Taking the Midlife Leap, One Step at a Time – with Jett Psaris


2019: Taking the Midlife Leap workshop at Esalen: March 8 – 10, 2019


Program Description

eJett-Needs-to-be-lightenedIf you are between 40 and 65 years old, you are undoubtedly attempting to navigate the emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of your midlife passage. What makes this an experience unlike any other is that it requires the death of who you have known yourself to be and promises the birth of who you could possibly become.

Far too many people die in their fifties and are not buried until their eighties because they did not take the full journey possible at midlife. The whole point of midlife is to allow the construct of who you are and the life you have created to fail. It’s not just an opportunity for a fresh start; it’s a mandate for one.


Midlife catches everyone unawares.
To know what the midlife passage
is about requires a guide,
someone who has made the journey
and knows the terrain.

In this workshop you can step beyond the coordinates of the known and discover how to:

  • treat midlife as an advanced spiritual undertaking
  • identify and navigate the necessary tasks of the four phases of the midlife transition
  • know when your spirit door opens and learn how to keep it open
  • recognize and respond to the law of reverse effect
  • pierce the membrane over your creativity
  • replace life’s perishable substitutes for love with the real thing
  • navigate by desire, instinct and impulse
  • cultivate faith that when your new being is born, your new life will appear
  • become “full” of yourself, in the best possible way

This non-residential, weekend intensive will be held at: The Sacred Stream Center, 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, CA.

Hours for the intensives
On the Sat. morning of the intensive, please plan to arrive at 9:45 for registration.
The intensive will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm.


If you cannot attend the entire workshop [i.e. arrive on time and stay throughout the weekend to its close on Sunday evening], please do not register at this time. These intensives are designed in such a way that late arrivals or early departures affect the work both for the person unable to attend the entire weekend as well as for the other participants in the course.I will arrive on time and stay through the entire course.

Saturday Night: The course is rigorous so please plan to rest quietly on Saturday evening if at all possible. Saturday night will be your time to rest, integrate the material from the first day of the course and prepare yourself to continue the exploration on Sunday.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If a request for cancellation is received in writing 30 days or more before your course start date, the course fee is fully refundable. If written request for cancellation is received in writing less than 30 days before your course start date, $100 is non-refundable, regardless of the reason for withdrawal. If a written request for cancellation is received in writing 7 days or less before the course start date, $200 is non-refundable, regardless of the reason for withdrawal.

I have read and agree to the cancellation and refund policy.

Lunch, Snacks, Water Bottle, Journal and Pen!
Please bring your own lunch and snacks. The Sacred Stream Center does not allow food or drinks, (other than water) in the group room so bring a water bottle! You will need a journal and pen as well. No electronic devices – phones or iPads, etc. – will be allowed in the meeting room to ensure participant confidentiality. There will be an hour break for lunch and there are two cafes within 2 blocks of the Center if you prefer not to bring lunch with you.

I will remember to bring my lunch, snacks, water bottle, journal and pen!


Fee for the intensive:
Early Registration (date TBA): $425 per person
Regular Registration (date TBA): $475 per person

“I am on my knees in gratitude for the depth of compassion and wisdom that you have provided through these midlife modules. Your work is soul food ~ for making peace with the first half of my life and authentically feeling that the best is yet to come. You are a rare and profound Guide. Thank you for opening my life to me!”
– Bonnie Grossman

“Taking the Midlife Leap has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life. The information, teaching stories, and tools not only gave me a new roadmap by which to make meaning of my life, it has and continues to enhance my experience of joy, self love, self care, and self acceptance.”
– Martin Mazzanti

“I realized I wanted to connect with my soul some years ago; your course provides a road map.”
– Leslie S.

“The material is not just inspirational at the level of insight and understanding; it also provides structures, strategies, and practices that allowed me to integrate and live those insights in my daily life.
– Nan Wishner, MA, C. Hom.