$100 – $695

Using Archetype + Polarity Dynamics to Cultivate Well-being: August 2017

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center

375 Breakthrough Ln.

Berkeley Springs, WV 20003

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description


Back by popular demand! We’ve talked about doing a workshop that combined key interconnected elements in polarity thinking and archetypes for years, and after a big success last fall we're scheduling two more sessions for 2017! In this highly experiential and practical workshop, join us (Cindy Atlee and Cliff Kayser) to learn and understand how these two powerful meta-theories come together—and how to work with them to cultivate greater well being for yourself and your clients.

What you’ll experience

  • A deeper, more holistic way of understanding yourself and others
  • Practical ways of seeing the most common archetypal patterns—and the polarity dynamics they’re likely to drive
  • Concrete ways of working with these two foundational, universally recurring human energy systems for insight and action

How you’ll benefit

  • See challenges and opportunities through "new eyes" and a more useful lens
  • Greater capacity to maximize archetypal gifts and minimize shadow elements
  • Sustainable approaches to develop truly high-performance leaders and organizations by managing archetypal and polarity dynamics

What you’ll learn

During this very interactive weekend, you’ll learn about the six pairs of archetypes that recur most often in contemporary life, the motivational drivers that fuel their presence—and how polarities will predictably and inevitably form around them. Together, we’ll work through practical methods for recognizing and working with these dynamic pairs:

  • Innocent (idealism) and Everyperson (realism)
  • Caregiver (supportiveness) and Hero (assertiveness)
  • Creator (generativity) and Revolutionary (reform)
  • Lover (connection) and Explorer (individuality)
  • Ruler (strategy) and Magician (vision)
  • Sage (knowledge) and Jester (wit)

Like all of us, you probably find some of these archetypal characters (called story types) far more appealing than others. The story types you relate to most personify who you are at your best, and illuminate the strengths and values that will bring you the greatest success and satisfaction in your working world. If you’re not conscious about the polarities they can trigger, though, these very same archetypal energies can dramatically narrow your perspective and leave no room for other ways of being and doing that may be needed in the moment.

So, how do you express your best, most authentic self, experience the joy and aliveness that comes from being who you really are—and also successfully leverage the polarities that will certainly emerge? Join Cliff and Cindy in October to find out!


Workshop/Retreat Leaders

  • Cliff Kayser is Partner/VP and Dean of Mastery/Coaching Programs at Polarity Partnerships and creator of Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center. CONTACT: cliff@polaritypartnerships.com or 202/494-2849
  • Cindy Atlee is Partner at The Storybranding Group and creator of the story typing development process for individuals, teams and leaders. CONTACT: cindy.atlee@storybranding.com or 703/917-4040

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for coaches, consultants and OD/HR/Learning professionals.

If you have background in Polarity Thinking and Archetypes, that’s a plus, but no prior training of polarity thinking or archetypes is required. We’re sharing newly created stuff! A few prerequisites:

1) curiosity to learn

2) desire to cultivate/improve well-being in your personal and professional life; and,

3) ability to carve out some time/space for yourself this fall in a beautiful learning space.


Workshop/Retreat Logistics – http://www.KayserRidge.com

When: Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at 5 p.m. - Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. (EDT). Arrive any time after 5 p.m. on Friday, 8/4. The weekend kicks-off with a group dinner at 7 p.m. The workshop/retreat runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.

Where: Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center - 375 Breakthrough Ln., Berkeley Springs, WV 20003 - View Map. Contact Cliff Kayser for carpooling options from the DC METRO area (a pleasant two-hour drive).


What’s included: Your fee includes the facilitated workshop with Cliff Kayser and Cindy Atlee; shared dorm-style accommodations for two nights; six delicious meals; and access to the beautiful Kayser Ridge grounds and surroundings.

Share with friends

Date and Time


Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center

375 Breakthrough Ln.

Berkeley Springs, WV 20003

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved