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Deep Inner Work – Acquiring Wisdom for a Good Life (Part 8 of 8)

In this final article of our 8-part series on deep inner work, we want to look at the end point of all this striving for growth and development: acquiring wisdom to lead a good life.

Instead of seeing our life’s path as a linear development from A to B, we can think of our movement in the world as a means to get to know our true self, our deep sense of purpose…

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Deep Inner Work – Fostering integration through and beyond psychedelic work (Part 7 of 8)

In this 7th out of 8 articles, we want to look at deep inner work from the perspective of promoting integration, through psychedelic work, but also more generally beyond psychedelic work.

One key concept in intentional, ceremonial psychedelic work is integration – which means that after having a peak experience, after accessing new spaces of altered states of consciousness, we need to engage in additional work in the days, weeks, months, and even years thereafter. But what does integration mean beyond psychedelic work? Read on…

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Deep Inner Work – Increasing Psychological Flexibility (Part 6 of 8)

In this 6th out of 8 articles, we want to look at deep inner work from the perspective of increasing psychological flexibility.

Steven Hayes, PhD, intellectual godfather of the so-called 3rd wave of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), has written extensively of the power of CBT to enhance psychological flexibility as part of what is necessary when engaging in therapeutic and coaching processes.

Hayes distinguishes 3 different “kinds” of selves…

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Deep Inner Work – Overcoming Cultural Conditioning (Part 5 of 8)

The great psychiatrist and philosopher Ian McGilchrist has done ground-breaking work at the intersection of our brain’s hemispheric organization and Western society / culture.
One of the key findings is that in the West, we have privileged a certain part of our brain’s capacities – located in the left hemisphere – over other capacities which are rooted in the brain’s right hemisphere.

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Deep Inner Work – Healing Psychological Wounding & The Work of Grief (Part 4 of 8)

There is a hurt that comes from the slings and arrows of being alive, of being human. Being human means being vulnerable and mortal and every one of us ultimately has to come to terms with this reality.

The domain of awareness of our fragility and mortality, of our existential hurt and ever-present possibility of loss is the area of grief work where Evolute Institute’s facilitator Patrick Liebl is our expert and guide.

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Deep Inner Work – From Disconnection to Re-Connection & Addressing Trauma (Part 3 of 8)

Our societies are facing a meta-crisis of disconnection from self, others, nature, and the transpersonal realm. This separation creates the most pressing issues we face as a civilization.
In the 3rd article of our 8-part series on deep inner work, we show how trauma is related to disconnection and why a trauma-informed approach to inner work can contribute to remedying our challenges, both individually and collectively. Mature leadership means promoting re-connection in self and others.

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