Growing Awareness of Fields & the Neuropsychology of  Change


with Mary Gelinas, David Sibbet & Alan Briskin

Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2022

8:30 am–1:30 pm PT


This workshop is conducted on Zoom over four days of interactive sessions.


We learn more everyday about how interconnected the brain, mind, and body are and how they influence and are influenced by fields of force inside and around us.

Think of the energetic and social fields we are currently having to navigate—economic challenges, polarized elections, demands for racial justice, climate change, and the COVID crises.

Mary Gelinas, Ed.D., David Sibbet, and Alan Briskin, Ph.D. as change agents, process leaders, and individuals, have been immersed in the challenge of designing, leading, and participating in collaborative processes while swimming in this swirl. They are working to step back from the spinning flows of propaganda to sense into the larger fields and how they shape our inner and outer focus. They’ve plunged into the world of neuroscience and social psychology and are finding, if not some answers, some hopeful perspectives. They hope to learn to generate expanding fields of awareness in which people can interact with more presence, compassion, and collective wisdom. They are inviting you to join the exploration.

It  feels urgent that we make progress in this area.

Field awareness sits at the edges of acceptability in a world dominated by materialistic, objectivist thinking patterns that emphasize analysis, separation of elements, and individual agency. We are increasingly concluding that group and social change is shaped fundamentally by these hard-to-analyze fields. How do we learn to use our nervous systems to perceive them? How do we even talk about this kind of meta-phenomenon? 

How can we learn to transcend a materialistic paradigm without rejecting its value to create a future that works for all of us?

Workshop Leaders

Mary Gelinas, Ed.D., is a senior consultant, managing director of Gelinas James, Inc. and author of Talk Matters: Solving Complex Issues through Brain Science, Mindful Awareness, and Effective Process.

David Sibbet, MSJ, is a senior consultant and CEO of The Grove Consultants International, and co-director of The Global Learning & Exchange Network. He is author of the Wiley Facilitation Series, including his latest book Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, co-authored with Gisela Wendling, Ph.D.

Alan Briskin, Ph.D. will join us on day four. He is co-founder of the Collective Wisdom Initiative and is a consultant, artist, and researcher. His co-authored book, The Power of Collective Wisdom, won the 2010 Nautilus Award in the category of Business and Leadership. He was one of the founding allies of The GLEN and currently working on a book on field awareness with Mary and David.

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Using ATTENTION to Open

the Doorway to Awareness

Session #1 Nov 29, 2022

8:30 am to 1:30pm PT on Zoom

Tuning Into & Generating


Session #2 Nov 30, 2022

8:30am to 1:30pm PT on Zoom

Navigating Deeper Patterns of

Thinking & Perceiving

Session #3 Dec 1, 2022

8:30am to 1:30pm PT on Zoom

Activating Our Body Wisdom and

Stepping into New Fields of Awareness

Session #4 Dec 2, 2022

8:30am to 1:30pm PT on Zoom


Growing Awareness of Fields

& the Neuropsychology of Change

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Mary Gelinas, Ed.D.

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David Sibbet

Open to non-GLEN members. Fees will be used to support The GLEN. Please share this offering with your friends.