ITC 2015 will be held from July 16-19 on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University in the heart of California Wine Country. Come experience the world's largest academic, professional, and artistic conference devoted to Integral Theory and its application.
Terry Patten will be presenting a paper on Integral Soul Work and leading a pre-conference workshop:
In this workshop, we will create a safe space to notice, relax, and release the armoring around our hearts, which can open us into intimacy with ourselves, our bodies, and Spirit itself. Our process will include three kinds of work: Relational practices to cultivate intimacy with ourselves, each other, and Spirit; Embodied transformative work anchored in breath and somatic psychology; and an intelligent framework that can help us integrate the work. In the spirit of “all life is yoga,” we will do yogas of breath and body, heart and spirit — daring to open our bodies, embrace our wounds, and befriend our exiled parts. Simultaneously, we will make our way to the authentic joy at the heart of life.
This journey will support us as we:
· Reconnect with our passion and source of embodied power
· Free up our contact with the tender places inside that we tend to protect
· Break through our inner taboos against ecstasy Read more »
The 3-D workout has given me a wonderful way to balance, open, connect and energize myself each morning. It has the effect of "bringing me back together" again each morning, giving me clarity and centeredness for the day. The 8 session "Lectures" have offered inspiration, insight, intellectual and spiritual adventure, clarity, support and joy. I have been deeply moved by the degree of synthesis, astuteness, broad spectrum inclusion and integration of so many paths and modalities it almost bolls me over. . . I receive it as your life's work, an opus. Grace exudes from what you have given. The guided meditations have offered the grounding and practice for living more deeply into what you share as your knowingness. I so enjoy the beauty and poignancy of their words and invitations into direct knowing. The caliber and degree of organization of the materials is quite astonishing and very heartening. Read more »