MSc course module

Learning Through Integrative Practice

Exploring what nurtures and supports your ongoing development and growth.

In this course you have the opportunity to devise and undertake an eight-month programme of Integrative Practice:

  • Exploring what nurtures and supports your ongoing development and growth
  • Considering your personal and professional circumstances and the underlying patterns which shape your life experience

As Ken Wilber (2000) suggests in his seminal book Integral Psychology, “The general idea of integral practice is clear enough: Exercise body, mind, soul, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. (That is, try to exercise the full spectrum [of consciousness] in the I, we, and it domains.) Pick a basic practice from each category, or from as many categories as pragmatically possible, and practice them concurrently. The more categories engaged, the more effective they all become (because they are all intimately related as aspects of your own being). Practice them diligently, and coordinate your integral efforts to unfold the various potentials of the body-mind” (p. 114).

In the context of this course the pursuit of Integral Practice becomes your opportunity to explore what constitutes a meaningful personal development practice in the 21st century. Over eight months you will follow a personal plan of experiential practices engaging physical, intellectual, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual domains of your being. Your journey will be supported by a dedicated community of tutors and like-minded peers, helping you reflect on your experiences and discoveries.


Accordion Content
  1. Devise and immerse yourself in an 8-month experiential programme of ‘Integral Practice.’
  2. Nurture your personal development, focusing on physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal modalities, allowing for a greater unfolding of your potential and sense of purpose.
  3. Undertake your Integral Practice journey with the support of experienced tutors and peers, working in small groups, discussing personal and collective challenges and sharing insights.
  4. Join 10 live webinars with the course leaders, exploring the philosophical underpinnings and practical questions which arise from the pursuit of Integral Practice.
  5. Keep a learning journal & engage in supervision sessions with the course leaders to help you deepen your reflective practice.
  6. Write a reflective and creative report about your Integral Practice journey which is reviewed by our tutor team.

Course leaders

Jessica Bockler - Alef Trust

Jessica Bockler, PhD

Founding Director
Ellis Linders

Ellis Linders

MSc in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University.

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