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It requires dealing with the healthcare system, navigating changes in lifestyle and relationships, and handling the emotions that arise with having your hopes and dreams derailed. But illness is also about growth and awakening.
In this course, we focus on the trauma that illness causes and at how to ameliorate it. The focus is on how you can live more fully with illness by discovering and healing the many wounds that the experience of illness inflicts.
The course is suitable for patients, caregivers, practitioners and others who deal with healthcare matters.
This course is part 2 of a six part series. (See below for information on the other courses in the series.) However, each course can stand alone.
Full price of $197.00 or use a coupon $20KOI, $70KOI, or $130KOI. Five seats available at each discounted price.
Lynn is a college instructor, educational course designer, and a mediator with a BA, MA, JD, and PhD. An experienced classroom and online instructor, she has designed and taught courses in transpersonal psychology, writing, planning, chronic illness, and conflict management at DePaul University, where she also founded and directed the Chronic Illness Initiative, a program to help students with chronic illness obtain a degree.
A devoted student of Ken Wilber and integral philosophy, she has published integrally oriented essays and articles on conflict resolution and illness management and weaves integral ideas into her course design and teaching. She follows an integral life practice of physical, psychological, meditative, and cognitive development.
Lynn has volunteered in many capacities – with battered women, people in the recovery community, and people with chronic illness – and served on the board of the Solve ME/CFS Association of America for many years. Despite her study of many disciplines, Lynn regards her greatest learning as long-term caregiver for severely ill family members.
Course Information. Introductions.
Week 1: Overview. What Is a Koan? Traumatized Patient, Traumatized Caregiver
Week 2: Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion
Week 3: Boundaries and Beliefs
Week 4: Individual and Collective Shadows
Week 5: Reality and Responsibility
Week 6: The Golden Shadow
This course is one of six courses on turning the challenges of chronic illness into opportunities for relationship healing, personal growth, and spiritual awakening. Register now for the entire series for a 40% discount.
Each course is six weeks and includes guided discussions and video calls (all calls are archived so you can listen to them later). The courses in the series are:
Course #1: The Koan of Illness: Empowering Yourself
Course #2: The Koan of Illness: Healing the Trauma
Course #3: The Koan of Illness: Healing Your Relationships
Course #4: The Koan of Illness: Illness as a Springboard for Personal Growth
Course #5: The Koan of Illness: Illness as a Path to Spiritual Awakening
Course #6: The Koan of Illness: Pulling It All Together: How Growing Up and Waking Up Heals Bodies, Minds, and Spirits.
Use $40KOI, $70KOI, $130KOI, or pay the full price of $197. Five seats available for each discount.
We donate 50% of revenues from this course to organizations that support people with chronic illness. If you would like to suggest a particular recognized chronic illness based charity, please contact Lynn at email@example.com
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