Changes & Transitions Workshops

Every age and phase of life brings change -- sometimes we actively choose change and sometimes it arrives unexpectedly.  Either way, all change is accompanied by concerns, fears, and questions:  How do I know if making this change will make me happy?  Is it meaningful?  How do I stay balanced in the face of uncertainty?  How do I know if I'm making the right decisions? How can I stay true to myself during this transition?  Who am I anyway? 

In this weekend workshop, Phillip Moffitt offers you tools, practices, and principles that can help you answer these questions.  This workshop will be an opportunity for you to assess the primary areas of importance in your life and determine whether change is needed, develop options, clarify what conflicts are at play, and begin to identify your priorities and tasks.  The workshop will emphasize making wise choices through clarification of your values. 

The program will explore topics such as effectiveness and fulfillment in work, intimate relationships, self-esteem, money, doubts and insecurities, and life balance. Each day there will be presentations, self-assessments, small group discussions, personal inquiry, and participatory exercises.  Phillip will also lead guided meditations and mindful movement practices.  The self-assessments are designed to allow you to gain clarity about where you are presently in life and to create a vision for yourself.

This workshop will specifically focus on looking within versus dwelling on external circumstances.  The goal is to offer tools and mindfulness techniques that will help participants build skill sets that will empower them to navigate their changes and transitions more skillfully.  This ultimately brings about improved well-being, life balance, and sustainability all of which are essential for effective leadership in one’s profession and personal life. Expect a weekend of self-exploration, self-inquiry, and ultimately, self-knowing.


Workshops in 2019:

March 15 - 17, 2019
Changes & Transitions in Your 40s & 50s
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

March 29 - 31, 2019
Changes & Transitions in Your 30s & 40s with Jennifer Ward
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

May 17 - 19, 2019
Changes & Transitions in Your 40s & 50s
Barcelona, Spain
REGISTRATION: InstitutoEsMindfulness

July19 - 20, 2019
Changes & Transitions at Every Age with Jennifer Ward and David Onek
1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA
REGISTRATION: 1440 Multiversity

August 9 - 11, 2019
Changes & Transitions in Your 40s & 50s
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

September 20 - 22, 2019
Changes & Transitions in Your 60s & 70s
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA

Changes & Transitions Resources


“Making Major Life Changes”

“Decision Time”


Phillip Moffitt

Entrepreneur and former Esquire magazine editor-in-chief and C.E.O., Phillip Moffitt, founded the Life Balance Institute in order to provide training and resources for individuals and executives in how to live a more satisfying, values-based life. More

The Institute

The Life Balance Institute is a non-profit training organization dedicated to helping you develop essential life skills that will lead you to experience more clarity and choice in your life. The Institute offers online resources, group programs, and individual consulting in Skillful Living, Sustainable Leadership, and more

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