Monthly Archives: October 2017

09 Oct

Talk at Caen, France, WWII Normandy Memorial

And now for something rather different! On the 14th of this month I will be leaving for Amsterdam where I will be spending three weeks aboard the three-masted schooner Regina Maris teaching conflict resolution and life skills to 34 bright Gymnasium students from all over Germany. I will be leaving the voyage at Tenerife, Canary Islands, on the 8th, and they will continue to the Caribbean for a six-month work-learning program, accompanied by teachers in all their schools subjects. These...

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

Understanding your Resistance to Listening to Yourself

Do you tell yourself any of the following things? “I already know what I need to do; I already know what my conscience/soul/God tells me to do.” “I already listen to myself; my problem is that I don’t DO it!” “I’m too busy to do an Integral Deep Listening interview.” “Interviewing a life issue or dream character is too long and complicated.” “Why should I listen to imaginary creations of my own mind?” “Interviewing is impractical. My time is better spent (making money/exercising/on the computer/watching TV/meditating/eating, etc.)” “I...

03 Oct

Are Interviewed Characters “Self-Aspects” or “Emerging Potentials

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”- Richard Bach I saw this quote on line the other day and I found myself thinking,”Which one of my multi-faceted selves am I to be true to?” An interesting question! In IDL you interview many different perspectives, all of whom are at least partially self-aspects which are offering you alternative solutions for how to look at your life, your life issues, and what to do to heal, balance, and transform your...

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...