Instructor: Andrea Harrison
Taken All In your Head? Handle This? Joy of Teaching? Want to keep improving your mental game? Building your mental toolbox? Delving into planning and goal-setting in more detail? Looking at your specific classes? If so, Infinite Possibilities is the course for you. (This is a follow-up course often; students usually benefit from have taken a course with Andrea prior to taking this one. If students have a particular focus for the course they want to cover and process they are welcome to sign up)
Finding motivation, dealing with ring nerves, coping with stress and changing plans, working with the animal you have not the one you wanted are all examples of the kinds of possibilities you may want to continue working on, but the list is truly endless. Perhaps you want to challenge your ability to remember courses, learn more about the workings of the brain, or process grief for a lost companion. It really is your choice how you use your thread.
Students will have a safe, small, private, and supportive place to break down issues and work on their mental game. A significant part of the process will be building up, and using, individuals’ mental “ toolboxes” through discussions and personalized homework. You may use material and issues from other courses or start completely fresh.
This course is silver level only in order to keep it small and personal.
There will be material posted weekly dealing with both Mindfulness and Emotional well-being, which will provide prompts for students who want a more directed thread with formal general homework but students are welcome to do what they want/need in the course.
Next session starts: August 1, 2017Registration starts: July 22, 2017Registration ends: August 15, 2017
Registration begins at 10:00 AM PDT.
Enrollment limits: no gold level, 12 silver, no bronze level.
The course Infinite Possibilities will weave principles of mindfulness through information about many emotions, as well as revisiting some of the topics introduced in Andrea’s other courses. This course will be adapted to student needs and interests every time it runs.
The list of emotional types of words is long and complex and includes
- Positive thoughts
- Positive and lively
- Quiet positive
- Negative thoughts
- Negative and passive
- Negative and forceful
- Negative and out of control
- Identifying areas of concern
- What is Mindfulness
- Emotions: Agitation and Caring
- Where do these issues come from for you?
- Why mindfulness helps
- Emotions: Sorrow, grief, triumph and joy
- Planning for success
- Practising Mindfulness in animal training, competing and life
- Emotions: Fear and Hope
- Identifying the hard parts of mindfulness for each individual
- Emotions: Anger and Gratitude
- When Things Go Wrong – Staying the Course
- Emotions: Frustration, disappointment and satisfaction
- Shame, guilt, jealousy, pride and self-confidence
- Moving Forward
- Emotions: Alarm, anxiety, interest and curiosity
Prerequisites and Equipment
As this is a somewhat self-directed learning experience with individual personal challenges, as well as weekly topics to help inspire your thinking, it is often helpful if students signing up have taken (at any level) a prior course with Andrea.
FE295 - INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
A sampling of what prior students have said about this course ....
Another great class with Andrea! The best money I've spent on myself in a very long time! Can't wait for the start of her next class. Wendy G.
Love the fact this course was run as a silver only. Think this platform for more theory based courses works well and given the nature of what is being covered having a known group helps to create a greater support network in the course and people willing to actually open up honestly which is needed if this type of topic is going to be beneficial. Whilst my focus was possibly different to others Andrea has been amazing.
Although it was a self-directed class, the lectures were very thought-provoking. They generated considerable forum activity.
This course was fascinating, and it didn't exactly give me what I was thinking I would get - it gave me more! I learned things I didn't realise I needed to know, I was reminded of things that I had forgotten, and it really helped me to find ways to understand the emotions that can drive my behaviours and my choices, so that I can then make even better choices, both for me and my dog. Thanks Andrea! Amazing! Liz
Andrea is a very intelligent and caring person. And this class came along at just the right time to help me go through personal changes. And gave me lots of ideas to continue on. Love you!! Janet & Breeze
Thanks Andrea! I enjoyed your inspiration, encouragement and flexible thinking.
This class was by far the best Fenzi Academy class I've taken (and that's saying a lot as I have loved many!) Andrea's ability to tailor advice, suggestions, and support to individual teams is unparalleled and I learned so much about myself, ways to think about dog training (and life), and about others from this class. The small, closed nature of the class made for a fantastic safe and supportive atmosphere to share intimate details and personal struggles that would have been much harder (or impossible) to share in a typical course. Thank you Andrea for a wonderful course and FDSA for offering such a nontraditional training course! -Abby S.