Integral Healthcare Management, an application of Integral Theory to the management of healthcare organizations, is a comprehensive and inclusive way of providing healthcare. This article explains the “all-quadrant” aspect of Integral Theory in the context of two common healthcare management challenges: operating a hospital in accord with national accreditation standards and complying with modern notions of “patient safety.”
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This series of movements (sometimes called Integral Kata) is a way to contact and exercise your three bodies: physical/gross, subtle, and causal.
We are very happy to announce that the long-awaited film adaptation of Ken Wilber’s Grace and Grit is being release on Friday, June 4! On this page you will find everything you need to know about the film release.
Published in 1991, the events that took place in Ken Wilber’s searing autobiographical spiritual love story Grace and Grit occurred in the 1980s. What has the great man been up to since then? Read on to see a very brief summary of the amazing events that took place after the events in the movie. After taking a hiatus from writing …
Welcome to the biggest Integral sale of the year! And it’s even bigger for Integral Life members. All members of Integral Life will automatically save an additional 20% off of our already-deep discounts on this page.
Welcome to the Integral Enneagram Practice series! On this page you can find some introductory material by practice leader Lee Mason to help familiarize yourself with the Integral Enneagram and the nine different personality types it describes.
Money is a human abstraction. Although not found in nature, it is pervasively used throughout human activities and undertakings. In so doing, it generates an array of personal and cultural responses in addition to its material manifestations. As such, it is ideally suited for an AQAL analysis. This paper constitutes the introductory theoretical overview for Integral Finance. It introduces the basic principles and presents fundamental applications of Integral principles to money, including money’s nature, its various roles in the world, and its applications to and impacts on other disciplines.
This article supports the claim that there is substantial agreement within the discipline that criminology (and criminal justice) is in need of a change in approach. This article maintains that a framework is needed to organize the contributions and partial truths of existing disciplinary knowledge. It is argued that criminology needs an “orienting perspective” or a “meta-theory.” The article proposes that the Integral model provides a functional and apposite framework for addressing these problems. An in-depth, AQAL-based justification for this proposition is provided.
This document was produced on the basis of a meeting that took place in March, 2001. There are some revisions reflecting activities and developments that have occurred since that meeting. Our intention is to suggest, in an introductory way, how the Integral approach could be applied to contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. We explore issues of the War on Drugs, the death penalty, and juvenile justice as illustrations.
This article is part one of an overview of Integral Correctional Education. It briefly introduces salient aspects of the field of correctional education, defines correctional education, introduces the Integral model, and outlines the historical periods of correctional education practice. A discussion of some core principles of correctional education is followed by some problems that afflict inmate students, correctional educators, and the communities they serve.
This article presents an Integral (AQAL) framework for Christian Ministry. Quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types are introduced and situated within the historical framework of Christianity.
AQAL perspectives provide a uniquely comprehensive holding environment for investigating the various approaches of Christian “confessional theologies”—those understandings of the Divine that are lived within; and “comparative theologies”—those inquiries into the ultimate spiritual values and goals of all human life as perceived and expressed in a variety of religions and wisdom traditions. The authors use the AQAL analytical framework to unite the interior, exterior, individual, and collective dimensions, and to explore aspects of specific lines, levels, states, and types associated with Christian ministry.
This introductory article is an early articulation of Integral approaches to business and leadership in which the authors use the clarifying and synthesizing perspectives of Integral Theory and methodology to update biases, make new connections, and illumine blind spots of the theorists who have gone before: Drucker, McGregor, Kaplan and Norton, Senge, Hammer, and Collins, et al.
This article briefly outlines a general definition of art and the main approaches of art theory andpractice. It then illustrates how those approaches coherently fit together via the four quadrants of AQAL theory. The article concludes that Integral Art preserves the important truths of these approaches (while negating their more extreme versions). Therefore, nothing short of an Integral approach will suffice in both tuning artists to their fullest expression and reminding critics of their widest embrace.
How can we contribute to the rise of the Transformation Age? We first need to understand what’s driving the emergence of the Transformation Age out of the Information Age: a global metacrisis, occurring amidst a great release of global power, which as it becomes more acute is exposing the limitations of the current era’s structures, sensemaking, key contradictions (all pluribus, little unum), scarce resources (meaning), and the sources of power themselves (convening power).
Are you angry, upset or frustrated by a situation in the world, or perhaps someone in your life? Are you having trouble accepting some circumstance in your life? Learn to address it constructively by practicing acceptance in the face of difficult feelings. This one minute practice can help you do so.
The very best Integral Life discussions from this past year.
Integral Ventures is thrilled to announce that it signed on this week to join Matt Haught and Melissa Fritz to executive produce a TV pilot of The Clones, an original half-hour scripted comedy by Stuart Davis where family bonds are also family binds. As part of the deal, the producers have agreed to invite Integral Life members to participate in the funding.
Ken Wilber’s acclaimed and globally popular book, Grace and Grit, has been made into a feature film starring Mena Suvari and Stuart Townsend, with Frances Fisher, Rebekah Graf, Nick Stahl, and Mariel Hemingway – produced, written, and directed by Sebastian Siegel. The film adaptation explores Ken and Treya’s courage, commitment, transcendence… and their discovery of love beyond life.
Here you will find a digest of the finest perspectives and practices published in 2018, available to all members of Integral Life.
Everyone Is Right is a new podcast about life, the universe, and everything, delivering cutting-edge perspectives and practices to help you thrive in a rapidly changing world. Because no one is smart enough to be wrong all the time. Subscribe, share, and enjoy!
Integral Ventures is pleased to announce that it has invested in Eshylon Scientific, which is revolutionizing thin wafer handling and the temporary bonding market for large semiconductor manufacturers with its innovative, multi-patented Mobile Electrostatic Carriers (MESCs).
The film adaptation of Ken Wilber’s acclaimed book and true story, “Grace and Grit”, has started principal photography. The lauded ensemble cast includes Mena Suvari, Stuart Townsend, Frances Fisher, Mariel Hemingway, Lydia Hearst, Michael Patrick McGill, Nick Stahl, and Rebekah Graf.
We are proud to announce that Zen Master and renown leadership expert Ginny Whitelaw has just released Lead With Purpose, an online embodiment training produced specially for the Integral Life community.
Dr. Keith Witt’s new book, Loving Completely: A Five Star Practice for Creating Great Relationships, explores the five most critical strategies to make your relationships as healthy and fulfilling as possible, and discover new depths of connection, intimacy, and attraction.
Integral Ventures is pleased to announce that it has established Engine Performance, LLC, which has acquired the rights to distribute BestLine, the leading combustion engine additive on the market. BestLine represents a front line of defense against climate change by improving fuel economy, lowering emissions, and dramatically improving engine performance for car owners.
Integral Ventures is pleased to announce that it participated this week in the successful second close of a $19 million Series B investment round in Nevada Nano, which is leading a revolution with its Molecular Property Spectrometer™ sensing platform that enables the internet and other digital devices to “smell” the world around them.
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This practice will help you become more fluent with native perspectives — four fundamental ways of being, perceiving, and doing — in both yourself and in other people.
Consciously following the deepest contours of your very own nature is the foundation of any Integral Life Practice. Here you will learn how to feel these basic dimensions of your being, simply by noticing what is already present.
Compassionate Exchange is a way to move freely through all perspectives available to you, instead of staying chronically identified with only one. In this meditative practice, we consciously and deliberately exchange self for other.
Power hours – two-hour, highly-focused blocks of time – are one of the secrets to staying focused and productive at work, school and at home. This one technique will skyrocket your productivity.
Depressive symptoms are often accompanied by rumination, or persistent cycles of distorted, negative thinking that undermines your mental clarity. The good news is that with practice you can interrupt these cycles. Use these eight questions to assess the reality of your negative thinking and consider alternative possibilities.
Anger arises when you feel like you’ve been violated: you are interpreting some situation or behavior, whether it was done intentionally or not, as a very real violation of your deeper needs or values. It’s usually sourced in a deeper need that’s not being met. This practice is designed to help you find it.
Anxiety feels terrible, a gnawing fear that is hard to pin down and harder to shake. This activity may help you alleviate anxiety: when you can see the core fear that’s really underneath your anxiety, you loosen its hold on your emotions and feel more empowered to address it.
A big part of having better relationships is clear and meaningful communication. If you’re interested in improving how you communicate and listen to others, this exercise can provide you with a fresh perspective on the way you communicate and how it shapes your instinctual way of being, seeing, and doing in the world.