May 24, Wednesday
09:00 – 12:00
Budapest (CEST)

The Shadow Side of Planetary Awakening:

IEC Conference: 2023

We love individual awakening for the planet. We love planetary awakening for the individual. And we love collective awakening in general. But what is the shadow side of all this “awakening”? In this dynamic workshop, Terri O’Fallon and Kim Barta team up once again to explore the science and mysticism of evolutionary awakening. But, of course, they don’t stop at the easy stuff. While they rejoice with us in planetary awakening, Terri and Kim take an honest look at the good, the bad, and the beautifully ugly. By looking ahead, we can predict, prevent, and preserve planetary awakening trends. We can predict what is likely to happen. We can prevent the shadow side from causing (too much) harm. And we can preserve the purity of planetary awaking pathways with lessons from the past, patterns of the present, and possibilities of the future. If we are to support planetary awakening, perhaps it will help to be awake while we do it!


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Kim Barta is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, speaker, and workshop provider. Recognized as a top presenter at IEC, he is known for his work on The Shadow Side of Shadow Work, The Evolution of Shadow Resolution, The 3 Classes of Shadow, and The 3 Directions of Shadow Work. Kim is co-founder a mind-body healing center on a Native American Reservation. He is a co-founder of Stages International, which focuses on the evolution of consciousness. Kim provides personal and collective work through, providing courses on Illuminating Shadow, Healing Shadow, Communing with Shadow, and Shadow and Light, which combines shadow work with spiritual awakening. He also provides a free shadow assessment with a customized PDF download and 7-week shadow email course. Kim works with the entire spectrum of human development, specializing in working with advanced developmental level individuals. Kim conducts workshops internationally on human development and the evolution of consciousness. He focuses on practical, experiential, embodied exercises that make a real difference in people’s lives, bringing the mystical to the ordinary for everyday bliss.


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Terri is a partner of STAGES International, which creates programs based on the STAGES model. Terri holds MS degrees in Special Education and Spiritual direction with a Ph.D. in Integral Transformative Learning and Change.

Her interests lie in the living experiments of evolutionary human systems, levels of development from cradle to grave, and the interpenetration of human development and states.

Ordinariness continues to bring her home to the practical living, breathing appreciation of the simple things in life. We wake up every morning. We grow up quite naturally. We live through joys and sorrows. We grow old. Listening, gratitude, compassion, love, forgiveness, and generosity remain lifelong lessons that never seem to end.