What is Clearing?
Charles Berner developed Clearing through the 1950s and 1960s from his research into what works in helping people clear the mind and live fulfilled lives from their authentic selves. It rests on a definition of ‘mind’ confluent with Eastern philosophy and, in particular, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It was a pre-cursor to the Enlightenment Intensive (EI) which came out of this work and was originally designed to help people progress in Clearing. However, after the development of the EI in 1968 and his later meeting with Swami Kripalu, Berner switched his interest primarily to Surrender Meditation/Natural Yoga.
Clearing is based on the observation that unhappiness comes about as a result of unfulfilled communication and breakdowns in relating. These breaks stack up and proliferate over time, resulting in trauma and distress which Clearing addresses.
Clearing is a one to one, process-driven approach that works in the areas of a client’s interest to rebuild their ability to relate and communicate. The Clearer works with and guides the client with precision techniques in fully communicating what has not been expressed. This resolves current problems, releases the effects of trauma and fosters self-awareness and wellbeing.
Clients typically report feeling more authentic, lighter, clearer and more able to engage with others without emotional charge or pre-judgement.