The 3 Stages of Relationship [Video]

The ARC Model of Relationships – Video

Develop your relational capacities and understand relational development by learning the 3 Stages of Relationship. Michael Porcelli presents the ARC model of relationships at the Relational Leadership Summit 2016. This relationship stage model is the foundation for our Authentic Relating Comprehensive training here at the IC.

Self Discovery, Why Bother?

Self Discovery, Why Bother?

If you want to know if it’s raining, just put your hand out the window and feel for yourself. Similarly, if you want to see what’s possible with your own self-discovery, start fostering greater degrees of attention to your life and see what comes to light. Decker shares a story in this video about how […]

How Vulnerability Can Lead to Greater Safety and Productivity


This Invisibilia NPR podcast episode inspired me profoundly.  (The particular story starts at 4:30.  The adjoining topic about McDonalds in Russia was interesting but not what I want you to hear). Imagine the culture around Louisiana-based oil rig workers. What comes to mind? A hard-working, gruff, machismo code of conduct?  Having that makes sense just to survive such […]

Ken Wilber on Authentic Relating


We had the transcendent pleasure of having Ken Wilber join us for our first Aletheia Circling weekend in 2011. During his presentation and Q&A, you can listen as Ken talks about how important more authentic relating is to our awakening and development as a culture. “It’s just good-er.” – Ken Wilber Beyond the content that […]

7 reasons to attend the Aletheia weekend


Who comes to Aletheia, and why? Here are a few perspectives to consider… 1.) You have a feeling that something new is emerging in your life and you’re ready to show-up for it. “After +45 years of spiritual search, yoga, meditation, awareness, many profound experiences and insights, there was still something very much lacking. The […]

3 Reasons to Say the Hard Thing

3 Reasons to Say the Hard Thing

by Jason Digges Think back over the last day or week. Was there a time where you had the urge to say something but held back? Maybe you changed the delivery to not upset someone or didn’t say anything at all. This is the social brain in action. It is always feeling people out to […]

Stuart Davis – Art Party

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“A rare genius. Whatever you do, don’t miss his work or his performances.” -Ken Wilber Episode 2 records live on February 26th, reserve your tickets below. Written and hosted by Stuart Davis, ART PARTY is a variety-format podcast, recorded before a live studio audience, featuring original comedy, story-telling, sketches, music, and interviews with artists. Read […]

Entrepreneurs and Relationships

Relationship Growth for Entrepreneurs

Relationships form the foundation of our family and social life, and our work life too! But don’t take our word for it. Here’s an interview with Andy Drish, co-founder of The Foundation. Andy has implemented key components of relational development into his fast-growing start-up. Whereas before there was “bickering” during their meetings, there is now […]

What Makes or Breaks a Relationship?


by Shana James Over the past few years I’ve started to admit that I had a terrible habit. It took me years to become aware of. And many more years to break it. Tears have flowed as I’ve come to know what caused the major struggles and conflicts in my past love relationships. To understand […]

The Power of Authenticity

The Power of Authenticity

by Michael Porcelli I absolutely love this TEDx talk by Mike Robbins. I feel inspired by how he shares his stories with an easy, conversational style. And I watch it over and over again because he so clearly and directly conveys The Power of Authenticity, something my colleagues and I at The Integral Center care […]

I Used to Be Nice


by Jess Nichol I used to be nice. Quiet, polite, didn’t make ripples. That was me on the outside. But on the inside it was often a different story: frustration, judgment, anger. I worked hard to not let any of that show. At various points in my life I’d learned that if I spoke up […]

9 Reasons Authentic Relating Matters

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If you’re like most people, you aren’t having the impact you wish you could be having in your relationships, personal or professional, and you aren’t fully enjoying and feeling inspired by the current level of authenticity and richness in your connections.  You might even be surrounded by people, have an active social life, and STILL feel awkward, […]