Center for Integral Mind & Action
Artwork by Antonio Meza
A New Generation of Integrative Work for Personal and Planetary Transformation
We are standing on a great threshold, where every part of our lives is challenging us to change: the environment, our governments, our relations with each other, our connection to our core self and our many contradictory parts. It is an inflection point where we, as humans — with our innate ability to reason, to construct potential realities, and to power-over — are commandeering the world.
Our intentions and actions have powerful influence, for better or worse.
Our virtual consciousness can imagine and creative infinite new realities, but has the escalating power to destroy the whole planet.
Yet, the past no longer works and the future is not clear. It seems that the very fabric of our consciousness needs to transform. It seems that a new integration is needed one that accesses the sage guidance and creative richness of what physicist David Bohm called the 'implicate order,' what philosopher and mystic Jean Gebser called 'integral consciousness', and what in Greek-Hellenic times was called the anima mundi.
At times like this, we need integral mind and action.
~Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.
Integral Mind & Action (IMA) Certification Core Study Modules
The IMA certification program consists of four core modules of online classes with supporting video lectures & processes led by Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. These four areas constitute a weaving of approaches for working with oneself and others to bring about sustainable transformation on a personal, professional, community-based, and planetary levels.
The new program kicks off on February 17th, 2024 for 2 days with Stephen as an Introductory Overview. The dates of the four modules and Integration are:
Psychotherapist, Author, Workshop Leader, Storyteller, Transformation Specialist
There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
I could have sworn hearing these words in my ears as a young boy, the narrative voice of a strange but magic childhood. I grew up in San Francisco, coming of age in the late 60s. Even though my family’s Catholicism was severe, I could still feel the divine through its repressive strictures. I went to an all-boys Jesuit high school, right on the border of the Haight-Ashbury hippie haven. From very young I was astonished but amazed that the words people spoke often didn’t match what I felt and saw in them. I knew from early on that psychotherapy was my calling: Somebody in that family and culture had to volunteer for the job.
"Since our consciousness plays some part in what comes into being, the play of attention can both create and destroy, but never leaves its object unchanged. So how you attend to something—or don't attend to it—matters a very great deal."