an introduction to Integral Yoga Psychology
A three-month journey
About the program:This is a program offered by the Indian Psychology Institute, Pondicherry.
It is a learning journey meant to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and to progress in the journey of your life through consciousness-based processes. It provides self-reflective tools to delve into your own being, creates a space for self-observation and fosters reflective conversations with a community of seekers.
It offers an introduction to Integral Psychology and is largely, but not exclusively, based on the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, who provide an extraordinary framework for growth in self-knowledge.
Topics like cognition and modes of knowing, self and personality, yoga-based research methodologies, processes of change, relationships, professional work involving application of psychological processes (education, therapy, etc.) are covered. The central focus is on increasing self-knowledge and developing consciousness-based psychological skills that help both in one’s personal growth and work.
NB. This online course is offered as a replacement for the in-person course announced in April/May 2022. If you had already applied for the in-person course, please contact us at email@example.com and let us know whether you would like to transfer your earlier application to the online version of the course.
The program will be held online from 20 August to 13 November 2022 in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Intensive
3 Consecutive Weekends: 9 am to 5.30 pm
(20 & 21 August; 27 & 28 August; 3 & 4 September)
2 Thursdays: 7 pm to 9pm
(25 August & 1 September)
Content: Each day includes sessions by experts, guided self-reflections and journaling time, except for the last Sunday when participants are expected to make a short introductory presentation of what their projects will be about.
Phase 2: Guided Self-work
8 September - 13 November 2022
Every Thursday: 7pm to 9pm – Expert Session
Every Sunday: Sharing circle for 2 hours (timings will be communicated to each group)
The structure of the weekly sessions can be adapted to the group’s requirements.
Optionally, there can be additional sessions on Tuesdays (7 pm to 8.30pm) for sharing and other activities between participants & alumni.
During these 10 weeks, participants are required to take up a Project on any psychological aspect of oneself that one wants to research, change, or grow in, such as faith, equanimity, harmony, trust etc. These largely self-directed projects will involve literature study, detached self-observation and journal writing. Towards the end of the course, participants will be required to submit a project report and make a presentation.
Phase 3: Concluding Session
12 & 13 November: 9 am to 5.30 pm
The concluding session will include the presentation and submission of the final project reports.
Facilitators include Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen, Neeltje Huppes, Dr. Vladimir Yatsenko, Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Dr. Alok Pandey and more. Besides them, Indian Psychology Institute’s alumni will be facilitating the journey.
Click here for more about the facilitators from SP 2021.
Applications are invited from anyone who seriously wants to get an experience-based understanding of Integral Yoga Psychology through processes of inner growth and self-development.
The intent of this learning journey is to cater to all those who are interested in developing psychological knowledge through processes of inner growth and self-development, and those having an aptitude for first-person studies. Candidates who have the scope and potential to take it forward in a professional or academic setting (mental health professionals, psychology students and teachers, individuals working in social and educational setups) shall be given preference.
The monetary contribution to the program is expected to be Rs. 10,000/- per candidate. However, full/partial waivers are offered to candidates based on the requirement and applications.
NB. This online course is offered as a replacement for the in-person course announced in April/May 2022. If you had already applied for the in-person course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know whether you would like to transfer your earlier application to the online version of the course. (Please do not re-submit your application in google form.)
In order to apply for the program, kindly fill the Google form by clicking on the following link:
There are only limited seats, so if you are interested, please register at the earliest, but not later than 17 July 2022.
The selection process involves shortlisting of candidates based on the content of the application, followed by online interaction with the shortlisted candidates before the final selection.
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