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Integral Principles # 13 – SelfDesign is a Creative Design Activity Towards Self-Actualization by Brent Cameron

The focus of SelfDesign is the self-creation of one’s integral self as an optimum human being, a self-actualized individual. The embodiment and inclusion of the individual in the learning about the environment is fundamental to learning as a SelfDesign process. It is not so much that something is learned; it is more about how it […]

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Integral Principle # 11 – Our Identities Are Composites of Our Family and Social Experiences by Brent Cameron

We are not individuals as much as we are members of families and communities. Our psychological condition is so entwined and shaped by our experience in family that we are more an assembly of parts, of integrated experiences and comments from others shaped into a developing personality. We incorporate the conscious statements but more so […]

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Photo credit: Marley Watt, learner in the SelfDesign High WildEarth program.

Integral Principle #10 – Need for Acknowledgement and Focus on Self-Awareness by Brent Cameron

Initially I observed that children learned naturally through modeling and curiosity. I also noticed other kinds of learning, including project based learning when individuals or groups decided to accomplish something and organized themselves until they accomplished the task. One of the initial discoveries in SelfDesign was how much learning was introspective, was focused really on […]

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Holistic Education and the Brain

SelfDesign Graduate Institute Winter Webinar Series

We are excited to announce our?SelfDesign Graduate Institute Winter Webinar Series, a series of free, one hour webinars that include engaging information from visionaries in the fields of education, conscious business, integral theory and more! Upcoming webinar: April 12: Holistic Education and the Brain Register now at no cost. Sessions are filling up quickly so […]

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An Honest Portrait of Brent Cameron's daughter Ilana Cameron, the inspiration for the Wondertree Learning Center which later evolved into SelfDesign Learning Community. Taken by Joshua Wright

Integral Principle #8 – Using Surface Structure to Access Deep Structure for Positive Change

by Brent Cameron Human behavior including language, postures, gestures, habits, actions, and facial expressions are surface structures that are indicators of deeper structures of neurological activity (Dilts, 1983). Attunement is the conscientious attending to the other, according to Daniel Siegel (2007), the process focuses attention on the inner world of another ( p. xiii). The […]

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Directed Studies

Directed Studies this Fall at SDGI

At the SelfDesign Graduate Institute learners have the option of participating in a directed study, the learner will direct the study with the support of a faculty member of their choice. This Fall Semester we have the following directed studies underway: Bethany Beaudry and Julie Mann are both exploring the Reggio Emilia education model, mentored […]

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Brent Cameron at the beach with Wondertree

Integral Principle #7—Using Rapport and Conversation to Engage in the Other’s World View

By Brent Cameron Maintaining rapport with learners is an integral part of sustaining egalitarian relationships. The unconscious mind seeks harmony with others and maintains connection by mirroring the postures, gestures, tones, tempos etc. of others. Our unconscious aspects of mind are connected at deep levels, and so to optimize human relationships it is strategic to […]

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Brent Cameron at the beach with Wondertree

Integral Principle #7?Using Rapport and Conversation to Engage in the Other?s World View

By Brent Cameron Maintaining rapport with learners is an integral part of sustaining egalitarian relationships. The unconscious mind seeks harmony with others and maintains connection by mirroring the postures, gestures, tones, tempos etc. of others. Our unconscious aspects of mind are connected at deep levels, and so to optimize human relationships it is strategic to […]

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