Unique Self Institute

Programs and courses

The Unique Self Coaching process, and its signature program “Unique Self Emergence” created by Barbara Alexander and Claire Molinard, is a powerful change technology that taps into the deepest aspects of your life to reveal your unique potential and facilitate its emergence as your Unique Self.

Unique Self Coaching offers a dynamic and modular curriculum that can be adapted to individuals and groups in a wide range of contexts. Because the process facilitates getting to the heart of who you are – an irreducible expression of the Love Intelligence that animates all of existence – and how the creative impulse of this Source wants to express through you, it has many applications.

One on One Custom Coaching  Program 

Whether you are seeking spiritual connection and development, wanting to understand why your life is no longer fulfilling, exploring your life’s purpose, or trying to get traction with a particular life difficulty, the Unique Self Coaching process will support you in awakening and clarifying what’s next and taking new bolds steps in your emergence.

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Unique Self Emergence Program

This program has two tracks:

Personal track

In this track, we use the power of the group to facilitate Unique Self Emergence through a  nine-month program that includes group and individual coaching, deep study, and practice of each step of the Unique Self emergence process. 

Facilitator track

This track is for change agents who, in addition to undergoing the Unique Self emergence process for their own benefit, also wish to learn how to facilitate the process. This certification program trains them to utilize the process with individuals and groups in a variety of contexts.

Both tracks include:

Three online or in-person 3-days intensives

We will launch our first All-online cohort in 2022. The cohort limit is twelve.

Individualized coaching to facilitate your own Unique Self emergence.

Ten 60-minute coaching calls as well as online access to your faculty coach when you have questions or need support.

Zoom calls and Work between intensives that include reading, writing assignments, and practices

This work is significant. You can expect several hours a week, but no busy work, only assignments essential to the formative process.

Participation in an online Unique Self Emergence Learning Community

Each cohort has its own private platform (away from the noise of mainstream social media) where assignments are posted and members can stay in contact and support each other.

In addition to the general program, the Facilitator track includes:

Supervision as you work with two volunteer clients to learn the Unique Self Emergence Process

Once you begin to work with your volunteer clients, the coaching calls will also offer supervision designed to facilitate your utilizing the USE Process with others.

As a certified facilitator, you will be a part of our global learning community that is co-evolving.

Upon completion, you will join a growing community of Unique Self Emergence Facilitators who are finding remarkable ways to support each other as they use the process in a broad array of settings.

Who Should Attend

Personal track

Anyone who seeks to be deeply immersed in the Unique Self-coaching process while also receiving the unique holding and benefits of a group container.


Facilitator track

Coaches, Therapists, Spiritual Directors, Body Workers, and Consultants: this program is for you, and for all change agents whose own journey leads them to desire to play a role in the spiritual development of their clients—one that is grounded in sound psychological and spiritual principles.

The principles and framework of Unique Self Emergence can be integrated into a variety of modalities. Students have utilized the framework in the context of therapy, leadership development, coaching, bodywork, and spiritual direction. The modular nature of the framework enables you to integrate it into your work in whatever way you feel called. 

Program Highlights

Embody the Unique Self Emergence Process

One of the Unique Self Emergence Collective’s core faculty will guide you through the Unique Self Emergence Process four modules, designed to facilitate Unique Self emergence. For participants of the Facilitator track,  as you begin to work with your volunteer clients, you’ll always be a few steps forward of your clients, and you will be coached personally through your own process while accompanying your clients through theirs.

Understand the Unique Self Emergence Process

Through lectures, exercises, and resource materials you will learn the theoretical framework behind each aspect of the emergence process including the Unique Self Teachings, U Theory, foundational and advanced Integral Theory, Enneagram, neuroscience, and an integrally informed client assessment process.

Guide the Process by Leading Others (only for the Facilitators Track)

Working with two volunteer clients, you will learn to facilitate the complete process and integrate it into your practice while being supervised by your faculty coach. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn certification as a Unique Self Facilitator.

Graduate Testimonials

At the end of the Personal nine-month training you’ll be able to:

  • Utilize a developmental process that offers a practical map for psycho-spiritual growth that gives access to a vibrant, alive sense of being, and a way to actively engage a life of meaning and purpose.

In addition, graduates of the  Facilitator Track will be able to: 

  • Effectively assist individuals by modeling the process through their own development. 
  • Customize the process to fit the needs of your clients.
  • Utilize the process in ways we have not yet imagined.

Both Programs includes:

  • Three 3-day in-person or online intensives.
  • Individual Unique Self Coaching for your own embodiment of the process.
  • Participation in the online Unique Self Emergence Collective learning community.
  • All learning materials including the Unique Self Emergence Process Manual and Practice Guide. 

The Facilitator Track includes in addition:

  • Individual supervision as you work with volunteer clients
  • All learning materials including the Unique Self Emergence Process Manual and Practice Guide, with a license to use all materials with clients (may not be shared with individuals other than clients).
  • Once certified, inclusion on the Unique Self Emergence website Facilitator Directory.

2 days Intro Workshop

This workshop introduces the Unique Self Emergence Process through practices that are immediately applicable in your life. You will leave this intensive with a clear map to guide your own Unique Self emergence, one you can work with immediately. By engaging in a series of core practices, participants gain an embodied experience of the three states of consciousness that characterize the journey from Separate Self to Unique Self.

In this two-day workshop you will:

  • learn the basic principles of the Unique Self Teachings.
  • Be initiated to a series of core Integral practices that activate the Unique Self-emergence process.
  • Leave with a clear and applicable map for the journey from Separate Self, to Unique Self consciousness

For Whom: 

For the general public, and for Change Agents (coaches, therapists, consultants, spiritual directors & clergy) who are interested in applying for the Nine-month Transformational program.

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Unique Self Institute

The discovery of who you really are and why you are here unfolds in a trajectory of development we call: Wake Up, Grow Up, Clean Up and Show Up. These four modules map the totality of the human journey.