Want a goal of yours to be in my PhD study?

by Wendy Down on January 26, 2018

Hey, you out there?

In case you’ve forgotten what I look like!

I hope you are doing well since we last chatted here.  I’m writing because I’d love to reconnect with you again. And to help you reach a goal (or intention) that’s important to you right now.

But first, how have you been?  What’s new?

On my end, the short answer is I’ve been immersed in my PhD studies (in Integrative Medicine) and understanding even more clearly the science that explains how we can shape our lives, our responses to life and even our physical bodies.  

So lately my private coaching sessions have been brimming with exhilarating conversations, lighter ‘techniques’ and greater certainty than ever that the specifics of our lives can shift quickly, playfully and easily.

And now I’m ready to bring all of that to a larger group (you!) and to test it with a research study upon which my PhD success or failure will depend.

(no pressure there…)

I’ve been readying myself for this for awhile and today, I’m letting you know I’d love for you to take part.  And how.

As background… to complete my degree I’m required to complete a research study.   After months of tossing around possible ideas, I’ve decided to make my study super simple.

In a nutshell, the purpose of Life Coaching is to close a gap between where a person is on a particular subject and where he or she wants to be.

And so I’m going to measure how reliably and effectively I do that with people.

During my 20 years as a Life Coach, I’ve accumulated a diverse tool box for gap-closing.  And I continue to find new ways to let that happen more quickly, more easily, with more fun and certainty for more people. At least, from one-to-one reports and my own observations.

But to measure that in a more quantifiable way, in the upcoming weeks, I’ll launch a 6 month experiment.

If you take part, you will identify a goal or intention you want to reach/realize/be living 6 months from now.  

It can be on any topic – health, career, relationship, whatever.  You choose and I’ll help you refine.

Then, for the next 6 months, you, me and the other participants will support you in getting there.

Then after 6 months, we’ll see if you did or didn’t meet your goal – or even had something better happen! After all, no need to limit yourself, right?

So that anyone can test the waters before committing, the first few weeks of the experiment will take place here, on the Consciousness Playground.

After that free trial period, you’ll be in a position to decide if you want to take part in the full 6-month coaching group or not.  (And become a participant in my PH.d. research study.)

I’ll explain the details later, but basically there will be a reasonable fee, the interaction will shift to a private group on Facebook and we will all knuckle down for laughs, chats, learning and high-fives in a private, intimate confidential setting.

Trust me, those who take part will get the best I have to give for 6 months.

I’ll meet you back here soon with more information, dates and details.   In the meantime, it feels good to be in contact with you again.  Feel free to say hi and share your thoughts below.

Truth is, I’ve missed that 🙂


The Pain Experiment; it’s time to celebrate!

by Wendy Down on December 20, 2016

My daughter, Haley, on the right, and I wishing you a Merry… Everything!

Several months ago, we Consciouseers announced an experiment to observe pain change by changing your consciousness around it.  

We invited you to predict how you’d know if the experiment worked here.

You determined your candidacy for the experiment here and accepted the stand you’d need to take to take part.

Then we all got down to business.

A group of non-physical teachers spoke their heart-lifting message of hope about your pain.

You changed your pain by changing the past and set up a magical Creation Station to hold the consciousness of no-more- pain for you.

You saw medical evidence that changing one’s consciousness has already change pain for thousands, and you learned why and how.

Next, you felt your own pain change… in real time.

And accepted full healing, feeling the joy of it!

With all the work behind you, you played games with your pain.

You listened to it speak.  And finally, just last week, your microbes consciously joined the experiment too!

Today, you are not the person who began this experiment on Sept 6.  Your understanding of and relationship to pain has changed.  Your consciousness about pain has evolved.

It’s time to see the difference the experiment has brought about by answering two simple questions:


What is your single biggest take-away from The Pain Experiment?  In other words, what will you remember most?

And how has pain changed for you over the past 4 months?


By answering these questions, in words and in writing, you not only help us measure the success of The Pain Experiment but you help yourself to do the same.  As the season of celebration fast approaches, you celebrate whatever YOU have to celebrate on this subject!

And please, share your observations, learnings and reasons for celebration below.


PS. A heartfelt thank you to Ken Graydon, Janice Dietert and Rodney Dietert for weaving your beautiful consciousness and contributions into another Consciousness Playground experiment.  There are no better collaborators anywhere, and I’ve loved every moment we’ve spent on this together.

Pain and Your Microbiome – Pain Experiment Post #11

December 13, 2016

Good day, experimenters. Today’s Pain Experiment post offers an ingenious twist on pain you won’t find anywhere else.   Can’t find anywhere else. ‘Cuz in addition to being a co-leader (Consciouseer) in this experiment, its author Rodney Dietert is a world authority in the burgeoning science of the human microbiome.  You might recall his last […]

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Pain as a Messenger – Pain Experiment Post #10

December 6, 2016

Hello!  Let’s carry on with The Pain Experiment. Today, co-leader Janice Dietert takes the helm, sharing her own story with pain, including recent pain.  May her honesty touch you and her words unlock something important in your own journey.  Enjoy! ***** PAIN AS MESSENGER I have to admit that I’ve struggled to write this article. The […]

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The Game of Pain

November 22, 2016

Hey ho, onward we go.  With the Pain Experiment, that is. Today’s post, #9 in our series of 12, comes from co-leader, Rodney Dietert. If you’re not familiar with Rodney from last year’s $3000 Experiment, read about his remarkable story here.) Over to you, Rodney. ***** It is such an honor to join my fellow […]

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The Elusive Gift of Pain

November 10, 2016

Hello, fellow pain experimenter! Today’s post, #8 in our Pain Experiment, comes from our co-leader down under, Ken Graydon.  Thus you’ll notice Australia highlighted in the image, left.   In fact, if you look closely, you might even see Ken waving hello… Ken’s post enhances all the material we’ve shared until now, so I know […]

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Feel Awareness Change the Pain – New Audio!

November 1, 2016

Greetings, friends!  I’m excited to share today’s post with you, #7 in our Pain Experiment. Because here, you’ll find a brand new recording I made for you called ‘Feel Awareness Change the Pain’.  It weaves together a number of the key concepts we’ve introduced so far in The Pain Experiment. And more importantly, in the recording, I […]

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Mind-Body, All the Same Thing

October 18, 2016

Hello again.  This week, fall has arrived at the Consciousness Playground office, and with it, today’s post,  #6 in our Pain Experiment series. Co-leader, Janice Dietert offers a lot to absorb and before you start, know that in our next post, I’ll share a new audio-recording I’ve made. It weaves together all the key concepts […]

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Chasing Pain

October 11, 2016

Ready to let The Pain Experiment continue challenging and changing your perception of pain?  Today, experiment co-leader, Janice Dietert, takes the reigns, in Post #5.  Enjoy! “Have you ever seen a dog on a scent trail? Bloodhounds are particularly good at this. They have the most acute sense of smell and can be as tenacious as […]

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Pain. Accepting the Alternative.

October 4, 2016

Today we continue the Pain Experiment with Post #4. This post, like our last one, comes from experiment co-leader, Ken Graydon.  When you are finished reading this post, you will take some concrete action.  Find out what that is by reading below.  Enjoy! ***** “Pain is like the red light in your car, that tells […]

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