Farther to Go! can show you how to:

(1) Identify what you really want.
(2) Stop getting in your own way.
(3) Rewire your brain to help you get more of what you want
and less of what you don’t want.

What Do You Want? ClassThe small group learning environment in your apartment with cat toys, windows, and lawn care is vastly better than any classroom. —J.G.

The following courses are limited to four participants.
(This is why I work with small groups.)
Meetings are usually held in Albuquerque’s NE Heights.
(Skype classes are also available.)
Contact Joycelyn for more information.

Large Blog ImageWhat Do You Want?

10 Group Sessions

Do you believe needs are more important than wants—or that they should be?

When someone asks you what you want, do you draw a blank?

Is it easier for you to identify what you don’t want?

If so, you’re not alone.

The problem with not knowing what you want is that your unconscious (System 1) has its own agenda, which is based in part on decades of old programming.

  • It keeps “correcting” you back to the very well-worn path you’re trying to get off.
  • It would rather pacify you than satisfy you.
  • It wants you to survive but not necessarily thrive.

System 1 is very powerful and compelling. If you aren’t clear about what you do want, its programming will ensure that you keep doing what you’ve been doing—and that can mean getting more of what you don’t want.

If you would like to be more awake and alive, if you want to make a difference, if you desire greater clarity about your direction, or if you want to stop spinning your hamster wheel, the What Do You Want? course is for you.

In this course, you will learn how the two parts of your brain—System 1 (the unconscious) and System 2 (consciousness)*—operate. You will also discover why intuition is fallible and will power overrated; find out how your brain creates your personal model of the world; and understand both the value and the pitfalls of operating on autopilot.

Best of all, you will identify your Big Picture Wants (also called higher order wants)—the things that matter most to you and that make your life juicy, enlivening, and deeply satisfying.

Once you’re clear about what really matters, you can stop wasting time on what doesn’t. You might uncover some surprises, and you can definitely stop searching for the life-purpose cheese.

Thank you for the work you facilitated in our What Do You Want? class. It was so thought provoking. It really made me examine my core beliefs and allowed me to see outmoded patterns that I’d grown too comfortable with. I also value the sharing that took place because verbalizing one’s feelings and perceptions is transformative. —M.M.
I’d recommend this course highly to anyone wondering why they are stuck. —M.O.
For the first time in my life I can clearly see what motivates me–what I truly want. I have a much better metric for making decisions. Knowing what I really want means I don’t have to muddle through what doesn’t really serve me. —A.C. 
This has not only been helpful for me personally, but it has helped me professionally. —J.D.

*The terms System 1 and System 2 were first used in 2000 by Professor Keith E. Stanovich of the University of Toronto and Professor Richard F. West of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Large Blog ImageGoals, Habits & Intentions

12 Group Sessions + 1 Individual Session

Rewire your brain with these practical tools so you can create more of what you want in your life. Instead of allowing your brain’s hardwired tendencies to hold you back, use them to support your higher aspirations.


Find out what a goal really is, what separates a good one from a bad one, and how to set—and achieve—goals that connect with your Big Picture Wants.


Once you understand how the habit loop works, you can change the habits that don’t work for you and create new habits that support the life you want to live.


When you learn how to use the I.A.P. (Intention/Attention/Perseverance) process, you will actually be one step ahead of speedy System 1.

& More

Tame your monkey mind! Self-talk radio is always on the air; discover how to tune into it and what to do (and not do) about it. Develop self-observation and mindfulness skills. Find out why affirmations usually aren’t effective. Learn writing exercises that help you gain clarity.

It’s giving me so much insight into how my brain is working. Everything I do I now pay attention to see if indeed I’m going where I want to go. —V.S.
I love the tools it’s given me to tackle some of my big goals. I’m doing things I probably would not have tackled before this. —J.S.
It has shiftend how I view things like world events, things that my kids do, things that my husband does. And the internal shift—we’re talking 9.9 magnitude. —E.C.
Outstanding! Great combination of brain theory, influence of personality type, reading material, lectures, and exercises. —J.G.

Large Blog ImageGHI Mastery

Guidance  |  Support  |  Accountability
13 Group Sessions

Individual Sessions Available at an Additional Cost.

You know what you want, and you’ve learned the tools that can get you from whre you are to where you want to be. GHI Mastery allows you to engage in the deliberate practice that will train your brain to take you there.

This is a practical, results-oriented course designed to help you make the specific changes you want to make to create a more satisfying and meaningful life. You will:

  • Develop your ability to use the tools not just effectively but effortlessly.
  • Enhance your success rate in following through on all of your goals, habits, and intentions.
  • Recognize and learn how to utilize your strengths, while overcoming your stumbling blocks.
  • Create and sustain positive—lifelong—change.
I don’t think I could have gotten through my move without this class. It’s been grounding for me. It’s helped change my mindset about what’s going on in my life and the value of tracking. I’m more aware of pitfalls and have more ammo to avoid some of them. –L.M.
I have bigger goals that are going to be hard and I don’t think I can do it just on my own. I could…but would I? Having other people to support me is really helpful. –S.T.
I appreciate having the space to practice what we’ve been learning in a concrete way. –A.C.

Large Blog ImagePersonal Impact!

15 Group Sessions

The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived.  —Ann Patchett

What is the difference YOU want to make in the world?

The Personal Impact course will help you clarify what you are up to at this point in your life, what you want to accomplish, the steps you will need to take to make that happen, and how those goals connect with your Big Picture Wants.

The course will guide you through the process of creating a Personal Impact Declaration and completing a Personal Impact Master Plan. You will have a clear, well-defined context in which to determine not only what actions to take (or not take), but also how to respond to feedback and adjust course.

Move up to the next level in mastering the art and science of change and creating a consistently satisfying and meaningful life. Be empowered to make the difference you want to make in the world.

I’m thankful for the spark this has rekindled. I knew it was there, but I didn’t quite know what to do with it. The structure has helped me pull things together. And I love the interactions and the connections–the consistent cohort. –R.A.
You finally reach a point in your life when you realize you don’t have a whole lot of time left, probably. Can I use my life’s experience to make this a better place before the final curtain falls? –J.S.
[In my writing] things always keep coming back to the same place in terms of what I’m looking for and what’s important to me. I understand that’s how the process works. All the work we’ve done and that we’ve brought to this is meant to do that. Otherwise I wouldn’t be thinking about these things—or at least not in the same way. So that’s really compelling.

Large Blog ImageBrain, Perception & Reality

15 Group Sessions

If you really want to overcome many of the obstacles that prevent you from living your fullest, richest life, you need to understand the influence of the subliminal world that is hidden within each of us.
—Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal

What you see is not all there is. No matter how confident you feel about them, your perceptions, experiences, memories, and interpretations of events are less rock solid and accurate than you believe them to be. The world is not as it seems and neither are you. In this course you will find out some of the things your brain is doing behind your back and what you can do about it.

As you learn more about System 1 and System 2 and how the two parts of your brain interact, you will encounter your Experiencing self, your Remembering self, your Autobiographical self, and your inner Interpreter. You will find out just how unreliable your memories are and what an excellent spin doctor your unconscious can be.

You will discover the enormous role stories play in your life—and in everyone else’s. You will begin to question the automatic cause-and-effect connections your brain makes. You are likely to end up much less certain about many things but also much more aware, attentive, curious, and awake. You will definitely have a greater appreciation for what has been called the most complex object in the known universe: your brain.

Find out how much of your reality—or anyone’s—is real. See the Reading List for some of the sources of information presented in this course.

Brain, Perception & Reality is an investigation into how the brain really works as opposed to what conventional wisdom has led us to believe. —J.H.
I have used almost every piece of this course in my everyday. It has been very helpful. —M.O. 
This course is a way of cracking open the brain, shaking out all preconceived beliefs and ideas, and then starting from a new slate. —Z.L.
The homework assignments to actually apply a concept/tool to our individual situations and then discuss it at length in the next class is really powerful. It builds skill and provides insight into one’s self. —J.G.


9 Models of the World

8 Group Sessions

We see things not as they are but as we are because each of us is looking out from within our own model of the world. Our model of the world influences what we pay attention to, how we interpret and react to events, the meaning we assign to them, and much of what we think, feel, do, and say.

The Enneagram not only offers a window into our particular model of the world, it can help us develop the self-awareness that’s essential for creating positive and sustained change.

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Find out how you get in your own way—and what to do about it
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with others and understand them at a deeper level

The topics covered include:

  • The 9 Types
  • Stances: Aggressive, Withdrawing, and Compliant
  • Centers: Doing, Thinking, and Feeling
  • Triads: 2/5/8, 1/4/7, and 3/6/9
  • Coping Styles: Competency, Positive Outlook, and Reactive
  • Wings
  • Levels of Development: Healthy, Average, and Unhealthy
  • Balance Points: Stress and Security
  • Getting Along with Others
  • Relationship with Community
  • Suggestions for Recognizing Your Automatic Responses and Expanding Your Range of Options
I think understanding this is expansive and really healing to a person’s psyche. —M.H.
I’m enthralled by the Enneagram. I love the way it was presented, and I want to continue exploring it. —V.R. 
It’s really been helpful to me to learn more about myself and accept things about myself. It’s great information!—J.H.

Find out more about the Enneagram at

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