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Awareness Arising in Presence | SelfDesign Integral Principle

Brent, with River Meyer, wrote the book, SelfDesign: Unfolding Our Infinite Wisdom Within which is available in print or digital format to explore and describe SelfDesign. Brent also completed a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in 2010, submitting a dissertation entitled SelfDesign: An Inquiry Into Authentic Learning And Co-Inspiration. Brent identified fourteen ‘integral principles’ of […]

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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 For Learning

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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SelfDesigning is Creating or Authoring Your Own Life- Integral Principle # 12 – by Brent Cameron

Authentic learning is becoming the author or designer of your self, and selfdesigning is the theme and self-descriptor of learners in the newly named SelfDesign Learning Community. We have developed an understanding through experience to defer to the authority of the other who has more knowledge and position than we do and to give our […]

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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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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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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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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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