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The Container: Frequently Asked Questions
No. The Container is a personal growth and empowerment course, not a therapy group. While we touch on emotional issues, our core emphasis is on the personal responsibility for moving one’s life forward. The APPLICATION FORM for The Container states that those who are experiencing any kind of psychological trauma cannot be accepted into the program.
Yes. Any adult at least 18 years of age may register. Participants must meet the requirements listed in the APPLICATION FORM before being accepted into the program. Your Container may have between 10 and 30 participants however you can usually count on there being around 20 people.
You will find your fellow Container participants to be intelligent, highly engaging, and excited to take on new challenges. Our program is designed to attract people who are both supportive and self-motivated. We are particular in only allowing in those who are ready to hit the ground running.
Each Container session is three hours long. Typically they occur on a weekday evening from 7:00-10:00 pm. Your Container’s location will be indicated on theAPPLICATION FORM.
We urge participants to attend every session, yet we understand that life can get in the way. Though make-up sessions are not available, you will be emailed a review of every evening’s training. If you miss a session, we suggest you contact a fellow participant and discuss the session with them. While most people do not make all 10 sessions, we suggest not missing more than three.
For the most part, yes. The sessions will occur once a week at the same day and time. However, there may be instances where we need to skip a consecutive week due to unforeseen circumstances, national holidays, etc. If that happens, the sessions will resume in order at the next meeting.
Yes. We are proud to say that no participant has ever requested a refund. We carefully screen each applicant before admitting them to The Container to make sure this program is what they truly want. However, we have a 100% Money Back Guarantee policy just in case a participant changes their mind.
Participants may request a full refund from the day they register and up to their third session of The Container. We feel that by the third session a participant should be clear as to whether or not they feel connected to this program.
For each session a participant attends after the third session, the refund will be decreased by $300.00 to cover our facilitator and location fees. For instance, if a participant requests a refund after the fourth session their refund would be the full payment of their enrollment fee minus $300.00. If they request a refund after the fifth session their refund would be their full payment minus $600.00. After the sixth session their refund would be their full payment minus $900.00, etc.
To request a refund, a participant must text their request to 323.505.9009, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message through The Container contact website page at https://whatisthecontainer.com/contact/. Once submitted, we require a short phone intake to discuss the nature of the dissatisfaction with The Container. The participant will be issued a refund within 60 days of completing the above requirements.
Nothing except your willingness to go on a transformational experience. There are no workbooks or home work to complete. This is an experiential program. The learning in The Container is designed to be accessed on a deep emotional level where true change and growth takes place. Most participants don’t even take notes. They find that doing so takes them out of the experience.
Partners who attend together do so with the intention to support and witness each other’s growth experiences. The Container is a wonderful place for partners to come together in their conscious development. We offer a common language for people to deepen their relationships as well as resolve the typical struggles partners face.
While The Container is not place to fix a relationship in crisis, we do focus on teaching participants the tools of personal responsibility. People struggling in their relationships often find a deeper connection with their love partner when they learn to take the pressure off their other. In this way they focus on healing themselves.
Most importantly, please do not make attending The Container a “have-to” for your partner.
Most of the struggles we face in life can be traced back to feelings of discouragement and a lack of self love. Yet, we know that you came into the world as a vibrant and joyful being. So something happened early in life that made you form a belief system which turned down your vibrancy. In The Container, we work to dismantle those old belief systems and re-engage the truth of you as an exceptional being. In doing so, you become that joyful, vibrant being again. You find that most of the life-long problems we’ve been plagued with begin to disappear.
The Container refers to the energetic space we create in each session of the program. Within this space, you will feel safe and encouraged to go on a deep exploration of the true nature of yourself as you never have before. Participants often say this supportive environment is unlike anything they have experienced. In many ways, it defies explanation. There is truly nothing like the feeling of compassion and encouragement members experience in their Container.
For over 30 years Dan Gordon has been designing and leading transformational workshops. Dan has always felt that life holds amazing possibilities. It is a fascinating puzzle, always waiting to be unlock.
Dan first began unlocking that puzzle 1987 by enrolling in his first developmental seminar. The experience was so profound he quickly enrolled to become an instructor for the program.
Surviving that training program’s rigorous 70% failure rate, Dan became a certified instructor, teaching workshops across the country for 100s of participants. Dan also co-created a program called The Essential Man Workshop for The ManKind Project, an international men’s organization.
In his years as a business man, marketer, professional facilitator and executive coach, Dan has amassed a great deal of knowledge and skill in the area of enhancing human behavior and thought patterns. Currently, Dan travels the country as a keynote speaker, as well as continuing to facilitate high net worth clients. He also volunteers in a variety of organizations devoted to growth, development and personal exploration.
Using all his combined experiences and years of training, Dan has developed The Container; his masterwork. His vision is to help all people step boldly into the challenges that produce breakthrough transformations. Therefore they can live life as their greatest selves, truly experiencing life unlimited!