Interventions that have roots in spiritual traditions are being increasingly employed for treatment of depression and anxiety, as well as for enhancing psychological well-being. Mindfulness-based therapies have demonstrated effectiveness for improving anxiety and mood symptoms (Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt, & Oh, 2010; Toneatto & Nguyen, 2007). Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993) and adaptations of it have shown promise and efficacy for treating borderline disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, and depression (Robins & Chapman, 2004).
In this interview, Web Services Coordinator Kerstin Sjoquist talks with Julia Mossbridge, the Director of IONS' new Innovation Lab, on how technology can enhance both scientific research as well as support the transformation of individuals across the globe.
Kerstin Sjoquist: Thank you for joining me today! Can you tell us a little bit about what the Innovation Lab is?
August—the hot, carefree summer lingers but for a hint of autumn’s longer nights and increasing responsibilities. The kids are restless and fidgety, excited at the prospect of reuniting with friends, and nervously anticipating the challenges of the coming school year.
Following are ways you can mindfully maintain a deep connection with your child every day, despite the ongoing commitments of work and school. These are lifelong skills that, when practiced on regularly, will help every child succeed and thrive.
Change starts within, a single spark spiraling outward. This is the model of transformation espoused by IONS as a map of how shifts in consciousness can significantly impact the way people perceive and shape their realities.
What happens once you arrive at the outer reaches of that spiral? With IONS Next Gen, we hope to not only raise awareness about the relevance of noetics to social evolutions, but to also host space for those elevating connections to take root and grow.
Recently, IONS invited our eNews subscribers to share a few words on what the Noetic Sciences mean to them. We received over 200 responses and have generated a "word cloud" based on these submissions. Thank you to all who participated in helping us gather this collective intelligence!
Critics are fond of saying that there is no scientific evidence for psi. They wave their fist in the air and shout, "Show me the evidence!" Then they turn red and have a coughing fit. In less dramatic cases a student might be genuinely curious and open-minded, but unsure where to begin to find reliable evidence about psi. Google knows all and sees all, but it doesn't know how to interpret or evaluate what it knows (at least not yet).