It requires dealing with the healthcare system, navigating changes in lifestyle and relationships, and handing the emotions that arise with having your hopes and dreams derailed.
If you have a chronic illness and are wondering where to go next or how to manage all of the issues facing you, this course can offer new perspectives. We will use the Integral map, a theory developed by Ken Wilber who himself suffers from a chronic illness and was a caregiver for many years for his wife. This map will give you a comprehensive look at how your inner and outer worlds are affected by illness.
The course is suitable for patients, caregivers, practitioners and others who deal with healthcare matters.
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 is a trained mediator and has skill with several methods of personal growth including various forms of shadow work, personal inquiry, life planning, and meditation. She has published personal essays, academic articles, and several books.
Lynn has also volunteered in many capacities – with battered women, people in the recovery community, and people with chronic illness – and served on the board of the CFIDS 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.
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