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A two-day weekend workshop with Brian Van der Horst -- Paris, December 12 & 13, 2009

Integral Evolution

A two-day weekend workshop with Brian Van der Horst -- Paris, December 12 & 13, 2009



"An integral vision" attempts to include body, mind, soul, spirit as they appear in self, culture and nature.  A vision that attempts to be comprehensive, balanced, inclusive, holistic, and therefore includes science, art, and values; that embraces disciplines from physics to spirituality, biology to aesthetics, sociology to contemplative prayer; that shows up in integral politics, integral medicine, integral business, integral psychology,  integral spirituality.

The integral movement (also called the integral paradigm, integral philosophy, the integral worldview, or the integral approach) is a movement that seeks a comprehensive understanding of humans and the universe by combining, among other things, scientific and spiritual insights. The movement originated in the work of such remarkable  men as Rudolf Steiner, Sri Aurobindo, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ervin Laszlo founder of the Club de Budapest, Ken Wilber, founder of the Integral Institute, George Leonard and Mike Murphy, founders of the Esalen Institute, Don Beck,  Edgar Morin, Andrew Cohen, Rupert Sheldrake, and Haridas Chaudhuri, founder of the California Institute of Integral Studies

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURS:  Open to all, including professionals in Management / Administration, Therapy, Coaching, Architecture, Medicine, Education, Ecology, Economics, the Arts, Food Management and Agriculture



1. To learn what is the Integral Vision for professionals for students of coaching, therapy and Consulting.  

2. To learn how to utilise tools from The Integral Vision to improve one's personal and professional life.   

3. To practice exercises in learning how to use this new model.

4. To learn a new approach in assuring ecological, complete and integral world that can include:  


-- The meeting of East and West, the integration of Western and Asian thought.
-- The concept of evolution of creative, collective and individual conciousness.
-- The integration of different forms of intelligence (intellectual, emotional, artistic, athletic, spiritual and inspirational, etc.).

--  An integration and evolution of different systems of representation, ie, the non-dualistic consciousness and experiential,  female / male, scientific, spiritual, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of human reality.

PROGRAM: 1st DAY:  What is the integral vision? 

  • Origins of vision in the work of its principle philosophers and leaders, as Steiner, Aurobindo, Teilhard de Chardin, Wilber, Leonard and Murphy, etc.  A guide to their operating approches and metaphors.
  • An integral/holistic model of psychology, spirituality, management and therapy and the vision. 
  • Comparison between therapy, education, consulting, management with the vision: what, and what not, can be done?  
  • Limits, ethics and commitments that empower the integral vision. 
  • Qualities of An integral visionary leader: creator, animator, steward, muse, mentor and fan. 
  • Exercise: Assessment of qualities of excellence necessary. 
  • The manager as vision: the new revolution in the worlds of business and therapy. 
  • Exploring the current popular models of the integral vision.
  • Definition of tools: the question of expertise, experience, and pragmatics. 


The main concepts: How to create emergent integral competence

  • The art of evolutionary development: Creation and awakening of accountability and personal responsibility.
  • Exercise on the creation of formats for visioning, an introduction to Spiral Dynamics, the All-Levels, All-Quadrants technologies.
  • Exercise for evolving the vision, between the participants of the training course.   
  • Exercise on  defining goals and performance of current vision models


2rd  Day: Styles and Schools  for Managing the vision. The Main Centres: Esalen, Boulder, Paris, etc:  Current Trends.

  • What are the birthplaces and current locations of the vision?
  • Vision for high performance: Goals for the spirit, the heart, and the body. 
  • Generating motivation with vision. How to approach values and criteria for aesthetics, justice, and the truth of work. 
  • Exercise on motivation strategies:  evaluation and accession. 
  • Identifying, negotiating, and creating inter-subjective and inter-objective results
  • Available disciplines: Integral Life Practice, Integral Transformative Practice, among others.


Team-Building through vision; Making yourself the vision; you are the visionary.

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  • Exercise on team training and vision distinctions and techniques. 
  • Vision teams: models and practice.  Building scenarios for the future.
  • Exercise on assessment, evaluation, motivation and training teams. 
  • Surmounting the barriers against vision: transformations implicit and essential in the style of management and the corporate culture of a company.
  • Cradle to Cradle Design for the future. 
  • Exercise on how to influence, install and maintain a culture of vision in organizations.


Brian Van der Horst, a founding member and Chief Facilitator, Europe, for Ken Wilber's Integral Institute, currently serves on its International Advisory Board, and in the same capacity for Integral Europe. Previously he was director of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Center for Advanced Studies in San Francisco, and a consultant with Stanford Research Institute in the Values and Lifestyles Program of the Strategic Environments Group.

He has been an executive coach since 1977, and in 1984 founded Repère, an international NLP training institute, in Paris, designing and teaching practitioner and master practitioner certification programs to more than 7,000 people world-wide.  In 1994, he founded an Integral Coaching school, and has certified around 300 coaches.


Van der Horst has taught at John F. Kennedy University; The University of California in Sonoma; the University of Paris XIV, and XIII; and Apple University, France; the Sorbonne, the International Management Institute and the Institut d'Administration des Enterprises. He has also given leadership, team-building, and long-term intercultural management training seminars at Hewlett-Packard, The European Investment Bank, Siemens, Lufthansa, and BMW/Rover, among others, in Moscow, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and Indonesia; along with 10 countries in the European Community. He has worked in journalism as an editor for New Realities, Practical Psychology, Playboy, and The Village Voice. The author of Folk Music in America, Rock Music, and The Outcome Strategy; he was acquisitions editor for J.P. Tarcher Books, Houghton-Mifflin, and hosted a television program in San Francisco. He currently writes for Intelligence, a newsletter on neuro-computing and is French Bureau Chief for the Intergral Leadership Review.


Van der Horst was originally trained in marine biology, after attending Duke University, and next worked in the entertainment industry for 10 years, as Vice-President of the Cannon Group, and as Director of Advertising and Publicity for Atlantic Records. Van der Horst has been listed in Who's Who in the World since 1994, and Who's Who in America since 2007.


PARTICIPATION-- Individuals: 250 € (200 € 1 octobre 2009). Corporate: 600 € (500 € if enrolled before 1 octobre 2009). VENUE: Central Paris.


 "I'm happy to note that Brian Van der Horst, a co-editor of the "Integral Vision" project, has begun making available this vision and its applications to Europe through a newly-formed network of trainers, consultants, coaches and therapists aimed a developing an all-level, all-quadrant approach.

  "Given Brian's knowledge of the four-quadrant AQAL model, I'm sure that the quality of their attempts will correspond to the standards I've appreciated among the many people working with the Integral Vision. Given his experience in the field of training and consulting, I'm sure he will help translate my work into applications that can help people evolve, honor, and integrate a maximal amount of research from the natural and systemic sciences with what can be learned from psychological, spiritual, management, and inter-cultural studies."  -- Ken Wilber

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