The Trainer Guild is a part of the Possibility Management gameworld.
Trainer Guild is the global alliance of Possibility Management Trainers sharing the tools, thoughtmaps, distinctions, and processes of Possibility Management through delivering Expand The Box trainings.
Since a Trainer's training never ends, Trainer Guild members are all part of the Trainer Path.
This Trainer Guild website has been assembled to help inform and empower newly-forming local Trainer Circles during their journey of coming together and flaming on. We invite you to regard this website more like an information-rich Handbook than a mere website.
Below are some Distinctions that may help you make better use of this website and also better use of the opportunity of being a POSSIBILITATOR.
RESPONSIBILITY is applied consciousness.
In other words, RESPONSIBILITY is consciousness in action.
RADICAL RESPONSIBILITY starts by taking responsibility for the level of responsibility being taken (in any Space), which is ordinarily determined by a person's childhood-created personality - your so-called BOX. Radical Responsibility is conscious unconditional responsibility. It is not fair. It is, however, a tremendous source of High Level Fun!
Your GREMLIN is the active Part of your Box dedicated to doing whatever it takes to defend your Box's status quo. "Whatever it takes..." means that your Gremlin will use irresponsible actions to keep things the same for you because then at least your Box functions and you can continue to survive how you have been surviving. Your Gremlin is neither good nor bad. Whatever part of your Gremlin you don't own, owns you.
Your MATRIX is the structure in your energetic body that holds consciousness. Matrix is built out of Distinctions - such as these being described here.
By making efforts to integrate this list of Distinctions into your Being through persistently new Practices, you are building a sizeable chunk of Matrix. This is not only cool, it may also be useful.
If you succeed in integrating any of these Distinctions into your Being, your old self-experience will reassemble itself, and during this POINT OF ORIGIN relocation LIQUID STATE, your energetic body will take on a new shape.
When your energetic body changes shape, the Universe is forced to interact with you differently. This is why, when you want to change the results, and you cannot change the circumstances, one of the ways you can change what is Possible is by changing yourself.
Each of the 5 bodies has its own characteristic kinds of Liquid States. None of them are comfortable. The thing about Liquid States is this: Without a Liquid State, there is no change.
A GAMEWORLD is a social construct that establishes ways for human beings to interact. The interactions may serve a conscious Purpose and then the interaction creates High Drama, or the interaction may serve an unconscious Purpose and then the interaction creates Low Drama and feeds your Gremlin.
You promote the VALUES and level of consciousness of any Gameworld you play in.
You can consciously choose to play or not play in any Gameworld. Two people standing in front of each other can play in completely different Gameworlds.
If your participation in a Gameworld is unconscious then you have no power to choose the values you promote, and then you become a Zombie.
A ZOMBIE is anyone who is not conscious about the values they promote in the Gameworlds they participate in.
A BRIGHT PRINCIPLE is a force of nature that is a facet of Archetypal Love from the General Field of Consciousness out of which the Universe is made. You were born to serve a set of three to six Bright Principles which can be clearly distilled out of your life as your Destiny. By distilling and intentionally serving your Bright Principles in your daily life you can be your Destiny in action now. Consciously created Gameworlds also serve a set of Bright Principles which can be distilled.
A CODEX is the agreed upon 'Rules Of Engagement' through which participants of a Gameworld bring their Gameworld's Context to life.
An ARCHETYPAL LINEAGE is the intelligence and energy of the service that your 5-bodies are most capable of delivering to the village. Authentic Adulthood Initiations prepare you to jack-into and serve your Archetypal Lineage. Such Initiations and Preparations are the central concern of any next-culture village.
Next culture is 'Archearchy', the culture that naturally emerges after Matriarchy and Patriarchy have run their course. Archearchy is the culture in which archetypally initiated adult women creatively collaborate with archetypally initiated adult men.
Your PEARL is your personally encoded triple-layered energetic map that you hid at the center of your Being which graphically reminds you of how you intend to serve your Bright Principles through your Archetypal Lineage this lifetime.
The TRAINER GUILD is the community-of-practice of Potential-Unleashers in the Gameworld of Possibility Management collaborating with Torus Technology to train new circles of Possibility Management Trainers on the Trainer Path to deliver Authentic Adulthood Initiations into Archearchy.
Possibilitator Training is Expand The Box trainings combined with 10 Possibility Labs over a period of 2-4 years. Deeply connecting with others on this Path builds a solid foundation from which you can deliver your Archetypal Lineage to the world.
Weekly Zoom calls in our Regional Teams of Possibilitators focus on themes according to our Archetypal Lineages:
Bridge-House is a next-culture life-skills training environment.
We are convinced that you have a piece of the puzzle of how to create and inhabit regenerative human cultures on Earth. One purpose of Bridge-House is to clarify, amplify, and launch your piece of the puzzle.
Another purpose of Bridge-House is to empower each other to be spaceholders for more Bridge-Houses.
Presence and intimacy only happen NOW. Who would you need to be to create more presence and intimacy in this NOW?
Your 5 bodies are gateways to endlessly mysterious journeys. How does presence extend vertically into archetypal possibilities? How can two people journey there together? How does intimacy depend on being centered, radically responsible, and grounded in reality?
What is there to do with numbness, fears, and blocks? What if deep wounds or traumas are triggered? What if insecurities or grief arise? How can these be transformed into deeper connections?
In short, can building your Intimacy Journeyer skills create more resilient and dynamic interactions with a capacity for more presence together?
We say yes. We claim that preparations, practices, and skill-building processes are keys to entering whole new domains of relational ecstasy.
Evolutionary Labs are also for you if you DO NOT want to deliver Expand The Box trainings or Possibility Labs yet you still want to use advanced Possibility Management tools, techniques, thoughtware, maps, and processes to deliver the services of your Archetypal Lineage.
We work with companies and organizations who see the necessity of a paradigm shift and are willing to leave their comfort zones and go a completely new way. We train Edgeworkersand support you in implementing next culture leadership in your organization. In our trainings we combine activity-oriented techniques and instruments with personal-development and social-communication skills - essential components of a regenerative business model. You practice extraordinary soft skills for facing challenges as a human being in a Team creating new possibilities for everyone.
Playfight is a powerful tool of self knowledge and transformation.
We Playfight to know ourselves more, our strength, our inner power and how to use it consciously in relationship with others. This is a safe and conscious space to to express our own inner conscious warrior.
We use a unique formula that combines wrestling and mindfulness
Wrestling is to engage the body and the strength in a safe and respectful way.
Mindfulness is to observe what happen on a deeper level, what emotions are triggered, what unconscious patterns become evident, and how I might want to play my life in a different way.
Trainer Path Lab is a part of the Possibility Management Trainer Path. It is for Possibilitators with the Specialty: Possibility Management Trainer.
Here you learn how to deliver Transformational and Healing Processes: archetypal stellating processes, whole group big processes, technopenuriaphobia (TPP) healing processes, authentic adulthood initiatory processes, elegant and formal processes, underworld processes, the job manager system, feedback and coaching on breaks, and, particularly, the processes that have never been done before.
NOTE: Trainer Path Labs are NO SUBSTITUTE for your 10 Possibility Labs! You should be clear that at least 5 Expand The Box trainings with different Trainers, plus a minimum of 10 Possibility Labs with different Trainers are part of the Trainer Path Program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where did the Possibility Management Trainer Guild come from?
Way back in 1975 a young Physics student named Clinton Callahan realized he was not learning what he truly longed to learn at California Polytechnic State University. He eventually became frustrated enough to post flyers for a meeting to discuss alternative possibilities. To his fearful surprise, more than seventy-five fellow students showed up, even though he had never given a talk before in his life... After that nerve-wracking evening he met weekly with a smaller group of these explorers to support each other moving through their personal and social blocks, learning what they truly wanted to learn. Clinton's Box meticulously documented whatever the team discovered that was useful. By 'accident' in 1991 Clinton's hobby of navigating nonlinear discovery spaces became his profession when he was hired as a secretary in a small Arizona training company. Then in 1995 the universe grabbed Clinton by the scruff of his neck and dropped him in the middle of Europe where people were more open to abandoning their birth culture and trying out new thoughtware. Finally, in March of 1998 (over twenty years ago...) Clinton delivered the first prototype of Expand The Box training in Hamburg, Germany. Within a couple of years graduates were demanding next steps, so Possibility Labs were invented. As individuals stepped into their own authority they began delivering Expand The Box and Possibility Labs themselves and became the first members of the Possibility Management Trainer Guild.
In 2016 Marion Lutz spearheaded the creation of a new and comprehensive Possibility Management gameworld website (http://possibility management.org), and by December of that same year the Trainer Guild had matured enough that Clinton could step backwards away from being the main spaceholder of the Trainer Guild and could become merely one of the Possibility Trainers, starting over with his own personal website and newsletter.
In March 2018 the next exciting chapter of the Trainer Guild emerged, namely, taking full responsibility for serving the request for stable local Possibility Trainer-Training circles in various new countries around the world. Thus the need for this website emerged, to introduce the Trainer Guild globally.
Then at the April 2018 Trainer Research Lab at Möglichketenraum in Steinhagen the Trainer Guild spontaneously invented a non-hierarchical self-organizing meeting and decision-making procedure called Torus Technology.
Possibility Management encompasses a spectrum of innovative soft skills which allow you to liberate inherent but often overlooked resources. To these tools we combine core elements from other important teachings, such as Transactional Analysis, originated by Eric Berne, and Parent Effectiveness Training, originated by Thomas Gordon.
However, most of Possibility Management has been derived empirically, by trial and error experiments repeated over many years.
This is why Possibility Management delivers such a fresh and remarkably effective impact. It is, for the most part, different from anything you've ever seen before. Why is that? Because Possibility Management is an evolving co-creation space that uses thoughtware, tools, and processes that emerge from the context of radical responsibility.
Possibility Management is not derived from the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy, or any of the works of Sigmund Freud or Carl Jung. Possibility Management is not religion and not philosophy. There is nothing to believe.
Possibility Management is freely available and not bound to any copyright.
Possibility Management was initiated by Clinton Callahan in 1975 and has been steadily emerging through private experiments by small circles of individuals in Europe and North America.
Since 1998 Possibility Management has been delivered in Expand The Box trainings and then Possibility Labs as well as other training formats by members of the Possibility Management Trainer Guild.
Where can I find books about the ideas from Possibility Management?
a ponderous question...
Thoughtware from Possibility Management is published in a number of books in German:
Edgeworker by Nicola Nagel (now Nicola Neumann-Mangoldt) and Patrizia Servidio (now Patrizia Patz)
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Why are two logos associated with the Possibility Management?
a reasonable question...
One logo shows the cube and the sphere symbols from Possibility Management, where the cube represents current reality and the sphere represents unlimited possibilities. The connection between the cube and the sphere symbolizes the ever-present possibility of transformation - the mythical 'sphering' of the cube.
The other logo associated with the Trainer Guild is an infinity-sign surrounded by a thin circle, which represents the archetypally initiated adult feminine everythingness creatively collaborating with the archetypally initiated adult masculine nothingness of next culture - archearchy - the culture that naturally emerges after matriarchy and patriarchy have gone their way.
The Trainer Guild finds resonance with both of these symbols because we have discovered that 'coincidentally' Possibility Management is thoughtware for archearchy. It is the commitment of the Trainer Guild to upgrade human thoughtware so that humanity has a better chance at having a future on Earth.
Who Is In the Trainer Guild ?
a community of practice...
It is no small thing to Take A Stand to be a Possibility Management Trainer. There is so much to be aware of and skillfully responsible for.
But there are twice as many people as this in the Trainer Guild.
Who are they? How did they get there? And... what do they want?
Their biggest claim to togetherness is that we are really good friends, the best kind of friends you could ever want.
At the same time, we are adventurous creators trying new things together for the benefit of others. For example, Michael Pörtner, Michael Hallinger and Dagmar Thürnagel just returned from delivering the first ever Expand The Box trainings in Australia, and Anna Norambeuna with Julia Neumann from New Zealand and Maciek Antkowiak from Poland just took a stand to be spaceholders for developing local Trainer Circles in their respective countries. Lisa Kuchenmeister communicates problems and possibilities between the Trainer Torus and our website developers, and Ralf Kolem and Marina Deeken just quit the Trainer Torus to move to Costa Rica and be... well... trainers. Anne-Chloé Destremau was just teaching carrot-breaking to the youth at Demokratische Stimme der Jugend during a MoveLab with Clinton Callahan, and Katharina Kaifler and Georg Pollitt just delivered an ETB and PLab in Oregon, USA, to New Culture people, while Matteo Tangi and his friend just invented a 'Being Retreat' called Being Together and offer it in Portugal, and right this minute Patrizia Patz and Michaela Kaiser and Michael Pörtner are downstairs delivering a Trainer Skills Lab to a dozen enthusiastic new Trainer-types (except for the guy in a liquid state who is barfing and shivering on the couch by the fireplace...) ...these are the sorts of people you might expect to find in the Trainer Guild. To see what Possibility Managers are up to please check out http://possibilitymanagers.org
What do Possibility Trainers do?
an archetypal lineage...
Centuries ago, in the bad old days, there were a number of professions that everyone knew about and called upon to handle problems that no other professionals were trained to handle. Longstanding feuds raged on between neighbors, cows had trouble giving birth, people could not express their deep love to each other, arguments and fights erupted in personal and business relationships, emotional and psychological breakdowns ripped people's lives to shreds, illnesses wouldn't heal, and youth desperately wanted to become adult in a culture that was vastly different from the one they were born and raised in. The evolution of consciousness was not well supported by the religions, nor was it understood in the educational system as a crucial element of a healthy human society. All of this together meant that the transformational and nonlinear healing professions were quite busy serving their villages.
Then the Catholic Inquisitors came along and the witch burnings started. This was a nasty turn of events for the edgeworkers.
What we have discovered in Possibility Management is that burning a witch does not end her career. It only postpones it a little.
Declaring that alchemy is blasphemy, or that researching the structure of the universe is heretical does not stop the alchemists, sorceresses, shamans, healers, researchers, and wizards forever. It just delays the wealth of new understanding and possibilities they can provide.
These days, in the modern capitalistic patriarchal empire... with smart phones... the situation is only a little better.
The part that is better is the lack of witch burnings.
This means that all of you who decided never to come back and challenge the status quo again for fear the authorities would catch you and burn you and your house and your children... again... you can come out from hiding now. It is safe to get back to work.
We need you.
It's time to keep serving the world at its heart center, researching the fringes, providing transformational services in areas most important to a truly human life. This is what Possibility Trainers are here to help you do.
What is the difference between an Educator and a Trainer?
a dangerous question...
An Educator provides already known information for you to think about in classes.
A Trainer upgrades the thoughtware you are using to think with in trainings.
An Educator adds content to your mind.
A Trainer shift the context of your Being.
In classes you learn something new through studying what others have already figured out.
In trainings you become something new through navigating the liquid states of leaping away from the known and discovering new territory.
Clearly both Educators and Trainers are needed in a healthy society.
Modern culture promotes education as if knowing the right stuff is everything. But duplicating the already known is terminating life on Earth. Skills for navigating the unknown are crucial to inventing humanity's next cultures that will be regenerative.
Where are the Trainers?
If you are trying to deliver trainings in an educational environment the authorities automatically freak out and will unconsciously do whatever they can to kill you.
Trying to deliver trainings in a gameworld that wants you to deliver classes is like trying to be a midwife in an old people's home...
...not very appropriate.
Perhaps you have been serving as an Educator but your true calling is to serve as a Trainer.
If that is your situation, you might want to change the gameworld in which you are playing...
Gaia is desperately in need of Trainers these days.
How does the Trainer Guild deliver Archetypal Initiations?
a new question...
One way to understand archetypal initiations is to regard each person as inhabiting five bodies... physical, intellectual, emotional, energetic, and archetypal.
The first four bodies are rather straightforward to make sense of. For example:
The physical body has organs with sensations like smell, touch, taste, color, pressure, sound, vibration, temperature, moisture, and physical pain.
The intellectual body has a mind with ideas, concepts, opinions, beliefs, attitudes, rules, superstitions, constructs, stories, and attention.
The emotional body has a heart with feelings and emotions, and strong mixed emotions such as shame, disgust, jealousy, guilt, aggression, depression, despair, excitement, nostalgia, melancholy, hysteria, etc.
The energetic body has a Being with the capacity to experience presence, connection, will, intention, vision, commitment, and to ally with the transformationally creative qualities actively at work in the universe.
Modern culture teaches us to identify ourselves with the intellectual and physical bodies, educating and feeding them far out of proportion to the emotional and energetic bodies.
But what happens when you
educate and train your emotional and energetic bodies to a more balanced internal collaboration?
(This process, by the way, is part of Inner Permaculture... much of the central foundational work in Possibility Management is Inner Permaculture.)
What happens is that the four bodies become a stable platform upon which the Fifth Body (your Archetypal Body) automatically wakes up and comes online. You have 5 Bodies. Your Archetypal Body starts breathing to life a new world for you, a wider world, a multi-dimensional world... with new perceptions, new discernments, new powers, and new responsibilities. It is no wonder Hollywood is pumping out superhero movies these days. The human race is preparing itself to welcome Archetypal Bodies.
As you might imagine, it requires significant preparations to prepare yourself for being intimate with another person in your Archetypal Body...
But when you are ready... your readiness does something astonishing, nearly inexplicable. It makes life worth living. It makes all the other bodies and life experiences fit into place in a way that makes a whole new level of sense. It opens a mysterious gateway to vast domains for exploration, enjoyment, fulfillment, and wonder.
You're right... this does not actually answer the question, "How does the Trainer Torus deliver archetypal initiations?"
Hmmm... what it does do, however, is hopefully inspire you to directly experience the answers to that question yourself.
It can help if you get into Possibility Labs where you can Stellate your Four Feelings. (Stellate means to turn up to an archetypal level of intensity.) Each successful stellating process activates one of the four character structures in your archetypal body (Warrioress/Warrior through archetypal anger, Lover through archetypal sadness,
FINITE GAMES which are played for the purpose of winning, at which time the finite game ends.
INFINITE GAMES which are played for the purpose of continuing the play.
Possibility Management is an INFINITE GAME.
The 'PM Infinity Ring' is the Team of active Possibility Management Trainers doing behind the scenes whatever meta-jobs enhance play in the global Possibility Management gameworld.
In particular, the PM Infinity Ring provides and enhances the following eleven services:
PM FINANCES NODE: Collects and Distributes Operation Finances
Establish and maintain banking facilities to receive annual Trainer fees (usually €100 per Trainer per year due before 31 January each year) which are then used to pay for server fees, maintenance of our website:
Trainer Path is devastatingly generous with its Clarity about what is and what is not a Possibility Management ETB Trainer or PLab Trainer. There is no point in 'pulling punches' in this regard. Trying to be 'nice'... trying to create a mixed-context 'comfortable' middle-path for Trainer Pathers shoots the Trainer Path straight in the heart. Who then would Take A Stand for Archearchyin the world? Where else is this Clarity and Possibility available? Where else is this Path made Possible? Who else is holding open THIS Doorway? The requirements and definition of 'Possibility Management Trainer Path Specialty Trainer-Trainer' are evolving, and, yes, more Trainer-Trainers are definitely needed in this Node. Our focus is a fierce commitment to:
2. DECONTAMINATIONS: Trainer-Trainers have provably Decontaminated their Adult Ego State from Child Ego State Contaminations, Parent Ego State Contaminations, Gremlin Ego State Contaminations, and Demon Ego State Contaminations, all the while accompanied by a trained and paid Decontaminator - which may be a two-year multi-dimensional healing and transformation Process: http://decontaminations.mystrikingly.com 3. 10 DOORWAYS: Supporting a Possibilitator with Trainer Path Specialty going through the 10 Doorways of Possibilitator Training: http://10doorways.mystrikingly.com 4. PREPARATION: Supporting Trainer Pathers making ALL the steps on the Practice ETB Preparations list: http://practiceexpandthebox.mystrikingly.com 5. PROFESSIONAL ARCHEARCHY TRAINER: Building Trainers with deep roots as a true professional Trainer/Initiator in Archearchy, rather than just granting them another certificate for their wall.
Clinton Callahan, Anne-Chloé Destremau, Patricio Diaz
PM INFINITY RING NODE: Navigates Itself As The Ever-Evolving Possibility Management Infinity Ring
Due to our upbringing in Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware it is easy to assume that the PM Infinity Ring is the secret 'innermost power circle' of the Possibility Management gameworld, sitting at the top of an imagined hierarchy.
The 'Infinity Ring' is the Node of Possibility Trainers who handle behind the curtains (unpaid) whatever needs to be handled to make the Possibility Management gameworld fly. This includes managing and updating the Possibility Management Codex, which is located at the Possibility Management Gameworld Website.
Decisions are made by Infinity Ring Nodes, consisting of the PM Trainers who see the need and take Radical Responsibility to make the decisions. Perhaps the Infinity Ring could be more accurately named the 'Sweepers'. The doors are open for any active Possibility Trainer to take Radical Responsibility in the Possibility Management Context to contribute to this gameworld-building decision-making Infinity Ring Node. If that is you, please contact us directly.
Bring your team of at least 3 people together to implement these actions and strategies.
We could plan 8 trips there over the next 2 or 3 years with a variety of trainer pairs, each trip for two or three weeks. On each trip we could deliver a combination of the following events and build an email list of interested people:
Public work-talks with lots of question-and-answer and practical demonstrations and exercises in book shops, yoga centers, etc.
Workshops for 1 or 2 days
Events such as conferences, festivals, fairs, etc.
Radio and TV interviews
On the first trip we could deliver 2 or 3 Expand The Box trainings in various cities for a minimum of 25 paid participants.
On the second trip we could deliver another 2 or 3 Expand The Box trainings, and by then we might have enough people to deliver our first Possibility Lab.
Pretty soon we could deliver a couple ETBs plus PLab plus Trainer Lab, the group of Trainers and the participant circle would rapidly grow and stabilize.