Dr. Nicola Amadora has successfully worked with thousands of individuals and groups for thirty years internationally. She offers a wealth of experience and expertise as a Hakomi Therapist, Psychologist, Spiritual Teacher, Leadership and Relationship Educator. She has worked with people from diverse cultural, spiritual, personal back ground. She has guided individuals, couples, families, large groups and organizations. Nicola is committed to support and guide leaders, healers and people who are dedicated to awakening, to be of service and to bring forth positive change in our world. www.nicolaamadora.com
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Module 1 Training includes:
All the points mentioned above and more: Strengthen your leadership and healing abilities. Support people to access their deeper wisdom, love and truth. Introduce mindfulness and heart opening to people of diverse walks of life. Recognize spiritual emergence and trauma and how to deal with it. Work with the group intelligence and create cohesion in any setting and lead position. Provide direct, alive and new experiences. Understand developmental stages of people. Hone tracking and masterful connecting skills. Deepen into loving presence. Work elegantly with energy, structure and flow. Address power issues, transference and keep it real. Attune and guide from Source. Set boundaries from connection. Strengthen relating, contacting and non violent communication capacities. Ride the waves of emotions, establish body sense and cut through mental formations gracefully. Offer direct experience and sound guidance for the journey of awakening, embodiment and integration.
You can participate in Module 1 without signing up for the entire Transforming Lives Training and Certification.
Module 2 Training includes:
Transformational work with groups requires a higher level of expertise and capacity. In this training module you have the opportunity to lead sections to receive support and feedback. Module 2 builds on module 1, and expands on working with groups as a leader and healer. It includes: How to guide groups skillfully with presence, heart and connection. Learn what helps groups to become a supportive vessel for the process of awakening, healing and integrating, and embodiment. Understand crucial group and inherited family dynamics and reactions. How to take charge in business meetings and guide a team into deeper connection and mindfulness. Invoking presence, heart and connectedness with clients and groups in any situation. The use of inclusive language for facilitators. Recognizing and navigating the dance of power dynamics. Co-lead with the group being and source intelligence. Expand your personal capacity for working with larger groups. How to teach and present publicly by offering direct and alive experiences ( people don’t want just knowledge and concepts, they want to experience). What Excersises work in which setting and with which group and situation. The do’s and not to do’s when you teach or present on stage. How to create a field of safety, authenticity, warmth and openness for any kind of group. How to include people of diverse background or culture and find a common language to meet them where they are at. How to turn conflicts into opportunities. What to do when you have a mixed group, some who are spiritually advanced and others who are beginning. The danger of creating intense experiences without follow up. Practice shifting communication styles in groups to bring forth more understanding and connection. How to lead a group in such a way that each person individually feels included and safe. Making room for individual expressions, whilst looking out for the wellbeing of the whole group. Setting necessary boundaries and knowing when to let go and flow. Providing cohesion and empowerment in an authentic way. How to take people into the transformational field of connection and presence to create magic.
Module 3 Training includes:
The final training intensive leads to the certification. Details for the third training are only available for participants and professionals who have successfully completed Module 1 & 2 , who have practiced and applied the material, and have attended 6 group or individual mentoring sessions.
What Professionals Say:
“Nicola Amadora is a wonderful example of an awakened heart-embodied leader and excellent teacher and therapist! Her style of leading and teaching is deep, humble and playful, fiercely loving and exquisitely feminine in the gently power-full space she holds for people. Nicola is masterful in assisting others in becoming more of who they are meant to be! The training was exceptional. I found myself being opened to more of my deep Self, as she guided me to embody my gifts and abilities. As my fearful resistance to leading became conscious, I was able to release those fears and embrace more of the courage and wisdom of my authentic Self, so that I can now participate more powerfully in life for the greater good! Thank you Nicola!” ~ Sergio Baroni, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Marin
“I learned so much at this training, this is a life and work changer for sure! Nicola taught us how to meet people where they are at, how to really connect on all levels, which is the foundation for our healing and leadership work. She showed us hands on how to best lead individuals and groups and support their transformation in an ingenious way. She integrates group dynamics, our human nature and spirituality in a fluid and powerful way. I am blown away how much I too opened up and grew just on one weekend. I am very grateful to Nicola.” ~Ian W. Santa Cruz, Intern Therapist
“This leadership training was truly exceptional and transformational for me. Nicola is highly skilled and clearly an experienced expert in this field. I am impressed. “ Please see Marci Schimoff’s, well known author and transformational workshop leader, video testimonial on the Home page.
“This Leadership Training was amazing. I feel more embodied, present, empowered and inspired as a woman leader in the world. I gained invaluable skills such as transparent communication, how to deal with challenges constructively and to grow real connection among my team. It helped me to be able to speak my voice and step forth courageously as a leader. I highly recommend these excellent leadership trainings with Nicola Amadora. “ Joana Golio, Manager
“To describe the value of such a Training and to do it justice is no small feat! Let me say that this was not “just another Leadership Training” where we gather more tools and walk away feeling secure in our mind. Allow me for a moment to invite you to imagine yourself being in the middle of the Ocean in the company of a skilled Captain such as Nicola, that navigating through the strong winds gives you the experience of having weathered the storm with grace, poise, and confidence. And yet, through it all, you witness the delicate dance between attunement, timing, and dexterity that is required in every action and movement, as imperceptible as it may be, to bring the sails into alignment without which the boat would not have safely reached the shore. This Training was “experiential” from the beginning to its end. It engaged each participant in ‘real-live processes’ and tapped into the collective heart of the Group. From my experience, I would say that ‘Connected Leadership Training’ with Nicola is for those leaders who recognize the importance of engaging and acknowledging the whole being in order to co-create a long-lasting transformation in the hearts and minds. I am grateful for having taken part in this Training. I feel like I had the opportunity to awaken more deeply to my leadership gifts and to strengthen my capacity to share them with others and to serve the greater good.”~ With Love and Gratitude,Catherine Chano, Teacher and School Consultant, Canada
“The transforming lives training was invaluable to my work with clients and for myself. It made a significant difference for my workshops and individual client work. What Nicola teaches gets to the core and changes lives from inside out.It was amazing for me to attend. I grew leaps and bounds myself.” Amy Baldwin, Educator and Healer
“Every time I attend a teaching, retreat, or individual session with Nicola Amadora, I walk out feeling like I got exactly what I needed- many times without even knowing what I needed when I began. Nicola has the uncanny ability and intuition to quickly get to what is going on at the core of someone and then simply, beautifully and powerfully guides through the transformation that needs to happen. She is incredibly attuned and attentive to each person’s individual needs and the needs and direction of the group as a whole. Every retreat with her, I leave having gotten even more than I had hoped for at the start. I received so many tools, experiences and ways to apply them with my clients. It is already making a difference. And I have grown so much through this training. Please give yourself the best gift- give yourself what you need- and sign up for a retreat, talk, teaching, individual session, or whatever she is offering- my heart feels so joyful knowing the deep love, connectedness, and transformation you will experience!There are many spiritual teachers and helpers out there, and, quite honestly, a lot feels like B.S. to me. It is unfortunately rare to find a teacher, leader and healer who truly walks the talk and practices the teachings and wisdom that they share with others day in and day out. Nicola is one of these rare and invaluable teachers.” Kaliea Hansen, Social Worker, San Francisco
” Nicola has one of the most genuine, nurturing energies I’ve ever encountered among group facilitators. This, combined with her lifetime of experience holding space for people as a therapist, facilitating group transformational experiences, and practicing what she teaches makes her an exceptional & exquisitely unique leader. During the Training, I experienced a powerfully healing, impromptu ceremony that arose from Nicola’s ability to navigate and direct the emotions / energies that inevitably arise in people as they undergo personal transformation. Additionally, some participants brought with them to the training a painful real-life, real-time personal transformation process, and Nicola was able to use these unexpected interpersonal dynamics in the group to model the Connected Leadership practices she was teaching us, expertly holding space while teaching training content.Through this training, I learned some concrete tools to connect with Self, connect with Source, and connect with what is best for any group I lead; tools I know I will continue to use personally and professionally for the rest of my life. I feel much more confident stepping into a group leadership role using Nicola’s Connected Leadership model as my guide, and simultaneously feel humbled by the responsibility that comes with guiding others through potentially potent transformation processes — something I witnessed during the training weekend. I take both of these perspectives to heart moving forward as a leader in this world, and I feel forever grateful to Nicola for sharing her light, love, and expertise with me during this life-changing training.” Hannah Rogers, Yogateacher, California
“It was an incredible training! I so appreciated your thoughtful, insightful, and patient approach to bringing us into new ways of experiencing system and organizational learning. The culminating exercise- speaking for the world’s interests- addressing the things we care so deeply about- will remain with me for the rest of my life. Thank you!” ~ Danny Coballos, San Francisco, Organizational Consultant
See more testimonials about previous trainings and the living connection work here: Real People Reviews
~ Let truth be your light, and allow love’s presence to guide the way ~