Integral Health and Human Flourishing

Conscious Living Workshop

Integral Health and Human Flourishing

Friday, Aug 17, 2012, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Aug 19, 2012, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Elliott Dacher, MD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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There is an extraordinary state of well-being which exists within each and every one of us. It is an authentic and enduring state of serenity, happiness, wisdom, and freedom. It is the crowning achievement of human development, gained through inner development and the expansion of consciousness. The ancient Greeks called this Eudaimonia. Today, we call this human flourishing.

Wise men and women from across various cultures and times have demonstrated this state of consciousness. Using a consistent set of practices, they journeyed to the center of their being and brought forth the full flowering of human potential.

Participants in this weekend retreat will gain a base of knowledge and a series of time-tested practices that promote integral health and human flourishing. The intensive, experiential sessions will draw upon traditional approaches to inner development, including study, reflection, meditation practice, mind training, and ongoing mentoring. Includes 2 FREE teleseminar follow-up sessions.

Course Text
Elliott Dacher, Aware, Awake, Alive: A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Science of Integral Health and Human Flourishing, Paragon House, 2011.

My first medical education taught me about the outer biologic aspects of healing; it focused on disease, treatment, and longevity. My second medical education focuses on the inner aspects of health and healing. Here, the emphasis is on mind and spirit, on the quality of life rather than the biologic aspects of life. Together, they form the basis for a comprehensive and far-reaching understanding of health and healing. —Elliott Dacher

Follow-up Webinar Sessions
Also included are two FREE follow-up teleseminar meetings, TBA. Two 1.5-hour sessions to discuss, fine-tune, and support ongoing meditation and mind training practices.

At the conclusion of this program participants will...

  • understand the principles and practices of integral health and human flourishing
  • discover how individuals can heal the overactive mind and mental afflictions through an understanding of the dynamics of mind and consciousness
  • learn and experience the progressive stages and steps in a traditional meditation practice designed to progressively attain the qualities of integral health and human flourishing
  • develop the capacity to integrate mindfulness, open-listening, loving-kindness, and formal meditation practice into one’s life and work
  • establish the basis for a lifelong series of practices that lead to healthy living and beyond

Dr. Elliott S. Dacher, MD, practiced full time internal medicine from 1975 to 1996. In 1996, he left his medical practice to begin an in-depth study of the principles and practices of consciousness and health which he pursued for many years amongst the wisdom traditions of Asia. He is the author of Aware, Awake, Alive and Integral Health. He is a former fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a frequent presenter and workshop leader.

Registration fees include program and 6 freshly prepared meals (Friday supper thru Sunday lunch).

  • $295 EarlyBird Fee through July 30, 2012
  • $325 Regular Fee thereafter

Onsite lodging is $75 per person per night for a shared room or $99 per night for a single room.

Sign-ups within 72 hours of the workshop will be on a space-available basis and will incur a $30 Administration Fee, so please register early.

4:00—5:45 PM Check in
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:30 PM Session 1: An introduction to the principles and practices of Integral Health and Human Flourishing.

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 2: Experiential discussion and practice of meditation and mind-training practices; discussion of the nature of stress, distress, and suffering and its remedies; exploration of the nature of emotional afflictions and their remedies.
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30—5:45 PM Session 3: Experiential discussion and practice of meditation and mind-training practices; discussion of discerning wisdom as it applies to cultivating a supportive lifestyle and the principles and practices of otherness.
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:00 PM Session 4: Experiential discussion and practice of meditation and mind-training practices.

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Session 5: Experiential discussion and practice of meditation and mind-training practices; how adversity can be used as practice; how work can be transformed into practice; follow-up and resources.
12:15 PM Evaluation
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Friday from 4 - 5:45 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

CE Credits
13.5 Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit for:

  • Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885
  • Nurses — The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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