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The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love.

The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance.

Every human being is worthy of love, without exception. At HAI, we walk alongside you as you explore the possibilities of a life of your choosing—a life enriched by self-acceptance, love, and a deep sense of belonging.

Through our experiential workshops, we offer the opportunity to safely explore and immerse yourself in the delicate terrain of love, intimacy, and sexuality. Thousands have transformed their lives through HAI. Come join us and see for yourself.

Learn more at www.hai.org

Upcoming events (4)

Santa Cruz Free Mini Workshop

Needs a location

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you. Join the Human Awareness Institute for a free mini-workshop and get ready to feel your heart burst open wide! > Enhance your capacity to love and be loved > Speak your truth and be fully supported > Practice consensual connection > Broaden your listening skills > Take risks / push your edges a bit > Deepen your empathy and compassion > Question societal beliefs and conditioning > Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, > Inclusive space where we welcome all adults > Walk away with new tools and insights you can share This is a fun evening of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As a thank you for participating in a free mini-workshop, you will be offered a discount for attending our first workshop, Connecting In Love — A Weekend Immersion. https://www1.hai.org/workshops/start-your-journey/level-1-workshop/ We welcome human beings of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, spiritual practice or none, relationship styles, body size, ability and beyond, to create an inclusive global community where everyone feels valued and welcomed. For over 50 years of HAI has resulted in tens of thousands of singles and partners around the world experiencing more joy in their lives, and healthier, more loving connections and relationships. We look forward to seeing you. The HAI mission The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love. The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance. Discover what’s possible. Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute. Learn more at https://hai.org/

Voice Your Choice: A workshop for women

Center for Creative Living

Have you ever lost your power to speak when you needed it most? What if speaking with clarity, compassion and certainty became second nature to you? Have you ever tolerated being talked over or complied with unwanted contact or attention? What would it feel like to follow the clear, inner intelligence that guides you to the best choices for you? In the Voice Your Choice workshop for women, we will come together in community to share what it’s been like to experience our lack of voice – and learn tools for ensuring that we become stronger and stronger in who we are and what we want. Details: Cost: Pre-register $125 (pre-registrations close Friday 5 pm before the event) $50 more at the door $30 Discount for Youth (18-25) Active HAI Team Member discount available, contact the office. To register: https://www1.hai.org/Register/#id=a0O1Y00000dmsiaUAA Doors open 30 minutes before the event Please arrive early to allow time for registration. "Feel the power of trusting your body and heart to give you a deeper, fuller experience of being you! Too often, women’s choices feel elusive and are seemingly outside of our control. It is not uncommon for a woman to feel lost in the wake of trying to please and support those around her. It is not uncommon for our voices, when we do speak, to go unheard or to become minimized. This workshop is designed to bring attention to the cultural and societal norms that have limited our relationship with choice. We will hear one-another and support one-another to begin noticing when and why we give away our power and our autonomy. What does it feel like in our bodies when we make choices that are true to who we are? What about when we capitulate? Together we will learn tools for strengthening our ability to discern our wants and needs and to communicate them with clarity and confidence. We welcome you to this nurturing, intimate exploration of womanhood, and the path to becoming even more fully embodied, strong, and clear in who you are."

Santa Cruz Free Mini Workshop

Needs a location

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you. Join the Human Awareness Institute for a free mini-workshop and get ready to feel your heart burst open wide! > Enhance your capacity to love and be loved > Speak your truth and be fully supported > Practice consensual connection > Broaden your listening skills > Take risks / push your edges a bit > Deepen your empathy and compassion > Question societal beliefs and conditioning > Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, > Inclusive space where we welcome all adults > Walk away with new tools and insights you can share This is a fun evening of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As a thank you for participating in a free mini-workshop, you will be offered a discount for attending our first workshop, Connecting In Love — A Weekend Immersion. https://www1.hai.org/workshops/start-your-journey/level-1-workshop/ We welcome human beings of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, spiritual practice or none, relationship styles, body size, ability and beyond, to create an inclusive global community where everyone feels valued and welcomed. For over 50 years of HAI has resulted in tens of thousands of singles and partners around the world experiencing more joy in their lives, and healthier, more loving connections and relationships. We look forward to seeing you. The HAI mission The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love. The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance. Discover what’s possible. Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute. Learn more at https://hai.org/

Free Mini Workshop

John and Wahila's Home

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you. Join the Human Awareness Institute for a free mini-workshop and get ready to feel your heart burst open wide! > Enhance your capacity to love and be loved > Speak your truth and be fully supported > Practice consensual connection > Broaden your listening skills > Take risks / push your edges a bit > Deepen your empathy and compassion > Question societal beliefs and conditioning > Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, > Inclusive space where we welcome all adults > Walk away with new tools and insights you can share This is a fun evening of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As a thank you for participating in a free mini-workshop, you will be offered a discount for attending our first workshop, Connecting In Love — A Weekend Immersion. https://www1.hai.org/workshops/start-your-journey/level-1-workshop/ We welcome human beings of all genders, sexual orientations, colors, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, spiritual practice or none, relationship styles, body size, ability and beyond, to create an inclusive global community where everyone feels valued and welcomed. For over 50 years of HAI has resulted in tens of thousands of singles and partners around the world experiencing more joy in their lives, and healthier, more loving connections and relationships. We look forward to seeing you. The HAI mission The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) empowers individuals to be potent, loving, contributing human beings. HAI promotes personal growth and social change by replacing ignorance, shame, and fear with awareness, acceptance, and love. The Human Awareness Institute cultivates thriving and inclusive global communities where people live in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, compassion, reverence, honesty, and love. HAI fosters the celebration of consensual, nourishing sexuality. The Human Awareness Institute is committed to creating a world of love and acceptance. Discover what’s possible. Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute. Learn more at https://hai.org/

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