Integral Practice Group: What it includes

We have had some positive responses to the idea of an integral practice group, and some have asked for more information. In the previous articles we spoke of: grow up, wake up, show up and clean up, in addition to some form of physical practice. Specifically, we anticipate including the following in each of those areas.

In addition to theory and other processes, the physical practice will include: Qi Gong movements, strength building/muscle toning exercises, and Feldenkrais for flexibility and quality of movement.

Growing up: We will begin with learning Ken Wilber’s AQAL model and Don Beck’s and Christopher Cowen’s Spiral Dynamics. Both of which claim to be a theory that explains everything.  These theories of human development are not just for the individual, but for cultures and nations as well. They are useful for learning where we are in the process and what comes next.

Wakeup: Guided imagery, meditation, contemplative prayer and several other practices including one called, The 1-2-3 of Spirit.

Show up: This will include exercises for discovering personal passions and life mission. We will learn how to remove barriers that keep us from doing what we want to do, and being whom we want to become. The exercises or practices are Neuro Linguistic Programming processes.

Clean Up: We dig into working with the shadowy parts of ourselves, those parts we want to deny are a part of us and which we project onto others. We will learn how to be free of them by acknowledging and claiming them. One process is 3-2-1 of Shadow. Others will include a variety of journaling processes.

We anticipate announcing full details about the application process, costs and beginning date very soon. Are you interested? I’d love to hear from you.

About the Author

Larry Wells

Larry Wells has Master Degrees in Divinity and Social work and is a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and Consultant. He is part of the part time faculty at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, and the Northern Kentucky Social Work department. People have life difficulties because of histories, circumstances, and the fact of having to live with people. NLP has proved to be very effective in helping to positively change the way people experience those histories, circumstances and people, as well as finding more peace and joy in life.

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  1. I am interested. I wasn’t aware there were any groups doing integral practice around here.

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    Thanks for your interest and was glad to see you and Carol on Monday evening. I will put you on the list and you should be getting information by week’s end or so.

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