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Become an IDL Coach!

Wake up by helping others to do the same!

Our time in this world is short, and one gift of lasting value we can leave to it is to awaken so we can better help others to do the same.

So much of what we learn and apply ourselves to in life we do because we have to or to please others. In addition, most of us are surrounded by people with good intentions but who do not know what we need or are incapable of seeing beyond their daily challenges to give us the support we need.

This course of study is something that you do for yourself to grow in ways that fit for you and that provide you with shortcuts for your own growth.

Approach your adventure of learning to become an IDL coach with the expectation that you are going to shift your life at its core. You will still be who you are, only less so; you will become more transparent as you learn to get out of your own way. You will become more like a prism or a diamond, that lets the light of life through, and allows it to scatter into the outer world in beautiful and transformative ways.

Essentially, your study will involve growth in qualities associated with awakening and enlightenment, in very concrete, effective ways that are designed to make a real, lasting difference in the quality of your life.

This course of study is fun and amazing, but it is also a discipline. Perhaps you, like me, had to focus and work to learn math in school; this is much easier and a lot more fun, but it is still work. Any yoga is a discipline; approach learning to be an Integral Deep Listening Coach in the same way and you will be richly rewarded.

As you grow in inner peace, clarity, confidence, acceptance, empathy, balance, and wisdom you will not only be better able to avoid drama but to deeply listen, in an integral way, to your spouse, child, or boss, so that you are more likely to be able to help them to do the same thing. You will find yourself having less traumatic dreams, and when you do, easily understand them and put them to good use in your life. You will find that your lucid dreams are clearer and more useful.

To become an IDL coach you will read chapters in a series of texts on IDL dream yoga.

After each chapter, you will answer a number of questions about what you have read, to see if you are ready for the next step.

You will also:

– interview your dreams and life issues and apply recommendations from your interviews in your life.

– interview others and teach them how to apply interview recommendations.

– send your work to an IDL coach for support and feedback.

– serve as a coach for other students by email or Skype.

– practice simple, powerful and effective meditation

At the end of the process you will be awarded a certificate as an “Integral Deep Listening Coach.”

The goal is to reduce the filtering that keeps you stuck in a dreamlike, self-created delusional “reality” and to increase your clarity, wakefulness, lucidity, and enlightenment. It is to make you a self-aware, transparent, authentic example of what you are teaching others in your role as an IDL coach, because who you are will evoke the trust and respect that will inspire others to discover why you are who you are, and to give them the motivation and patience to use you as a source of accountability as they learn to find and follow their life compass.

Your first assignment is to read “Integral Deep Listening: Accessing Your Inner Compass.”

It’s available at:

After each chapter email Joseph.Dillard.@Gmail.Com your answers to the following questions:

What implications does the chapter have for your own personal journey of awakening?

What can you use from the chapter to help others to wake up?

Is there anything, based on what you have read, that you would like to test or put to use in your life?

If so, what? How? How will you monitor it to know if it makes any difference or not?

Any other information regarding what you have read that you care to share.

Also, since these books are self-published, we rely on our students  to recommend improvements.

When you are half-way through this first text you may want to order the next book in the series, so that hopefully it will be there when you are ready for your next step.

Here are the books in the order you will read them:

“Integral Deep Listening: Accessing Your Inner Compass.”

“Ending Nightmares for Good”

“Waking Up”

“Integral Deep Listening Interviewing Techniques”

“Transcending Your Monkey Mind: The Five Trees and Meditation

“Integral Deep Listening Practitioner”


Students are encouraged to become a member of “Friends of IDL” on Facebook, to share your experiences, get updates on the process, and connect with fellow students of IDL.

For answers to your questions about the IDL Coach Certification Program, email Joseph.Dillard@Gmail.Com

Beyond becoming a coach, there are other in-person training opportunities.

Train to Become an IDL Practitioner

Training to become an Integral Deep Listening Practitioner occurs in four, four-day modules, currently offered at Toskana Therme in Bad Sulza, Thuringia, Germany.

In Module I you will learn the many benefits of IDL as you develop your own integral life practice.

In Module II you will learn how and why the interviewing questionnaire is constructed as it is and how to deal with challenges of interviewing.

In Module III you will learn to create Dream Sociograms and Sociomatrices of dreams and life events.

In Module IV you will learn applications of IDL to many groups and problems: youth, the elderly, the disabled, depression, anxiety, nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and interpersonal relationship issues.

Every Module includes demonstration interviews, intensive practice interviewing and being interviewed, yoga, and instruction in meditation.  Dances, Aqua-Wellness, mask-making, clay sculpting, and masked balls are often included.

The modules can be taken in any order.

This certification is for physical and mental health professionals, coaches and the lay public. It is designed to provide powerful, effective tools to enhance the effectiveness of your current, ongoing practice or life work.  The goal is to first show you how to transform your life on an ongoing basis and then for you to teach others to do the same. Each module is 500 Euro ($680.00).

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Training to become a teacher of IDL is done on an individual basis and is available to IDL Practitioners and Coaches.

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