Holistic Life Context, Land Design, Life Design, Life Design for Permaculture, One-on-One Coaching
Implementing a holistic framework with my wife (newly wed) over the last years has been both instrumental and revolutionary, but also difficult, slow going, and iterative in our attempts – in so many ways. From the basic ability to communicate a vision and how to achieve it, to the more intricate reality of the day to day process of managing who are we? where are we? and where are we going? and how are we getting there?
For me, I like to be explicit about all of this and examine my life, and so Holistic Management and Javan Kerby Bernakevitch have given me invaluable tools to create my life’s journey, I really only regret not having learned this in kindergarten.
Holistic Life Context, Life Design, Life Design for Permaculture, Limiting Beliefs
I’ve realized that we never learned how to think deeper.
I can find more answers then I use to.
The communication between Bart and me is much better, most of the time we can discuss calmly. We can talk about almost everything. Also the daily communication with the children is much better and we set up the daily schedule, that’s an improvement.
I’ve learned to look in a different way at myself and others. The “part of me” tool of sovereignty is a real help.
The spot check tool is also very helpful. Every week we evaluate ourselves and we need to do this just to work on ourselves.
I was amazed when we made the inventory for ourselves, we have/can more than we realize.
I had my doubts of starting this ‘journey’ but I’m glad we did it together as a couple for us and our family, not just Bart. So thank you for your excellent guidance Javan!
Holistic Life Context, Land Design, Life Design
We knew Holistic Management would be an important improvement for managing our lives and family and started using what we learned from books but we didn’t have the positive effects from it until we committed to working with an objective outside professional. We could not have the same results by ourselves. We learned to get to the cause of problems more effectively. We learned to communicate better as a family and will continue on this path.
We have been able to use the principles of Holistic Management much more effectively through working with Javan and his refined system of using the Holistic Context and decision making.
The addition of spot checks was really helpful in using and working with our Context more proactively instead of just using it when a decision needs to be made. This alone fast tracks the process so much.
The decision forms, especially the longform, are helpful in fleshing out and fine tuning the proposed actions.
I loved seeing the already holistic process made even more holistic.
Holistic Life Context, Life Design, Limiting Beliefs
“With the spot checks we are forced to talk to each other and dive deeper. It’s in a format that doesn’t feel awkward. Before this I couldn’t talk about my feelings. I used to say “it’s not my thing” talking about feelings. Through your process it became easier and natural. It’s a step by step system to discuss what’s important to us.”
“For me and for us as a couple it’s amazing in how few weeks we look at ourselves and others in a different way. It’s a big positive experience with our communication with each other. We’ve been with each other for 18 years, how is it our communication is so much better? It’s a lot better than it used to be. Thank you.”
OSU PDC Student, PDC Student
This was my first experience with online learning and I was quite amazed how good it worked for me. I found the examples and the material prepared to help me understand the topics, easy to digest and helpful with the sometimes challenging tasks for every week. The comments I received from our instructor Javan gave new insights and let to improve the final result.
Documentary, Facing Fire
As a concerned citizen i just want to personally thank you for making this documentary AND making it freely available.
As a dutch person living below sea level and seeing all those forests go up in smoke its really heartwarming that someone with the knowledge, experience and intelligence making such a wonderful documentary. Hopefully it will be picked up by those most in need.
I have just started with permaculture, and especially Yeomans work, and seeing it applied to forestfires is common sense isnt it?
Documentary, Facing Fire
Interested in what we can do to work with, rather than against, fire? This fantastic documentary highlights who, how and why there is a shift towards controlled burning to reduce catastrophic burning… and controlled burns aren’t that scary at all. Major kudos to Javan Kerby Bernakevitch for producing this – it’s timely, necessary and thought-provoking. May it keep the conversation going! Embrace the flames, my friends 🔥