The Koan Of Illness

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The Koan Of Illness series

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The Koan of Illness 1: Empowering Yourself

Does the complexity of chronic illness management overwhelm you? Do you struggle to navigate the paperwork, the emotions, the lifestyle changes that illness brings?

Everyone who deals with illness, whether patient, caregiver, provider, or administrator, deals with a complex mixture of personal, technical, institutional, and spiritual issues.

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The Koan of Illness Part 2: Healing the Trauma

When you learn that illness is a part of your life and likely to be for some time, it is often a traumatic event. You may begin with denial and move through other stages such as anger or grief. You find that illness touches every aspect of your life – from your physical existence to your spirituality. Often it creates havoc with your relationships , your self-esteem, and your beliefs...

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The Koan of Illness Part 3: Healing Your Relationships

Chronic illness brings changes and challenges to every relationship – your partner, children, parents, employer, friends, and even yourself. Your relationships can fracture or deepen depending on how you integrate illness into them.

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The Koan of Illness Part 4: Illness as a Springboard for Personal Growth

Chronic illness can seem like a prison sentence, isolating you from life and taking away opportunities you might have had. However, illness is as valid a life path as any other, and, often, people with illness are able to use that difficulty to deepen their personal growth.  In this course, we use the integral map to look at the process of individual growth...

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The Koan of Illness Part 5: Chronic Illness and Spirituality

How does one find spirit in the midst of pain and loss? How can illness offer opportunities for spiritual growth? In this course, we use the integral map to look at the spiritual aspects of illness and explore how illness offers a path to awakening and an opportunity to develop spiritual intelligence.

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The Koan of Illness Part 6: Integration: A New Vision for Healing

How can I create a personal plan for growth in the midst of the complexity that is illness and personal development?

How can I relate to the systems in which I have to operate?

What are my Koans?

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The Koan of Illness Series

Does the complexity of chronic illness management overwhelm you? Do you struggle to navigate the paperwork, the emotions, the lifestyle changes that illness brings?

Everyone who deals with illness, whether patient, caregiver, provider, or administrator, deals with a complex mixture of personal, technical, institutional, and spiritual issues.

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The Six Skills of Meditation

Meditation is a way of transforming the self through self-observation. It involves the development of particular skills, among them being able to relax and concentrate, to remain imperturbable despite inner and outer distractions, to be alert, and to be aware. Being integral and holistic, it explores interrelationships between body, mind, and…

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How to Grow Up and Wake Up

Everyone talks about personal and spiritual growth, but few offer a comprehensive map of what that looks like. Using the lens of integral theory, we will look at our personal evolution in relation to the self/Self, the “other,” and the objective world through the concrete, subtle, and causal levels of development. The course is designed to provide clarity and…

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It's Not Too Late

Without support and feedback, it is hard to realize our dreams. Books can give us the how to on goal setting. Motivational speakers can get us up and running. But who cheers us on when we’re only halfway through the marathon?

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The Four Dimensions of Healing

Healing is not a one dimensional experience. Illness brings issues to all aspects of your life. This integral map shows us how to get a handle on each of the four fundamental areas we need to heal: our personal trauma, our relationships, our interactions with…

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I Should Have Done It Yesterday

Perfectionism leads to procrastination. Learn some tips for dealing with both in this mini course. In four days, you will understand why you procrastinate and what you can do about it – and you will also have a dreaded task completed!

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After the Wrecking Ball: Ten Principles for Finding Peace Amidst Conflict

Dr. Lynn Christine Fuentes

After her life fell apart in l995, the author “received” ten spiritual principles that guided her to develop a new and thrilling life. This book describes how these principles can work in our lives and how to use them to create abundance, joy, happy relationships, and peace.

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It’s Not Too Late: You Can Grow a Bright Future Starting Right Now

Dr. Lynn Royster Fuentes

Millions of adults are disillusioned, disappointed, and even despairing about the way their life has turned out. They may have worked hard and done what they were supposed to do, but the rewards they expected aren’t there for them. Others may have made major mistakes and fear they will continue to be held back by them for the rest of their lives. This book shows us how to resurrect our lost or “impossible” dreams, step onto a path of our own choosing, and succeed in achieving our most treasured goals.

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