Evolution of Consciousness Workshop, June 10 & 11, 2022 onsite at Aslan Insitute
Fri. 6/10, 5:00-9:00pm and Sat. 6/11, 9:00am-4:00pm, $295/person ($250 early bird before May 15th)
To register, email Charisse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Schedule (12 hours of instruction)
In this workshop you will dive deeply into some of the specific practices and experiences that help to support the ongoing awakening of the true Self within each of us – the Self that is free of fear, alive with love and creativity and desires to be of real service to the world.
We will explore how to transcend the mundane ego functioning of habitual patterns of defense, leave behind anxiety and shame, guilt and anger and live a life of expanded consciousness, light and freedom, compassion and wisdom. We will give you an overview of stages and states of consciousness and focus on the mind, body, spirit practices that facilitate transcending ego functioning.
What you will learn:
- Stages and states of consciousness
- How to assess where you are and where your clients are in their experience and know the practice that would best facilitate moving to a more expanded state
- Why mind, body and spiritual practices are necessary to advance
- How to create a holistic program for awakening and transcending ego
Mapping the Evolution of Consciousness
Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going?
What is Consciousness?
Ken Wilber’s Integral Model
Sri Aurobindo’s Levels of Consciousness
Brian Swimme’s Universe Story
Mystics of the Major Religions
Psychological Models of Human Development – Piaget, Erickson, Maslow, Jung
Stages and States of Consciousness in the Individual Lifespan
What is meant by stages and states?
Archaic Consciousness: Infancy
Magical Consciousness: Childhood
Mythic Consciousness: Pre-Adolescents
Rational Consciousness: Teenagers/Young Adult
Vision-Logic Consciousness: The Creative Adult
Unitive Consciousness/Enlightenment State
Working with Stages and States of Consciousness in Therapy
Understanding: Identifying behavioral, cognitive, emotional and spiritual markers for each stage and state
Responding: Psychological and spiritual practices for each stage and state:
-The developmental tasks of separation and connection in infancy and childhood
-Successful ego development in the teenager and young adult
-Transcending ego: the task of middle adulthood and old age
-Practices at the higher levels of consciousness: mindfulness, meditation, intuition
and unitive thought, compassion and wisdom, ritual, dance, mandala,
archetypes, dream analysis
-Facilitating higher levels of consciousness: working with transition points
“For those seeking truth and freedom from fear and judgment in their life, be it of self or others, this workshop will be beneficial in moving you to another level.”
“This workshop presents practices in understanding and applying aspects of human functioning that are often neglected or totally over-looked in present day psychological training.”
“The workshop is presented in an integrative manner giving various theories on the subject of the evolution of consciousness. Instructors model what they teach giving students many different ways to learn the material.”