Jun 042013

In this highly-rated series of audio clips, Ken Wilber offers his own thoughts about futurism and future studies, the fabled “integral tipping point”, and how we need to really come together as a community in order to begin paving the way to a better and more integral tomorrow.

  • Part 1 – Integrating the Future (mp3) 14:52
    With all the emphasis we see in spiritual communities about the importance of being in the NOW, it can be easy to forget how important it is to keep a careful eye on the future. After all, aren’t our thoughts about the future just another way to distract ourselves from connecting to our “true self” in this present moment? Here’s what Ken has to say:“The way you approach the present isn’t just determined by the way you approach the past, but by the way you approach the future. The richer conception of the future you have, the richer your life in the present becomes.”Ken sorts out the various schools of futurism, what each has to offer from an integral view, and how it’s just as important for us to integrate the future in our awareness as it is to integrate the past and present.
  • Part 2 – The State of the “We” (mp3) 9:20Ken Wilber offers his own view of the “we space” shared by the integral community, which he sees as being more fragmented than it needs to be. Healing this fragmentation is one of our most important goals, or else we risk diminishing our potential impact upon a world that’s increasingly in need of integral perspectives, insights, and solutions.
  • Part 3 – Are We Approaching a Cultural Tipping Point? (mp3) 14:53
    If the Integral worldview is now emerging as a new stage of human consciousness and culture, are we at some point going to see an integral cultural rennaissance such as we did in the late Sixties? If so, how do we get there?Ken Wilber offers his own thoughts, pointing out what is truly amazing about the rapid emergence of the Integral worldview, and why it’s so hard to predict when it will reach the fabled tipping point of 10% of the population.

Selected from http://integrallife.com/ken-wilber-dialogues/integrating-future 

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Dec 112010

Quoted (with minor edits) from: " Spiral Dynamics and the Palestinian-Israel Conflict" and interview between Jeff Salzman and Don Beck. 1 of 4 in integral Profiles: Don Beck. Ref: http://integrallife.com/node/47929

"A healthy blue culture addresses the problems created by red. Each of the systems depends on the others. You have to think within the flow of the systems. There is read egocentric, lack of impulse control, lack of focus, lack of moral compass, then we know it produces a place like Afghanistan and some of our inner cities.

"In Palestine we studied what is next for red. A Palestinian red-purple is not going to be able to form a stable separate state. So, one of our purposes was to elevate a version of blue:" sacrifice self now to obtain later."

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Dec 112010

Adapted from: " Spiral Dynamics and the Palestinian-Israel Conflict" and interview between Jeff Salzman and Don Beck. 1 of 4 in integral Profiles: Don Beck. Ref: http://integrallife.com/node/47929

Second tier (yellow) interventions, while still having access to green sensitivity and inclusive values, are more "holistic," but tend to be less into sensitivity and more into results and design. While green believes that the highest level of caring is in saying, "I like you, I love you, let’s join hands and hearth. " Yellow interventions seek to assist people to find their natural habitat.

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Sep 202010

Being True to the Best of What You Are: An integral fable of personal development and transformation

A farmer was out walking with a guest, who was a hunter. A beautiful eagle soared gracefully above them, just keeping an eye on things below. Suddenly, without giving any word, the hunter raised his gun, sighted on the bird and shot it dead. It flapped to the ground and landed with a sad “whump.” The hunter walked over to the bird and nudged it with his boot. Yep, it was very dead. The farmer didn’t say anything. He didn’t approve but the hunter was his guest and killing animals is what hunters do.

Knowing that the eagle had its nest in a nearby tree, the farmer climbed up, swaying in breeze, reached into the nest and put the two small eagles in the large pockets of his baggy pants. Protecting living things and helping them to grow is what farmers do. When they got back to the house, the farmer put the eagles with his chickens. They learned to eat bugs and seeds and they grew up strutting around the yard just like their chicken brothers.

But, one of the young eagles was not happy. “I’m different,” she told her brother, “I just don’t feel like I belong on the ground walking around pecking at bugs and seeds.” Her brother was quite content, however, and said, “Don’t make trouble. The farmer is good to us chickens. He throws us enough corn that we don’t starve and we get to hang out all day with our friends.” The first eagle wasn’t convinced. She pointed out, “I like to stretch my wings and feel the breeze. I can see clearly the trees on the far hill and I wonder what is there.” Her brother said, “Your eyes are good enough to find bugs. Bugs don’t move fast and they don’t take any trouble to swallow.” His sister replied, “My claws are long and curved; I wish I could wrap them around things instead of just standing in the dirt. My beak is stronger and more curved than my chicken brothers; I think that I am better suited for other work.” Her brother said, “Just relax. Your claws and beak are fine. They scratch deeper and peck harder. Frankly, our lot in life stinks but you and I are big and strong so we can tell the other chickens what to do and push our way to the best eating spots.”

An owl had been listening to the conversation from a nearby tree. He spoke only to the eagle that was ready and said: “I can help you. You are right that you are different. You are an eagle and you are different from your chicken brothers. You are also different from your eagle brother because he is content with his situation while you want to discover the best of what you are.” The eagle replied, “That sounds interesting, but will it be frightening?” The owl laughed, hooted “Of course,” swooped down, grabbed her and soared up into the air. Higher and higher the owl carried her. “You are Eagle; your wings are for soaring; your keen eyes see the smallest movement in the distance; your sharp claws and beak are for the hunt. This is what eagles do.” And with that, the owl let go of the young eagle.

Oh yes, it was frightening. But, the young eagle caught the air with her wings and it propelled her forward; she shifted her tail and discovered control. She screamed an eagle’s scream: not in terror but with the thrill of discovery and the joy of being and doing. Below, all the field mice and rabbits and chickens and even her brother scurried for the shadows. Above, the eagle caught the rising breeze and thought about what had just happened.

Over and over, starting with the struggle to hatch out of her shell, she had had to make changes. There always came a problem that was too important to ignore. Sometimes she had to solve the problem herself and sometimes someone else, like the owl, helped her. It was frightening and frustrating and always uncertain and very hard work, but the change was worth the effort. Like hatching, each solved problem led to a new stage of life and a new understanding. She knew things now that she couldn’t have even guessed at before. She wondered about what change and growth might come next. But one thing was for certain – she was looking forward to it.

Thoughtful questions for students:

(“Before I ask some questions about the story, would you like to hear it again?”)

  • Why wasn’t the unhappy eagle just being a grumpy and complaining chicken?
  • Is being unhappy always bad?
    (If we are unhappy with our present situation, then we may decide to work to make our situation better.)
  • Who can you go to for help with a problem?
  • Why is it frightening to try something new? Is it okay to be worried?
  • Why does it take hard work to make a major change or learn something new?
  • Do you think that the eagle left behind will ever be truly happy as a chicken?
  • What changes do children make as they grow up?
  • Do you think that adults ever stop growing and changing?
    (Yes, some get stuck and stop trying, but life-long-learners have better lives.)

[A similar story is known as “Fly, Eagle, Fly” and is taught in elementary schools as an African Folk Tale. A story like this was told by Patty Grant Long on August 25, 2005 during a workshop–program on “Healing the Soul Wound” (Multi-generational Trauma). Ms. Long is a therapist (alcohol and drug abuse counselor) with Analenisgi, in Cherokee, North Carolina. It is adapted here from memory by David Satterlee.]

Copyright 2005, David Satterlee

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Dec 062009

Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

Source: Integral+Life

image Paul Landraitis discovered Ken Wilber’s work in 1983 and quickly became an ardent student of the Integral approach. He received his M.A. in Buddhist and Western psychology from Naropa University that same year and now has over 20 years experience applying Integral approaches to helping people resolve relationship problems, overcome mental and emotional disorders, live an authentically happy life, and develop their capacity to contribute to the greater common good. He has sought wide-ranging professional experience as a psychotherapist, coach, adult educator, consultant, and mental health researcher in order to deepen his own understanding of human potential and serve people by bringing Integral insight to these tumultuous times.

Landraitis is listed as an Executive Coach at Stagen Leadership Institute

Landraitis is listed as a Consultant at Integral Development Associates

Dec 042009

Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

Joel Kreisberg, DC, MA, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Teleosis Institute, an integrally informed institution dedicated to reducing healthcare’s footprint while broadening its ecological vision. Joel is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University and California Institute of Integral Studies Masters in Integrative Health Studies Dr. Kreisberg completed his Doctor of Chiropratic at New York Chiropractic College and he received a Master of Arts degree in Integral Ecology from Prescott College. Author of several books on Homeopathy and he has been teaching and lecturing worldwide for over 20 years. He maintains a private practice in Berkeley, CA.

Source: Internation Association of Healthcare Practitioners

imageDr. Kreisberg,DC serves as the founder and executive director of the Teleosis Institute (www.teleosis.org), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating health professionals and environmentalists on the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Medicine.
Adjunct faculty-John F. Kennedy University- Master’s Program in Holistic Health Education.
Instructor-Acupuncture and Oriental Medical College, Berkeley, CA
Dr. Kreisberg completed and his Doctor of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic.
He holds a Masters of Arts from Prescott College and a Bachelors of Arts from Wesleyan University
Dr. Kreisberg, DC, MA has been teaching for over twenty years.

See also Teleosis.org

Articles & Books Written
"Ecological Healing and the Web of Life" Explore Vol.1 No.2
"Integrated Environmental Health Clinics: Health Care for People and the Environment" Explore Vol.1 No.5
"Acupuncture as Ecologically Sustainable Medicine" California Journal Of Oriental Medicine Vol.15 No.1



Trends in homeopathic education: A survey of homeopathic schools in North America, 1998 (Unknown Binding)(Out of Print)

Dec 032009

Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

David Kerrigan, PhD, LCSW, serves as Executive Director of the Center for Spirituality and Integral Social Work at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He works as a clinical social worker at Adoption/Attachment partners in Northern Virginia, a psychotherapy practice specializing in helping children and their families with attachment problems.

Article PDF: An Introduction to Integral Social Service (2004)


Dec 032009

Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

Beth J. Jowdy is currently an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Department at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. Her areas of academic concentration include experiential learning, reflection, and Integral Theory with a special interest in grassroots event management.

Source: Southern New Hampshire University

Sheehan, Elizabeth


Dr. Sheehan teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Her courses include: Introduction to Sport Management, Governance and Management of Sport Organizations, Sport Event Sponsorship, Sport Event Marketing & Management, Leadership and Sport Event Management. Specialty areas: experiential learning, reflection, integral theory, leadership and organizational development, and grassroots sport event management.




  The use of experiential activities and reflection as methods to enhance social and emotional learning is commonly accepted in higher education. It is believed that through experience-based courses students deepen and possibly alter presently held assumptions when classroom experiences allow students to practice skills and reflect on behaviors that simulate "real-world" situations. However, how is it that experience-based courses develop the emotional competencies necessary for students to effectively manage themselves and others in the workplace and in life? This study examines the impact of a sport event management course on students’ emotional competency. Specifically, this study answers the question: Can a semester-long experience-based course increase students’ emotional competency when students are not introduced to emotional intelligence theory. The book is addressed to faculty and academic administrators in higher education. Since a popular misconception associated with experiential learning is that the outcomes are subjective and difficult to measure, the results of this study will also be of interest to individuals involved with any form of experiential education.
Dec 022009

Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

image Rev. Gregory Johanson, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University where he teaches Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Drew University. He served as an ordained United Methodist Clergyperson and a Certified Therapist and Founding Trainer of the Hakomi Institute with over 25 years of clinical, teaching, and training experience in mental health clinic, parish, college, and hospital settings.

Also see: Hakomi Educational Resources and the Hakomi Institute


  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Paulist Pr (March 1984)
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  • Publisher: C S S Publishing Company (June 1984)
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  • Publisher: Harmony/Bell Tower (February 15, 1994)
  • Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of Tao-te ching

    ”A sensible and compassionate book that will help those involved in any form of therapy make the best possible use of their time, effort, and money. "A fascinating blend of Eastern spirituality, Western psychotherapy, feminist consciousness, and real caring."–Riane Eisler

    Dec 012009

    Source: Integral+Life

    image Elliott Ingersoll is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning at Cleveland State University. He is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor and a psychologist in the state of Ohio.

    Elliott Ingersoll is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning at Cleveland State University. He is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor and a psychologist in the state of Ohio.

    Elliott has authored and co-authored four books, and two dozen articles and book chapters on topics ranging from Integral Theory to its infusion in counseling, spirituality, psychopharmacology, and diagnosis. Most recently, Elliott co-authored Psychopharmacology for Helping Professionals: An Integral Exploration (2005). He lives in Kent, Ohio with his wife Jennifer, son Brady, and newborn daughter Kaitlyn.

    Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

    Elliott Ingersoll’s books and journal publications focus on psychopharmacology, mental health treatment, and the role of spirituality in counseling and psychotherapy.

    See also: www.elliottingersoll.com/ and elliottingersoll.gaia.com/ 


      This book provides a basic foundation that readers can use to draw practical and personal conclusions regarding the interface of counseling and spirituality. Readers will have a unique opportunity for both didactic and experiential investigation of spiritual and religious beliefs in relation to the counseling process. The authors provide important information on issues and concepts regarding spirituality, as well as examples of specific interventions related to the topics. The authors have made a conscious attempt to provide readers with information not addressed in other counseling and spirituality texts. The text is divided into three domains, the philosophical, the practical, and the personal. It is the authors’ premise that a holistic model of counseling and spirituality that integrates the scholarly and philosophical with the practical and personal must be used. This book provides a rich introduction to the topics, drawing on various disciplines, and presents the information in a user-friendly manner.
      “A wide range of practice-based topics are addressed in this fact-packed reference book for mental health professionals. Divided into nine major sections, it covers both practical and ethical concerns. The first section focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of common mental illnesses through the life cycle and includes issues relating to specific groups, crisis interventions, and practice management concerns. This is followed by discussions of legal/ethical issues and how mental health workers can cope with the formidable demands and stresses (e.g., compassion fatigue and burnout) of their occupations. The chapters are succinct, typically including statistics, current research, statements of the "best practice," and notable bibliographies. The editors, both professors of counseling at Cleveland State University, have done an admirable job of assembling into a coherent whole contributions from more than 70 experts from a variety of fields. The result is a wealth of useful information handily packaged for the working professional. The practical, direct, and authoritative tone of the book makes it suitable for a diverse audience needing a bridge between the divergent worlds of practice and multidisciplinary research in the field. Recommended for specialized collections serving mental healthcare providers.”
    —Antoinette Brinkman, MLS, Evansville, IN (Library Journal, December 2001)
      Master the basics of psychopharmacology with PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS! Concise yet comprehensive, this counseling text covers the basic principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children. Through the use of numerous case examples, study questions, bolded key terms, and glossary, understanding and applying the material has never been easier. Practical information about how to talk with clients about medication and compliance as well as hands-on information about how to approach collaboration with prescribing professionals prepares you to apply what you have learned to practice.
      This practical book offers valuable information, suggestions, and guidelines designed to help readers learn how to work effectively in an agency setting. The unifying theme and framework is the value and importance of looking at personal and professional aspects of agency counseling. This text helps the reader look inside themselves as well as outside of themselves at their agency.
    Dec 012009

    image_thumb[1] Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, author, co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. and teacher with a lifelong interest in the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism.

    He is first author of Mother Nurture (Penguin, 2002) and co-author (with Rick Mendius, M.D.) of a book-in-progress titled The Awakening Brain. Dr. Hanson leads a weekly meditation group in San Rafael, California, and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Spirit Rock, and other organizations.

    Rick Mendius, M.D., is a neurologist, author, and teacher who leads a weekly meditation class at San Quentin Prison, and teaches day-longs at Spirit Rock, Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, and other organizations. He has authored numerous articles for the Wise Brain Bulletin, and he has a particular interest in the long-term effects of meditation for aging.

    The structure of your brain changes constantly, in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can direct to create the life you want. Drawing on a vast body of research spanning more than 30 years, Meditations to Change Your Brain collects the best meditative and contemplative practices to help anyone increase their capacity for joy, love, and spiritual bliss. Listeners join Dr. Hanson and Dr. Mendius to learn specific practices for making positive changes in their body and mind,plus four guided practices to strengthen their meditative abilities, and four guided meditations to heal and nourish their relationships.

    Shop at Amazon for:
    Meditations to Change Your Brain
    by: Rick Hanson

    Meditations to Change Your Brain is a breakthrough three-CD program from psychologist Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and neurologist Rick Mendius, M.D.
    Nov 302009

    Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

    Joanne Hunt, MA, MCC, is the Co-Founder of Integral Coaching Canada Inc. (Ottawa, Canada), the coaching partner of the Integral Institute and Integral Life. She is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and has a Masters Degree in Management Studies. She co-developed the highly respected application of Integral Theory in the field of professional coaching. She is a Senior Teacher who trains, certifies and licenses Integral Coaching® professionals.

    Source: Integral+Life

    image Joanne is the Vice President of Integral Coaching and Development for Integral Life and the Co-Founder of Integral Coaching Canada.  She is a lead instructor for Integral Coaching Canada’s advanced programs, and students describe her as an expert coach, a playful human being and a passionate, skilled teacher. Rooted in her own commitment to living with personal integrity and authenticity, Joanne brings this dedication to how she teaches, how she guides faculty and how she coaches clients. Joanne brings fifteen years of direct experience in corporate leadership positions to her work with clients, and she is is known for her clear, direct and skillful attention to what people truly need as they build the competencies necessary to more fully manifest their lives.

    Working for fifteen years in senior leadership positions in three multi-national corporations, it was Joanne’s exceptional ability to get to the ‘heart of the matter’ that enabled her to powerfully influence and lead change initiatives that ranged in scale from small groups to large-scale corporate programs. Not only able to envision and create, Joanne also has a unique capacity to cultivate deep commitment across diverse groups with ‘competing’ values and perspectives such that phenomenal results are attained. Coaching skills were always a part of her skill set as a corporate leader and Joanne produced significant results in improving business & individual effectiveness, leadership & change management implementation, strategic planning, and organizational restructuring while also nurturing the development of her teams.

    Joanne holds a Masters Degree in Management Studies specializing in research and human resource development. Over the last two decades she has studied extensively with a variety of training institutes in fields such as coaching, systemic change, leadership development, and adult human development. Joanne has been working in the coaching profession for almost ten years and within this discipline has achieved the highest designation of Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) while developing and co-founding the School of Integral Coaching® with her partner, Laura. She completed the Integral Institute’s inaugural offering of Integral Life Practice in 2004, attended the Integral Leadership Seminar in 2006 and is a long-time student of Integral Theory. Joanne is the Vice President of Integral Coaching and Development for Integral Life.

    Joanne’s work also includes being a ‘Researcher & Writer’ for Integral Coaching Canada Inc. This role enables Joanne to pursue two passions that fuel her coaching work: R & D (especially on all things AQAL) and writing (articles, songs, poetry, Integral Coaching® material). These domains continue to support Integral Coaching Canada’s new curriculum designs, resource development and methodological advances which bring clarity and ongoing design innovation to the delivery and leading edge nature of the Integral Coaching® training programs.

    Joanne is a lead instructor for Integral Coaching Canada’s advanced programs and students describe her as an expert coach, a playful human being and a passionate, skilled teacher. Rooted in her own commitment to living with personal integrity and authenticity, Joanne brings this dedication to how she teaches, how she guides faculty and how she coaches clients. Joanne is known for her clear, direct and skillful attention to what people truly need as they build the competencies necessary to more fully manifest their lives.

    Deeply exploring various modalities for approaching change, Joanne also works with professional coaches to further enable the integration of their development through writing and meditative practice. Approaching writing from an AQAL perspective continues to support her development and the growth of those who work with her; she has a balanced set of Integral Life Practices that have supported her for many years. Last of all, Joanne has a unique and piercing way of bringing Integral Theory and practice to what’s real, what’s necessary and what’s relevant in the practical and messy day-to-day-ness of the fully-lived life of a coach or client.

    See also: Integral Coaching Canada

    Media Contributions

    Integral Coaching The Flavors of Presence

    Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

    Integral Coaching The Many Ways We Grow

    Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

     Integral Coaching

    Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

     Integral Coaching Communicating Across Worlds

    Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

     Integral Coaching: An Intimate Conversation

    Contributors: Joanne Hunt and Huy Lam

     Integral Coaching Orientations

    Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber