The Trials are deconstruction, discovery and training for the mind, body, and soul. This online course will have you contemplating some profound and sometimes painful questions, putting your physical body to the test, and unraveling the thread of your true potential as you encounter the 3 mythic trials that test all of us human beings on the road to being the best version of ourselves.
BECOME YOUR GREATEST GUIDE
The Trials will immerse you in core lessons needed to become your own best coach for both your body and mind.
Learn sophisticated methods of physical training programming for your own unique needs and context. Learn how to communicate with the best version of yourself who is the ultimate earthly guide for a meaningful human experience.
Regenerate the generationally forgotten ability to tune into your body and mind to respond accordingly as you negotiate the world at the highest level.
Get 12-weeks of physiological programming in which you will learn how to customize your workouts based on your unique needs and context. At the end of The Trials, you will have the ability to create your own programming for life.
Get 12-weeks of self-discovery exploration practices in which you will intentionally deconstruct your current reality, analyze your strengths and shadows, and self-construct a new path forward on your own terms.
The Trials offers you 31 professionally produced video lessons and 3 real-world challenges which you’ll access through our online portal. Each video lesson is accompanied by PDF notes and homework.
Get access to The Trials Slack Channel to discuss your journey, discoveries, and challenges.
In the spirit of friendly competition, each challenge is scored and ranked among your peers.
Psychological discovery and training to help guide you to a deeper understanding of yourself.
- Understanding Self and your beliefs as a global citizen
- Realizing your purpose and life’s work
- Building a future vision and future version
- Environmental analysis and inventory
- Deep dive into your personality
- Lifestyle design and architecture
Physiological self-discovery and training to connect body and mind with physical movement, endurance, grit and strength building.
- Understanding physical force and stress
- Specific adaptation to imposed demands
- Energy systems and metabolic pathways
- Working with planes of motion and movement patterns
- Microcycles, mesocycles and macrocycles
- Creating your own training program
Real-world challenges to get you out of your comfort zone, push your limits, and access altered states of consciousness.
Encounter 3 trials that will test you on the road to being the best version of yourself:
- Challenges can be performed anywhere and need minimal extra equipment
- Understand the power of suffering as transcendence on physical and mental planes
- Embrace fear and mental/physical chaos
- Get scored on your output and see how you’ve scored among your peers
- Discuss your journey and challenges with The Trials community
WHO THE TRIALS ARE FOR
- For people who are looking to identify their highest goals and want to discover the tools necessary to achieve them.
- For people who do not fully resonate with the modern ideals of success and are looking to redefine “the good life” on their own terms.
- For people who are looking to gain sophisticated insight into their bodies and minds so they can operate at their highest level.
- The Trials have been designed specifically for men, however we welcome anyone who’s called to this type of work.
- If you’ve participated in The Process, you will get access to this course as a part of Phase 4.
Jeff Depatie recently retired from the Canadian special forces as a JTF2 sniper and is the founder of The Process, The Special Forces Experience. He’s a behavioral architect, precision shooter, and has spent years of his life in deserts, jungles, extreme cold, and other hardly inhabitable areas of the world.
Today, he’s using his skills of human potential selection and adversity training to identify and elevate superior men and bring them together to see if we can collectively solve some of the world’s biggest issues from the ground up by being better role models and leaders.
He is dedicated to maintaining peak physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual shape – in addition to constantly improving the courage it takes to will that strength.
Aaron Guyett is a devoted husband, father, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, combat instructor, master instructor at living.fit, the founder of Innovative Results, Battle Ropes Education, and Leaders of Leaders.
He specializes in teaching metabolic pathway programming and conditioning to develop power, strength, and endurance, while also helping people understand most physical and physiological transformation start with the mind.
He delivers uncompromising results to teams, organizations, and communities with both hard skills–like aerobic capacity, speed, agility, quickness, power, strength, and movement variability–and soft skills–like positive neuroplasticity training, communication development, leadership development, honesty, trust, and love.
Rick Alexander, a former special operations member, cultural evolutionist & mindset coach. He’s also an ultra-endurance athlete, author of Burn Your Couch and the host of Morning Coffee Podcast. He’s built his professional and personal life around guiding others from inside the trenches of adversity.
Rick has not only passed multiple rigorous special forces selection programs with attrition rates as high as 78% but also served on the cadre for the Naval Special Warfare Orientation (BUD/S) course which saw as many as 2500 candidates per year try their hand at one of the hardest selection programs in the world.
Rick served as an instructor, a counselor and in many cases, a mentor for the students looking to become a Navy SEAL or SWCC.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS NEEDED
- Smartphone/computer with internet to access the course
- Journal and pen
- A space to move your body
- A rucksack or backpack
Luke Montgomery, Producer
Luke Montgomery is an independent filmmaker, photographer, writer and committed storyteller, who deeply believes in the power of perspective to change the world. From the written word to the frozen frame – he is driven to capture and create that which might give us hope, insight, and a better future. Since childhood, he has had a burning passion for world travel, philosophy, and a good
Jessica Depatie, Contributor
Jessica Depatie specializes in the decision-making psychology of what makes individuals pursue greatness. She dives deep into the why’s and hows of growth in the journey of living happier and healthier futures. Jessica is often quoted as saying, “if you save men, you save the world.” She believes the work being done through The SFE and other like-minded collectives to focus on the spiritual, mental, and physical growth of men will make radical, positive shifts in the future of humanity.
As someone who has gone through The SFE and has had the honour of getting to know the Cadre and everyone involved in creating the experience, I am not surprised with how great the The Trials has turned out. From week 1 you are given insight into how comprehensive this course is and how much effort has been poured into helping you become the highest vibrational version of yourself. I remember a few years back I was asked “when is it difficult to tell the truth?” And my reply was “when being truthful with yourself. Identifying your weaknesses, where you fall short, and what’s missing in your life”.
I believe The Trials forces you to do this. It forces you enter the deepest parts of your being and identify what is no longer serving you, what you really want from life, and what you need to do to create the life you want, one you can be proud of. I’m glad I have access to The Trials at this point in my life, as I am currently on my own journey of self-discovery. This course will push you physically and mentally. It is a big investment in yourself, and if you can commit to giving the program everything you got, it just may change your life.
— Stephan F.
No matter what your fitness level, The Trials workout routine will challenge you in the areas of Power, Strength, and Endurance. I never thought I’d have this tough of a workout using minimal equipment and bodyweight alone.
As someone who works in Emergency Services, fitness is a priority for me, and these workouts have pushed me well out of my comfort zone, by pushing the limits every day. Cadre member Aaron has done an amazing job in choosing these exercises, but what’s great about this program is there is a huge attention to detail when it comes to the mobility work that is done at the beginning and end of each daily workout to reduce the risk of injury and optimize performance for the entire 12 weeks.
Something that most programs are lacking. Every week is a build on the last, so with that comes an increase in performance as well as challenging you to keep going when you think you can go no further. Highly recommend as it fits in well with the Mindfulness and Contemplation challenges that go along with The Trials course.
— Lando S.
The Trials program is geared towards anyone who feels like they are capable of more in life. Right from the first introduction of the course, you are immediately put on a path of self-reflection and self-identity.
The programs delivery incorporates 3 very important fundamentals, that in my opinion, that are critical to wanting self improvement and living at your highest potential. Those fundamentals for me are: 1 – Contemplation. Techniques that create the foundation on which change can begin to manifest through self-reflection and analysis. 2 – Physical Movement and Workouts. This brings the central nervous system online for immediate feedback and heightened awareness that in turn allows for deeper internal conversations as to what you may be seeking to better understand or what you may want to address. 3 – Critical Insight Questions. This is the real opportunity to change and grow as it forces you to ask yourself the hard questions we all bury in the closet.
Throughout the weeks I have found growth in patience, perspective on simplicity and more importantly accountability to my behaviours and mindset that I have never seen before. The Trials is a beautifully orchestrated dance that creates a vulnerability without feeling scared or alone. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is wishing for more out of their life and feeling like something might be missing.
The SFE community is with you every step of the way and the instructors offer constant interaction and feedback throughout the weeks. Do yourself a favour and enroll in this course, and I promise you by the time you are done you will not look away when you look in the mirror and ask yourself the following question… “What are you afraid of?”
— Travis E.