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IHR Podcast #14: Thoughts on Integral Theory and the associated community

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I discuss my current perspective on Ken Wilber’s “Integral Theory” and the associated community, especially in light of the recent New York Times article on Marc Gafni, a known sexual predator … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #3: Anxiety and Elephants

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I rant about Paxil, bulging discs, and having one’s head lodged in an elephant’s bum. Topics include: The “chemical imbalance” model of psychopathology The biopsychosocial or “integral” approach to health Tigers … Continue reading

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Integral seeds found in my Human Development textbook

I took a course this summer in Human Development as part of my graduate program in counseling. I had taken a similar course as an undergraduate, back in 1990, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much more integral/holistic the … Continue reading

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The Embodiment of Freedom: An integral approach to optimal health and personal transformation (Part 2: Defining terms)

As a student of psychology, both academically and in the broadest sense, I have surveyed a number of practices and fields of study that strive to help individuals become more fully themselves. These can generally be described as approaches to … Continue reading

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Psychiatry’s sorry state

I just finished reading HEAD CASE: Can psychiatry be a science?, an excellent article by Louis Menand in the The New Yorker. The article makes clear what I’ve already come to realize over the last twenty years studying and working … Continue reading

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“Integral?”

Question: What does “Integral” mean? What’s the difference between integral, integrative, holistic, mind/body, wellness, etc.? My answer: As I use the term, “integral” refers to any approach that brings together multiple perspectives in an effort to address the multiple dimensions … Continue reading

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