I was an addict who was "clean", but not "serene"
While I made progress in "getting clean" from using alcohol and other drugs, I came to a point where it occurred to me that there must be something more than "just not using". Recovery for me had to give me something more meaningful.
I realised that the place where I struggled, and the thing that "drove" me, was and always had been the pain of isolation, loneliness, and confusion about my "uncomfortable" and "difficult" emotions. I seemed filled to overflowing with depression, despair, anxiety, insecurity, and sadness. When I described to the Dr. what I was feeling, he told me it was normal... of course, that didn't help!
I rarely felt like "I fit" - I even described myself as an alien who got put here by some weird accident. I knew "how to play the game" of social interactions - but I just didn't want to play. It didn't make sense to me.
Deep down inside myself, I felt frustrated. I achieved some recovery, but still rode a crazy making emotional roller coaster, without any confidence that I could ever really make sense of my emotional experience - and the world.
...has been to find, create, and then share the "how-to" of reliably creating true freedom, confidence and emotional strength. In the past 35 years, I've looked at, trained in - and experimented with - many different forms of therapy, self-help, and tools for self-improvement. I knew that whatever I found had to be something that was more than "just my opinion".
The solution had to be proven
For me to present something "to the world" as a solution, it had to be proven in the lives of other people to really work. It had to be easily “doable”, and not just endless fancy faddish theory or geek-speak. It had to work for almost anyone. Thus, it had to be based on solidly proven practices and principles.
Now, it's your turn!
I’ve taught major pieces of this system to graduate students, teachers, business leaders, office personnel, managers, nurses, yoga teachers, writers, actors, marketers, executives, politicians, every-day folks and people in recovery. I’ve used it in my clinical practice and in working with my own family members.
It’s not about a specific outer "population demographic" according to age, gender, economic situation, or lifestyle circumstance. The unifying principle is that all of these people were searching for the answer to how to come out of self-sabotage, imposter syndrome, low self-confidence, anxiety, worry, insecurity, and... essentially, how to come out of emotional suffering. Not just to come out of that suffering, but how to live more confident, satisfying, and positively fulfilling lives.
My goal is to "turn you on" to the coolest stuff!
That's right! This is pretty awesome, cool, and even FUN!
If you're anything like how I was, then I want to help you solve your biggest problems. I want to help you remove the largest blockages to achieving progress in your personal and professional life. When you do these practices and apply these principles, you’ll be able to handle - with confidence - the big challenges that life is guaranteed to present you with. As you do this, you'll move forward in living free from even the hint of being controlled by the negative forces of emotions - and you'll be able to transform those "negative" and "uncomfortable" emotions into your reliable allies!
We will ALWAYS be confronted with emotional challenges in our lives. It's time to learn how to deal with them confidently, isn't it?
The Fierce Self Care Course and Coaching Program
Fierce Self Care is about how to live emotionally "clean", as your own fully and fiercely engaged best friend. How to use your emotional world and experiences as your reliable servant in claiming serenity for yourself – and empowering yourself as an agent of serenity in the lives of anyone you connect with.
"Emotional Balance" is one of those buzz words that sounds simple to say, yet I find the people who say it cannot tell me how they do it. With the skills and tools I've put in this course, you'll be well on your way to being able to claim your own dynamic emotional balance at will!
The Process Consists of learning:
- how to identify our emotional and thinking patterns,
- how to recognize our particular distortion patterns
- learning how to auto-correct those distortions with ease
- how to do emotional self-cleansing, strengthening, and transformation
- how to positively shift our self-talk for serenity
Imagine being free of feeling enslaved by your emotions - the insecurities of worry or anxiety; the biting presence of frustration and anger; or the darkness and despair of chronic sadness.
Imagine deflecting the negativity of clients, friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances.
Imagine being confident in the face of triggers by insensitive relatives, work mates, or social contacts - or ANY trigger!
Imagine living free from worry about emotional excesses.
Imagine holding your head up high, and confidently claiming your power in any situation.
Imagine knowing and feeling peace and serenity - whenever you want!
Detailed text, audios, videos, and .pdf's to guide your progress in developing your Fierce Self Advocacy skills, including:
- The 5 Elemental Process Map
- 5 Element ScriptingTM: how to improve your self-talk and create success with others
- The combination of modern Neuroscience and traditional Qigong Skills in The T.A.I. Empowerment ProcessTM
Four Qigong "Sets" (each can be done in as little as 10 minutes, or extended for your enjoyment) for you to do almost anywhere or any time, for emotional clarity, strength, and power.
Each week there is an open Group Q&A session. You can attend via phone or video. The audio of that session will be uploaded to the members area within 24 hours of the call, and available for download on an ongoing basis.
Some questions asked through email are easily answered by a written email, some are better answered with a short video. I offer both, to serve you more completely.
Whether we experience a single, particular emotional extreme (such as anxiety, anger, sadness, worry, or anything else), or you have a "collection" of discomforting emotions that show up repeatedly, Zander will devise and suggest a custom, personalized strategy for you to experiment with as an addition to your toolbox of skills.
Each week there are open "Office Hours Coaching sessions".
Similar to Laser Sessions, they are coaching, but since they are open to other course members, they may not be entirely private. You can attend via phone or video. These sessions are not recorded.
These are brief (up to 15 minute) and very focused private coaching sessions. They most often target one situation. Students make an appointment online (same day appointments are possible) when you need help "right now", in between our main weekly Q&A sessions. You can receive a recording link for your call, if you want.
You can have as many of these calls during the course as needed, provided you complete the action you agreed to take on your last laser session before booking another one.
A log-in protected secure private group (not a Facebook group) for communicating with other course members, asking questions, and getting direct responses from Zander
What STUDENTS say...
There's only so long that one can struggle alone before you have to find another way. The concepts and techniques Zander introduces here are deceptively simple, but profoundly valuable. The coaching calls feel like discussing things with a trusted friend. Zander is understanding and responsive, and willing to keep you on track when necessary. Put simply, he's just as invested in your well being as you are.
In the past, I never spoke about what was bothering me, while desperately hoping someone would ask the right question so I COULD. As I progressed through the course, I could feel myself loosening up, able to release tensions (both mental and physical) that I barely knew were there.
We live in a world of "easy-fixes" and "lose 1700 pounds in eight minutes by blinking!" or other such silliness, so any skepticism is entirely understandable. However, I can speak to the fact that this works.
With Zander's guidance, the techniques helped me not only release stresses and blockages that affected every area of my life, but also helped me understand what caused them in the first place.
When you travel down this road, be prepared to lose some "weight:" mental burdens, psychological stress, and physical tension for a start.
One short year ago, I was emotionally despairing, in constant pain; chaos reigned both internally and externally. I had such complex health and mental health issues that other professionals had given up. Though I had made many heroic efforts over fifteen years, I had finally arrived at the sad conclusion that nothing worthwhile in life was attainable—for me.
From our first meeting, Zander offered me validation and tools. He encouraged me to believe that there was a way out of the misery. He never gave up on me, even when I gave up on myself. Patiently, consistently, and generously, Zander worked with me in beginning a healing journey which I didn't yet quite believe was possible.
With gentle skill, Zander was able to be flexible as I rapidly changed tracks, which was often at first. I became able to laugh about what a slippery, reluctant, albeit hungry, student I was — Zander never judged, only guided me back to my highest self.
Zander taught me daily practices which have changed my life for the better and which increasingly serve me.
It occurred to me that, one year ago, even six months ago, I would not have been able to even compose this testimonial because my brain and body were too scattered and far far away from any centre. I thank you and all the other angels involved...
Today, I am functioning
(almost unbelievably) well,
enjoying life, pain free.
And I am sometimes even happy for no reason!
The combination of mindful breathing, physical movement and visualizations help me. They help me to clear away my emotional and mental clutter, bring me to a state of presence, and help me to re-establish a calm and solid emotional foundation. In that space, facing the challenges ahead are not as overwhelming.
Perhaps the most beautiful thing about what I learned working with Zander is how quickly I can reach this place of strength, and how good it feels...
I continue to use the methods that I learned from Zander because they profoundly improve the quality of my life. I have faced some of the most difficult and challenging events with grace and power. I’ve been able to centre myself in storms of anxiety, fear and doubt.
Perhaps most importantly, I find that regular practice of the techniques I learned from Zander bring me joy and serenity.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Zander
and wholeheartedly recommend him and his course.
This isn’t about digging into the depths of one or more of your past issues. Those past issues will continue to arise, even after decades of successful personal healing work.
The training - and coaching on how to apply the concepts and practices of the training - is about creating success in our lives NOW. The sooner you are able to start using these tools, the stronger and better you will be able to use them whenever you need them. This course is training you in knowing how to deal with those problems and pains, when they arise.
Wouldn't it be great, instead of feeling ambushed, paralyzed, and imprisoned by those old familiar voices of self doubt and self hate, if you knew how to set yourself free whenever they arise? What if you knew how to transform those problem emotions into allies, and claim your freedom?
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3
This program is about developing the skills of knowing - and strengthening - your full self!
Core concepts and practices for Emotional Cleansing... and Clearing the Crap!
Overview: The 5 Elemental Processes Of Empowerment; The T.A.I. Process
Knowing Ourselves 1: Your Personal Laboratory; Our Inner Relation-Scripts; The Conversational Dashboard; The Three Levels of Self-talk; Skills for Transforming Self-hate
Coffee Break Qigong 1: Centering Ourselves
Trust, Honour, and Boundaries
The Neuroscience of Conversations: Elevating Our Inner and Outer Interactions
Knowing Ourselves 2: All The Things We All Do; Enhancing Our Response-Abilities; Judgement;
Experimenting And Exploring: Principles of Creating
Coffee Break Qigong 2 - Eight Actions and Energetic Protection
Magnetic Leadership From Within
Experimenting And Exploring: The Play Principle
Knowing Ourselves 3: Managing Our Changes; Strategies for Defeating Hijackers
T.A.I. Process: Coffee Break Qigong 3: Extending Our Powerful Personal Presence - Walking With Beauty;
Expanding Our Trust Circles
Recruiting Our Hero's
Experimenting And Exploring: Creative Restoration
Knowing Ourselves: Deepening Resolve
Coffee Break Qigong 4: Improvisation
Your Deep Dream
Knowing Ourselves: Counteracting the Forces of Fear; The Surrender Paradox
Maintaining and Empowering Your Ongoing Momentum
Enhancing Your Emotional M.A.S.T.E.R.Y. Process
Please Note: The precise order, content and sequence of the topics listed above is subject to change
*(Bonus sessions are available after the first 30 days)
His professional accomplishments and history: 20 years of experience in Oriental Medicine, including being an Honours graduate in Acupuncture; Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture; Acupressure Practitioner and Senior Teacher; Certified Coach in Conversational IntelligenceTM (the neuroscience of conversations), and he holds a Masters Degree in Medical Qigong Therapy.
He started working as an addictions counselor in 1990. His work developed in "Talk therapy" positions for most of the next 10 years. This included as a team member in a sex offender treatment program; running the counseling department of 7 funeral homes; crisis counselor; youth and family addictions counselor, and working with business owners.
Before working in addictions, he was a circus teacher, juggler, fire eater, and actor. As a special events coordinator, he organized a variety of community events, concerts, and festivals.
"My passion is helping people
create more deliberately
skillful and fulfilling lives"
In his "spare time", he does recreation by playing mandolin and flute, going on canoe trips, playing squash, singing, and cartooning.
He can also often be found herding electrons on the net, building sites like this one.
He has one daughter, and one step-daughter (both are married). He feels richly blessed with a family he loves!
“I highly recommend Zander; he is truly one of the most genuine, caring and passionate practitioners and teachers that I’ve had the pleasure to work with..”
“Working with Zander has been life changing!”
“I am always amazed at the clarity you seem to bring in such an easy way that I can relate to it!"
“My overall health has improved, my relationships - both with myself and others - have improved, and I know that no matter what, I am not alone on this path.”
"He helps to bring me back in touch with myself. As a result, I have developed a healthier relationship with myself and the world."
"Zander really takes the time to work with his clients and really commits to them. While he is challenging, it is always for the better"
8 Week Core Course
...with Laser Sessions, Weekly Teleseminars,
Members Private Group, & e-mail support
Custom Personalized Hypnosis
(with recording) or
Two 30 Minute Coaching Sessions
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Work with the course for up to 30 days!
Get access to the Fierce Self Care Course by enrolling right now...
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This includes access to all Webinars, Q&A sessions, any 1-to-1 Laser Coaching Sessions, videos, meditations, handouts, participating in the Members Group and posting your questions and daily progress.
If you feel you don't benefit from this training and course material - at ANY time during the first 30 days you decide this course is just not for you - simply send an email and you'll receive a prompt, friendly and hassle-free refund.
You get FULL ACCESS to the first four weeks of the material - you get to try it out, and see how well it "fits" you - RISK FREE.
The best part of this is you don't have to make up your mind about Fierce Self Care now.
Enroll in the training and coaching before enrollment closes...
*(Bonus sessions are available after the first 30 days)
Zander has shared this gift with me on many occasions, and it has always been given in good faith and with genuine caring.
Often in our work together I’ve found myself uncertain as to what I’m trying to say, or of what’s truly bothering me.
This is, I think, when Zander is at his best.
A blend of exacting questions and insightful metaphor pulls the issue into focus and what follows is always an opportunity to explore myself more deeply - safely and without fear of judgement.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
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There are several kinds of exercises in this course.
There are some emotional exercises. These are ways of working with your emotions deliberately. This includes some writing - without requiring you "to be a good writer".
Other non-physical exercises are ones where you'll observe things in your day to day, moment by moment life.
The physical Qigong exercises are gentle, slow, and easy for anyone to adapt to their personal situation.
On the pages and in the videos there is instruction and guidance on how to modify the exercises for different abilities. This has rarely happened before, but it's possible... I've instructed a wheelchair bound paraplegic on using these kinds of exercises, and they did quite well - so I'm confident we can achieve a similar success for you.
As always - if you're having any problem with anything in the course, in any way - please reach out and ask for guidance from Zander.
About a maximum of 1 hour of time for a couple of days per week, and about one 30 minute block of time for each of the other days are about what other people have reported doing in the past.
Attending a laser session, or a weekly tele-seminar, are other time blocks that you may want to consider.
Doing a daily practice is highly recommended - but not a requirement. Sometimes people have disengaged from doing the Qigong exercises for a few days, and then come back to them and found how much better they do by doing them. It's up to you to experiment with how you want to use any part of this course.
All of the teleseminars will be recorded and made available to you within 24 hours of when they happen "live".
If you have a question and cannot attend the teleseminar, you can email any question the day before and it will be answered. You can also ask questions during a Laser Coaching Session.
This course is all "Online", using phone, email, and internet. It is recommended that you have a good internet connection to be able to view the videos. "Local" call in numbers will be available. Toll free in the US, Canada and the Caribbean: Check here for other countries: https://zoom.us/zoomconference
You can engage in the course at your convenience - your access never expires.
That being said... there is a power in working with a group, and moving with the group - getting support, sharing your experience of learning and creating change - and this is something that is impossible to do without participating "live".
If something should "come up" during the course that makes it impossible for you to continue at that time, then please contact Zander so we can make some arrangements that work well.
There is nothing religious about any of these practices. The training is about how to focus and refine your awareness of what you experience.
This requires about the same amount of religious engagement as driving a tricycle, or taking a walk in nature.
Yes, the course will be offered again, but it won't necessarily be at the same price.
Future editions of this course will most likely be at a higher price.
You have lifetime access to the course and any future updates to the core 8 week material.
Your access to Laser Sessions and email support is for the duration of the 8 weeks during which the course is "live" for your enrollment.
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