TBD 2024

A GATHERING OF (5) GUIDES

Mexico

collective experiential learning

shadowing and modelling

peer bonding

ambassadorship

4+ minutes of your time to learn about this years gathering.

who is this for?

Practitioners of any experience level who want to:

  • Refine and expand their understanding of the experience they offer

  • Receive counsel and direct guidance

  • Practise their skills

  • geek out on preparation, initiation, and integration approaches and styles

what is it?

  • A deep dive into peer-lead consultation

  • 4 sessions, each with a new client: you will lead for two and co-lead for two

  • Daily facilitated session debriefing

  • A practicum held in a container of facilitated peer-oriented support

  • a rare occasion to dynamically hone your practice with responsible practitioners

  • An edgy opportunity to be seen in your offering by other conscientious practitioners

  • Observe and shadow other practitioner approaches--including chad's

  • Unpack up to 16 sessions collectively with chad

when &
where?

  • Location: Las Lomas, Nayarit, Mexico (nearest airport: PVR; nearest town, San Pancho)

  • Arrive before 4PM Thursday, January 25th

  • Depart early afternoon Tuesday, January 30th

Recommendation: arrange your travel so you arrive at PVR on Wednesday at the latest. It is your responsibility to get to the location on Thursday from wherever you are in the region (and, there will be help along  the way!)

If you are leaving from PVR immediately after the gathering, it is not recommended to schedule a flight earlier than 5PM on January 30th.

Precise details given upon registration/payment.

what is required?

  • participate in either of the Conclave or Salon 5 collectives OR have a working relationship with chad

  • An open mind and heart

  • Capacity to receive/give feedback from/to peers (this will also be structured/guided by chad)

  • A desire to collaborate closely with 4 other practitioners

  • An empty delivery device (it will be filled it when you arrive)

  • excellent virtual scheduling and organising skills (multiple time zones and people)

  • during a 1 month period prior to the Gathering: 6-8 hours of your time to connect with your co-practitioner(s) as well as engage prospective clients (provided to you) in your Preparation procedures (intake forms, calls, etc.) with you as a lead or shadower

  • during a 2-3 week period after: 6-8 hours of your time to connect with your 3 co-practitioners as well as engage the clients (provided to you) in your Integration procedures (calls, assignments, etc.)

  • Group calls each month from October onward to inform and stay connected

  • Group call with facilitated feedback workshop 2 weeks after the Gathering

what is included?

  • all food, lodging, and medicine

  • 2 online facilitated feedback and communication workshops (one prior to and one after the Gathering)

ready to participate?

  • Prices in this Gathering of (5) Guides varies by accommodation.

  • 2 person glamping tent (with electricity and next to outdoor shower/toilet) for USD1100 per person

  • 4 person bungalow (dormitory style) w/ in suite shower/toilet @ USD1100 per person

  • 2 person bungalow w/ in suite shower/toilet @ USD1600 (King) and USD1500 (Queen)

  • 2 person bungalow w/ in suite shower/toilet and kitchen @ USD1600 (King in private room) and USD1300 (sofa bed)

  • Registration deadline is...

feedback

[The Gathering of (5) Guides) is such a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, tools and skills with other practitioners. The peer review process is empowering, transparent and inspiring. I’ve attended two of the gatherings and both experiences have propelled me into more learning, growth, evolution and my practice upleveled in myriad of ways. Chad is an amazing guide and a generous and experienced mentor.

 

The knowledge, confidence and experience I’ve gained is unprecedented. It’s a full scope, advanced study retreat.

 

The thing I really loved about this [...] was the level of practitioner that was really being called forth. It really was about doing our best being our best being our best self.

 

 

I came into this experience without any expectations and suffice to say I was blown away by the amount of knowledge and experience I've gained. Also, the heart connections made are lifelong bonds.

 

The feedback, questions, insights we shared at the end of each day were extremely rich and invaluable.

 

This event was more than I expected! Though very exhausting the second eve I appreciated the opportunity to talk about subjects that I normally don't have the opportunity to.

 

I think that as practitioners at that point in the retreat we were so bonded with each other that we were able to work synergistically. I felt very connected when we were in our group. I think that the participants could feel that.

what's more?

application flow

1

Send 50% of your accommodation selection to info@chadcharles.net via PayPal

Please be sure to send it via "someone you trust" or "friends & family"

Please be sure to send it so that it is received in USD

Add a message with your bed preference (early bird gets the worm)

Registration deadline :

Deposits will be 100% returned if cancellation is made before ___ . Deposits will be 50% kept if cancellation occurs before _____. Deposits will be 100% kept if cancellation occurs after _____.

The balance is to be paid in cash (USD or equivalent in MXN) at the gathering on the first day.

I will do my best to make sure the list of beds are updated here. If it is listed here, it is presumably available.

4 person bungalow

Bed 2 @1100

Bed 3 @1100

2 person glamping tent

Bed 1 @1100

Bed 2 @1100

2 person bungalow w/kitchen

King @1600

Sofa bed @1300

2 person bungalow

King @1600

Queen @1500

2

Fill out the application form (30-45 mins)

~ if you have not done so before  ~

Frequently asked questions

THE GATHERING

I'm in! What should I put in my calendar right now?

YES! So that I can best support you in making this go smoothly, please reserve these dates/times now so that not a beat will be skipped in the months leading up to the Gathering.

1st call ___ ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
2nd call ___ ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
3rd call ___ ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
4th call ___ ET (USA/CANADA) (workshop) | 2 hours
Post-gathering call ___ ET (USA/CANADA) (with workshop) | 3 hours

On top of the above calls, you can expect to spend between 5-8 hours (between ___ and ___) of your time:
- organising your pre-session/event protocol AND your post-session/event protocol with your participants AND your shadowers. This requires excellent organisational skills with multiple people in multiple time zones. I recommend using platforms such as Doodle, World Time Buddy, and Zoom.

I'm in! What should I put in my calendar right now?

YES! So that I can best support you in making this go smoothly, please reserve these dates/times now so that not a beat will be skipped in the months leading up to the Gathering.

1st call October 18th 1PM ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
2nd call November 22nd 1pm ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
3rd call December 20th 1pm ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
4th call January 11th 7pm ET (USA/CANADA) (workshop) | 2 hours
Post-gathering call February 13th 7pm ET (USA/CANADA) (with workshop) | 3 hours

On top of the above calls, you can expect to spend between 5-8 hours (between October and January) of your time:
- organising your pre-session/event protocol AND your post-session/event protocol with your participants AND your shadowers. This requires excellent organisational skills with multiple people in multiple time zones. I recommend using platforms such as Doodle, World Time Buddy, and Zoom.

I'm in! What should I put in my calendar right now?

YES! So that I can best support you in making this go smoothly, please reserve these dates/times now so that not a beat will be skipped in the months leading up to the Gathering.

1st call October 18th 1PM ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
2nd call November 22nd 1pm ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
3rd call December 20th 1pm ET (USA/CANADA) | 2 hours
4th call January 11th 7pm ET (USA/CANADA) (workshop) | 2 hours
Post-gathering call February 13th 7pm ET (USA/CANADA) (with workshop) | 3 hours

On top of the above calls, you can expect to spend between 5-8 hours (between October and January) of your time:
- organising your pre-session/event protocol AND your post-session/event protocol with your participants AND your shadowers. This requires excellent organisational skills with multiple people in multiple time zones. I recommend using platforms such as Doodle, World Time Buddy, and Zoom.

Do I bring my own medicine?

No. You bring your delivery device only. All you will need for your sessions will be provided for you. We will discuss which medicine you need on our live call.

How will my dietary restrictions/preferences be met?

Max, our caterer, is excellent at accommodating needs. Once registration is complete we can then discuss other arrangements.

Who are the clients?

The ‘clients’ are people, citizens of Mexico or not, who live in the nearby community. They have been sourced via our organiser on the ground. You will be paired with the clients (based on many considerations) 2-3 months before you'll be organising/scheduling preparation calls. Each client presented to you:

-has agreed to the time commitments 

-has paid a deposit for their session which is reimbursed ONLY after the event

-speaks/understands English

-is paying a deposit to the local organiser understands that it will not be returned if they do not participate in the mandatory group integration event as well as their practitioner's post-session/integration protocols

Can I invite my partner to participate as a client?

No. Romantic partners of practitioners will not be welcomed as a client in the event.

What is the schedule?

Thursday: landing, opening, dinner in the village, and delivery device show and tell

Friday: 2 sessions and evening debriefing/feedback

Saturday: 2 sessions and evening debriefing/feedback

Sunday: free time (beach!) and medicine connection time

Monday: group integration event with ALL participants and practitioner connection time

Tuesday: completing any loose ends, closing, departing early afternoon

What is the intake/admission procedure for the clients?

That depends on you! This event is an opportunity for you to develop and/or refine all the stages of your offering--including the preparation stage. As lead for two clients, you will take each of them (and your co-lead/shadower) through your own intake process. As co-lead/shadower for two clients, you will shadow the intake process of your co-practitioner. This requires excellent organising/scheduling skills, as you'll all likely be in different time zones.

LOCATION

What if something happens and I can’t get to the location?

There will be no refund for those who cannot come due to lack of diligence regarding what they need to travel. Changes happen quickly in this era and so where a new government policy (after registration) has significantly impaired your ability to attend once registered will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. 

What if I decide not to attend after I registered (regardless of the reason)?

If you cancel before Septemer 1st, I will hold 50% of your payment.

If you cancel after September 1st, I will hold 100% of your deposit.

Is this indoors or outdoors?

The property hosts a collection of individual open-air bungalows. All bungalows as well as the kitchen are open-air structures. This includes where you will sleep as well as where you will perform sessions.

Will I have my own place to stay and sleep?

No. Practitioners will be in open air bungalows or a glamping tent with minimum one other. See above for accommodation options with prices.

How do I get there?

It is recommended to fly to PVR no later than the day prior to the event and take advantage of acclimatising a night somewhere in the region (recommended: San Francisco, which is locally known as San Pancho). You will be given coordinates to arrive at Haliksai, the jungle retreat centre, on your own or with a self-organised group by a certain time

What if I am already in Mexico?

You will be given coordinates to arrive their on your own or with a self-organised group