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where you live:
If you know others in your area who might be interested,
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you cannot make it to a workshop or want to work in
between workshops, it is always possible (and very
effective too) to do LearningMethods
sessions by phone (if you
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Modular Learning Program
LearningMethods OnlineTM —
Practical Details – Format, Fees, and Scheduling
Here are the practical
details of the LearningMethods Online distance learning program
— the course format and its online tools, scheduling, fees,
and how to sign up.
The in-depth content of the program is not
listed here. Many of you will already be familiar with the LearningMethods
and Anatomy of Wholeness work through workshops or classes.
In any case you can get ample information about the nature and
process of the work in the rest of this web site, especially
in the library of articles.
However, if you do have any questions about
any aspect of this program (including the content), the easiest
and most direct thing is to have a chat with me about it. I'd
be happy to call you so we can talk it over. Just let me know
by e-mail at
and we can arrange a good time for a phone call or Skype call...
This page is a bit long, but hopefully it
will give you all the practical information you need. I've put
the information into sections below with bold headings so you
can find what you want, or use these links to jump there quickly:
Format Used Scheduling
Now, down to details...
The online distance learning module has three
Personal Level -
learn about the work and how to apply it in your own life (or
with family and friends). This is best for those new to the
Professional Level -
learn it for yourself plus develop your skills in your existing
work, performance, teaching, practice, etc.
- become a teacher of LearningMethods and/or Anatomy of Wholeness
(prerequisite: one of the above levels or a substantial amount
of in-person workshop or class work)
What groups are being planned?
There are three groups running now, one of which will end soon, so it is likely
that one or two new groups will start early in the coming year. One of these may be an
in-depth Anatomy of Wholeness group exploring our human structure and function from the point of
view of the whole person. Another may be a group for performers and performance teachers, but I am open to starting groups
with other themes and for those with specific interests if there is sufficient interest, so if you don't think you fit
into one of the above groups, contact me and we will see what
other possibilities there may be for you, now, or in the future.
In all groups I am always there
to lead and guide, and in general, it is your interests, questions and the issues you bring up that
will steer what we get into and the direction we take — the
best learning is always when the content matches where you are
and what you need.
What is the group size?
Each group will be no more than 5-6 people.
The small group size provides for lots of individual time to
allow in-depth work, and because everyone in the group is committing
to be there each time we meet, you will get to know each other
well. This group size works very well — big enough to allow
for lots of varied and interesting issues and input, but small
enough for in-depth and regular work for each person as well as group sense of trust and communication.
What format does online learning use?
In my current groups I have been very impressed
with the effectiveness of today's online tools, especially the live video sessions, and how much
we can accomplish online without being physically there in person. Here is the list of the what we are using
at this point:
— live video and audio
conference call sessions of about 2+ hours each week
via WebEx (a private virtual network account with
live video and audio (everyone can see and hear all the group members at once). This is all handled through your broadband Internet,
i.e. no phone-ins) and the system live whiteboard functions
for diagrams, on-screen sharing of visual resource material and documents, streaming of audio and video files, as well
as the ability to record the sessions in video and/or audio for our archives.
— a dedicated (private) group
e-mail discussion list for questions, discussion
and sharing ideas,
— a dedicated password-protected
web site for each group where all the recordings
of that group's live sessions, podcasts, e-mail discussions
and other resources are archived and available for download and study,
— the web site also hosts a
range of resources by David Gorman, other LearningMethods
teachers, and others. These resources include relevant
articles, scientific papers, audio and video recordings,
— periodic audio (and eventually
video) podcasts to the group by David Gorman (and eventually
other teachers) on relevant topics. These are also archived
and often transcribed into text for download,
— a library of previously-recorded
LearningMethods and Anatomy of Wholeness classes and workshops on a wide range of topics available for streaming
— option to attend in-person
extensive training sessions and intensive workshops.
— and possibly coming soon, webinars
(i.e. online seminars and courses) available for self-paced
study so you can step through learning on territories like our
human structure and function (Anatomy of Wholeness), balance
and support (Standing on Top of the World), working with performers
and performance teachers (Liberating Performers), and other
How it it scheduled?
As for scheduling, my current groups meet weekly by live conference
call and the members communicate regularly by the group e-mail discussion list
in between. These weekly sessions more or less follow the usual
school terms, that is, each term is about 14 weeks — September
to December, then a few weeks break around the holidays, then
January to late March or early April, a few weeks
for Easter break, then from late April to early July.
Everyone has found that meeting
weekly is an ideal schedule which allows for ongoing learning,
regular new ideas and stimulation. The days of the week in between sessions gives lots of time for exploring, experimenting and practice,
and bringing the
results back the following week to the next live session for more learning.
Normally the group's live online sessions happen on the
same day and the same time each week, but occasionally this can be adjusted
by mutual agreement to meet unexpected changes.
The frequency of meeting and the exact dates and times we choose
for new groups will be worked out to fit everyone's schedule. A different schedule (for instance
meeting once every two weeks)may fit
better for some new groups, so if you want to join a group p-lease feel free to suggest what works
Day and Time
When a new group is started we need to work out a day and time for the live video conference
sessions that suits everyone. Along with finding a regular day of the week for meeting we need to
find a time of day that allows participants to join in from
both North America and Europe. Currently most groups meet at a time which is early-to-mid morning in
North American time zones and mid-to-late afternoon in European time zones, but this is something that we can
discuss as a group once participant numbers are finalized.
What does it cost? How do I pay?
I've set the fees so that the amount should
be workable for you and allow you an optimal frequency of sessions,
and so that it is also workable for me to be able to put in
the time with you (not only the time each week for the actual
conference call sessions, but also for the e-mail responses, web page maintenance, recording
preparation, cost of the WebEx system and web hosting, etc...).
That is, in order for
me to undertake a commitment to be there for you, I need a commitment
from all of you to also be there each time. It would not work
for there to be 3 people one time and 5 the next and 4 the next.
Therefore all participants must commit by the term (usually 14 weeks), even if it turns
out that once in a while you cannot make a session. Fees are calculated on the number of live conference call
sessions we have. At the moment the fee is CA$ 75
(approx. EUR 54, UKú 46, US$ 75) per conference call
session. This covers the live meetings and all the other parts
of the online learning program that go with it (e-mail
discussion list, web site archives and resources, etc.).
The fees are payable
in one of two ways:
by the term, payable in advance — there are
3 terms a year: term 1 is September to December; term 2 is January
to March-April; term 3 is April to July). You can pay via bn cheque in Canadian
or US funds, by direct deposit to my UK bank, or online by any credit
card, or by PayPal,
— or by a term's worth
of monthly instalments, payable by a series of post-dated
monthly Canadian or US bank checks, by a bank standing order
in Canadian funds or UK funds, or by a PayPal recurring subscription.
The amount you pay is the same
in either method — it is simply a question of which is more
convenient for you.
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in joining a group, get
in touch with me right away at
so we can discuss your goals and which group will suit you best,
and any other questions you may have. I can only manage to run so many groups at once so once this
next set of new groups begin there
will likely not be others starting until one of the current groups ends, though occasionally there may be
spaces in the current groups to be filled.
How do I get more information?
Let me know at
if you have any questions,
or wish to discuss any aspect of the program with me — including
the content, fees, scheduling, etc. Even if you want to
join but are not ready to commit now, let me know
and I'll keep you on the list of those who will get priority information
as soon as new groups open up later.
I look forward to working with some of you