The Certificate in Consciousness, Transformation and Mindfulness is a 6-credit degree program that explores the growth, development and awakening of human consciousness. Students examine diverse theories and concepts of the structures and states of consciousness and the processes that may lead to awakening, enlightenment, and unity consciousness. Through the engagement with somatic awareness practices and by re-establishing the unity of mind-body consciousness, students learn to access intuition and embodied wisdom through personal and transpersonal knowing. Practices of mindfulness and presence are cornerstones of the program.

The program offers the foundation to discovery and empowerment that leads to greater fulfillment, purpose, and effectiveness in students' personal and professional lives.

The Certificate program focuses on the nature of personal development from a holistic, integral, and developmental point of view. 


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The Certificate in Consciousness, Transformation and Mindfulness is a 6-credit degree program that explores the growth, development and awakening of human consciousness. Students examine diverse theories and concepts of the structures and states of consciousness and the processes that may lead to awakening, enlightenment, and unity consciousness. Through the engagement with somatic awareness practices and by re-establishing the unity of mind-body consciousness, students learn to access intuition and embodied wisdom through personal and transpersonal knowing. Practices of mindfulness and presence are cornerstones of the program.

The program offers the foundation to discovery and empowerment that leads to greater fulfillment, purpose, and effectiveness in students' personal and professional lives.

The Certificate program focuses on the nature of personal development from a holistic, integral, and developmental point of view. 


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Classes in the Certificate in Consciousness, Transformation and Mindfulness meet on-site for three long weekends (Fri-Sun) over a 6-month period. Live teleclasses occur in the months when the cohort is not meeting. At the conclusion of the Certificate program, students have the option of matriculating into the MA in Consciousness Studies program. Students can also enroll in the Transformative Coach Training program for a career in Life or Spiritual Coaching.

Courses and Descriptions (6 credits)

CS 501: Stages and States of Consciousness: Catalyzing Adult Developmental Growth - 4 credits

This course provides students with a basic introduction to human consciousness and the nature of its evolutionary transformation. Models of adult development and transformation continue to evolve, and students learn the foundations and current issues of this discussion. Models include Ken Wilber's Integral AQAL model, Robert Kegan's constructive-developmental theory model, and the models of development designed and promulgated by Susanne Cook-Greuter, Bill Torbert, and Jenny Wade. Students study methods of catalyzing their own developmental growth and that of others. They learn the use of these adult developmental models in coaching clients from the perspectives of the AQAL quadrants, levels, lines, states and types. Additional coaching methods include the Enneagram and the constructive-developmental approach to transformative change. Included in this course is an overview of orientation to the guidelines for establishing the coach-client agreement and for practicing ethical guidelines as a Life Coach.

PP 506: Positive Self-Realization and Transcendence - 2 credits

Based on the humanistic psychological concept of self-realization, and grounded in Maslow’s Theory of Needs (A. Maslow 1954, 1971), this course promulgates self-realization as an indispensable requirement for happiness in both edhonic and eudamonic models. The overarching goal of the course is to enable program participants to understand the distinctions between becoming someone and realizing oneself, i.e. from the common meaning of self-realization (i.e., socioeconomic attainment) and the humanistic psychological meaning (i.e., focused on human potential development). Students will be introduced to the concepts of false self and true self, and to the theories of selected authors who have studied the psycho-pathogenic role of personality distortions. Program participants will also be provided an overview of the personal development process, and to the related theories. Course content will include an overview of two fundamental factors for self-realization: a) self-awareness as an indispensable tool for discovering one’s own talents and potential; and b) unconditional self-acceptance as an indispensable condition for allowing oneself to develop those talents and potential. In essence, the course will orient students to effective techniques for facilitating the discovery of one’s own talents and potential, and for identifying and transforming any irrational beliefs that may limit or hinder development.

 

   Full course descriptions are available in our Catalog of Programs.
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The faculty for the Certificate in Consciousness, Transformation and Mindfulness is comprised of experts at the cutting edge of consciousness research and practice.  

Core Faculty

  Charles H. Silverstein, PhD
Academic Co-Director and Program Coordinator

charles@learn.edu
Biography

Charles H. Silverstein is dedicated to pursuing his deep interest in personal transformation, alternative healing, and the relationship between science and spirituality. He holds an MA degree in Conscious Evolution from TGI, and a PhD in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His research interests included higher stages of adult development, transformative practices, spiritual development and personal growth with an emphasis on meditative practices and somatic awareness. He had a 20-year career as an investment analyst and portfolio manager for a large institutional investment company, and was an educator in the fields of science and mathematics.

    Enrico Cheli, Psy.D.
Biography

An Italian licensed psychologist, psychotherapist, and tenured professor at the University of Siena (Tuscany) where he has been the founding director of a Ph.D program on interpersonal conflict resolution and several other academic programs on positive psychology, emotional intelligence, mindful relationships and relational counseling. He is considered one of the leading experts in the domains of Holism, Positive Psychology, and persona/transpersonal development. He is the author of 27 books and is a frequent contributor to European television of Human Health and Well-being.

Website: www.enricocheli.com

  Cristina Antoniazzi, MS 
Biography

Christina Antoniazzi, an Italian counselor, is an adjunct professor at the University of Siena (Tuscany, Italy) and at The Graduate Institute (CT, USA).  She has a BA in Physical education, a BS+MS in Psychology, and holds certificates in Interpersonal Communication and Relationships, in Holistic Psychosomatics, and in Holistic Transpersonal Psychology. Additionally, Cristina has attended courses and workshops on: Primal Therapy, Who is In; Conscious Dying; Inner Judge; Enneagram. She has been practicing Hatha yoga, Raja yoga and vipassana meditation for many years. At the University of Siena she taught Relational Counseling and Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships; at The Graduate Institute she teaches: Holistic Psychology; Positive Self-Realization and Transcendence. She also offers courses and workshops on psychosomatics, emotional release, enneagram, meditation, interpersonal relationships.

Website: www.holiversity.com

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for Master of Arts Degree Programs

Total tuition for each 36-credit MA program is $15,408, at $428 per credit. A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $60 – and a program fee of $385 – are also required. The graduation fee is $90.

After paying the application fee of $60, MA students pay a deposit of $483 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 20 monthly payments of $770, which includes the program fee of $385 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $15,943.

Tuition for Certificate Programs

Tuition for certificate programs is $428 per credit. A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $60 – and a program fee of $195 – are also required. The graduation fee is $90.

After paying the $60 Application fee, Certificate students pay as follows:

12-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $521 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 7 monthly payments of $700, which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $5,481. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $1,222 in the 8th month, followed by 12 monthly payments of $770. (Certificates in Ecotherapy, Applied Storytelling, and Positive Psychology)

11-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $793 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 6 monthly payments of $700 which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $5,053. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $880 in the 7th month, followed by 13 monthly payments of $770. (Certificate in Integrative Energy and Eastern Medicine)

9-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $637 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 5 monthly payments of $700 which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $4,197. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $966 in the 6th month, followed by 14 monthly payments of $770. (Certificate in Integrative Health and Healing)

6-Credit Certificate Program students pay a deposit of $753 upon acceptance or conditional acceptance to the program. Students then make 3 monthly payments of $700 which includes the program fee of $195 and the graduation fee of $90. The total of all tuition and fees is $2,913. If the student decides to matriculate to an MA program, the student will pay $710 in the 4th month, followed by 16 monthly payments of $770. (Certificate in Consciousness, Transformation and Mindfulness)

Tuition for Coaching Program

Tuition for the Transformative Coaching program is $ 3,168 which includes three one-on-one mentor coaching sessions with Guthrie Sayen, PCC. 

A one-time, non-refundable, application fee of $60 is also required. 

Students pay a deposit of $918 after acceptance to the program. Students then make 3 monthly payments of $750.

In addition, Non-TGI costs associated with the acquisition of the ICF ACC coaching credential are:

  ICF membership dues paid directly to the ICF $245
  ICF exam fee, member rate, paid directly to the ICF $300

NOTE: Admission to the Transformative Coach Training program only requires a completed Application form, the application fee of $60, and Proof of Immunization.

Acceptable Forms of Payment 

Payment may be made by check or money order (payable to The Graduate Institute), or online payments can be made using credit or debit cards through PayPal. Please click here for more information on making a PayPal tuition payment.

Admission: Acceptance and Conditional Acceptance 

Please see Admissions section for complete information about Admission requirements.

Students are given Conditional Acceptance after they have submitted their application, paid the application fee and submitted a resume, CV, or employment and educational history. 

 

 

 

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Enrollment Dates

All of The Graduate Institute's programs operate via a cohort model, which means you will join a group of approximately 12-15 students and complete the entire program of study as a cohesive learning community. We are continually starting new cohorts as existing cohorts become filled. 

Most of our programs begin in the fall (September/October), although certain Master of Arts degrees and certificate programs are also available in the spring (April/May) of each year. Please check back frequently for new cohort start dates.

The dates listed below reflect the current cohorts that are available for each of our programs. If you have any questions about admission to a particular program, please contact Admissions at (203) 874-4252, or email admissions@learn.edu.

To fill out an inquiry form: Click Here

Master of Arts Degrees and Certificates in Emerging Fields of Inquiry:

MA Programs First Session   Apply By   Link to Schedule
Writing and Oral Traditions May 26 - 27, 2017    April 1, 2017    Link to Full Class Schedule
Integrative Health and Healing May 19- 21, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Consciousness Studies & Transpersonal Psychology June 2 - 4, 2017   May 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Organizational Leadership Aug. 18 - 20, 2017   July 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Learning and Thinking TBA - Fall 2017   Sept. 1, 2017    
           
Certificate Programs          
Positive PsychologyEmotional Wellbeing and Happiness June 2 - 4, 2017   May 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule 
Applied Storytelling May 26 - 27, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Integrative Health and Healing May 19 - 21, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Energy and Eastern Medicine Sept. 15 - 16, 2017   Aug. 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability May 19 - 21, 2017   May 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule
           
Non-Credit Program          
Transformative Coach Training - ICF Approved April 28 - 30, 2017   April 1, 2017   Link to Full Class Schedule and Details

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Student Loan Opportunities

Students may apply for Connecticut state loans through the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA), which offers low-fixed-interest-rate loans, with no application fees. Applicants – or co-applicants, if any – must have a minimum $20,000 gross annual income, and monthly loan installment payments must amount to 40% or less of monthly gross income. Students may defer interest while in school and for a 6-month grace period (interest is capitalized annually). The CALS Graduate Institute School Code is 117777-00. Access the loan hotline at 800-935-2275 or visit www.chesla.org for more information.

Alumni Partial Tuition Waiver 

An alumnus of any of The Graduate Institute's Master of Arts degree programs qualifies for a partial tuition waiver of $2,000 towards another MA degree, or $1,000 towards a Certificate program, or $300 towards the TCT coaching program. 

Tuition Waiver for Six Credits for Educators

Applicants for the spring of 2017 for MA degrees who teach full time in Priority and Alliance School Districts* are eligible for a $2,568 tuition waiver. 

*Ansonia, Bloomfield, Bristol, Bridgeport, Danbury, Derby, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Hamden, Hartford, Killingly, Manchester, Middletown, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Putnam, Stamford, Vernon, Waterbury, West Haven, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

Tuition Waiver for up to Six Credits for an MA Program

Master of Arts students may apply for a tuition waiver for up to six (6) credits if they show evidence (official transcript) for credits of graduate study as a non-matriculated student. Requests for this tuition waiver are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Academic Affairs Committee renders all decisions regarding transfer of credit.  

Need-Based Scholarship

Need-based scholarships are available to eligible candidates who have financial hardship and can provide documentation (most recent tax return and asset statement) to support their need. Fill out and mail the TGI Need-Based Scholarship Form, link below, to: The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524 Attention: Bursar

   TGI Need-Based Scholarship Form

 

Important considerations regarding tuition waivers:

  • Tuition Waivers will be credited at the end of the degree program.
  • Tuition Waivers may not be combined.
  • Tuition Waivers will not be applied retroactively.
  • Other restrictions may apply. Policies are subject to change.

 

 

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