Description of CIL

WHAT IS CIL? Human connection is our strongest need across the life cycle. The Center for Intentional Living is an experiential learning community open to health care professionals, the clergy, and those interested in psychological and spiritual growth and transformation. Our Three Year Professional Enrichment Program explores psycho-spiritual development across the spectrum from early childhood …

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CIL Faculty

Center for Intentional Living – Faculty Alexis Johnson, Ph.D. After receiving my PhD in clinical psychology, my training continued in Humanistic and Transpersonal philosophies and methods at Esalen Institute. I have also studied and taught Core Energetics, family systems, self-psychology and Object-relations. Inspired by and grateful for Buddhism and Winnicott, my work is about finding …

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What is the relationship between intellectual and experiential learning at the various CIL programs? We keep an enlivening balance between theoretical knowledge and emotional and spiritual experience. Although, both of us are widely read and value the intellect, we know that knowledge feeding the mind only is not transformative. We also recognize that information, whether …

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