The Equipoise Project

What is it?

The Equipoise Project is a practice and learning community that is sprouting from the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate (CTCC) program. This is my offer to share ways of developing attention, awareness, and familiarity with patterns in ourselves through teaching, reflection, and consistent practice with others.

Equipoise? Sounds fancy

“Equipoise” is the word we use to describe how we aim to be: attentive, aware, ready to act without impulsiveness, and familiar with habitual urges that are driven by fear and wishfulness.

If that sounds like an exalted state – rare and difficult to achieve – it is. But…

Experiencing equipoise every moment of every day may be hard to envision. But from time to time, you have probably already experienced ease, fluidity, and a sense of cooperating with what’s happening. Take a moment now to recall it. It’s a natural capacity that we can develop and offer for the benefit of others. It’s not out of reach for any of us.


There are many ways that this Project may grow. For now, we are a gathering of people who share a simple set of commitments, a light structure that supports practicing together and individually. You may even find that it is an opening to an experience of yourself and those we work with that sometimes goes beyond words.

This experiment is inspired by Betsy, who requested that the group that met weekly continue to meet forever. I can offer a shorter stretch (Nothing lasts forever.), Let’s see what emerges together.

Let’s try this: An inviation

I’m inviting you to be part of the no-cost pilot of The Equipoise Project. We’ll meet once to organize and then four times weekly after that. Afterward, I’ll ask for observations about the experience. 

Information and inquiry session

Join me for a 40-minute discussion to learn more and ask questions.

Learn what requests I’ll make of you in order to create and sustain this learning and practice community, including…

  • A commitment to regular practice
  • Expectations for participation
  • Reflection questions on why you want to get involved with The Equipoise Project

Register for the information session

Thursday, February 21
6:30 p.m.

Send me an email to confirm that you’ll be there and I’ll send the login information.

What we practice, we strengthen.

Shauna Shapiro, neuroscientist