Staffing My First NWTA (New Warrior Adventure Training)

This weekend I took part in staffing a New Warrior Training Adventure weekend. This is the very event that I completed as an initiate less than five months ago. It is a powerful, transformative weekend put on by The ManKind Project. If I was in charge of the world, it would be mandatory training for all men.

Staffing was fun, challenging, awe-inspiring, emotional, and so much more. I saw many familiar faces from my original weekend, both men who staffed it and some new brothers who went through it with me. Some men had seen my videos and podcasts, so I got to be the center of attention at times, and also witness and observe many powerful moments. On the final day I had the opportunity to bring a lot of laughter to the weekend, which was a total blast.

I honestly cannot recommend the New Warrior Training Adventure enough. I will be definitely be staffing again. There is even a women’s version of the weekend called Women Within.

Proud and honored to be, Fun-Loving Chipmunk. As a man among men, I love unconditionally.

Fun-Living Chipmunk

Check out the Real Men Feel episode where I shared my experience going thru the NWTA weekend last October. Real Men Feel 32: New Warrior Training Adventure Report.

Alleviating PTSD Symptoms

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) seems to be everywhere in recent years. Since 60% of men and 50% of women will experience at least one trauma in their life, it isn’t much of a surprise.

PTSD is a mental health problem that may develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It could begin as upsetting memories, a feeling of being on edge, or trouble sleeping. It can increase in intensity and make normal daily activities such as going to work, going to school, and spending time with people very difficult. Severe symptoms of recurring nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and even suicide can occur.

For the past six months I’ve been training and practicing a new technique designed to greatly alleviate PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms. The primary technique is called Neurokinesis and it is an intervention, not a therapy, counseling or medication. This intervention works directly on the brain. Once your learn it, it is a tool that you can use at any time.

Some of the very cool features of Neurokinesis include it being content-free. Meaning that you don’t need to share or relive any past experience. You won’t keep telling your story. Whatever you choose to work on is up to you and can remain private. Working with me doesn’t require a diagnosis or medication, and Neurokinesis doesn’t interfere with any medication you might be on.

PTSD isn’t only caused by war, assault or natural disasters. PTSD can develop from any level of trauma including divorce, death of a loved one, bullying, and unfortunately much more. There is even Secondary PTSD which can develop in someone exposed to a person with PTSD. The trauma could have happened to you, been witnessed by you, or you could love someone battling PTSD and end up with symptoms of your own. It is insidious.

If you or anyone you know is looking for help with PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms, please reach out to me and lets talk. I’m very excited with the gains I’ve seen people make with Neurokinesis and some of the other techniques I have been certified with. From the very first session, you’ll experience a difference. The recommendation of five weekly sessions can have you well on your way to being in charge of your life again. Contact me at andy@navitascoach.com

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What if nothing is wrong? What if your brain is doing exactly what it is meant to, trying to survive you.

Galactic Activation Time!

I’ve been Galactivated!

This weekend I took part in a magical, mystical, bizarre, silly, powerful, indescribable event known as a Galactic Activation. This was thanks to my involvement with The Modern Mystery School and it happened on the one year anniversary of my Life Activation, and since I did a before and after video for that, I did again for this. This event was over two days, so this video has four segments, and a few of them might even make sense!

Galactic ActivationLearn more at:
HealingBoston.com
ModernMysterySchoolInt.com

I’ll share an update on this in the coming weeks or months to share how things have changed for me since the activation.

Happiness Jar

In 2014 I began a Happiness Jar. The idea is to jot down a highlight of your day on a scrap of paper and put it into a jar each day, then read all the notes on New Year’s Eve. My jar was full five months into 2014, and being a stickler for rules, I refused to do anything about it because it wasn’t New Year’s yet. By the time 2014 came to an end, I was in no mood to explore my own happiness. So, please make use of a Happiness Jar but don’t get caught up in any rules around it.

Happiness FireI like bringing fire into any ritual I do, so after I read my notes I burned them all on New Year’s Day. This is optional and should only be done if you can do it safely! Burning down your home is NOT something you’ll want to add into a note for your next jar.

You can add whatever extra steps you would like to your own Happiness Jar, or Happiness Fish Tank! Make a family jar, add to it weekly, read them back monthly, quarterly, whenever you need a lift, or turn it into a time capsule and don’t read them for years as I did.

The Happiness Jar
I heard of this from author Elizabeth Gilbert.
Every night write down the happiest moment of your day on a scrap of paper and save it in a jar.

It could be:
-surprise gifts
-compliments
-accomplished goals
-laugh out loud moments
-the beauty of nature
-favorite moments
-moments to appreciate
-thoughts of gratitude…
-any memory you want to save.

It takes just a few seconds each day to do this.
Then on New Year’s Eve (or whenever you feel like it!) open your jar and read each item. Be prepared to be blown away.

Enjoy!