This online course begins April 27th, 2021.
In the first 5 courses of the Koan of Illness, we focused on the different areas of your life that needed attention so that you could more easily walk the path of chronic illness or caregiving.
In this course, we weave all of these parts together into an integrated whole because they are truly not separate. Coming to understand how they work together leads to a deeper experience of each piece, and out of them a new you can emerge, greater than the sum of all of these parts.
Integration – A New Vision of Healing, our 6-week live, virtual course, focuses on creating a comprehensive individual map for your growth across the Integral models. We zoom out to look at the big picture while anchoring in the details and practicalities. But we don’t stop there: we also envision and take steps to enact a new collective vision for chronic illness in our society.
We recommend that you do at least one of our other courses before this one, or that you have a good grasp of Ken Wilber’s Integral Model before enrolling in this course.
Or, if you need a discount, use code 130KOI to get 30% off, or contact me at [email protected] No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
Week 1: The Big Picture: Growing Up, Waking Up, Cleaning Up, Showing Up
Week 2: Integrating the Models
Week 3: Choosing Practices for Personal Transformation
Week 4: Designing an AQAL Path
Week 5: Showing Up in the Collective
Week 6: Transforming the Collective
Each of our live, 6-week, stand-alone courses addresses a part of the illness experience and is designed both for people suffering from chronic illness and caregivers. You can begin with any of the courses, pick and choose, or do them all.
Healing the Trauma: Begins each September
The wounds of chronic illness are more than physical. Part of the path of illness is acknowledging and working with the emotional and psychological layers of trauma.
Healing Your Relationships: Begins each November
Chronic illness brings changes and challenges to every relationship – your partner, children, parents, employer, friends, and even yourself. Your relationships can fracture or deepen depending on how you integrate illness into them.
Using Illness as a Springboard to Personal Growth: Begins each January
Illness is a path to deep personal growth. Understanding how this growth occurs can offer a direct route to a better, more mature, and more sane experience of being human, even in the midst of tragedy.
Illness as an Accelerator of Spiritual Intelligence and Awakening. Begins each March.
Illness or caregiving can be part of your spiritual practice and path. Using the Integral map, we’ll use the very difficulties that illness magnifies as the place to bring our attention and our practice.
Integration: Begins each May
It’s time to take all that you’ve learned and apply it to your life, implementing your own integral life practice that includes all the dimensions of your own being as well as the collective experience. It is recommended that you be well versed in integral philosophy or have taken at least one of the other courses before taking this one.
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.
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 the address above.
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