Practical Integral

An Introduction to the Integral Vision          

Some say Integral Theory may be the first comprehensive world philosophy, which is interesting but why does it matter to you? It matters if you’re interested in your own development. It matters if you need evidence of human’s potential. It matters if you’re confused about how different disciplines and methodologies cohere. It matters if you cannot understand how some people think/behave. But most of all it matters if you need hope for the future of the planet. The Integral Vision is at its core, a map of humanity’s capacity for increased care, compassion and love, which we need in large doses for our planet to survive and flourish.

Catch the Integral Vision! Join me for a four-session course introducing the elements of Integral Theory. This course will whet your appetite and guide you to the myriad of resources available if you’d like to take a deeper dive into this exciting new vision.

Fee: Four 1 1/2 hour sessions $200

Rather than set a course time and date, email me at barbara@barbaraalexander.net if you’re interested in on of the classes. Once I have enough requests we’ll find a time that works for the group. If you have questions about the class, please email me as well.

Applying Integral Theory for Coaches, Spiritual Directors and Therapists

This five-session course will first introduce the five aspects of Integral Theory (quadrants, levels, lines, states and types) and then focus on four key lines of development to give helping professionals an understanding of their usefulness with clients. Clarity about specific lines of development, including the spiritual, values and ego lines, enhances your capacity to understand how a client experiences the world. In addition it gives clues to what issues are salient for an individual and therefore what practices will help them develop more fully.

Fee: Five 1 1/2 hour sessions: $250

Rather than set a course time and date, please email me at barbara@barbaraalexander.net if you’re interested in one of the classes. Once I have enough requests we’ll find a time that works for the group. If you have questions about the class, please email me as well.

The Three Faces of Spirit

Using the Integral Model as a backdrop, this course will focus on three faces, or perspectives, of Spirit. While the Ultimate is beyond all perspectives, the way we relate to It is via perspectives. These perspectives are first person, second person and third person, or the three faces of God. Through art, verse, guided meditation and discussion we’ll explore all three. You will discover that each of the world’s religious traditions tend to favor one perspective over another though usually each perspective can be found within the tradition. Individuals also tend to have a favored perspective. You will gain a greater understanding of your favored way of relating to and connecting with the Ultimate as well as developing a greater appreciation for all three perspectives. Each one has great value and taken together they deepen experience of the Mystery.

Fee: Four 1 1/2 hour sessions: $200

Rather than set a course time and date, I’m asking people to email me at barbara@barbaraalexander.net if you’re interested in one of the classes. Once I have enough requests we’ll find a time that works for the group. If you have questions about the class, please email me as well.

Comments from previous students:

Being with Barbara, in general, is like soaking in a pool of unconditional love.  In particular, her teachings on Integral Theory convert a subject that is complex and esoteric into practical and useful action in my coaching practice.

Deborra Oser, Certified Integral Coach

This course was extremely helpful to embodying my understanding of the lines in Integral Coaching. Barbara’s skill as a teacher is remarkable — she presents the information well, invites deep inquiry, and makes plenty of space for discussion and discovery. No question is too big or too small! And her respect and love for the material, the students, and our clients feels boundless. She creates a wonderful container for the class.

Molly Morgan, Certified Integral Coach

Barbara Alexander is a truly gifted teacher.  She provides clear guidance through complex concepts fraught with ambiguity and paradox.  All the while, she is inviting, patient and affirming.

Paula Zand, Spiritual Director


 


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