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About the La Jolla Program

All of us are frequently challenged by issues such as current and hoped-for relationships, careers, job changes, boss or employees, schooling, health, love life, kids’ successes and problems, parents, spirituality, and countless others. Yet many of us do not have safe, supportive environments where we can discuss or share our experiences and concerns.


The La Jolla Program sponsors gatherings of people asking themselves how to deal with these challenges, bringing helpful insight into how it works, seeking contributions from you and other peers, and carrying creative solutions within themselves. It’s about you and me and us.



"To let go my self-concept of having to be perfect, then to accept, to express what is in me; all this is so incredibly relaxing, and it creates space and energy for things more valuable." 
— Elisabeth, a participant


For more than half a century The La Jolla Program has been at the world forefront in practicing our versions of interpersonal encounter. We convene together facing one another, using the opportunity to talk and otherwise communicate.


Our aim is to understand and experience our personal relatedness to happenings that concern us. Our conversations develop toward more essential sincerity but certainly do not lack humor. People actually listen, and each hears herself as who she is more deeply and subtly.


We come to know our lives better and meet other people in a more significant and heartfelt way.


The La Jolla Program staff members are experienced in knowing how people can learn the keys to enhanced communications. Being present face-to-face with other people opens our aural and visual and imaginative worlds, opens our emotional and cognitive bodily responses, enlarges my and your self.

We are convinced that given the appropriate environmental and psychological conditions, people possess the capacity to recognize perceptions of themselves and of their reality, and to make creative and constructive life-transitions. We endeavor to facilitate your finding your way to deal successfully in important and frequent challenges.


Our goal during these workshops is to share, risk, and learn to build safe and supportive personal and social environments together.


"This is a place for accelerated evolution." 
— Jim, a participant

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