The STAGES Matrix: Understanding Development

This overview of the STAGES model will help us better understand how this model works, and why it can create such a big impact in both our professional and personal lives.

Grief & Loss: Transforming Sorrow into Wisdom

Sadness and loss are inevitable, but understanding how to work with them can help us to move from grief and loss into wisdom, acceptance, and even grace.

Parenting: Growing Up Together

Being a parent means not just helping your kids grow up. It also means having our own childhood issues re-activated—and a chance to do some growing up ourselves.

States & STAGES: Waking Up with an Evolving Ego

As our egos evolve throughout adulthood, our relationship to spiritual experiences begins to shift in significant ways. Explore this cutting edge of the STAGES model.

A Four-topic Online Series with Terri O’Fallon PhD & Kim Barta MA

The STAGES Matrix: Understanding Development

This overview of the STAGES model will help us better understand how this model works, and why it can create such a big impact in both our professional and personal lives.

Grief & Loss: Transforming Sorrow into Wisdom

Sadness and loss are inevitable, but understanding how to work with them can help us to move from grief and loss into wisdom, acceptance, and even grace.

Parenting: Growing Up Together

Being a parent means not just helping your kids grow up. It also means having our own childhood issues re-activated—and a chance to do some growing up ourselves.

States & STAGES: Waking Up with an Evolving Ego

As our egos evolve throughout adulthood, our relationship to spiritual experiences begins to shift in significant ways. Explore this cutting edge of the STAGES model.

A Four-topic Online Series with Terri O’Fallon PhD & Kim Barta MA

The 2019 STAGES Summer Series features 90-minute, deep dives into a single topic, and each one includes a 30-minute, open Q&A for you to ask questions and interact with Terri and Kim.

Wednesday

July 10

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Wednesday

July 17

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Wednesday

July 24

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Wednesday

July 31

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

They will be recorded and viewable, or re-viewable, after the live class.

Buy all 4 courses and get them for the price of 3 (25% discount).

The STAGES Matrix: Understanding Development

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

STAGES charts human development from the first-person perspective of an infant to the latest researched levels found in adulthood. We know that children’s views of the world evolve through time, which is why we talk to 7-year-olds differently than when they’re 13.

As we grow into adults, we develop the capacity to take on more complex perspectives. This development can continue throughout adulthood and be expressed as emerging abilities to take larger perspectives, see novel solutions, and find unifying themes in life, work, and love.

Terri O’Fallon and Kim Barta will discuss how we can:

  • learn the differences between major stages of development
  • determine our own stage of perspective development—and what it means
  • discover how our perspective can be developed over time.
  • understand how our stage of perspective development can positively influence our work, our relationships, and our self-understanding

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

The STAGES Matrix: Understanding Development

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

STAGES charts human development from the first-person perspective of an infant to the latest researched levels found in adulthood. We know that children’s views of the world evolve through time, which is why we talk to 7-year-olds differently than when they’re 13.

As we grow into adults, we develop the capacity to take on more complex perspectives. This development can continue throughout adulthood and be expressed as emerging abilities to take larger perspectives, see novel solutions, and find unifying themes in life, work, and love.

Terri O’Fallon and Kim Barta will discuss how we can:

  • learn the differences between major stages of development
  • determine our own stage of perspective development — and what it means
  • discover how our perspective can be developed over time.
  • understand how our stage of perspective development can positively influence our work, our relationships, and our self-understanding

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

Grief and loss, be they the death of a relationship or a loved one, sickness, or prolonged illness, have major impacts on us. Our instincts often direct us to try and move away from the pain as the waves of grief crash over us, one after another. And yet, like waves on a real beach, we can move out of the turmoil by going into the waves and towards the calm waters beyond.

In this talk, Kim Barta will discuss how:

  • grief is not a disorder but a healthy process that can help you clarify values and uncover your deeper self 
  • we can move into our grief without getting overwhelmed by it
  • ways we can do this in our own lives, around topics such as the death of loved ones, the end of long-term relationships, and other challenging life transitions
  • attending to our grief can allow us to uncover the wisdom within it, so the grieving process does not need to continue for years
  • our sorrow and loss can open the doors of appreciation and compassion

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

Grief & Loss: Transforming Sorrow into Wisdom

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Grief & Loss: Transforming Sorrow into Wisdom

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Grief and loss, be they the death of a relationship or a loved one, sickness, or prolonged illness, have major impacts on us. Our instincts often direct us to try and move away from the pain as the waves of grief crash over us, one after another. And yet, like waves on a real beach, we can move out of the turmoil by going into the waves and towards the calm waters beyond.

In this talk, Kim Barta will discuss how:

  • we can move into our grief without getting overwhelmed by it
  • ways we can do this in our own lives, around topics such as the death of loved ones, the end of long-term relationships, and other challenging life transitions
  • attending to our grief can allow us to uncover the wisdom within it, so the grieving process does not need to continue for months, or even years
  • our sorrow and loss can open the doors of appreciation and compassion

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

Parenting: Growing Up Together

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging things we can do. While there are thousands of books, courses, and teachings on parenting, there is a seldom-understood opportunity for us: to grow up the parts of ourselves that our children’s development will inevitably trigger.

In this course with Kim Barta, he’ll walk us through:

  • major developmental levels that children pass through
  • how your development interacts with your child’s development. (That might mean you want your child to be the best they can be, or be the “most authentic” version of themselves … which might not be what the child needs!) 
  • why it’s important to catch these and work with them
  • how to resolve our developmental trauma while also being present to our children’s growth, development, and happiness

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

Parenting: Growing Up Together

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging things we can do. While there are thousands of books, courses, and teachings on parenting, there is a seldom-understood opportunity for us: to grow up the parts of ourselves that our children’s development will inevitably trigger.

In this course with Kim Barta, he’ll walk us through:

  • major developmental levels that children pass through
  • how those can trigger unresolved traumas and sticking points in our own growth
  • why it’s important to catch these and work with them
  • how to resolve our developmental trauma while also being present to our children’s growth, development, and happiness

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

Developmental psychology has tried to explain spiritual experiences as happening “alongside of” ego development, meaning an adolescent could have a deeply spiritual experience but also have a relatively immature ego. Yet Terri O’Fallen explains that the latest research shows that this model is flawed in some ways.

In this cutting-edge talk, Terri will discuss:

  • how the Wilber-Combs lattice doesn’t work well “at the edges” of development — before concrete operational or after the construct-aware tier
  • the implications in how we engage in practices designed to further our development
  • what this might mean for how most spiritual teachers orient towards spiritual unfolding
  • practices we can undertake to foster our own growth into and through the highest stages of development

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

States & STAGES: Waking Up with an Evolving Ego

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Stages & STAGES: Waking Up with an Evolving Ego

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

11:15 am US Pacific

My Timezone

Developmental psychology has tried to explain spiritual experiences as happening “alongside of” ego development, meaning an adolescent could have a deeply spiritual experience but also have a relatively immature ego. Yet Terri O’Fallen explains that the latest research shows that this model is flawed in some ways.

In this cutting-edge talk, Terri will discuss:

  • how the Wilber-Combs lattice doesn’t work well “at the edges” of development—before concrete operational or after the construct-aware tier
  • the implications in how we engage in practices designed to further our development
  • what this might mean for how most spiritual teachers orient towards spiritual unfolding
  • practices we can undertake to foster our own growth into and through the highest stages of development

Through July 2 – buy 3 and get the 4th for free (only $59 each)

Through July 2nd, buy 3 and get the 4th on us to save $79 — but only with the Full Series button. 

About Terri & Kim

Terri O’Fallon PhD is an Integral scholar who derives theory and research interests from a passionate practice of auspicious wondering, learning, and marinating in life; she is the daughter of a 95 year old dancing mother, eldest of seven siblings, parent of two adult children, grandparent of two granddaughters, and has over fifty years of teaching from pre-kindergarten through post PhD. She has a PhD. in Integral Studies and Masters degrees in Spiritual Direction and Special Education. These embodied experiences have supported her primary theory and research and teaching theme: Growing up is waking up throughout the lifespan.

Teaching has been a theme throughout her life beginning as a preschool and first grade teacher, she has taught every grade, including special education and the gifted. She was an elementary school principal, twice a superintendent of schools, and taught in seven colleges and universities. Her interest in life span development naturally arose from this field.

Terri’s research experience spans 40 years including researching or co-researching in eleven research studies, conducted in various colleges, public schools and private research venues. Her most passionate theory, research and teaching work of the past eight years revolves around the STAGES model, which integrates the Integral model by Ken Wilber with the Ego development scale of Susanne Cook-Greuter. The STAGES model is a natural climatic point of her life’s experience.

Ordinariness has been the trajectory of Terri’s life. Steeped in philosophy, research, teaching, and a myriad of spiritual practices, her path continues to bring her solidly home to the practical living, breathing appreciation of the simple things in life. We wake up every morning. We grow up, quite naturally. We live through joys and sorrows, and face our family, friends, and neighbors every day. We grow old and watch our life approach its end as we apprehend the birth of our grandchildren. With the gifts of so many experiences, the highs and lows of being, what seems to always remain is what we were advised to do from birth: listening, gratitude, compassion, love, forgiveness, and generosity—lifelong lessons that never seem to end.

Terri’s website is terriofallon.com. Terri is also a partner in Pacific Integral. Click here to view her résumé.

Kim Barta MA is an internationally recognized licensed professional psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work and insights spring from grounded experiential practice with self and others in his cross cultural and life long experiences.

Kim worked for gender rights in the small rural school in central Montana. In college, Kim co-founded Students in Union with Nature, which partnered College students with alternative energy advocates in the community creating a solar powered organic garden lifestyle for college students.

Kim graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana in 1984. He pursued a Masters in an interdisciplinary program that combined Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and Sociology in a broad perspective for healing. He lived with a Native American Shaman and did his Masters Thesis in Shamanism and Modern Psychotherapy. He graduated with high marks in 1986.

After developing and implementing a successful construction training program for people suffering from severe mental illness: Bi-polar, Schizophrenia, and Axis ll Disorders, Kim pursued outdoor leadership, becoming an instructor with the International Outward Bound schools. Kim went on to develop a mental health treatment program for children and youth that was adopted by 3 hospitals in Montana. In 1992, Kim founded and continues to co-operate a mind/body healing arts clinic in Polson, Montana, nestled beneath the high mission mountains on the shore of Flathead Lake, in the Flathead indian nation.

Ever seeking better ways of healing in the life of self and others, families and children, Kim, has developed several successful new forms of therapy that deeply and rapidly lead to healing. These have proven themselves effective with a wide range of issues including: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Anger, Addiction, Chronic Pain, physical illnesses and weight loss and personal growth. People utilize his psychology/coaching/spiritual guidance practice, globally.

Currently, Kim has teamed up with Dr Terri O’Fallon to present workshops and trainings internationally in a new model of human development designed and researched by Dr. O’Fallon. Kim's developmental learning theory fits lock and key with Dr O’Fallon’s Stages model and his extensive history in clinical human dynamics provides a grounded passion to the workshop experience.

Kim’s website is kimbartatherapy.com.