Integral Theory & Practice in Our Coaching
For the first time ever, the sum total of human knowledge is available to us…. What if we attempted to use all of the world’s great traditions to create an all-inclusive or integral map that included the best elements from all of them? The results turn out to be surprisingly simple and elegant. This map uses all the known systems and models of human growth and distills their major components into 5 simple factors, factors that are the essential elements or keys to unlocking and facilitating human evolution. – Ken Wilber
Coaches that inform their practice with integral perspectives, methods, and tools do their clients a great service by not reducing them to a single type, to their brain, or to any other specific part of their whole. A coach using integral perspectives knows that we are multi-layered and multi-faceted.
Change or transformation, then, takes on new meaning. And with more tools available to make good assessments of where you are, a compassionate coach using integral methods knows where to apply support, and where to apply challenge.
The notion of being “well met” is extremely important to the coach using integral methods. From full acceptance to firm accountability, an integral coach resonates with all the different parts of you that you weave into an integrated whole.
Everyone suffers; but it is the mundane suffering of avoidance that often get most in our way. When the agitation of your simple sufferings becomes undone – when you let go – then will your natural route to success become clear. When a trusting relationship is forged with an integral frame for support, the coaching results can be powerful, and the positive changes lasting.