03 Oct

Finding a Healthy Approach to Terminal Illness

If you are so fortunate as to live so long, some day you may be given a terminal diagnosis. You may be told that you have so many days or months to live. What will you do? You will require a multi-faceted approach that involves at least three different broad elements: allopathy, maximizing the power of belief, and integral. I want to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each of these here. None of us know for sure what we will...

03 Oct

Physical Health Issues

Integral Deep Listening Practitioners do not take histories, diagnose, treat, or heal health issues. IDL assumes that healing is the combination of outside expertise, your common sense, and your inner compass, as represented by the perspectives and interpretations of interviewed inner potentials. IDL uses a process called “triangulation” to compare subjective and objective sources of direction with common sense. The result is an approach to healing, balancing, and transformation that produces recommendations that can be operationalized and tested in one’s waking life.

03 Oct

Helping Children Find and Follow Their Inner Compass

Using Integral Deep Listening (IDL) to Help Children  Grow, be Happy and Healthy The First Stage of the Rocket of Human Development The development of children can be thought of as a three-stage rocket. The first stage produces enormous thrust to get a child’s body and cognitive wiring launched. This heavy lifting stage is biologically pre-programmed and unfolds during the first years of life. For example, capacities to walk and talk are largely hard-wired into the operating systems that children are born with. Biological programs set off timed...

03 Oct

Bad Sulza Practitioner Trainings

Come learn Integral Deep Listening and enjoy the Liquid Sound Temple and the amazing healing waters of the Toscana Therme in the country of Bach, Luther, Hegel, and Schiller in the heart of Germany! Packages:4 overnights in House 3 Hotel an der Therme
with breakfast and 2 hours use of the Toskana Therme per overnight In a double room – per person 216,00 € In a single room – per person 248,00 € Seminar Location: Hotel an der Therme, Bad Sulza Participants without overnight at the...

03 Oct

Staying in Touch

As you get the hang of interviewing, you will surround yourself with quite a menagerie of emerging potentials. They will each have their recommendations and their own particular competencies. A log, such as the following, is a way to keep track of everyone and what they recommend. This is a way of showing your interviewed emerging potentials that you are continuing to respect and listen to them long after the interview, by taking their support and recommendations seriously.  This is a metaphorical...

29 Sep

Support and Accountability

Because you are stuck in the inertia of your beliefs, worldview, and daily life, you need two support communities, an internal one, called your “internal Sangha,” which is made up of your interviewed emerging potentials, and an “external Sangha,” which is made up of those who support your purposes and development. While ideally any and everyone can be a member of your external sangha, you are wise to create a support system of those who understand why and how to interview dream characters...

29 Sep

Ken Wilber’s Integral AQAL

This is a chapter from the book, Dream Yogas, by Joseph Dillard.  It asks, “What does Ken Wilber’s Integral AQAL say about dream yoga? How does it compare and contrast with the Integral Deep Listening, in particular, one form of dream yoga? The Importance of Integral Until quite recently in history there has been no model that has been broad enough to look at dream yoga from the perspectives of shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, science, and contemporary spirituality simultaneously. Without such an overarching, integrating context...

29 Sep

A Life Journey

Those who are debating whether to entrust their lives and their education to someone deserve to know something in depth about who they are and what makes them tick. Some of the unorthodox and unusual characteristics that make Integral Deep Listening so effective are better understood with a bit of background. To that end, here is an extended biography. I was born in Little, Rock, Arkansas, in 1949, the son of Joe, an orthodontist, and Grace, a housewife, both Protestant Christians. My father’s...

28 Sep

An Introduction to Integral Deep Listening

I will be doing a podcast for the American Counseling Association this coming week. This organization has 55,000 members world-wide and uses these podcasts as a source for professional continuing education credits. I have put together a narrative of the material I plan to cover in this question and answer format, and I am posting it here as both an introduction to Integral Deep Listening and its relationship to dreamwork, since that is the focus of the podcast. Why work with...