Transcending Reactions and the Primitive Brain
We all know how we feel when we are in charge of ourselves. Able to stay composed under pressure, respond in a mature and inspiring way to our kid’s quirks and be a deep, caring, and loving partner when our spouse needs us. We feel proud, successful, purposeful and able to enjoy all the gifts of the life we have in front of us.
This is all good sometimes AND in theory, but not always easy when we are under duress or when life’s responsibilities have built up over time and got on top of us. We can feel on edge, anxious, irritable and numbed out, or on autopilot.
It is at these times we can find ourselves being a real ‘dick’ and not see a way out of our ‘lower nature’ reactions. Snapping at the kids, emotionally closed off to our partners and uninspired and overwhelmed in our work.
If you are in a spot in your life where you are feeling wound up, a bit out of control, frustrated or down because of any of the above, we really hope you are motivated to join us.
You may have tried things before – drugs, supplements, psychology or counselling, or weird things your partner may have recommended ‘for your own good’, but none of these worked.
This is different. It isn’t talk therapy and doesn’t require you to go into old emotional traumas in order to make real gains.
The approach is mechanical. What we mean by that is, we are working with physiology. When the emotions start to come over us it isn’t just a feeling, it is because a multitude of neurotransmitters, electro-magnetic signals and hormones are dumped into our system. The more we react in certain ways, the more habitually these changes occur.
The tools and techniques you will learn over the 5 weeks have been tried, tested and proven by hundreds of thousands of individuals over the past 30 years. Researched and evidence based tools that measurably (and quickly) change these reactivity patterns at the point the emotions are coming on and then lower our habitual set-point, over time.
Willow Francis, co-founder of Reverence Events and trainer for this course has been working successfully with people like you… good men, living good lives – who may be struggling to handle emotions, who have found themselves in tricky situations in their life and need practical and speedy help to get onto a new track – one that optimises the incredible capacities of the more evolved parts of our brain and other neurological systems in the body.
The techniques you will learn are simple and can be used anytime – on your own and in the presence of others. You could be in conversation, driving, in a meeting…become aware that you have become triggered in some way and settle yourself…in the moment. This is powerful.
These tools will also help you to manage your energy through the day, so you are much less likely to come home tired and irritable – better able to connect and enjoy your family.
Short, simple (but not simplistic) tools that work.
This isn’t a magic pill to make you into a Jedi Master in 5 weeks, but we can guarantee that noticeable and significant positive changes will start to happen as soon as you start practicing… from Week one. They will then accumulate over time and can become a toolkit that you access for the rest of your life.
Who is your trainer?
Willow Francis had it rough growing up, he has overcome patterning from an abusive childhood, relationship breakdowns, financial crises and addiction and is now on the other side – living a rich, satisfying and healthy life. With a loving partner, successful business and deep friendships.
He certainly isn’t perfect, but has found that the tools he will teach you in this course and the information he will share has had the most profound positive impact on him personally and with the thousands of individuals he has worked with, out of all the approaches he has applied.
When you work with Willow, you will get a straight-up approach. He will tell it like it is, has a ‘no excuses’ policy and a bit of a ‘potty mouth’. He will also be there for you 100%, and is a strong, incredibly kind and compassionate teacher. With his breadth and depth of experience, Willow can really help you to see things differently, motivate you and facilitate you get where you need to go.
Willow has fine-tuned the approach and delivery of these tools and techniques over the past decade and has taken the leap to the digital world and is offering this training online for the first time.
“As a scientist I was initially sceptical, but at that point would have tried anything to salvage my relationship. From the first session Willow immediately allayed any doubts that this was any kind of ‘spiritually aspirational fluff’ with clear and concise explanations behind the science, and then, from my own direct empirical evidence of the benefits of the proscribed techniques and approaches. The tools from the training have been, for me, nothing short of miraculous in terms of how much better I deal with not only stress, confrontation and difficult situations, but also in deepening and enriching all of my lived experience. This training certainly saved my marriage. Willow is impeccable in terms of his knowledge, experience and commitment. I cannot recommend this training or Willow enough.” Davy
“Before working with Willow for this training, I was in a place that was filled with anxiety and trying to control everything I did in my work and personal life. I also had a temper that was fuelled by my impatience. Things have changed significantly now. I have learnt to control my anxiety by breathing through the significance of the task at hand. I have learnt to step aside and follow the journey of life rather than trying to control the journey. And my temper has been stamped out. I have time to see clearly what is more important in life than watching the time and getting fired up. Working with Willow has been unbelievable. From the first time we met, he listened to me and identified so quickly how to work with me based on what I was experiencing and feeling. His humble and gracious manor is infectious and his knowledge and how he articulates his practice is first class. The most calming and kind soul I have ever met.” Tony
How does it all work?
You will learn to work with a combination of simple self-awareness, new understandings around physiology, easy work with the breath and focus, and practicing simple emotional shifts in realtime.
These tools change the way that individuals respond to stress and other difficult emotions habitually, from the foundation upwards. Going more directly to the source of the fight-flight-freeze pattern (the primitive brain, or limbic system) that is hijacking the mature, more evolved parts of ourself…and re-pattern from there.
This approach works with the knowledge that specific interactions between the nervous system, the physical heart and the brain are required in order to change the chemicals released and create a gap between reaction and emotion where healthier, more evolved responses can be made. Over time, this mechanism can be leveraged in order to naturally change the emotional baseline to one that is less reactive and more composed.
Why join us now?
How bad do you want things to get before you take action? Willow recently worked with one individual who came to him living in a caravan park, contemplating the end of his marriage, his relationship with his 11 year old son and his job! Don’t let things get to this extreme….or if you are already facing the abyss….take the support now so you can come back from the edge.
You will have weekly 90 minute training sessions as well as additional weekly 1 hour live Q & A sessions with Willow where you can receive realtime support for your current issues and inspiration from others making their own changes.
You will be in a small, safe environment of fellow men with similar values. From week one of the training, if you apply just the first tool you learn, you will experience noticeable positive changes. During the training, you will receive handouts, exercises, recordings and support all the way along. Once you start to be able to respond, not react, this is so motivating – you will be feeling better about yourself and pumped to continue to make powerful positive changes.
You will be joining a group of men committed to living a more conscious life – stepping up to become the provider, lover and father you know they want to be.
“I came in as a guy who was grumpy and irritable around his wife and kids and becoming frustrated at work as well. From our first session you helped me shift perspective and from that point on I was able to begin reengaging with my kids to be the dad I wanted to be and find the love and intimacy with my wife again. The accountability, along with the different strategies, gave me the structure and consistency to see the potential of finding coherence in my life. Thanks mate, really. I’m continuing my practice everyday and look forward to coming back to see you to see where else we can go.” Matt
What is in the curriculum?
Module 1: The Primitive Brain Effect (Thursday 16th June 2022 @ 7pm – recordings will be available for all sessions)
How evolution has wired you to react when you want to respond and how to get out of the brainstem!
In module 1 we will explore:
- * How to address your evolutionary presets
- * How your emotions hijack your thinking processes
- * The 30 second power tool that gets you out of your primitive brain fast
- * The first re-engineering tool that starts to permanently re-pattern your nervous system to become less reactive
Module 2: Getting out of the swamp (Thursday 23rd June @ 7pm)
How to get yourself on solid ground and stay there more often
In module 2 we will explore:
- * The particular pain points that land you in hot water throughout the day (how to start to handle irritation, frustration, overwhelm and anger)
- * How to become more familiar with your evolved nature (how to begin to access your core values and more mature states under pressure – composure, dignity, gratitude, kindness, calm)
- * How to prepare yourself for stressful situations, reset when you have been thrown a curve ball and sustain composure for longer during the day
- * How unmanaged emotions drain our energy and how to handle our energy reserves with more skill
Module 3: Walking upright with dignity (Thursday 30th June @7pm)
How to start to move through the day in a state of flow and ease
In module 3 we will explore:
- * How to access a state of inner ease and composure that brings balance to your nervous system and plugs you in to the natural flow of your life
- * How to put significance where it needs to be (and not put it in places it shouldn’t)
- * From there to here – looking back at how far you have come already!
Module 4: Maturing your capacities (Thursday 7th July @7pm)
How to deal with persistent ‘bad attitudes’ so you can stay in charge of yourself in situations you continually find yourself reacting in
In module 4 we will explore:
- * The one phrase that acts as the ultimate attitude adjuster!
- * How to respond as the conscious, mature person you know you can be in your personal hot spots
- * How to identify and re-pattern one attitude that can exponentially speed up your success
Module 5: Transcending the primitive brain (Thursday 14th July @7pm)
Living into your potential as an evolved human
In module 5 we will explore:
- * Your new terrain – How to anchor your evolution
- * What to do when you fall down and how to stand up again quickly
- * Continuing your journey of living as a composed, loving partner and parent
Live Q & A Sessions will be on the Monday @ 7pm (20th June; 27th June; 4th July; 11th July)
- Reminders will be sent out prior to each session
As this is the first time online, the total price is currently just $297.
This price includes 11.5 hours of live sessions, session recordings, MP3 recordings and downloadable material. It is currently $110/hour to work with Willow 1:1 so this is a fantastic opportunity if you are ready. 20 places only.