Evolution of Consciousness workshops

These workshops will give you an overview of the evolution of consciousness as manifested in creation and humanity from the Big Bang to the present. You will be provided with a comprehensive map with which to understand evolution in consciousness in any human life across cultures.

We will explore the different stages and states of consciousness and identify markers of each stage and state in order to more accurately assess where we and our clients are on the journey. We will learn what specific mind, body and spirit practices are applicable to each stage and state in order to facilitate awakening to greater potential, both in yourselves and others.

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.

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Due to our four travel retreats, we have no EC offerings in 2019

$295/ person

Learning to Serve: 50% of all training proceeds fund Aslan Institute’s non-profit, Sacred Service, to provide therapy for marginalized families and communities: www.sacredserviceaslaninst.org.
When you sign up to learn, you serve others.

To register, use the website or email Eloise at eloisee@aslaninst.com to check availability.

Walk-ins are welcome but admission cannot be guaranteed. Call for space availability if registering within one week of seminar: 612-850-0589

Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Schedule (12 hours of instruction)

Day 1
8:00 Registration and CEU Check-In*
8:30 Program Begins
10-10:15 Break
12:00-1:00 Lunch
2:30-2:45 Break
4:00 Program Ends
 

Day 2

8:30 Program Begins
10-10:15 Break
12:00-1:00 Lunch
2:30-2:45 Break
4:00 Program Ends and CEU Certificates Issued

 

  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 12.0 continuing education hours and is pending approval by the MN Board of Psychology. A list of participants attending for CEU credit will be sent to each Board.

 

 

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
Psychic-Intuitive/Transpersonal Consciousness
Subtle Consciousness
Causal Consciousness
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

Case studies

“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.”