Bay Area Online Practice Group





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The Bay Area Online Practice Group is the longest running Thomas Hübl practice group in North America. It began in 2013 as the in-person East Bay Practice Group but moved online in 2020 due to the pandemic. It is now an international online group. The focus of the group is exploring and learning the principles of Transparent Communication and other of Thomas's teachings. The group is open to anyone with an interest in Thomas's work, and no registration or application is required. All meetings are hosted on the Zoom platform. For more information, including Zoom access, visit our website: (This is an open group so you do not need to submit the form below to participate.)

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Every Monday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Time.
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Group Leader(s)

Jane Arzt, Gail Brenner

Gail Brenner: I’m a psychologist and teacher with a passion for embodied conscious living. For over 25 years, I’ve worked with individuals and groups on healing from early trauma. I love creating safe space for inner exploration and witnessing people grow into their full aliveness. I’m experienced in supporting older adults in the transitions of aging, death, and dying, and I’m the author of The End of Self-Help and Suffering Is Optional. I met Thomas in 2018. Participating in practice groups has transformed my capacity for presence and intimacy in relationships, and I love bringing that possibility to others.

David Sherman, Bill McCart

David Sherman: My work as a coach, strategist, and group facilitator focuses on positive change within business and social sectors. It also includes highly engaged large-scale multi-sector initiatives. Themes include leadership, potent cooperation, and regeneration. I participate in Thomas’ North American Core Group and Pocket Project. During the first Pocket Project training I began to appreciate the scope and scale of trauma-induced protective that I have experienced throughout my working career. I have participated in several winter retreats in Israel and have connected to my Jewish lineage including Chasidic roots and Chabad relatives in Israel and throughout the world.

Bill McCart: I’ve been studying with Thomas since 2011. I’ve taken many of his online courses, completed the Timeless Wisdom Training in 2017 and have been in Thomas’s Core Group since then. I also completed the Practice Group Leader Training in 2021 and am certified as a Thomas Hübl Practice Group Leader. Thomas’s work has had a profound impact on my life, how I relate to life and its challenges, and how I contribute to life. I’m deeply grateful for this and happy to support others on their spiritual and healing journeys.

Alissa Macpherson

Alissa has been studying with Thomas since 2011. She has participated in online courses, TWT, US Core Croup, and the EU Core Group. She has a deep commitment to the practice of Transparent Communication and co-creating spaces of healing possibility and exploration. Alissa is trained in Early Childhood Education, working for 15 years at an Independent Montessori-based school, deeply committed to individually paced developmental programs with inclusion of art, music, nature and community involvement. Through her life the threads which are continually lit with interest, inspiration, and devotion are in Mysticism, Nature, Embodiment, Human Development and Healing.

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