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Empowerment & Transformative Learning: at The Graduate Institute

Aug 01, 2017 03:46AM

Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. C. Norman Shealy, Dr. Henry Grayson, Caroline Myss, Jeremy Youst and Joan Palmer

The Graduate Institute’s (TGI) mission is to provide transformative education based on an integrative and holistic perspective. The faculty is comprised of scholars who are leading experts in the fields of integrative medicine, consciousness studies, organizational leadership, eco-therapy, learning and thinking, positive psychology, and writing and oral traditions.

Meet the Masters

Dr. Bernie Siegel is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer treatment and complementary, holistic medicine. A retired Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital pediatric surgeon, he writes on the relationship between the patient and the healing process, and is known for his best-selling book, Love, Medicine and Miracles.

C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, a graduate of Duke Medical School, is the founder and first president of the American Holistic Medical Association. He is an accomplished neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine and energy. Shealy has lectured worldwide, appeared on numerous national television programs and authored 23 books.

Dr. Henry Grayson, an expert in mind-body-spirit psychology, received his PhD in psychology from Boston University and a post-doctoral certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He has studied neuropsychology, psychotherapy, EFT, EMDR and other therapies in addition to quantum physics and spiritual philosophies. His background led him to his work in scientifically and spiritually based mind-body energy psychology and his creation of Synergetic Therapy. Grayson is the author of several books.

Caroline Myss is a world-renowned intuitive and respected lecturer in the field of health, intuition and contemporary spirituality as well as the author of several New York Times best-sellers.

Jeremy Youst, MS, is a certified Somatic Breath Therapy practitioner and the founder/director of the Power of Breath Institute in Spofford, New Hampshire. He brings 21st century therapeutic breathwork, which is integrally informed and grounded in science, to the world.

Joan Palmer, who has a master’s in human nutrition, is the founder and director of The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition. She teaches the health benefits of using real food, lifestyle, environment, herbs and attitude to find the path back to health.

Accredited Master of Arts Degrees

Studies at TGI are flexible and geared toward busy, working people. The institute offers one weekend per month courses.

Integrative Health & Healing is a holistic transformative 36-credit degree program in which students examine health, wellness and illness by comparing, connecting and integrating conventional, alternative and complementary approaches. The curriculum includes meditation and stress management; homeopathy; nutrition; sound and art therapies; breath work therapy; and naturopathic, Chinese, ayurveda and energy medicines.

Learning and Thinking (MALT) is a 36-credit degree program that embraces a philosophy of education rooted in relationship, holism and meaning. The program is dedicated to co-creating new meaning within a constructivist and transdisciplinary context.

Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology is a 36-credit degree program that explores the nature, role and development of human consciousness and transpersonal phenomena. Different perspectives are holistically integrated into the coursework, including psychological and spiritual, western and eastern, and epistemological and clinical.

TGI’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program approaches leadership as both an art and a science. Students develop their abilities to lead, discover personal leadership qualities, and affect real and sustainable change. The faculty helps each student identify, define and achieve their vision of leadership—in the community, on the job or even at home.

Throughout the Writing and the Oral Tradition program, students are encouraged to develop their own individual writing voice and style. They learn how stories influence the way we think, feel, act and behave; explore the creative process and their own creativity; and look at publishing or otherwise bringing their stories to life.

In the nine-month certificate program in Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability, students engage in a variety of activities that enhance their self-sufficiency and capacity for creating sustainable cultures.

The Transformative Coach Training Program, approved by the International Coach Federation, is focused on the tools to become an effective coach by learning a transformative way of being while in relationship with others.

To learn about The Graduate Institute’s other programs, visit or call 203-874-4252. See ad, page 19.