Some of the Tools and Methods Taught in 10th Dot Courses
Cycle Time as a Performance Measurement Tool
It can be easy to miss progress when assessment is limited to quality and quantity. Monitoring cycle time helps you recognize change over time. Look for how often a behavior you want to shift occurs, how quickly you recognize it happening, how engaged you become with it, how challenging it is to navigate it and how quickly you shift. Both increasing and decreasing these areas may be desired, depending on the behavior. For example you may want to decrease the occurrence of behaviors that doesn’t serve you, or you may want to increase the occurrence of behaviors that do serve you. Cycle Time is an additional (and sometimes preferable) way to measure compared to outcome because it reveals progress over perfection.
SPIRE is a quick grounding exercise that raises awareness with the Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Relational and Emotional aspects of oneself. We use it during check-ins to help identify where each person "is at" in the present moment.
Pigs Eat Wolves: Going into partnership with your dark side
Pigs Eat Wolves is 10th Dot's highly acclaimed approach to shadow-work, based on Yogiraj Charles Bates’s award winning book. Befriending and partnering with your Shadow is a predictable pathway toward self mastery.
“This is an amazing little book!” Robert Bly
“Charles Bates lights a fire under an old tale. He shows that the sweet pigs, their well-meaning mother, and the cunning wolf contain a complex, psychologically true account of a process we need to understand. Here is a quick, graspable, and illuminating tool for handling the presence of the darkness we fear.” Nor Hall, Ph.D
360° of Integrity & Empowerment
Leaders who embody integrity have a strategic advantage. This tool teaches a comprehensive method to influence through empowerment. You’ll gain flexibility to influence others, be influenced by them and collaborate with equal influence depending on what is most advantageous in each situation.
Vonda speaks about 360° of Integrity & Empowerment in this video.
The Platinum Approach
You likely know the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Platinum Approach is a great companion for it: Do unto others as they would do for themselves at their best. Being of service means meeting others where they are at and keeping our own agendas (and shadows) out of the equation.
This is Yogiraj's signature approach to heighten awareness of the physical and subtle energies in your body. Reflexive integration concentrates on each, of several, dynamics in a specific sequence, allowing you to notice contractions and expand into potential with more awareness. Reflexive Integration gives you facility with your instincts and intuition.
Experience Reflexive Integration in this practical audio recording. It will take approximately 20 minutes.
Reflexive Integration is a naturally occurring cycle, observed in meditation by Yogiraj Charles Bates, and mapped for public exploration. Vonda Vaden Bates has explored this dynamic thoroughly with several practitioners and found it to be useful for nearly any endeavor. If you like what you experience after listening to this, feel free to inquire further at [email protected]
Gestalt Cycle of Experience
Foundational to Gestalt psychology, the Cycle of Experience is a map of how individuals and groups experience engagement and change. Movement from awareness - to action - to change can follow predictable patterns. When we become familiar with a pattern's undercurrent, we can more effectively navigate relationships. Yogiraj Charles Bates contributed to this illustration. It's a great way to identify and address stagnation in projects and systems. Learn more about Gestalt Organization & Systems Development