12 States of Awareness

Based on Nelson Zink’s “12 states of attention” and Katie Raver’s exercises and stories for learning these powerful building blocks of attention. Join Katie for 8 1.5-hour sessions – live online or in person in Austin, Texas – for this transformative series.


Register for the ONLINE series: $395

Starts April 11, running for 8 Monday evenings
7pm – 8:30pm Central
Using online “Zoom” free software, navigation session available for free
Only 8 registration spots total


Register for the IN PERSON series: $395

Starts April 13, running for 8 Wednesday evenings
5:30pm – 7pm near Oltorf/ I35 in South Austin
Only 8 registration spots total


Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is,
rather than as you think it should be.

~Wayne Dyer

Your guide is global traveler and inner trekker Katie Raver,
sharing exercises for awareness and attention
gathered from the graffiti alleys of Brazil to the Austrian Alps,
from the Manhattan subway to the flowing waters of the Colorado.

Depart from the map and enter the territory itself.
Imagine yourself in a place of wondrous beauty,
and seeing, hearing, and feeling even more than you usually do. 


The 12 states, originally developed by Nelson Zink, are useful additions to your existing practices and areas of self awareness and mindfulness.  They are the building blocks of awaremess.  You can use the 12 states to shift your attention elsewhere without losing the positive intention of your current state.  They are also a key to understanding and communicating with others, even if they are quite different from you.

Explorations include:

  • The Art of Seeing
  • Symphonic Listening
  • The 3 types of Feeling: touch, visceral, proprioceptive
  • Moving through the 12 states quickly and gracefully
  • The 6 Smiles exercise

Using these states also allows you to arrive in the present moment and attend to what is actually happening there.  You can use the 12 states anywhere you are, when you’re doing anything, to get higher quality information and, when appropriate, enjoy the present moment even more.



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