Basic Steps to Awakening

January 20-22, 2023



Often, awakening is considered this magical or mystical process that either occurs through years of meditation, therapy, or repetitive crisis. Building off the concepts of presence, mindfulness, and self-awareness, there are some basic structures that can be learned and practiced to support your awakening process. Oddly, there are stages of awakening that involve how we listen, pay attention to others and moreover the stages of how we learn that can be developed to support our awakening while meditating, healing, or facing the challenges of day-to-day life. Each 4-stage process is developmental that is both an emerging internal and an evolving external process. We will explore. We will engage each of these models within the awakening process through the overall path to our Self.


This is a basic workshop for learning healing presence and can be quite helpful if leaning towards the Healing Den program.

What to Expect

The focus will be to deepen the awareness of one’s way of being in the world so we can determine how to more fully be in the world. We will do some journeys, some reflections, and some guided meditation.

This is at your home virtual workshop, so make yourself comfy. We will meditate, so, have any rocks or crystals that support your meditations. A journal notebook is encouraged.

Who Should Come

The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the awareness of spiritual explorers, healing and shamanic practitioners, and the delightfully inquisitive.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc. Bring lots of grounding stones.

The fee for the workshop is $345. Class size is limited to 21.

Please register with Herb Stevenson by Sending Payment in Full by check to 9796 Cedar Road Novelty, Ohio 44072 or by using either PayPal or Zelle using the account name

Steps to Awakening - $345


The workshop will be done in four segments of 3, maybe 4 hours. With frequent breaks as you remind me of the need. The tentative schedule is as follows:

1-5 PM EST
12-4 PM CST

10-1 and 2-5 PM EST
9-12 and 1-5 PM CST

10-1 EST
9-12 CST

Each segment will have a guided meditation, some teaching, an exercise, and processing. This structure has worked well for me and shortly after we get comfortable, you will find that it can be an interesting and insightful experience.

Presenter: Herb has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 30 years.

Plan for

We will be virtual. So, if you have not done a virtual workshop, often called webinars, here’s some helpful information. Prior to our workshop if not familiar with Zoom.

  1. 1. Go to and open a free account and install it on your computer.
  2. 2. Make sure your computer has a camera. It is helpful but not needed that you have a headset with a microphone on it (like your cell phone headset). It cancels noise at home.