real authentic connection


It’s Our Mission to Accelerate Your Personal
Evolution through REAL Relationships.


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 wellbeing 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 Awakening is our gateway workshop. It offers the philosophical and experiential foundation on which all the others are built. Further workshops focus on themes of intimate relationship, men’s/women’s issues, addictions, 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 Awakening Workshop

The Awakening is an invitation to a new experience of your Self, your life, your friends, family and the world. Most external obstacles in life are really internal ones. We complain about him, her, this, or that and convince ourselves that if things would change externally, our life will too. However, our internal landscape determines our external one. Perception is not a window; it is a mirror.

This workshop is about the spiritual dilemma that underlies the psychological drama of our daily lives. You will work with your internal map of the dynamics of the psychological defense system that is universal in application. This can be a life-altering moment delivered at the level of experience rather than restricted to intellect. The Awakening is an empowering, process-oriented workshop; it focuses on the relinquishment of a thought system based on fear in favour of one based on love. The Awakening is a full three-day immersive workshop experience with meal breaks scheduled as needed.

All materials will be provided at the work-shop with no prerequisites required other than willingness and openness.

what will i discover?

Empowerment, accountability, freedom and purpose. You will leave the work-shop with a new experience and understanding along with conflict resolution tools to continue your process.

what can i expect?

Our attempts at change too often result in knowing better, or feeling relief, but continuing to be stuck. Genuine, integrated change requires targeting thinking, feeling, and doing, which we achieve through a balance between experience and understanding. The Awakening is an intense psychological adventure which promotes honesty, expression, compassion, and group dynamics. The workshop is taught by two qualified facilitators and is supported by trained assistants (we lead the industry in our ratio of assistants to number of participants). The team is dedicated to providing you a safe, nonconfrontational professionally delivered workshop experience that prides itself in respecting the speed of which each participant decides to proceed. We ensure a therapeutically responsible and professional approach to the delivery. In Canada, our facilitators are educated and registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and/ or the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists 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.

online platform

Our style of practice is very intimate, and when we first considered offering programs online, our biggest concern was that we couldn’t replicate the foundational experience of connection without being in the physical presence of one another. What we have discovered over the years is that we can and do deliver an intimate, fully connected experience online. And our online students and graduates around the world bear testament to this fact.

The Awakening Online will contain the same foundational information and experience as the onsite workshop, but with adjusted hours and pace to meet psychological safety considerations unique to online therapy. We are committed to delivering the same emotionally connected magic, via a safe physical distance. We believe authentic connection is available in a very real way, whatever the format, if you choose it.

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 Awakening graduates, including: Counsellor Training, Leadership Development and more.

“I received a better understanding of my feelings and motivations because of the love and acceptance of the staff and group. I was able to reach my inner child and start to remove many issues that had been hidden for years.”


“I learned the importance and gift of receiving and giving love as well as being connected. I learned some amazing tools to work through my own anxiety and emotional issues.”


“I was in awe of the connecting of souls and the love that was shared among complete strangers. It was so empowering to have been a part of.”


“I really have gained myself through this workshop and more importantly, I connected in an amazing way with love and the sense of something greater than myself. I was able to knock down my walls around self worth, self love, and self respect allowing a forgiveness, peace and joy that I haven’t had in a really long time.”




The cost of the workshop is $1098 plus tax. This includes the tuition, workshop materials, post-workshop follow up and exclusive access to further exercises and resources. A receipt will be e-mailed to you after your final payment.


A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $150 is retained in the event that you request a cancellation from the workshop after making a payment.


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 hold your spot or ask questions, please email: [email protected] or call: 604-513-9001 extension 1.



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!

Sony Garza

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

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