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Birthed by popular demand, The Emergence Process Advanced Practicum guides you to embody and fully express your Essential Self in your daily life, and inspire and facilitate others to do the same.

The Emergence Process was co-created by Patricia Ellsberg and her sister Barbara Marx Hubbard as a spiritual journey into literally becoming the next stage of our human evolution. It’s about incarnating our divine humanity in flesh and blood, not as a future potential but in everyday life.

So many of us have flashes of inspiration and spiritual opening but are not able to sustain them as we engage the world.

In this training you learn to live consistently at a higher vibrational level as your “Essential Self,” express it in the world and help others to do the same.

You’ll learn how to lovingly, gently, powerfully build internal resonance between all parts of your self, creating an integrated local self that welcomes in more of your higher Self.

As you do so, you will become a magnetic, centered, and radiant force for positive change quite naturally.

The Emergence Process is different than psychotherapy or even conventional meditation practice because it is a co-creative process of creating internal and external resonance.

This state of higher resonance literally connects us to the unified field and higher capacities which would otherwise be very difficult, if not impossible, to access. Rather than following a strict formula, the Emergence Process tracks the truth of the moment, leading to new possibilities of healing, co-creation, and higher intuitive guidance.

On the deepest level, it’s about creating a homecoming for your soul, welcoming in the upper octave of your being to land fully in your body, your emotions, and your daily life. It works with the alchemy of the human heart, which extends a relaxed, loving presence to welcome the fullness of your being.

This 24-week advanced and expanded presentation of the Emergence Process has never been offered before–anywhere.

It offers a unique opportunity for both new and continuing students to receive personal guidance and delve more deeply than ever before into each step of the 10 step Emergence Process.

And, for the first time, you will learn how to facilitate the Emergence Process with individuals and lead Emergence Circles, making it a core part of your transformational toolkit, which can be an important adjunct to a coaching, therapy, group, or leadership practice.

You will be empowered to share and lead this process, which is so valuable for all those who want “to be the change they wish to see in the world”, and spread it as a powerful tool for social transformation.

Part of the reason for this program is that we began noticing something fascinating about the 8-week Emergence Process introductory courses taught by Patricia Ellsberg: they have had - by far - the greatest rate of repeating students of any course offered by The Shift Network.

A significant number of people have taken the journey as many as four times!

We learned a number of things from this. First, because the Emergence Process is an ever-unfolding, organic journey, each time someone cycles through there are fresh insights, openings, and learnings. Second, the quality of the resonant field created is so transformative and powerful such that people want to stay connected to it and continue to grow. Third, the birthing of the Essential Self needs a longer time and steady support to really unfold in the deepest way.

That’s why we recognized that a six-month format would be ideal for those who recognize the power, depth, and importance of this work and want to go deeper with a strong field of community, practice, and support.

The Emergence Process is unparalleled in its capacity to restore internal wholeness, align us with our truest self, dissolve the internal schisms that pit parts of us against other parts, and create an open invitation for our Universal Self to birth in our day-to-day life.

In its exciting new form, this training offers a three-fold opportunity:

  • You will be supported in your journey to Live as Essence in Action and express the radiant and luminous core of your being in every aspect of your life. You will receive guidance in the process of your own Emergence, step by step.
  • You will learn how to facilitate discussions of the Emergence Process and lead Emergence Circles. This has the additional benefit of making the teachings your own, for, as it said, “You master what you teach.”
  • Those who feel called will have the opportunity to earn an Emergence Process Facilitation Certification by meeting some additional requirements by the end of this training.

This is more than a course.
It is a way of living, being and doing.

The Emergence Process is transformative as it guides you to experience, live, and express your Essence in the world, and inspire others to do the same.

You will be guided by transformational teacher Patricia Ellsberg, and inspired teachings from her sister, Barbara Marx Hubbard, as well as a team of Senior Emergence Process Facilitators for whom living as Essence has become the very foundation of their lives.

Through The Emergence Process Advanced Practicum, you will learn and help others to:

  • Experience a place of peace, ease and inspiration as you leave behind the concerns, pressures, compulsions and stress of your daily life
  • Incarnate your Essential Self, becoming the Beloved you have been seeking
  • Awaken a loving presence within you and live as loving awareness
  • Release the illusion of separation, letting ego guide you to Essence
  • Find your true purpose, with your ego aligned with and in service to your Essence
  • Heal long-held “sacred wounds” within you, transforming limiting beliefs and developing strategies that empower you
  • Surrender the “figuring out mind” to access higher intuition
  • Allow your life to re-pattern, deliberately releasing what no longer serves you
  • Develop your own authentic power and discover greater flow in your work and life, seamlessly blending being and doing
  • Commit to taking steps that manifest your life’s passion
  • Create a support team and find a community with whom to co-create

Also, as you learn to facilitate each of the 10 Steps of the Emergence Process with others you will be guided to:

  • Transmit the “Essence” of each step in your own way
  • Create and facilitate Emergence Circles
  • Cultivate group resonance
  • Sustain and deepen a “resonant field”
  • Speak and inspire others to speak from Essence
  • Honor the silence
  • Listen deeply
  • Lead attunements and powerful guided meditations

Now is the time to deepen your experience of Emergence, expand your knowledge, share your wisdom and your gifts. The Emergence Process Advanced Practicum offers you powerful teachings, practices and a community of support if you are called to evolve yourself and the world.

What You’ll Discover in This 24-Week Practicum

Each LIVE training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to permanently sustain your Emergence and catalyze it in others.

Each week Patricia Ellsberg, along with Senior Emergence Facilitators, will support you to breakthrough to your highest potential and live more fully as your Essential Self. For each of the 10 Steps, two weeks will be devoted to delving in deeply. There will be time for you to share your experience of each Step, and your successes and challenges.

You will also receive guidance on how to share each Step with others. You will be invited to engage in regular practice sessions where you learn to teach the material and lead Emergence Circles. Additional practice sessions will be offered throughout the course for those who want to receive more guidance from Patricia and the Facilitation Team.

You will be encouraged to find an “Emergence Process partner” or participate in an Emergence Circle, and meet at least once to discuss each step. You’ll be supported in finding these partners among either the participants in the course or from your own circle of friends and can meet virtually or in person.

You will also have access to a dynamic online community to discuss and practice the teachings with fellow participants. Senior Emergence Facilitators will be available to offer individual advice and support.

The main course sessions will air live from 5 pm to 7 pm Pacific/ 8-10 pm Eastern time on Mondays. However, even if you cannot make the live calls, you can still get the full benefit of this training.

We have also incorporated the invaluable feedback that we have received from Patricia’s students and graduates to create the most powerful online format we have offered at the Shift Network for transformational learning and practice.

Here are just a few of the ways we have enriched this 24-week Advanced program

  • Longer, more in-depth teachings and lectures
  • Expanded one-on-one and Q&A sessions with Patricia
  • In-depth instruction into the nuances of the key practices and tools
  • Improved community building/support formats
  • Plus much more

This one-of-kind advanced training is a rare opportunity to work with a powerfully transformative process at a much deeper level, to suffuse virtually every area of your life with the gifts of greater consciousness, presence, and depth.

If you are truly ready to dive deep into the transformative field of Emergence and are called to embody and express your potential more fully in this life, this 24-week Advanced Practicum with Patricia Ellsberg is the perfect training for you.

Classes are Mondays, 5 p.m. Pacific, August 12, 2013 through February 17, 2014. (No classes on September 2, December 23 and 30 or January 20, 2014). Additional practice calls and Adv. Track facilitation calls will be announced.


The following sessions will include Patricia’s expert facilitation to deepen you into each Step, along with teachings about the guided facilitation practices so you can share the steps and processes with others.

Sessions 1 and 2: (Aug. 12 and 19)

Step 1 – Entering the Inner Sanctuary

  • Clarify and set your intention for this course. Explore how you want to grow and evolve over the next six months
  • Create an Inner Sanctuary, a place of peace and inspiration where you leave behind the concerns and pressures of daily life
  • Set aside time each day for peaceful contemplation inside your sanctuary with a journal beside you
  • Discover and deepen your connection to your Essential Self as you recall times of inspiration and guidance
  • Identify and integrate the specific qualities of your Essence that you most love – such as joy, peace, security, love, wholeness and wisdom
  • Strengthen your relationship with your own inner guidance by asking questions of and receiving answers from your Essential Self
  • Share and discuss with others in the course your experience of Essence, and what your heart desires for your own Emergence

Session 3: (August 26)

Creating and Leading Emergence Circles and Guided Meditations

In this session with guest speaker Carolyn Anderson, co-author of The Co-Creators Handbook (see bio), you will learn and practice how to:

  • Create and form an Emergence Circle
  • Facilitate a Circle
  • Lead attunements
  • Lead deep guided meditations
  • Deepen your ability to speak and others speak as Essence in Emergence Circles

Sessions 4 and 5: (September 9 and 16)

Step 2 – Contemplating the Glory of the Beloved

  • Spend as much time as you can in your Inner Sanctuary in Essential Self contemplation
  • Become the director of your attention – instead of focusing on current problems and concerns, practice directing your attention to the Beloved presence within
  • Learn the discipline of relaxation – whenever you feel tense or pressured learn to relax, stop, breathe, smile, and return to Essence
  • Become intimate with your Essential Self – continue to contemplate the qualities of your Essence you most love and affirm these qualities within yourself
  • Explore and envision how you can more fully incorporate these qualities into your life
  • Deepen your experience of establishing and maintaining resonance in an Emergence Circle
  • Strengthen your connection to Essence

Sessions 6: (September 23)

Step 3 – Incarnating Your Essential Self

  • Imagine the Essential Self is incarnating, entering your body/mind and transforming it
  • Put this purpose first – as much as you can, make your life a continuous process of placing your attention on the presence of your Essential Self
  • Lift the local selves into a higher vibration by loving them and dissolving their sense of separation from Essence
  • Allow yourself to feel a new freedom from anxiety, pressure and compulsions

Session 7: (September 30)

Establishing and Maintaining a Resonant Field in Emergence Circles

This week our guest speaker will be Joanne Brem, who is a distinguished executive coach (see bio) and who specializes in bringing resonance to corporate meetings.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Establish and sustain a collective resonant field while leading a group
  • Speak as Essence
  • Discern when someone speaks more from ego than Essence and guide them back to speaking as their Essential Self
  • Increase awareness of when a group drops out of resonance and how to regain it
  • Honor sacred silence
  • Trust the process

Session 8: (October 7)

Step 3 – Incarnating Your Essential Self with emphasis on facilitation

  • Imagine the Essential Self is incarnating, entering your body/mind and transforming it
  • Put this purpose first – as much as you can, make your life a continuous process of placing your attention on the presence of your Essential Self
  • Lift the local selves into a higher vibration by loving them and dissolving their sense of separation from Essence
  • Allow yourself to feel a new freedom from anxiety, pressure and compulsions

Sessions 9 and 10: (October 14 and 21)

Step 4 – Inviting the Beloved to Take Dominion

  • Prepare for the Beloved to take dominion by taking a moral inventory to deliberately release what no longer serves you
  • Prepare your inner sanctuary for a special event
  • Express your passionate desire for a complete union of the Human and Divine within you
  • Be introduced to a deeply transformative process for healing “sacred wounds”: The Almaas Process – a core training for Emergence developed by eminent spiritual leader, A. H. Almaas, the founder of the Diamond Approach
  • Share your experiences with Inviting the Beloved to Take Dominion...your successes, challenges, insights and comments

Sessions 11 and 12: (Oct 28 and Nov. 4)

Step 5 – Experiencing the Bliss of Uniting the Human and Divine

  • Form a deeper chamber within your inner sanctuary, the "Rose Chamber of Union of the Human and Divine"
  • Explore your Essential Self as a radiant presence emanating light
  • Experience your wounded local selves becoming facets of your Essential Self rather than fragmented negative aspects of your personality
  • Be guided by your Compass of Joy
  • Be in resonance with and affirm the highest in others
  • Transmit bliss and fall in love with others at the Essence level
  • Share your experiences of the Bliss of Union, your insights, your challenges and your successes

Sessions 13 and 14: (November 11 and 18)

Step 6 – Shifting Your Identity as You Enter “Childhood”

  • Shift the “I” of your identity to your Essential Self
  • Recognize you are the guide who’s been guiding; the voice you’ve been hearing; the Beloved you have loved
  • Deepen your ability to speak and write as the voice of your Essential Self with grace and ease
  • Experience an "inner smile" and practice "initiatory love"
  • Practice and embody powerful affirmations, such as I AM love; I AM wisdom; I AM power; I AM the Beloved
  • Move into causal consciousness
  • Cultivate greater receptivity to the larger design

Sessions 15 & 16: (November 25 and December 2)

Step 7 – Transferring Authority

  • Examine your attitude toward authority in your life
  • Develop your own authentic power
  • Transfer authority and responsibility to your Essential Self
  • Re-parent yourself by evolving and maturing your internalized mother and father while strengthening the inner masculine and feminine aspects of your being
  • Become a loving parent to yourself and forgive your own unskillful behavior as you do with a child

Sessions 17 and 18: (Dec 9 and December 16)

Step 8 – Educating Your Local Selves

  • Deepen your work with the Almaas Process – the practice through which the ego becomes a guide to Essence and learn to trust the guidance of this new identity
  • Be introduced to RAIN, another profound process for dealing with difficult experiences or aspects of yourself
  • Create an expanded Inner Sanctuary and enter a "Sunlit Garden of Co-creation"
  • Develop the practice of creating "heaven within” yourself
  • Stop trying to figure out or solve anything and experience the problems of your local self being dissolved, not solved
  • Move from local, linear time to non-local, non-linear time, the pure awareness of the present
  • Experience self-evolution through self-elevation

Session 19 and 20: (January 6 and 13, 2014)

Step 9 – Repatterning Your Life and Creating the New

In honor of the New Year and new beginnings, you will be asked to explore what it is you want to let go of, and what new is emerging in your life at this time.

  • Set intentions for the New Year
  • Take a deeper moral inventory, looking further at "What do I want to let go of that is no longer serving me?"
  • Allow your life to re-pattern itself
  • Become aware of self-doubts and limiting beliefs
  • Develop new beliefs and strategies that will empower you
  • Discern and nurture what is new that is emerging
  • Experience ease of effort replacing overwhelm and discover greater flow in your work and life, seamlessly blending being and doing
  • Realize you are fully “response-able” – you can respond to every need that arises as your Essential Self
  • Presence your own Essence as your true nature

Session 21: (January 27, 2014)

Review, Reflection and Discussion

This session will be an important time for integration, discussion and review prior to our entering our final step in the Emergence Process – Youth. We will have time for laser coaching, individual reflections and questions and deep facilitation practice.

Sessions 22 and 23: (February 3 and February 10, 2014)

Step 10 – Fulfilling the Promise and Entering Youth

With guest speaker, Karen Buckley, director and co-founder of The Wisdom Connection, you will learn how to infuse being and doing with the energy of Essence and live as “Essence in Action

  • Nurture your “vocational arousal” as the expression of the unique impulse of evolution within you
  • Become clear about what you are passionate about creating
  • Commit to taking steps to manifest your vision
  • Find allies and create a team that supports you in bringing your vision into form
  • Learn to foster resonance as you co-create with others
  • Experience you are one with the Essence that pervades the whole Universe

Session 24: (February 17, 2014)

Going Beyond Emergence – Next Steps for You

  • Review and reflect on our journey together of deepening and facilitating of this process
  • Celebrate completion of the course and honor Facilitation Certification and Non-Certification choices
  • Share how you have “emerged” in our time together; what are the most meaningful insights and experiences you have had; questions and discussion
  • Determine the next steps for you after Emergence
  • Discover how you want to contribute to the larger Shift and what resources you need to make that happen
  • Learn how to form a HUB, a group that joins together with a common goal or join one the many HUBS that already exist
  • Become part of a vast movement of pioneering souls devoted to creating a culture of co-creativity, synergy and love, inspired by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Stephen Dinan and The Shift Network
  • Celebrate your own and our collective Emergence

The Emergence Process Advanced Bonus Collection

In addition to Patricia Ellsberg’s transformative 24-week intensive, you’ll also receive these powerful bonus sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions will complement the intensive, deepening your understanding and practices.

Ritual for Sacred Union with Your Essential Self and Living as Essence

Live Training with Oscar Miro-Quesada

In this session you will be guided in a powerful shamanistic ritual that will lead you towards an embodied experience of the sacred union of the Human and Divine and your birth as your Universal Self.

Don Oscar Miro-Quesada is a respected Peruvian kamasqa curandero, UN Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, originator of Pachakuti Mesa cross-cultural shamanism, and founder of The Heart of the Healer Foundation.

Oscar has dedicated his life to the revitalization of ethno-spiritual wisdom traditions as a way to restore sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. A popular international teacher and master ceremonialist, his work has been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E and the Discovery Channel.

Awakening Your Consciousness to Co-Create the Shift

Audio Training with Barbara Marx Hubbard and Deepak Chopra

In this 60 minute session, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Deepak Chopra will explore the profound nature of the crises of humanity, how your consciousness can help to shift the system, and most importantly, what key insights and practices you need now to shift personally and to be a more effective change agent in the world. This live dialogue between Barbara and Deepak will offer powerful inspiration not only for being the change but how to create actions that flow from your essence.

Deepak Chopra, MD, is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time magazine as the “poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” he is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radioprogram on Sirius/XM Stars.

The Inseparability of Your Unique Spiritual Expression and Evolution Itself

Audio Training with Ken Wilber and Barbara Marx Hubbard

In this illuminating 60-minute conversation, Ken and Barbara discuss the role of Spirit-in-action and offer insights into how your own God-essence is an integral, co-creative expression of evolution itself. Revered as the “Einstein of consciousness,” Ken Wilber is one of the world’s leading integral philosophers and Barbara Marx Hubbard is considered one of the foremost evolutionary futurists.

Revered as the “Einstein of consciousness,” Ken Wilber is one of the world’s leading integral philosophers. Wilber has written 16 books exploring different facets of human development and cultural evolution such as A Brief History of Everything and A Theory of Everything. His philosophy integrates body, mind, soul, and Spirit with self, culture, and nature. In 1998, he founded the Integral Institute, for teaching and applications of Integral theory. Integral Life is the sponsoring organization of Integral Institute.

Opening to the Deeper Revelations of Your Own Emergence’

Audio Training with Michael Beckwith and Barbara Marx Hubbard

Dr. Michael Beckwith says, "Vision without action is fantasy. Action without vision is chaos." In this powerful bonus training, you’ll hear Michael Beckwith share with Barbara Marx Hubbard how you can move the inner revelations of your vision into outward action, as well as how you move from personal emergence into societal emergence.

Dr. Michael Beckwith’s life is a living testament to building spiritual community. In 1986 he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center where thousands gather weekly to receive inspiration from Dr. Beckwith in Culver City, California. He participates on international panels with other peacemakers and spiritual leaders and is co-founder of the Association for Global Thought, an organization dedicated to planetary healing and transformation. He has received numerous humanitarian awards, has written several books and is one of the most prominent spiritual leaders in America, inspiring transformation in millions of people.

Personal Coaching Session with Patricia – Lottery Entry

As part of your course registration, you’ll be entered in a drawing from which ten people will receive a one hour personal coaching session with Patricia. This session is sure to support your sustained shift from Ego to Essence and is a unique and special opportunity.

Emergence Process Facilitation Certification Option

Although participants are welcome to enjoy this course without pursuing certification, those who choose to take this extra step will prepare themselves to more fully take on a leadership role in spreading this powerful process and make a significant contribution to the healing and transformation of our world.

Beyond the regular coursework, the Certification Program provides the tools and experience for participants to become excellent communicators of the 10 steps of the Emergence Process and powerful facilitators of others’ “Emergence” through Circles and groups. This program includes a closely supervised 10 step practicum in which participants will lead their own circles and submit progress reports for review, support and coaching from Senior Emergence Facilitators. This is provided through 10 exclusive Certification Track Group calls with Patricia Ellsberg and Senior Facilitators as well as the Emergence Facilitator Certification online forum which includes personal mentorship from Senior Emergence Facilitators. Participation in the Certification track has an additional fee and it allows you to advertise yourself as a Certified Emergence Process Facilitator.

What Students Say about The Emergence Process and Patricia Ellsberg...

"I loved it ...Answering the call and listening to the useful steps, linked me regularly with my higher self and it gave me the courage and the enthusiasm I needed to continue the work I have already begun 20 years ago in my community."
– Monica Huber Fontaine, Geneve, Switzerland

"For me it was really an amazing experience, especially considering that I have been on the spiritual path for a long time so I am not so frequently surprised! But in this case, I feel Patricia helped me to build a profound and deep connection with myself. This was invaluable for me and helped me to emerge. I loved Patricia‘s leading the course and meditations."
– Laura Gabriela Rey, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"I have been searching for an expansion into a broader community where individuals hold ’the space’ of integrity and essence as a group. The experience with you all was that community for me at this time in my evolution. I felt deep resonance with the meditations, the words, the stories and the voices /folks on the conference class calls. I was able to experience a deeper and longer connection to my core soul ’I AM’ in the group energy."
– Holly Hubbard, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

"As someone who has been searching for truth and healing for many years, this Emergence course has been the richest, most powerful and transformative experience of my life. I now feel connected to a palpable loving radiant inner presence or I could call it an inner fullness of love and peaceful joy that just wants to overflow towards others and towards the world. I have experienced the soothing and healing energy of this loving presence towards the wounded places in me. People I come into contact with, often tell me they feel something positive emanating from me. There has been a quickening, an intensification in the circumstances of my life, moving me towards a richer, more loving life.

I want to thank Patricia for her wonderful presentation of the course. I was so touched and inspired to feel how steady and unflinching was the unconditional love emanating from her at all times and present in her every word, making it easy for me to invoke the presence of essence. I feel that she is giving a precious gift to people by delivering this course with such skill and depth. Sometimes I find myself wondering if I could ever learn to do that so I may contribute in such a valuable way to people and the world."
– Sarah Igelfeld, Montreal, Quebec

"In my over three decades of seeking self and spiritual growth I have not experienced anything more profoundly transformative than the From Ego to Essence teleclass with Patricia Elsberg. I have all of Patricia’s meditations on my iPod and listen to them daily. I have never felt such joy, safety, comfort, compassion and gratitude as when I am in the space of full surrender to my Universal Self, and I would still continue to struggle to find that state without the guidance of Patricia... Thank you so much."
– Kathryn Brewer, Arroyo Grande, CA, United States

“Participating in the Emergence Process with Barbara and Patricia has been one of the most meaningful and powerful processes I have ever done. I use one of their recorded meditations every morning. Their profound depth of wisdom and love are carrying me ever more deeply into my Universal Heart.”
– Cynthia Volpi, Oakland, CA, United States

"Being part of the Emergence Process provided me with an unique opportunity to expand my consciousness through the concepts and models that they provided and the regular contact that I had through the Ning site with fellow travelers.”
– Thomas Harris, Johannesburg, South Africa

“The Emergence course was truly the guiding force to the shift within me. I was deeply able to fully feel and experience the loving presence to my inner wounded child. The beautiful meditations led by Patricia and the sharing of Barbara’s experiences in this course is profoundly guiding my emergence process. I am forever deeply in gratitude.”
– Carolyn Temes, United States

“Each morning when I write from my egoic self, I often feel concerned and annoyed. Yet when I read I write back as Essence, I am struck by the calmness of the words and compassion of the tone.”
– Harvey Austin, Pompano Beach, FL, United States

"For me the course grounded and stabilized my inner work I have done before. I have learned many new aspects and perspectives by the teachings of Barbara and Patricia and the other members of the course whom I met through the course via the internet."
– Sibylle Hajostek, Stockholm, Sweden

Join the Global Community

The Emergence Process Advanced Training is not only the most advanced form of online training currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls, video conference or in our custom online community, to support and learn from each other while you hone your skills to fully embody your Essence and support others to do the same.

This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Register Today and You’ll Receive:

Twenty four weekly 90-minute class sessions with Patricia Ellsberg

Experience a rare opportunity to mentor and learn with one of the world’s leading conscious evolution teachers from the comfort of your own home along with Senior Emergence Facilitators and live guest speakers. Each live class session includes live, interactive calls plus Q&A time and helps you create the specific skills and abilities to step into your full Essence and support others in the same. Classes on Mondays at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Twenty four weekly 30 minutes sessions of supervised facilitation

Following each class session, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in expertly guided circle sessions for practice, deepening and community building with fellow participants.

6 live sessions for specific facilitation practice and group coaching

In these special sessions, you’ll have the individualized opportunity to deepen with Patricia and Senior Facilitators and practice facilitation skills, have live community interaction and take part in group coaching.

Emergence worksheets for guiding the process for others

Throughout the journey, you’ll receive powerful worksheets that illuminate the Steps and deepen your connection to your Essence. Additionally, these worksheets will be the perfect tools as you take your learning into the world and facilitate the process for others.

Guided meditations for each Emergence Process step

Not only will you receive unique meditations that correspond to each step of the Emergence process and will support you in deepening your own realization, you’ll also be guided to practice creating and leading meditations so you can strengthen your capacity to guide others.

Audio Recordings of Each Class, Q&A and Practice Session

After each live class, the audio will be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way you’ll never have to worry about missing a session and you can listen anytime and anywhere on your iPod, in your car and at your convenience.

PDF Transcripts of Each Class Session

In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson you will have the option to do related exercises and/or answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Custom Online Community

Our exclusive, custom-built online community is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your learning experience to an even deeper level.

"Emergence Advanced" BONUS Collection

  • Ritual for Sacred Union with Your Essential Self and Living as Essence
    LIVE Training with Oscar Miro-Quesada
  • Awakening Your Consciousness to Co-Create the Shift
    Audio Training with Deepak Chopra
  • The Inseparability of Your Unique Spiritual Expression and Evolution Itself
    Audio Training with Ken Wilber
  • Opening to the Deeper Revelations of Your Own Emergence
    Audio Training with Michael Beckwith

In Addition to the Above, Emergence Process Facilitation Certification Students Receive:

  • A Supervised Practicum leading the 10 Steps of the Emergence Process
  • 10 Exclusive Certification Group Practice and Support Sessions with Patricia Ellsberg and Senior Emergence Facilitators
  • Access to a private Certification Web Group which includes personal Mentorship with a Senior Emergence Facilitators and Personal Practicum Report Review
  • Certification upon completion of the course, practicum and certification requirements

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Awaken to a Deeper Life

We at The Shift Network feel deeply honored that Patricia has chosen to partner with us on this advanced online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a beautiful teacher and connect with a global community of like minds and hearts who are doing this important and transformative inner work.

Through this powerful LIVE online format, you’ll not only save time and money on retreat costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals, which would cost thousands of dollars). But you’ll be able to benefit from the incredible teachings from the comfort of your home – at your own pace!

If you are serious about your spiritual evolution and awakening, it’s a great blessing for yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training with Patricia Ellsberg,

More Praise for Patricia Ellsberg...

"Patricia Ellsberg is an inspiration to students in my Awakening Joy class in which she has led profoundly evocative guided meditations for many years. She truly lives as her essence and is one of my favorite joy buddies.”
– James Baraz, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps that will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness

"Patricia Ellsberg is an inspiring teacher and leader. I’ve shared programs with her many times and enjoyed myself as a participant just as often. She never fails to bring me to deep internal peace, a new insight into myself, and feelings of complete pleasure and wellbeing. I jump at the opportunity to be in her presence."
– Rick Foster, co-author, How We Choose to Be Happy and Happiness & Health

"In the Emergence Course, Patricia Ellsberg’s loving presence came straight through my mobile phone into my heart week after week. Her caring, brilliant articulation of years of practice, along with her skillful mediation guidance, radically deepened my own ability to contact, coax, seduce and embrace my own beloved Essence. A rare gifted teacher who channels both head and heart, Patricia is a gem not to be missed."
– Karen Everett, documentary filmmaker

"Patricia Ellsberg is a wise woman and an inspired teacher, who emanates love, peace and joy with every breath. To be in her Presence is to touch the highest and most Divine aspects of Self. I wholeheartedly recommend her class to anyone who is committed to a path of deep transformation."
– Carolyn Anderson, co-author of The Co-Creator’s Handbook

About Your Course Facilitator

Patricia Ellsberg is a social change activist, meditation teacher, life coach and public speaker. In 1971, she helped her husband, Daniel Ellsberg, release to the press the Pentagon Papers, a top secret history of US involvement in Vietnam, which helped end the Vietnam War. The Oscar nominated documentary, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," tells the riveting story of this era and Daniel and Patricia’s role in changing history. A central theme of her life has been bridging spiritual experience with social activism. Working closely with her sister, Barbara Marx Hubbard, in furthering social transformation through Conscious Evolution, Patricia guides people to make a shift from ego to essence, so they live with greater joy, purpose and meaning. Patricia’s special gift as a coach is transmitting and helping people access a profound sense of joy and wellbeing through the artful use of guided meditation. She is currently coaching and teaching The Emergence Process and her own teleseminars on the theme of “Finding Mother-Love Within.”

Guest Teachers

As a top-performer in this extremely high-paced, competitive environments such as the Burroughs Corporation, Honeywell Information Systems and the Amdahl Corporation, Joanne Brem, cultivated the inner capacity, key attitudes, resourceful perspectives and practices that sustain the optimal mental, emotional and physical state needed to meet the constant intensity and demands of her work and exceed her objectives year after year. In essence, Joanne learned and integrated into practice, the principles and dynamics of sustainable high-impact performance and life/leadership mastery, which forms the philosophical foundation of her leadership coaching approach. She brings seasoned, hands-on expertise to the field of leadership development through her business, Joanne Brem & Company

Karen Wilhelm Buckley has developed wise evolutionary leaders and organizations for over 20 years. As Director of The Wisdom Connection, Karen works with women leaders. As principal of Communicore Consulting, Karen is an executive coach and consultant bringing experience and expertise to the field of organization development. Her clients develop skills and strategies to effectively guide evolutionary change and build engaged performance. Karen is a fellow of the World Business Academy and a founding Board member of the Spirit in Business Global Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California, and your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. You can also use Skype credit/subscription or Google Voice to dial in to MaestroConference, and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers, and we also have a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on our Shift Movement that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the Course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! If you find that the course is not meeting your needs, please visit our support site and submit a request at so that we can address your concerns. We offer a satisfaction guarantee for a full two weeks so that you can try out the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is before the start of the second month on Dec 31st, 1969. Submit refund requests at with the subject "Refund request".

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

Q: What are the benefits of telling my friends to join the program?
A: You can sign up as an Affiliate of The Shift Network and receive 20% for anyone that you introduce who registers for the virtual event. If you bring five friends into the event, you can cover your own! Register at and you’ll receive a promotional link to use.