Description of 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 through the separation-individuation process into adulthood, culminating in the process of conscious ageing and dying.

Together, we will create a supportive community in order to learn and experience the interface of the psychological and the sacred. We encourage each individual to have his or her own spiritual practice and to use our community as a source of personal process as well as intellectual learning. Holding the richness of being, we explore early trauma, the complexity of human relationships and transpersonal unfolding.

At CIL, we believe that each of us has a unique destiny and design to unfold and fulfill. Our integrative approach to healing and wholeness blends Object-relations theory, family systems, body and movement work, dream and imagery work, art, writing and meditative practices. CIL offers its students the opportunity for mutual enrichment and cross-fertilization while keeping the integrity of personal and professional identities separate.

For further information regarding workshops, mentoring groups and this program, please contact:

Alexis Johnson, Ph.D. or Judith S. Schmidt, Ph.D. (See phone numbers and email addresses with biographies on our Faculty page.)

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