Joyful Alchemy! The Work and EIQ Live Workshop

Joyful Alchemy! The Work and EIQ Live Workshop

November 7-10, 2019

What is EIQ?  EI stands for emotional intelligence;  IQ stands for inquiry. (EI+ IQ = EIQ.) In 2005 after a few years of doing The Work devotedly, I discovered that much of my inquiry was about getting rid of stressful feelings. That’s doing The Work with a motive. So I found a way to cut through this motive by deepening into The Work. Here’s how:

—Take any want, need or should statement on a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet.

—Add this tail-end statement: “because I want to feel ____” or “because I DON’T want to feel ______.”

—This is “the underworld” thought to question, and is the essence of The Work and EIQ—how that be the space for stressful feelings.

Experiential Inquiry

EIQ starts by identifying the feeling of disturbance that’s at the heart of negative, reality-opposing thoughts. Next, you identify exactly what the mind is saying about this feeling.   Finally, you do the opposite of resisting the feeling—suppressing or expressing. Instead, you open inside and invite it in, as raw energy without any story.

This process of inviting, allowing and actually experiencing a feeling as raw energy is EIQ, experiential inquiry. The essence of EIQ is to willingly and consciously “take the ride,” of letting feelings have their life so you get the truth not only in your mind but in your body. It is a process of embodied awakening.

“I had the thought ‘This [feeling] is going to kill me,’ and I heard, ‘Is it true?’ and       noticed who I would be without the story and I took the ride, and what comes back every time is more powerful than the last. And what comes back is…. You know, I just invite you to die into love.” —Byron Katie

To view the Course Outline and comprehensive details, click here:

About Presenters

Elizabeth L

I been facilitating The Work since 2003 and was Certified in February, 2008. My focus in inquiry is how to cultivate presence and realize the Self—that which is story-free and needs no story to Be. Facing and allowing the energetic charge of emotions to dissolve is what works for me and many of my clients to increase presence and grow into Being.

Additional Information

November 7th (Thursday): 6 p.m.–9 p.m. introduction.

November 8th & 9th (Friday-Saturday):
—7 a.m.–9 a.m. Morning group activity [optional] Laughter Yoga, Energized Turnarounds, singing dancing;
—10 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Morning class session;
—2:30–5:30 p.m. Afternoon class session.

November 10th (Sunday):
—7 a.m.–9 a.m. group activity [optional] Laughter Yoga, Energized Turnarounds, singing dancing;
—10 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Morning class session and closing.

During the evening you are welcome to stay and enjoy a transformational movie! (Friday and Saturday.) Movie selections are relevant to our coursework.

Prior to registration for this workshop, you can join the Facebook for this event where you can connect with others who are attending.

[Note: When registration is finalized, the Facebook page will be changed to “Secret” and only registered attendees will be members.]
Access to the FB page will help you coordinate travel plans, such as airport shuttle, shared accommodations and mutual support as needed. 

“I found freedom from five decades of suffering from my mother beliefs in just one session with Elizabeth. For the first time, I connected with pure Being and realized what it means, ‘space consciousness.’ This is a tremendous Work.” - O.S. 

“I loved this class and got so very much out of it. I loved the private sessions with you Elizabeth where I got to experience the class work. 3 sessions really is a great idea to sit deeply in and learn the theory in class alongside practise. A new life for me after this class.”  -J. S.

“One session was life-altering for me, all the pieces of my years-long studies with inquiry and being present, came together with her loving and expert guidance.” - P. C. 

After our last session I felt "this is the best hour-long session I've ever had with any teacher, therapist, trainer in my whole life”... and I wanted to thank you thank you thank you for that!! - S.P. 



Register here:

Text: 507-210-5444
Phone: 303-800-4233


This life-changing workshop will be held at a private home in Aptos, CA (near Santa Cruz).
Walk to a beautiful uncrowded beach .7 miles from the home.

$1297, $97 non-refundable deposit to hold your space, balance due October 24th, 2019.

50% Discount for Immersion 2019 Graduates.  Space is limited to 20 participants.

Affordable motels (and beach resort) nearby. Meals are on your own, easy driving distance to Health Food Store and deli (3 miles).

Ample refrigerator space at the venue to store purchased food. Microwave and utensils to warm your food. Coffee, tea and electrolyte water served all day. 


Non-refundable $97 to hold your space. After full payment and registration is finalized, you have up until 2-weeks prior to November 7th to cancel, and receive a full refund minus the deposit of &97. If you do if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.