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INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Welcome to the Integrative Psychology Program!

Program Introduction
Holistic Education and Training
Course Design and Philosophy
Program Audience
Program Tuition and Fee Structure
Postgraduate Diploma in Personal Integration Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Breathwork Studies
Master of Science in Integrative Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy
Primary Faculty
Integrative Psychology Publications

New paradigms for service and self care - bringing light to life!

Transformations was established in the early 1980s to provide personal and professional growth opportunities leading to new levels of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We are continually evolving to bring you the latest integrative techniques and theories.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS
The School of Integrative Psychology offers educational courses designed to balance intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual resources, leading to the realization of the whole person and the development of professional leadership. Care givers have found this approach to revitalize their sense of purpose and teach experiential techniques that increase self care responsibility and vitality of themselves and those they serve.

Holistic education is our entree into helping others re-establish balance. We cannot give this to others, but we can help direct and inspire their healing and growth. To do this we need tools we ourselves use with facility and are able to teach. These are tools of self regulation that impact a greater level of responsibility to one’s life. We as care givers can no longer use only one technique or even one philosophy. We must find and practice our own self regulatory techniques and foster our own sense of purpose that grows from a well tended spirit. The goal of the School of Integrative Psychology courses is to teach and nurture the learning of these skills in every student.

My life long quest has been to discover and teach the highest quality tools for human transformation. I have done this as a clinical psychologist, spiritual student/teacher and personal growth and business coach since 1970. I welcome your participation and contribution.

Jim Morningstar, Ph.D. Program Director
School of Integrative Psychology

Continuing education for counselors is approved through the NBCC and the NAADAC.

Therapeutic Breathwork™ certification is in accordance with the International Breathwork Training Alliance.


COURSE DESIGN AND PHILOSOPHY
Increasing numbers of those in the helping professions are learning to enhance their self care as they develop their helping skills. This holistic approach to their profession is evidenced in both what they choose to study and how they elect to engage in the study. The School of Integrative Psychology holistic education for professionals provides refreshing approaches to human dynamics and the process of change that are personally and professionally rewarding. By addressing body, mind, emotions and spirit in the healing and growth process, caregivers increase their avenues of intervention and engage more of their client’s healing resources. As understanding of the synchronicity of the healing process is incorporated, the practitioners’ well-being becomes an integral factor in the health of their clients. The helper’s sense of purposefulness is enriched as self-knowledge and effectiveness grow in touching the hearts of those they serve.

Course Design
Distance education increases the opportunity for deep reflection and application of principles that the time and space limits of on site classes workshops often do not. Professionals can set their own pace for each segment of the course materials. Audio and video recordings allow unlimited review of the materials and refresher sessions as one begins to apply techniques clinically. The wealth of Internet resources becomes increasingly available as students are guided to utilize them. Many professionals report this form of study as superior to what they learn and retain from the traditional seminar or classroom setting.

Our courses are designed to improve the personal self care of caregivers and to teach techniques that can be adapted to therapeutic skills already acquired. This has resulted in therapists, counselors and other caregivers engaging more wholeheartedly in treating, teaching and inspiring others rather than taking on their issues, absorbing pain or mirroring struggle.

The course materials are clear, integrated, in-depth and presented in a manner that is experiential. The heart and body are being engaged as well as the mind in this whole person approach.

The distance learning format allows professionals to progress at their own rate with all the materials at their disposal. Audio recordings of actual classes are listened to so that each student gets a feel of being in a collaborative learning atmosphere. The spontaneous reactions and questions of other students help spark creativity. Video recordings are used when the physical demonstration of exercises is necessary to model their usage. Learners participate in class exercises much the same as students in the seminar room. They receive not only the benefit of the instructor’s knowledge, but also the means to tap into their own cellular wisdom. This is the basis of true education, reaffirming our connection to the wisdom of the source of universal knowledge within us.

Our Educational Philosophy
A major tenant of holistic education and treatment is experiencing and practicing ourselves what we wish to impart to our clients/patients. The School of Integrative Psychology courses will put you in a class (via audio and video recordings) and invite you to respond fully as a participant. The more you engage and involve yourself, the more you will experience deeper levels of yourself and the more you will have to share with others. Thus personal and professional benefits are not mutually exclusive.

Not getting fixed on symptoms and missing the person is our challenge. Helping others find and live their sense of purpose beyond their own fixations is an art form. These courses are designed to help us develop our therapeutic science and our healing art skills.

Many of the School of Integrative Psychology faculty are practicing clinicians A major conclusion from our work is: Care givers need to be on purpose and nurtured as well as those they treat. We must continue to learn and grow and have meaning in our lives in order to convey this to those we serve.

An essential factor in this is a sense of Purpose. This is not any particular dogma or formula from outside of ourselves. Purpose is rather a by-product of harmonizing the body, intellect, emotions and spirit (that which animates or gives life to form). Denial of any one of these leads to symptoms of dysfunction, anxiety, depression, addictions and physical maladies.

We invite you to engage wholeheartedly in the coursework and in turn pass on to your colleagues and us the creative applications that result in your professional practice.

Jim Morningstar, PhD, Director
The School of Integrative Psychology
4200 W. Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209 USA
Tel: 414 351 5770
Fax: 414 351 5760
Transformations Email Address
Transformations Website

PROGRAM AUDIENCE
The School of Integrative Psychology courses, certificates and degrees are directed toward those seeking a professional service career that is holistically meaningful and current and professionals who want to expand and deepen their traditional skills as a caregiver, educator or administrator as well as students seeking to integrate a holistic approach to their own life. The program addresses the desire to live a more full life of spirit and have one's profession be the ground for ongoing, learning, growth and application such that one is nurtured by one's work on all levels. This program has since 1980 served psychologists, social workers, counselors, ministers, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, chiropractors, osteopaths, teachers, lay healers and leaders in business and administration. They have come away with a deeper certitude of who they are and what they have to offer in their service to their world.

Therapeutic Breathwork™ certification is in accordance with the International Breathwork Training Alliance.

Continuing education for counselors is approved through the National Board of Certified Counselors and the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors.

PRIMARY FACULTY

Jim Morningstar, Ph.D.
Program Director

The Director of Transformations Incorporated, Jim has held licensure as a clinical psychologist since 1973. He is a clinical supervisor, seminar leader and has pioneered in the integration of psychotherapy with such mind/body techniques as breathwork and bio-spiritual energetics. He founded the School of Spiritual Psychology in 1980 and the Transformations Breathworker Training Program in 1990 and has authored three books in the field of spiritual psychology. He is co-drector of the International Breathwork Training Alliance and founding partner of InWellness.






Dan Huber, Ph.D.
Dan has degrees in counseling and school psychology and a doctorate in developmental psychology from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. As a seasoned psychotherapist, Dan has specialized in work with children and families and has extensive training and teaching experiences. Dan's current work is focused on using ancient techniques of meditation and Shamanism to improve the lives of others and strengthen communities. This interest is presently being expanded into teaching, researching and infusing scientific psychology with practical spirituality.







Trish Williams Mueller, MS, BFA, BS
Trish Williams Mueller earned her MS in Spiritual Psychology, with a minor in Breathwork, from Akamai University; she is a graduate of the School of Integrative Psychology and currently co-facilitates the Mid-Month Breathwork Meeting at the school, where she also assists a number of classes and is a member of the Distance Learning faculty. As a Reiki Master Teacher, Level II Breathworker, Cranio-Sacral practitioner, and Shaman’s Apprentice, Trish has offered off-campus seminars on Breathwork and Shamanism. As a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, with a BFA in Illustration, and of UW-Whitewater with a BS in Medical Technology, Trish adds a unique combination of science, spirituality, and creativity to the ongoing work of personal growth and healing.







Kathleen Wojcik, B.Ed., M.E.P.D
Kathleen holds a B.Ed. in Music Education, an M.E.P.D., and Certification in Early Childhood and K-12 teaching. Other life experiences that enhance her work in Spiritual Psychology include speaking at national conventions, creating and delivering workshops for teachers and students, creating school curriculum, writing, arranging and publishing music and academic works and vocal recording as well as a lifetime of classroom and private teaching. She is a co-founder of WISTA String Camp and the Center for Strings Music School. Kathleen completed the three-year academic program earning a Master of Spiritual Psychology Certificate in 2004 and assists in school courses. She holds certificates in Breathwork and is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Spiritual Psychology.






INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY PUBLICATIONS

Breathing in Light and Love
Morningstar, J. Milwaukee, WI: Transformations Incorporated, 1994.
Available online at Transformation Incorporated

Family Awakenings
Morningstar, J. Milwaukee, WI: Transformations Incorporated, 1984.
Available online at Transformation Incorporated

Life Enrichment Series CD
Morningstar, J. Milwaukee, WI: Transformations Incorporated, 1997.
Available online at Transformation Incorporated

Spiritual Psychology
Morningstar, J. Milwaukee, WI: Transformations Incorporated, Revised Third Edition, 1998.
Available online at Transformation Incorporated

The Complete Breath: A Professional Guide to Health and Wellbeing
Morningstar, J. (ed.) Milwaukee, WI: Transformations Incorporated, 2012.
Available as an e-book online

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