Our first Wisdom of the Whole International Coaching Conference
The Art and Science of Coaching:
Using Wholeness for Transformation
September 9th and 10th, 2017
At this conference, we unpacked the science and then the art of coaching using the wholeness model. We then discussed how the wholeness model beautifully integrates and provides structure for all core coaching skills.
Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, M.D.) was the featured keynote of our conference. Dr. Ballentine, a celebrated author, is considered one of the pioneers of holistic healing. He has also served as a mentor to the founder of Wisdom of the Whole, Dr. Linda Bark. Also featured will be two of Dr. Ballentine’s children, Galen and Beck Ballentine, who are accomplished in their own right in integral thought and practice (see their bio’s below). We examined the effect of the wholeness model on the brain by looking at electroencephalograms (EEGs) of people when using different perspectives of the brain and thought, and then when integrating those perspectives.
We were immersed in the experiential techniques that help people explore their world from different perspectives in order to quickly find and move into new, long-lasting solutions. This is a model of wholeness you can use for coaching and also simply being with the others in your life. We believe it can change the world through its ability to disarm, invite new insight, and create a profound and lasting shift.
Schedule of Activities
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Beck Ballentine is a physician, educator, and philosopher. She did her undergraduate work at St. John’s College, where she studied the Great Books, her master’s in education at the Jesuit University of Scranton, and her MD at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. She completed a Master’s degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies in philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness, and is now an Internal Medicine resident at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
Galen Ballentine graduated from College of the Atlantic with a B.A. in Human Ecology with a focus on anthropology and agricultural development. He traveled widely in Latin America as part of his learning. He developed The Anthill Farm, a small-scale organic vegetable farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. Galen completed a two-year apprenticeship in natural building at Earthaven Ecovillage, NC. He is currently studying medicine at Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA where he is focused on psychedelic medicine, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and medical sociology.
Here are a few highlights and we hope there will be more photos to come. Also, please check out our Facebook page to view some live reactions to the power of our first holistic conference.