An Introduction to STAGES for Therapists & Coaches

with Terri O’Fallon PhD and Kim Barta MA

Wednesday, September 20
5:30 to 7pm Pacific / 8:30 to 10pm Eastern

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“Overview of the STAGES Model” and “Developmental Coaching”

A map of human consciousness from birth to higher stages of consciousness

Exceptional precision in assessment and intervention

Rapid results with clients

For psychotherapists and coaches, understanding where your client is in the developmental arc of their life is crucial for success. But determining this is often a time consuming and imprecise process. STAGES is a cutting edge human development model that can dramatically enhance your effectiveness by giving you a comprehensive and precise map of the stages of human consciousness development that allows you to:

  • Quickly and efficiently get to the “developmental parameter” where the client is stuck—a significant source of their suffering
  • Understand your client’s capacities so you know which modalities to use with them and which not to use
  • Clarify the kinds of passions that are driving your client at their developmental level so you know what types of motivators will work and what types won’t work
  • Guide clients in developing the robustness they need now to move beyond conventional stages into later levels of consciousness development
  • Understand how development is dynamic and fluid—incorporating several levels of development, depending on the context
  • Understand much more clearly how your own developmental level comes into the therapeutic relationship and avoid “entanglement blindspots” with clients
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Learn More in the Free Intro Session

Although STAGES is comprehensive and precise, the essence of its application with clients flows from just three questions. These are three questions the practitioner seeks to understand during the client interaction. The answers to these questions yield a remarkably precise location of the client’s developmental level in the moment.

If you’re looking to enhance your therapeutic or coaching work with clients, we invite you to learn more in this free intro session.

What You Will Learn

In this live video presentation, Terri and Kim will provide an overview of the STAGES model and give examples of how the “Three Questions” can be used effectively with clients to quickly and efficiently locate the client’s developmental level in the moment. There will be plenty of time for dialog with Terri and Kim toward the end of the session. You’ll learn:

  • The overall structure of the STAGES model
  • How the “Three Questions” are used to locate the client’s developmental level with great precision
  • How to apply the model to yourself so that you can see more clearly how your own level affects the client interaction
  • How STAGES supports both therapy and coaching without blurring the important distinctions between them

We invite you to participate and find out how the STAGES model can help enhance your therapy or coaching practice.

After you register you’ll receive a confirmation email and a link to the Intro Session event page that has all the information you need to participate, plus access to the two free signup bonus PDFs. The Intro Session will be hosted on the Zoom video platform, which is easy to use. It is accessible from any Windows or Mac computer or laptop or from IOS and Android mobile devices. (Additional details will be available after you register.)

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Praise from Therapists and Coaches

Attending Terri’s and Kim’s courses has profoundly and positively influenced how I work as a life and conflict counselor. The developmental view on a client’s acting, feeling, thinking and needs as well as the developmental view on shadow crashes has enlarged my possibilities thoroughly. At the same time it has also changed how I see myself and has opened me important steps of personal growth.

Life and Conflict Counselor

(Maintal, Germany)

When Ken Wilber’s work first exploded into my life, I soon started to ask myself how i ever managed without Integral Theory. The STAGES model flings a refinement into Wilber’s work that just adds so much sparkle that i ask myself the same thing. Quite quickly I grasped that STAGES was going to represent another enormous milestone in my ability to understand and manage myself—and get along with others professionally and personally.

Christine Doan

Each [module] takes you deeply into the dark and messy side of human development, your own and others. It’s been a god-send working with clients and actually using the material of where they are to help them help design practices they will actually do in real life. This kind of emphasis and support enables sustainable change for a person.


The STAGES model is elegantly simple while encompassing the vast complexities of human development. The application course deepens one’s awareness of the STAGES model through practice, so the mind slows down and listening shifts to a sensing in the body.

By instilling a STAGES developmental perspective, I noticed a shift into a more compassionate coaching presence and dialogue with clients which created a deeper connection. I met new therapists and coaches from across the globe and that made the experience more thought provoking and fun as we dialogued in small groups and as a whole about the all too common situations our clients bring us. The rich content and ongoing support from Terri and Kim provided for a learning environment that was relevant for all levels of coaches and it exceeded my expectations.

Vicki Lundin-Taylor

A simplified map of adult development and identity. A how to evolve, reduce suffering and thrive.

Katie Ledger

A STAGES course with Terri O’Fallon and Kim Barta, a progressive dive in and taste of the often hidden world of Human Development, theory and practice. My experience was a mix of a traveler’s anxiety and excitement visiting a very foreign country. I could neither talk the talk nor walk the walk. And this being true even though I was terribly knowledgeable about Integral theory. So gently, week after week, my every cell was dipped in the crystal waters of their elegant and lively offerings. Heart Mind and Soul (Shadow included) were drenched in a strong and attractive luminosity, but not too strong, inviting me to see, to taste, to feel, to love, to find the all too real STAGES, appearing one by one, all together interrelated, dancing part of the evolutionary dance. To say that a grateful smile lights up my face through such a profound and loving dance states only the obvious. Thank you Terri and Kim so very much for inviting me and us to a new look at the human Kosmos, and finaly to participate greatly in the looking.

Pierre Bonneau

About Terri and Kim

TerryO000Terri O’Fallon PhD Terri O’Fallon PhD is an Integral scholar who derives theory and research interests from a passionate practice of auspicious wondering, learning, and marinating in life. She is the daughter of a dancing mother, who will forever be a remarkable influence on her; she is the eldest of seven siblings, parent of two adult children, grandparent of two granddaughters, and has over fifty years of teaching from pre-kindergarten through post PhD. She has a PhD. in Integral Studies and Masters degrees in Spiritual Direction and Special Education. These embodied experiences have supported her primary theory and research and teaching theme: Growing up is waking up throughout the lifespan.

Teaching has been a theme throughout her life beginning as a preschool and first grade teacher, she has taught every grade, including special education and the gifted. She has had the role of principal of schools and superintendent of schools, and taught in seven colleges and universities. Her interest in life span development naturally arose from this field.

Terri’s research experience spans 40 years including eleven research studies, conducted in various colleges, public schools and private research venues, but her most passionate theory, research and teaching work of the past eight years revolves around the Stages model which integrates the Integral model by Ken Wilber with the Ego development scale of Susanne Cook-Greuter. The STAGES model is a natural culmination of her life’s experience.

Ordinariness has been the trajectory of Terri’s life. Steeped in philosophy, research, teaching, and a myriad of spiritual practices, her path continues to bring her solidly home to the practical living, breathing appreciation of the simple things in life. We wake up every morning. We grow up, quite naturally. We live through joys and sorrows, and face our family, friends, and neighbors every day. We grow old and watch our life approach its end as we apprehend the birth of our grandchildren. With the gifts of so many experiences, the highs and lows of being, what seems to always remain is what we were advised to do from birth: listening, gratitude, compassion, love, forgiveness, and generosity—lifelong lessons that never seem to end.

Terri’s website is Terri is also a partner in Pacific Integral. Click here to view her résumé.

kim-home-1Kim Barta MA is an internationally recognized licensed professional psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work and insights spring from grounded experiential practice with self and others in his cross cultural and life long experiences.

Kim worked for gender rights in the small rural school in central Montana. In college, Kim co-founded Students in Union with Nature, which partnered College students with alternative energy advocates in the community creating a solar powered organic garden lifestyle for college students.

Kim graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana in 1984. He pursued a Masters in an interdisciplinary program that combined Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and Sociology in a broad perspective for healing. He lived with a Native American Shaman and did his Masters Thesis in Shamanism and Modern Psychotherapy. He graduated with high marks in 1986.

After developing and implementing a successful construction training program for people suffering from severe mental illness: Bi-polar, Schizophrenia, and Axis ll Disorders, Kim pursued outdoor leadership, becoming an instructor with the International Outward Bound schools. Kim went on to develop a mental health treatment program for children and youth that was adopted by 3 hospitals in Montana. In 1992, Kim founded and continues to co-operate a mind/body healing arts clinic in Polson, Montana, nestled beneath the high mission mountains on the shore of Flathead Lake, in the Flathead indian nation.

Ever seeking better ways of healing in the life of self and others, families and children, Kim, has developed several successful new forms of therapy that deeply and rapidly lead to healing. These have proven themselves effective with a wide range of issues including: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Anger, Addiction, Chronic Pain, physical illnesses and weight loss and personal growth. People utilize his psychology/coaching/spiritual guidance practice, globally.

Currently, Kim has teamed up with Dr Terri O’Fallon to present workshops and trainings internationally in a new model of human development designed and researched by Dr. O’Fallon. Kim’s developmental learning theory fits lock and key with Dr O’Fallon’s Stages model and his extensive history in clinical human dynamics provides a grounded passion to the workshop experience.

Kim’s website is