Yearly Archives: 2018

02 Oct

IDL Special ’19

DREAMING OUR FUTURE! IDL Special 2019 Bad Sulza 5.-9-6.2019 „Be the change that you wish to see in the world“ – Mahatma Gandhi Who will you be in five years? What sort of world will you be living in? What can you do to create the future for yourself, your family and the world? The Matrix, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Orwell’s !984, and Huxley’s Brave New World – these are all examples of dreaming the future. Some visions are nightmarish, some are exciting, and some open...

04 Jun

Phony Confidence and Nightmares

Confronting antagonists in dreams can be an example of phony, superficial, and counterproductive confidence. A mother reported, My 11-year-old daughter has had a recurring nightmare that’s terrifying her and affecting her. She dreams that she is awakened from sleep in her brother’s room. She then walks down the hall into the bathroom and vomits in the tub. She turns to find a tall dark figure standing next to her with one hand on her shoulder. I had recommended she do an interview...

03 Jun

Hubris, High School Jock Syndrome, and Dreaming

  If you are human, you are vulnerable to one of the most pernicious traps and deadly diseases ever discovered: complacency leading to hubris. Hubris is the ancient Greek word for pride, cockiness, the belief that you have it made, that you have life figured out, that you are in control. This state of zombified arrogance is also known as the “High School Jock Syndrome,” because it is most clearly seen in a stereotype we are all familiar with: the handsome,...

18 Feb

Why Foster Your Spiritual Health?

A contributed article by Jane Sandwood It isn’t easy to come across media posts reminding us of the importance of supporting our physical and mental health, yet the connection between our health and wellbeing and our spiritual life, is often ignored. Across the globe, physicians and researchers alike are heading away from a purely technological or cure-based approach to illness, based on scientific findings on the vital role that spirituality can play in keeping us happy and helping us weather life’s vicissitudes...

13 Feb

7 Ways Meditation Helps Students Handle Stress

  by Helen Birk (Helen Birk is a copywriter and blogger. In this article, she shares some tips to help students handle stress and to ease pressure and fear! Becoming a student, you might face a lot of complications that will affect your nervous system. These might be too much pressure, insults, fear, unfulfilled plans or conflict situations. All that stress does not pass unnoticed and has a huge influence on our health and wellness. You can’t focus on your studies...

05 Feb

Getting the most out of IDL interviewing

A common problem for some people doing Integral Deep Listening interviews is that some find that they indeed experience more lucidity and move toward waking up when they do the interviews, but afterward, it is normal to lose the experience and the motivation to return to the expanded states of awareness associated with them. What to do? Here are some recommendations from a young man who has been doing IDL interviewing for several years, modified a little for ease of reading: “What...

04 Feb

Using IDL to Help Your Studies

by Jane Sandwood Using IDL to Help Your Studies In 2017, over two million students took the American College Test.  According to the latest report from ACT, the national average ACT composite score for the year was 21.0 on a 1 to 36 scale. If getting into college is important to you to attain your goals in life, the higher you score on the ACT the more options you will have when it comes to your choice of school.  Additionally, a...

01 Feb

Why Does IDL Interviewing Work?

Why does IDL Interviewing work?  The above picture, of animals performing jazz, is on its surface, absurdist. It is an example of what Integral Deep Listening (IDL) calls “cosmic humor,” a way to get over ourselves and to move into lucidity and clarity. These animals represent the various images that we interview, either from dreams or waking life issues, which produce recommendations for life transformation. When these agree and blend, life, just like a jazz ensemble, moves into what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has...

22 Jan

Is Your Sleep Affecting Your Chronic Pain Levels?

Here is another article about the therapeutic value of sleep from Jane Sandwood. Millions of Americans are living with severe or chronic pain everyday. In 2015, a Sleep in America poll found that as much as 36 percent of the population have had acute pain while 21 percent experience chronic pain. Those living with chronic pain can sometimes be severely limited in their everyday lives including their sleep. One in three Americans do not get enough sleep which can have many physical...

16 Jan

Can IDL Alleviate the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

Jane Sandwood Schizophrenia costs German society up to €13.52 billion a year, as hospitals attempt to treat this currently incurable condition. It costs the US economy155+ billion a year. In total, it is estimated that the world economy suffers at least 500 billiona year loss due to schizophrenia. Integral Deep Listening (IDL) could be a cost effective alternative to treating symptoms such as psychosis. Unlike other treatments,...