One of the reasons students do not even try leading a 7 Steps after taking BreakThrough 1 is because they lack confidence. But that rationale is backwards, because this work is not at all about perfection or achieving an end goal or becoming an expert. On the contrary, the whole purpose of the 7 Steps is for you to use them to catalyze your own journey of self-inquiry. “I need to become an expert first” is the very spell that practicing the Steps has the power to break.
The 7 Steps will teach you the most when you find a study partner and regularly practice leading each other. The 7 Steps are a journey, an adventure, not a goal. This is also the purpose of our Study Groups, to support and encourage you on your journey. The more you do the work, the more you will realize the gift of being a beginner, always a beginner.
Esther is co-founder of the Interntional BodyTalk System (IBA). She is the developer of the BreakThrough System, a dynamic process of self-inquiry and one of the key Life Science courses taught under the umbrella of the IBA. Esther conducts advanced workshops in BreakThrough, both internationally and in U.S.A. She also runs ongoing Instructor Training programs for BreakThrough.
Esther is the author of Beyond Concepts: The Investigation of Who You Are Not and Who Am I?: The Seeker's Guide to Nowhere.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
In this Study Group, we re-cap the Story and Trigger work done in BreakThrough Study Group 1. Using that same Story, we then work through Steps 3 through 7 twice; first with one Trigger and then with another. Great emphasis and focus is put on the questioning process in Steps 4 through 7, with particular emphasis on Step 4. You will be learning methods to anchor yourself, the Steps and the person you are leading. As a bonus, with this Study Group, you will receive an extra Steps process in document form where the same Story is worked with a third Trigger.
Note that you do not need to have taken Study Group 1 to understand and benefit from the material here. While taking each Study Group in sequence will flow well from one to the next, each study group also stands alone.