Healing Your Relationships
It’s time to take all that you’ve learned and apply it to your life, implementing your own integral life practice that includes all the dimensions of your own being as well as the collective experience. It is recommended that you be well versed in integral philosophy or have taken at least one of the other courses before taking this one.Sign Up Now
Learn to develop your unique personal plan for growth and development, while envisioning a new way for society to hold and support chronic illness.
This online course begins April 27th, 2021.
In the first 5 courses of the Koan of Illness, we focused on the different areas of your life that needed attention so that you could more easily walk the path of chronic illness or caregiving.
In this course, we weave all of these parts together into an integrated whole because they are truly not separate. Coming to understand how they work together leads to a deeper experience of each piece, and out of them a new you can emerge, greater than the sum of all of these parts.
Integration – A New Vision of Healing, our 6-week live, virtual course, focuses on creating a comprehensive individual map for your growth across the Integral models. We zoom out to look at the big picture while anchoring in the details and practicalities. But we don’t stop there: we also envision and take steps to enact a new collective vision for chronic illness in our society.
We recommend that you do at least one of our other courses before this one, or that you have a good grasp of Ken Wilber’s Integral Model before enrolling in this course.
This Course Will Help You to:
- Create a growth plan for yourself that integrates all of the Integral models
- Discover new practices and ways to apply them for transformation
- Understand how the different parts of your experience can work together for your growth and transformation, and see where your blind spots and deficiencies are
- Join in creating a new vision for how chronic illness can be viewed in society and integrated into our institutions in a way that enriches and support all involved
This Course Is For:
- People who are invested in their own growth and development
- People who want a clear map and guide to support their journey with chronic illness
- People who are interested in developing a personal plan for growth that incorporates the experience of chronic illness and/or caregiving
- People who want to be a part of a new vision for how illness and suffering are viewed
What you'll receive
— 6 modules packed with helpful ideas, questions, and practices.
— Multiple materials ranging from pdfs. to videos
— Links and referrals to helpful resources
— 6 live Zoom calls which feature both teaching and discussion, recorded and archived on the site
— A supportive group of participants to share with and learn from
Week 1: The Big Picture: Growing Up, Waking Up, Cleaning Up, Showing Up
Week 2: Integrating the Models
Week 3: Choosing Practices for Personal Transformation
Week 4: Designing an AQAL Path
Week 5: Showing Up in the Collective
Week 6: Transforming the Collective
Integration – A New Vision of Healing is part 6 of our 6-part Koan of Illness series.
Each of our live, 6-week, stand-alone courses addresses a part of the illness experience and is designed both for people suffering from chronic illness and caregivers. You can begin with any of the courses, pick and choose, or do them all.More info about the KOI Courses
The Koan Of Illness series
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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?
Dr. Lynn Royster Fuentes
Lynn is a college instructor, educational course designer, and a mediator with a BA, MA, JD, and PhD. An experienced classroom and online instructor, she has designed and taught courses in transpersonal psychology, writing, planning, chronic illness, and conflict management at DePaul University, where she also founded and directed the Chronic Illness Initiative, a program to help students with chronic illness obtain a degree.
A devoted student of Ken Wilber and integral philosophy, she has published integrally oriented essays and articles on conflict resolution and illness management and weaves integral ideas into her course design and teaching. She follows an integral life practice of physical, psychological, meditative, and cognitive development.
Lynn has volunteered in many capacities – with battered women, people in the recovery community, and people with chronic illness – and served on the board of the Solve ME/CFS Association of America for many years. Despite her study of many disciplines, Lynn regards her greatest learning as long-term caregiver for severely ill family members.