As educators, we are committed to gaining a scientifically-grounded understanding of personal noetic experiences, and developing the techniques and tools to more regularly access the noetic space.
Our researchers explore both those things that are unique to different stages of development, as well as things that are true regardless of where you are in your life.
Learn more about Education Program Director, Katia Petersen.
For pregnant women, new moms, and professionals
This program draws on decades of research on the health and well-being benefits of mindfulness and meditation, and tailors it to the specific needs of pregnant women, mothers, and their babies. Available to individual as well as professionals, it is directed toward reducing stress, improving mood, and enhancing the connection between moms and their infants.
Background Research | Book | Online Course
For youth educators
Worldview Explorations is a research-based experiential program for middle-school, high-school, and college students. The lessons include self-reflective practices and project-based group activities that can be integrated into existing classroom subject areas. This program is designed for use by classroom teachers and experienced leaders of extra-curricular groups of young people.
Worldview Explorations Program
For personal exploration of consciousness transformation
Ten years of scientific research resulted in this book, DVD, and experiential workshops which explore how people make significant shifts in the way they view the world and themselves. Using the power of human consciousness, these tools help to create personal and planetary transformation.
Background Research | Book
For social service professionals and those working with aging populations
The Conscious Aging Facilitator Training Program provides facilitators with all the resources they need to market, set up and conduct an 8-session Conscious Aging workshop series in their local community. This self-paced, self-study program is designed for those who have experience in facilitating groups as a practitioner or community volunteer.
Facilitator Training Program
More Tools for Transformation
7 Tools to Help Your Child Deal with Conflict
For parents and those who work with children
We live in challenging times. Throughout the world the viewpoints of different groups and cultures often clash with one another. Now, more than ever, it is crucial we learn how to be more aware of the natural biases of our own perspective, as well as attempt to comprehend and respect the perspectives of others. In this new freeIONS ebook we use our research to help parents and children explore facets of multiple perspectives, giving practical tools to help create a world that functions in greater collaboration and harmony.
Visit the IONS Digital Media Library to download this free ebook! 7 Tools to Help Your Child Deal with Conflict
Spiritual & Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice: Guidelines for Psychotherapists & Mental Health Professionals
For mental health professionals
Spirituality lies at the heart of many clients' core values, and helps shape their perception of themselves and the world around them. In this book, two clinical psychologists provide a much-needed, research-based road map to help professionals appropriately address their clients’ spiritual or religious beliefs in treatment sessions.
Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine
For the general public and health care professionals
A collection of 47 essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing that integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives. It promotes a model of healing in which personal relationships, emotions, meaning, and belief systems are viewed as fundamental points of connection between body, mind, spirit, society, and nature. Several online courses of related materials were also developed.
Background Research | Book with DVD
At Home Within: A Personal Growth Program for Homeless Adults
For social service agencies
The At Home Within project for the homeless is an example of how Noetic Sciences can help people who are facing the greatest challenges of their lives get back on their feet and learn tools that can help them thrive and reach their highest potential.
Background Research | Free Guide
Death Makes Life Possible
For those interested living more fully
A film (recently broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network) and companion book focusing on death—something that most people fear and don’t want to think about. But as this work shows, it is possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully.
DVD & Book