creative (Schizoid) — Formed in the first year of life when the child does not feel wanted, accepted, or loved by its mother, resulting in a feeling of ungroundedness, aversion to social activities, and the belief that the world is a hostile place. Schizoids want to play it safe and figure out everything ahead of time.
The Lover (Oral) — Formed when a child fails to receive satisfaction of its basic needs and nurturing, resulting in a neediness and dependence, or a hyper-focus on the needs of others. Orals are oriented to relationship, but often don’t have successful ones because they want too much, causing their partner to pull away.
The Endurer (Masochist) — Formed when a child seeks to separate and create its own identity yet is blocked from doing so by controlling parents, resulting in a docile, compliant personality and a dull approach to life. Masochists just plod along and don’t know they can make a different choice.
The Challenger (Psychopath) — Formed when a child feels betrayed and is determined to do whatever it takes to make sure no one takes advantage of them again. Psychopaths are oriented to power and may alienate people because they’re aggressive and dominating, and so feel like they’re all alone in life.
The Achiever (Rigid) — Formed when the child feels rejected by the parent of the opposite sex, resulting in the tendency to live in its head, protect its heart, and feel it must do everything perfect in order to receive the conditional love it craves from its parents. Rigids lose touch with their authentic self.
Gaining a solid understanding of the dynamics of these five character structures can provide important and valuable insights into the issues you’re dealing with as an adult. For example, this knowledge can help you:
Connecting the dots between your patterns from childhood and the issues you’re struggling with today can be the breakthrough you need to resolve and heal these underlying causes, strip away your limiting thoughts and behaviors, and finally embody and express the true essence of who you are.
Renowned bioenergetic therapist and chakra expert Anodea Judith has developed powerful and effective exercises to create awareness of these character structures — and to dissolve the corresponding blockages to move your energy from “pattern” back to “essence.”
Anodea Judith, PhD has spent her life studying life force patterns. With a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate in Mind-Body Health, she’s a world-renowned workshop leader, somatic psychotherapist, writer, and teacher on chakras, healing, and energy systems.
In The Character Type Training, Anodea will transform the way you think about your energy, emotions, and thought and behavior patterns. You’ll receive a new paradigm for energetic, physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual healing that you can apply to your own life or in your work with clients.
After nearly 40 years of teaching on the interface of psychology, energy, and consciousness, and writing what are considered definitive books on our energy system (including Wheels of Life and Eastern Body, Western Mind), Anodea knows how to zero in on dysfunctional psychoenergetic patterns that have become embedded in a person’s emotions, mind, and body — and expose them to the healing light of self-awareness.
With two decades in private practice in somatic psychology, she’s uniquely qualified to offer powerful insights and practices to help you transcend and transform the limiting beliefs and defensive behaviors formed by your beliefs, feelings, attachments, and experiences of trauma in childhood.
During these seven weeks, you’ll be actively mentored by Anodea and develop life-affirming, energy-building methods that can shift the whole baseline of your life.
Anodea will be teaching her sessions via live streaming video so you can enjoy an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 7-week transformational intensive, Anodea will guide you through identifying and working with your dominant character type to address and heal the underlying causes of your limiting thoughts and behaviors.
Each weekly LIVE teaching, discussion, and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so you have a complete template for self-healing you can use the rest of your life. This liberating journey is truly transformational when you apply the basic principles you’ll be given.
Children develop important tasks as they grow up, like sitting up, walking, and talking, as well as defending themselves, forming relationships, and learning the rules. When difficulties and challenges happen, as they inevitably do, a child can only respond from the skills that they have at the time. Defenses that might have worked to mitigate our pain as a child can become hard-wired into the nervous system, working against us when we’re older by manifesting as body armor, inappropriate defensive behaviors, and dysfunctional strategies.
In this module, you’ll:
Wounding at the first stage of life, when you’re just coming into the world, leaves a lasting mark on your entire foundation. The primary task of embodiment requires safety, consistency, and a life-giving supply of your survival needs. Without this ground to grow from, a person is rootless, living in their head more than their body, with one step in the physical world, and the other in the spiritual world.
In this module, you’ll:
Are you a person who tends to flourish in love, yet give everything away to the point of depleting yourself? Then you may exhibit the Oral pattern. This structure comes from the stage of late infancy when a child looks to others to fulfill their emotional needs and may end up always looking outside themselves. Discover how to become aware of your own needs and find balance with others’ needs, building up your inner energy body.
In this module, you’ll:
This structure is also called the Masochist, because people who inhabit it often find ego strength through the ability to endure suffering, as a martyr would. Wounded at the early stages of the third chakra, when a child is finding power and autonomy, this pattern results from the thwarting of that power. Without a way to say no and exert the will, the Endurer can only put up with situations, not change them. The result is resignation and even depression.
In this module, you’ll:
Sometimes called the Betrayed Child, this structure is determined to come out on top, maintain power, and win at any cost. People who inhabit this structure are charming, seductive, powerful instigators of new ideas, and natural leaders. But their shadow is dominance and manipulation, which leaves them alone in the world with few allies on their side.
In this module, you’ll:
Children raised with conditional love tend to shape themselves to outside expectations and lose touch with their true self. Outwardly, this makes for attractive, successful achievers who follow the rules, keep things clean and tidy, and perform well for others. But this compulsion toward perfection has its cost, especially when it’s most successful.
In this module, you’ll:
Once we’ve learned about each structure in detail, you’ll have likely typecast yourself as exhibiting one or more of these primary patterns. In reality, we all have bits and pieces of all of them, occurring as underlays or compensations. When you put this knowledge together with your understanding of others whom you relate to, this journey becomes even more exciting. The point, however, is to get out of pattern and move toward essence, so we can live as who we really are.
In this module, you’ll:
In addition to Anodea’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll also receive these powerful bonus materials. These bonus selections complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
We are all “run” by personality patterns we adopted during childhood. Yours have probably been running most of your life. Join Anodea and psychotherapist and author Steven Kessler as he shares his unique look at what these patterns are and how you can break their hold, regain control of your life, and move from limiting patterns to greater presence.
Steven Kessler, MFT has been a licensed psychotherapist for almost 30 years, studying many different healing modalities and maps of personality, including Character Structure, the Enneagram, NLP, energy work, Thought Field Therapy, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), as well as spending 16 years in the Diamond Heart meditation school. For over 10 years, he has been a student of Lynda Caesara, studying Character Structure, the direct perception of energy, and shamanism in the lineage of Grandfather Two Bears and the Southern Seers tradition. He is the author of the book, The 5 Personality Patterns. Since 1984, Steven has taught hundreds of groups and workshops in the U.S. and internationally, helping men and women heal their wounds and grow into their full adult selves.
In this pictorial narrated slide show, Anodea Judith outlines the basics principles for understanding "charge." What is it? How do we use it? How do we charge and discharge? What is the comfort zone? What are the chakras? Discover all this and more in this visually entertaining presentation.
Watch as Anodea Judith takes you on a visually demonstrative journey through the chakras. Move from the bottom up through each of the seven chakras, discovering useful exercises you can do anywhere to balance and tune into each one. Break through blocks, open and expand your body, charge and discharge energy, and discover wellness.
I enjoyed this class immensely. I learned so much about myself and how my childhood influences have impacted my life. By viewing and clearing these “stories” from my chakras one by one, I have so much more clarity of mind. These processes have also healed my sore hip that I have had for years. I feel more present, more in my body, and feel a deep CORE connection from the top of my head to my feet on the ground. I have also learned to have more compassion for myself and others. I feel more confident, positive and joyful... so a huge thank you to Anodea and the Shift team.
— Jill, Australia
This course provided an abundance of beneficial information, practices, and exercises on each of the chakras. The guided meditations helped me go deeper inwards which helped me in building a closer relationship with myself. This course was a game-changer for me!
— Char, Ypsilanti, North Dakota
Anodea Judith’s presence, wisdom, and insightful knowledge has offered me fresh soulful tools to take me deeper into yoga and consciousness through the course. I am ready to move forward.
— Cathie, Adelaide, Australia
I am a yoga instructor and this course was extremely helpful [because] my body felt energetically out of balance. It was a wake-up call to how much tension we carry in our body, mind, and spirit and how much chakras play a vital role in how we navigate in the world. Thanks so much, Anodea Judith. I will highly recommend to my students.
— Jennifer Savino, San Juan Capistrano, California
What a gift Anodea has given us with her understanding of the chakra system and the many implications of working with it. This could be a lifetime study. It opens up our awareness of who we are and expands the dimensions of our knowing.
— Helen Henry, Santa Fe, New Mexico
This course was a new exploration for me. I knew nothing about chakras but practice tai chi with a Chinese master and TCM doctor, and so I’ve wanted to understand how working with the chakras might be an additional vehicle for transformation. Now that I know a little, I realize I have so much more to learn, but the growth process is exciting.
— Sue, Boston, Massachusetts
I have never felt like someone who could get things done. Thanks to Anodea I now have made some crucial distinctions and gained great insights in my resistance to ground myself, and on how to manifest my dreams and goals. I still have a way to go, but I know that I now have the best manifestation tools available... Thanks Anodea, you rock!!
— Wim De Preter
The course was no less than amazing. And so is Anodea Judith. She taught me that much more is possible in this lifetime — more love, more money, more time, more fulfillment in work — despite what your mind tells you. Invaluable course.
— Melissa Waldron
This was hands-down (or up?) one of the best online classes I have ever taken. It will be an ongoing tool to [deepen] my understanding and spiritual growth. Worth every dollar and minute.
— Anita Strong, Virginia City, Nevada
Want to manifest your dreams and do the necessary work? Then take a course with Anodea. Be ready for amazing results!
— Judith Bobbitt
The Character Type Training not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you journey together through the chakras with Anodea.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Anodea Judith
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with one of the world’s leading chakra pioneers from the comfort of your own home. Each live class session includes a live streaming video option and helps you create the specific skills and abilities to fully step into your ability to create your life on purpose. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire — on your phone or on your computer.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Character Type Training Bonus Collection
We feel honored Anodea Judith has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with the world’s leading expert in transformation, whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us build a new blueprint for our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Anodea’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you feel the inner call to create a vital, balanced, and amazing life for yourself and our world, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones — and our world — to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
[Speaking] as both an individual and a Reiki practitioner, this course provides a wealth of information toward healing/balancing the chakras. The exercises give concrete direction toward that end as well. I learned so much about myself and have already been using what I have learned to further aid my clients. It’s a richer understanding of the function that chakras provide. A very empowering course.
— Summer, Ottawa, Canada
I had really been struggling with the recent loss of my daughter and two months prior my mother-in-law. I needed to find a way to bring joy and love back into my life. This course, Anodea, and the other participants have been a big part of my first step forward. Thank you!
— Janis Stolson, Alberta, Canada
In my opinion as a [yoga teacher and] therapist, Anodea is a master of mind/body integration work... she is as good as they come! She has taught me through her trainings the practice of witnessing and experiencing the "charge" in my life force, which has helped me get grounded and locate the sacred space inside myself. With my clients, I am able to witness their charge, back off my agenda, and allow the intelligence of their charge to guide the way to their opening.
— Paula Weithman, Dallas, Texas
This was my first online course from The Shift Network and Anodea Judith. I feel that I really gained useful insights and tools for teaching that I will use in the workshops I offer on similar subjects of meditation, the chakras, and how to manifest your dreams. Many thanks to Anodea Judith for her wisdom and understanding.
— Dudley, Bellingham, Washington
The course by Anodea gave me a different perspective to look at my life. I had done lists of goals and never came to completion. The understanding of the functions of chakras and her tips opened up a new way of thinking and doing action to turn my goals into reality. Thank you, Anodea. Love and Light,
— Sangita Patel, New Jersey
Anodea Judith, PhD has been writing and teaching about psychology, energy, and the chakra system for 40 years. With a master’s in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate in Mind-Body Health, her bestselling books on yoga, healing, manifesting, and social change have become global classics. Her first book, Wheels of Life, an international standard, was followed by her groundbreaking book on the psychology of the chakras, Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, which is frequently used as a text in universities and healing programs.
Anodea conducted a private practice in somatic psychology for 20 years before becoming a full-time traveler, offering workshops and trainings worldwide through her founding organization, Sacred Centers.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There is no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
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