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SPECTRA: A 9-Month Journey of Transformation

 We are thrilled to be collaborating with Lower Lights School of Wisdom for an upcoming four part retreat in beautiful Scholls, Oregon that starts in May 2019. SPECTRA: A 9-Month Journey of Transformation is an experiential training program that deeply engages...

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Jeff Salzman of The Daily Evolver interviews Kim about the STAGES Model

The Daily Evolver: Interview with Jeff Salzman – “What are the blind and stuck spots characteristic of the post-postmodern stages of development? In this episode I am joined by development psychotherapist Kim Barta for a discussion of both the light and shadow sides of integral consciousness.

Kim Barta is a practicing psychotherapist for many years, and a collaborator with Terri O’Fallon in the application of her STAGES model of human development.”

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Collective Issues Have Developmental Levels

All collectives, including families, corporations, and businesses of all kinds have issues that need to be faced. Usually the way we work with this is to take a shotgun approach—that is, we try the intervention that seems most likely to work given our experience and understanding of the concern. However, there is a much more effective and efficient way to approach any troubling process that we encounter in our collectives.

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New Year, New Name, New Programs!

We’re excited to announce some big changes for 2018! First, as you’ll notice, we have changed our name from Developmental Life Design to STAGES International. We’re expanding our services and this new name better reflects our service offerings. It also better reflects...

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Five Ways that STAGES Can Improve Therapy and Coaching

To find out more about Terri's and Kim's new course, STAGES Essentials for Psychotherapy & Coaching, we invite you to a free intro session to the course on September 20. Click here for more information and to sign up for free. To find out more about...

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The Building Blocks of Shadow and Spirit

BUILDING BLOCKS: RECEPTIVITY, ACTION/MASTERY, RECIPROCITY, AND INTEGRATION/INTERPENETRATIONStrange as it may seem, the building blocks of shadow are the same exact building blocks of spirit. The only difference is how we use those building blocks. If we use them to...

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Growing Up is Like Blowing up a Balloon

Growing up through stages is often depicted in a stair step image.You begin at a baby stage, and then take a step up to a toddler stage, then to a preteen, an adolescent, an early adult, and finally as an elder you make it to the top of the stair case, or the mountain...

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