True Friend Immersion retreat- Australia – Module 1


March 15 – 26, 2023 – New Class is open for enrollments.

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True Friend Immersion 12 Day Retreat
Therapy Training – Module 1

March 15 – 26, 2023

Module 1 of a 2-year part-time certified therapist training for those who are ready to end personal suffering for themselves, their clients and communities. Each year comprises 3 modules.

In this course you will

  • Receive direct & compassionate support to see through your egoic structure and awaken to your True Nature
  • Deepen your realization through direct investigation
  • Learn trauma-informed skillful means to support others, including the Enneagram of Character Fixation, the True Friend stance, NLP, and clinical hypnotherapy
  • Deepen your existing therapy/counseling/healing/leading or teaching practice
  • Become part of our global True Friend community and receive ongoing support for your self-discovery and skills mastery
  • Receive an A.C.H.E. accredited certification upon successful completion of the 2 years
The essence of our program

Being a skillful True Friend

Have you explored different healing modalities, sacred substances, spiritual paths, meditation and mindfulness but some residual suffering remains unresolved?

Are you willing and ready to end this cycle?

Do you want to support others to heal, awaken and live a fulfilled life?

This training is for you.

“Let both the client and therapist wake up.” With these words, Eli’s Teacher Papaji sent him back into the world and asked him to share the gift of self-realization one heart at a time. The True Friend Immersion uniquely combines Papaji’s direct transmission of Silence and Eli’s decades of therapeutic mastery in a single intimate container – a form of therapy beyond therapy. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life in the world by evoking self-realization in leaders, therapists, coaches, healers and teachers.

The course is heart-based and entirely experiential. It is founded on the principle of being a True Friend, which simply but powerfully means meeting yourself and the world with a silent mind and an open heart. A True Friend is a wisdom mirror – it adds nothing, it removes nothing, it takes nothing personally. Empty, quiet and free, it reflects back to the apparent “other” the wisdom, love and beauty of their own True Nature. For you to reflect this clarity, it requires your own depth of realization which is our primary focus.

This self-discovery and deep healing work is supported by trauma-informed skillful means. You will absorb and learn different hypnotherapeutic skills, NLP and self-inquiry based in non-dual insights and the clinical hypnosis certification program Eli Jaxon-Bear ran for many decades. Learn to be an awakened guide in the lives of those around you, whether it is family, friends, or clients. Discovering what it means to be a True Friend for yourself and others, you will experience what this means in a practical way, living in the world in skillful harmony.

This course is for you if you…

  • Have explored (and practiced) different healing modalities but feel that some residual suffering remains unresolved
  • Are already teaching, coaching or have a successful private practice but would like to take your own service to a deeper level
  • Hear the call to discover your essential nature deeper than your ego
  • Are willing to look through your fixated patterns and beliefs
  • Are ready to end your personal suffering and wish to support others

The Leela school is different from other therapy schools I know. Even though there is structure to the program, [It] doesn’t break things into mind-controlled rigid steps. Learning is never from outside in – it is always from inside out.” Kemila

What to expect in Module 1

Online Retreat/Course ~ 12 days ~ 80 hours

Prerequisites: none

Module 1 is a 12-day retreat with Eli Jaxon-Bear, the founder of the Leela School, alongside Leela Teachers and Mentors.

In this module you will learn:

  • What it means to be in Satsang with Eli – an opportunity to speak with him directly and ask your burning questions
  • What it means to be a True Friend
  • Exercises to discover the nature of reality
  • An introduction to the enneagram and its detailed map of the psyche
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy fundamentals
  • Therapeutic techniques to clarify the present & desired condition in a client
  • Resourcing, anchoring & reframing
  • The Meta model & NLP tools to break the trance of suffering
  • Basic trace inductions & therapeutic interventions for deep healing
  • Ecology
  • The Ethics of the therapeutic profession

I just finished Module 1 and I can’t find words to describe the magnitude of the shift I am experiencing! I worked with clients as a psychotherapist before, but I did it from a totally different perspective. This course changed everything.” Silvia

Learn more about the program click here

You can attend only a single Module 1 retreat which is a twelve-day immersion. If you are called to certification, this is a two-year part-time course, offered in 3 modules per year – two twelve-day retreats (module 1 and 3) and a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions (module 2) plus numerous avenues for practice and meeting other students in the school. You are welcome to take the modules separately or attend the full program. However, you will be eligible for therapist certification after 2 full years of attendance.

Please note, as each retreat is unique and individual, not all of the syllabus will be covered in person during the retreats.

“Module 3 was so powerful. By this stage of the process, the questions, skills and exercises started landing in a much deeper place and became an embodied experience, rather than an intellectual knowledge. I felt like I was listening with my heart, rather than my ears. This simple shift has changed my teaching and therapy work profoundly.”
Iri, UK

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Tuition: $1650 (AUD)

*For Returning Students only, if you refer and bring with you three or more new students who pay in full for Module 1, you can attend Module 1 for free.  If you bring in 1 or 2 new students, you would pay 1/3 off or 2/3 off tuition respectively. Leela School must be notified of this referral by the student at the time of booking.*

Cancellation policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please email us at info@leela.org
If you cancel more than 30 days before the retreat begins (for in person events) and 14 days before (for online events) your full payment minus $50.00 will be refunded. After that no refunds are given.

Daily Schedule:

Venue For in-person participants:

This will be a Hybrid Event.  Jared and the group will be in the room and Eli will be live via Zoom.  More information coming soon.


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This course is equal to 44 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for students applying for advanced certification or certification renewals.