Weekly Update 1/3/18

January 3, 2018

Greetings Community,

I had so much fun at our Convergence last Saturday, thanks to everyone who came out! We’ll have another party of some sort near the end of March to more officially commemorate our closing. Let me know if you have any ideas for activities we could do during the party.

In This Issue:

  • Robert MacNaughton will be talking about Cryptocurrencies in his Integral Salon this coming Monday.
  • Chad Bennett is restarting Immunity to Change workshops the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30pm.
  • Maria Bailey is leading another Bridgehouse Community Service project this Friday at 4:15pm.

There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.


In Community,
Jacki Saorsail
Membership Coordinator, Building Manager, etc.

Integral Salon ~ Cryptocurrencies and Social Implications

Monday January 8th 5:00pm – 6:30pm in the Chapel

Our ongoing Integral discussion group will talk about crypto-assets, currencies, commodities and beyond.

This is an opportunity to touch-on the foundational value of currencies, the rapid growth of technology, and most importantly–what does this mean for the systems, cultures, and humans that will all likely be impacted by this looming radical transformation of infrastructure.

Attendance by donation.


Immunity to Change

2nd and 4th Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Salon

The Immunity to Change process, founded by Harvard educators Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey is a structured 4-step process that uncovers precisely why we struggle to make the big developmental changes that would promote significant improvements in our livelihoods, relationships and at home. Albert Einstein once remarked, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solution… no problem can be solved with the same level of consciousness that created it”. The gift of ITC is just so- it helps participants to get clearer on the “problem” itself and then offers a pathway to solution through a new level of conscious understanding.

In the human journey, we make both technical and adaptive changes. Technical changes are lateral moves, developmentally speaking, where we “change what we do” and they include taking up new skills, practices and tools. Adaptive changes, however, require new structures of consciousness to “change how we see”. If we apply technical means to adaptive changes we are bound for failure. Kegan and Lahey frequently use the example of dieting where, on average, people gain back 107% of their weight after a diet. This is because they likely addressed the issue by technical means (e.g. eating fewer calories) rather than adaptive means (e.g. recognizing the catastrophic “big assumptions” they might have about being thin!).

The ITC process is a fast paced learning environment and participants should arrive ready to engage and to be surprised by uncovering unconscious parts of themselves that subvert development, success and wellbeing. The workshop is especially effective for entrepreneurs, leaders of organizations, educators and helping professionals. What is your one big thing that would make all the difference of you shifted it? Come find out how possible it is to discover what will work for a change!
See http://www.open-door-counseling.com/p/small-business-coaching.htmlfor more information.

Chad Bennett, MA is an organizational coach, career counselor and therapist in Boulder, CO. He has been facilitating groups for over 20 years in business and educational organizations including Outward Bound, Integral Zen and Naropa University where he has also taught in the Graduate School of Psychology.
His primary interest is studying the generators and environments of human development and he discovered the Immunity to Change process to be a most significant tool for “growing up” individual and organizational structures. His style is direct, motivating and playful as he guides individuals and groups into uncovering “big assumptions” that block development and then offers explorations to open participants to a new menu of alternatives. Chad has been studying Integral Theory for a decade as well as maintaining a meditation practice since 2003 and he currently practices under the guidance of Doshin Nelson at Integral Zen in Denver. Chad’s website is www.open-door-counseling.com.

This event is FREE!


Bridgehouse Community Service

Friday January 5th 4:15pm – 6:15pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church

“You just being here and having a smile on your face, giving good healthy food, being willing to talk to people for a while will make a difference.” ~ Robert McNaughton

Come and join us to share our practice and give back to Boulder. Don’t miss out on our September IC COMMUNITY SERVICE. You will be giving a good healthy meal to someone who really appreciates it with hands-on and direct service to about 100 homeless locals in boulder at Bridge House – A Local Soup Kitchen at the First United Methodist Church.

We’ll want to aim for about 8 – 10 volunteers during those hours. “Volunteering is more than just serving food, it’s about relating & human interaction.” There will be minimal preparation because all food is provided: yummy, warm and healthy. You will have a chance to serve food and also a chance to sit down and talk to folks during the meal if you want to.

To volunteer for Bridge House is to experience and participate in that sense of humanity with the homeless and less fortunate to show that people really care, are compassionate and have enough interest to come and share their hearts with them. WE are The Integral Center. It takes a village to make a difference and we need you as part of our community. Let’s bring our practice. Let’s come together and give back to boulder.

Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1626796180720335/

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