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.