The "Seagull Program" is a typical LGAT as far as I can tell from your page; first level is called "Basic", 4 days $495. Day 1: Why are you here? ( 5-6 hours of sharing) Trust walk process (I trust you etc . . .) Buddies (with the person you picked as someone you would trust least) Homework Day 2: More Why are you here? or processing of those whose buddies blew out. Red Black game - Its more of a how do you screw other people in life process. How is this a mirror of your other relationships. What was the goal? What does it mean to win? Can there be a true "win" when there is a loser? I almost abstained from voting when I did red-black. I did not want to play a win lose game with the other group; or with those in my group. Got everyone to agree to vote Black but we could never tally the vote (wich required recognizing every individual.) Feedback Arcs (Living Mirror) Process Clear Plastic Bag - The basic process (lasting about 15 minutes) is to imagine a clear plastic bag. Then to put everything about you in the bag. Everything: beliefs, attitudes, your body, your car, your feelings about your car and on, and on. The climax is to notice that YOU are not "in" the bag -- you are who is observing the bag." Homework Day 3: Sharing, maybe a trust fall, Emotional release of Mom, Dad, others, self -- beating on chairs Inner Child experience (this was pure magic for me, wonderful!) John Denver's "I want to live" Dinner break (Day one and two start at 6:00pm; day 3 and 4 at 11:00) Victim accountability lecture Sing "The Impossible Dream" solo on stage (break through the last walls of fear) Hug confront - Line up in two circles facing each other. Voting is by showing fingers. One for no contact. Two for looking at each other, three for shaking hands, and four for a hug. Most everyone votes to hug. Homework Day 4: Sharing "Be Ye therefore Perfect" lecture "What do you want" process Dinner break -- touch a stranger's life in a positive way Sign up for next level Retreat building process (again, very powerful for me) - Imagine building a "retreat" in your favorite place in nature. Describe your feelings about that retreat as a reflection of your self. ------ Level 2 is called "Advanced", starts at 11 am each day Day 1: Clearing, sharing, creation statment Lecture on levels of awareness Alternative names Get in touch with that part of you that is holding you back from having what you say you want. For some it may be their perception of themselves as ugly, stupid, whimpy, overly analytical, violent, disloyal, etc. Whatever. Then on the dinner break, ask your buddy for assistance: What is your most nerdy quality; then come up with an alternative name for each other. After dinner the staff and trainer suggest names. Mine was Judge, Jury, and Executioner (hit my self-aggrandizing button fairly hard). Others include: The exterminator, Daddy's plaything; Barbie's grandma; Jabba the Butt; Sell-it cheap, stuff it deep; Grateful Dead, Death wish Junkie . . . etc. Lifeboat Process Homework Day 2: Sharing about how the alt name is a mirror of your life Catharsis -- like Mom and Pop in Basic but in freefall, I've seen some real lasting "miracles" here for many people in the training. Then a guided visualization to the retreat from Basic, and discovery of your contract: (Eg I am an abundant, caring, joyful man) and the alternative name is torn up. Later comes a lecture on how we will always be our nerd. Nothing changes. There is no hope. The way out is through. Love your nerdy part to heal. Then the staff comes out from the back table dressed as nerds (which is the most fun moment in staffing) and opens the space for the trainees to take on their stretch assignments -- from nerd to whatever . . . Contracts "I am a . . . . (wo)man Dinner Stretch group assignments Homework Day 3: Stretch day! On Stretch day in "Advanced", they have maybe 10 groups of trainees, with 5-9 in each group; gouped together by their nerdy qualities. Each stretch is very different. The idea is to stretch first into your nerdiness, then into your magnificance. Other stretches are: Punk Rockers to Cupid and Mother Nature Morticians to Kiss Soap Opera whiners to Paula Abduhl Jimmy Swagart/Jim Bakker to Jonathan Livingston Seagull Spoiled yogurt to butterflies Cows to Belly Dancers Cartoon heros to Ballerinas It sounds stupid, I suppose; but it was one of the best days of my life. Seagull sets it up as a very powerful stretch -- first identifing what is holding you back; then owning the opposite of that. For me, I was always the nerdy kind of guy in high school; really feeling like a rock star, and receiving all that support from 60 plus others watching us, was something of a turning point for me. Abudance table - Just before the abundance table in Advanced, they tell the story of Mary washing Jesus' feet and then play Neil Diamond's Mary Magdelene. There are bowls and washcloths and most trainees choose to wash each other's feet before sharing the food on the table (mostly fruits and small deserts). Tunnel of love (hugs) Day 4: I don't remember all the details. Creation statements are a part of the day. ------ "Leadership Program" is 3 weekends over 7 weeks with phone calls during the week. First weekend: A FANTASTIC ropes course, trust falls, The Perch, The Ring, Lifeline, Acid River, Shark island, Partners, The Wall. Second weekend: Abundance (affirmations etc) 3rd weekend Enrollment (vision sharing and signing up friends for the next Basic) 4th weekend: Celebration; flying each other, etc.