real authentic connection


Clearmind International Institute offers innovative, educational, enlightening and psychotherapeutic programs using an experiential spiritual/trans-personal context.


We support people like you to pioneer a path through areas of personal struggle, discover meaning and purpose in your life, and contribute to the well-being of others in your own way. Difficult emotions like sadness, fear, and anger can transform into compassion, excitement, and passion when we are pointed in the right direction.

We offer a number of personal growth workshops as 3-day, 1-week or 2-week intensives as well as a weekly Counsellor Training program. The Rude Awakening is our mind, body, and soul boot-camp towards fostering a purpose-driven life. Further spotlight workshops focus on themes of personal empowerment, men’s/women’s roles, life goals, and leadership.


At Clearmind we believe that connected relationships are the key to a fulfilling life.

We accelerate your personal evolution through the REAL Power of Authentic Connection.

The Rude Awakening

The Rude Awakening is known as Clearmind’s mind, body and soul boot-camp and continues to be our most popular workshop – often selling out a year in advance.

The Rude is an exciting, transformative two-week purpose-driven experience with people from all around the world. Friendships formed at the Rude Awakening are lifelong.

We are constantly teaching those around us what we believe about ourselves, others, and the world. More often than not, we complain about not ‘getting’ the results that we want. However, life organizes itself around what we put into it. Taking responsibility for our own experience and the impact you have on others is empowering. Who you are and what you naturally extend to others will come back to you and determine how you feel.

The Rude Awakening delves deeply into what we extend ourselves into the world, who we choose to be, and what impact we are committed towards contributing to in our lives.


what will i discover?

Purpose, passion, and your special function. A Course in Miracles states that all of us have a ‘special function’, a particular and unique life purpose. Each of us is perfectly shaped by our history for the adventure we are meant to live out. It is through embracing our unique function that anxiety transforms into excitement and passion, depression becomes purpose and compassion. Pain becomes purpose.

This result-orientated intensive program provides a rare opportunity to address lifelong issues, come out the other side, and leave with greater vitality, committed to a concrete year plan.


what can i expect?

The relationships formed with other participants, assistants, and facilitators are deep and allows a more thorough experience of pioneering a path to the levels of defense in your psyche. You will experience an alarmingly honest and spectacular view of your inner self and your intimate purpose beyond yourself.

The workshop is structured with five days on, then the weekend off, and then back on again for the last five days. The weekend between is an opportunity to explore your surroundings as well as have a more adventurous optional activity together.

There will be some free time in the afternoons to relax, meditate, and enjoy the grounds and amenities.

In Canada, our facilitators are educated and registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and/or the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists, and/or the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

International Facilitators are similarly educated and trained in their respective jurisdictions. Workshop assistants, who work under the direction of the facilitators, receive in-house training in responsible, ethical delivery of service. We adhere to our own Code of Ethics, as well as those of our associations. 

Food and Accommodations

Our workshops are held in various locations with various amenities. From beautiful gardens and trails, swimming pools or beaches, locations are unique and the perfect setting to dig deep, relax, and enjoy the experience that is offered.

Our rooms are comfortable shared accommodations.

You will be provided wholesome meals and snacks and our cooking staff can accommodate vegetarian options. For more specific food requirements, please discuss them during registration to determine if we are able to meet your needs.


follow up

Clearmind International prides itself on providing ongoing support beyond the workshop with support groups, events and continued programs.

 Some available options include:

•Additional bi-weekly support groups, video library and blogs
•Email support group for you and your co-participants, assistants and facilitators.
Free Monthly Community Events
•Further 3-day workshops and longer programs available to workshop graduates including The REAL Life Program.

“I came out of the Rude with a visceral feeling, shift in my nervous system that tells me the Universe Is a Friendly Place. One I am so excited to splash around in, embrace and cultivate all its many blessings. Thank you for encouraging me to inhabit myself, inhabit life, to take up space, to
shine my light, my wisdom, my spunk, my heart, my creativity, my gifts…and to bring all of me into connection, and into the lively and sweet embrace of belonging. I’ve been missing all of you. And I’ve been missing me.”




The cost of the workshop is $5700 plus tax. This includes the tuition, food, and shared accommodation. A receipt will be e-mailed to you after your final payment.


A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 is included in the registration. Balance is due prior to the start of the workshop.


Online payment including: Credit Card or Paypal. To help make payments as affordable as possible, we offer monthly payment plans also. Ask for details!


To learn about our cancellation policy, please visit our Terms and Conditions page.


To hold your spot click the ‘Book Now’ button below to visit our payment portal.



Sometimes speaking with someone can help you decide if the workshop is a fit for you. Feel free to call me if you have any questions, or would like to speak further. I would be happy to connect with you!

Craig Wanless

Program Services, Clearmind Vancouver, [email protected], 604-513-9001 ext 1

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