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Kathleen Erickson-Freeman, IONS Elder Education Program Manager, has developed programs for the Donor Relations and Education teams at IONS for over ten years. She is currently the program director for IONS' Conscious Aging project. Kathleen has a BA in Psychology and masters-level study in special education from California State University, Hayward, a teaching credential from Mills College, and has completed two years of advanced study in the cross-cultural components of leadership and the application of cultural wisdom traditions into contemporary life with Angeles Arrien. Before joining IONS, Kathleen was marketing co-director at Interaction Associates (IA), a global training and consulting organization that empowers people in organizations and communities to realize their most noble aspirations by training for and demonstrating the power of collaborative action. Kathleen has completed IA's certification training programs in Facilitation, Facilitative Leadership, and Meetings Management, and has facilitated small- and large-group programs for over 20 years.

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  • Conscious Aging course (class 8 of 8)

    Intentionality: Create a New Vision of Aging with Tom Pinkson

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    Week 8 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is Tom Pinkson of Recognition Rites. This class explores the role of intention and attention in creating a new vision for aging. Participants focus on key values for building a life filled with meaning and purpose, and craft an intentionality statement to guide your actions in your elder years.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-03-07
    • 01:29:57
  • Conscious Aging course (class 7 of 8)

    Life Review: Harvesting the Wisdom of your Life with Matt Spalding

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    Week 7 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is psychologist Matt Spalding. This class is about how life is lived forward but made sense of by looking backwards. Discover ways to think about a “life review” process. Learn from the experiences that others have had in reviewing their life. Obtain ideas to guide you in developing your own life review.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-02-29
    • 01:14:19
  • Conscious Aging course (class 6 of 8)

    End-of-Life Cosmologies with Marilyn Mandala Schlitz

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    Week 6 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, President/CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. In this class we learn about IONS’ transformation model as it relates to conscious aging. We explore the beliefs of other cultures about what happens to consciousness after death, discover the latest research about survival of consciousness, and reflect on our own beliefs and how they impact our ability to support others as they move through their process of transition.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-02-22
    • 01:21:33
  • Conscious Aging course (class 5 of 8)

    Worldview Transformation and Eldering, with Katia Petersen & Ken Homer

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    Week 5 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenters for this class are Katia Petersen & Ken Homer of The Worldview Literacy Project™. In this class we examine the power of both conscious and subconscious beliefs and stereotypes in shaping our worldview of aging. We look at ways to transform negative stereotypes into more life-affirming beliefs about the aging process.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-02-15
    • 01:19:44
  • Conscious Aging course (class 4 of 8)

    Creating Meaningful Connections across Generations, with Deborah Goldblatt & Ryan Feinstein

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    Week 4 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenters for this class are Deborah Goldblatt & Ryan Feinstein of World Café. In this class we look at at how we can stay connected across generations and avoid isolating ourselves to our own "tribe," and we explore the barriers to positive connection across generations. Learn best practices for true cross-generational learning and dialogue.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-02-08
    • 01:12:46
  • Conscious Aging course (class 3 of 8)

    Developing Self-Compassion, with Sue Steele

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    Week 3 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is Sue Steele of Compassion and Choices. In this class, elements of compassion are explored, including self kindness, how our suffering connects us to our human family rather than divides and separates us, and how mindfulness practices can help reduce critical self-talk when facing issues of aging.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-02-01
    • 01:19:57
  • Conscious Aging course (class 2 of 8)

    Increasing Presence and Embracing Impermanence, with Phillip Moffitt

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    Week 2 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is Phillip Moffitt of the Life Balance Institute. In this class we learn how the inevitability of dying and death can make life more meaningful, leading one to contemplate and accept the realities of aging and “what is so” (presence) while enhancing awareness of our impermanence.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-01-25
    • 01:14:56
  • Conscious Aging course (class 1 of 8)

    Aging Myths, Stereotypes & Misperceptions, with Ron Pevny

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    Week 1 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is Ron Pevny of the Center for Conscious Eldering. In this class we learn how the challenges and opportunities of aging offer new pathways for transformation and growth, and what emotional and spiritual preparation is needed to support the development of a conscious elderhood, where you are capable of embracing all of the inner and outer dynamics of aging.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-01-18
    • 01:21:48

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