Conscious Aging Workshops
Facilitator Training Program

The final third phase of life is a great opportunity for spiritual, emotional, and psychological growth. It’s a time to celebrate a life journey, to harvest the wisdom of those experiences, and to share what was meaningful in the company of others. And yet in our youth-obsessed culture there is a lot of fear and anxiety about growing older, especially for those who enter their later years alone.

Recognizing this, the Institute of Noetic Sciences has developed a program specifically for facilitators who want to work with seniors ready to embrace this phase of their journey. This program is called Conscious Aging. It was created over four years, and field-tested across a broad range of practitioners and settings.

About the Program

The Conscious Aging Facilitator Training Program provides facilitators with all the resources they need to market, set up and conduct an 8 session workshop series on Conscious Aging 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, especially active or retired Social Workers, Psychologists, MFTs, Counselors, Ministers, Trainers, Faculty, Coaches, Community Group Leaders, Group Facilitators and Nurses.

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Conscious Aging Newsletter (Fall/Winter 2014-15) »

The Conscious Aging Facilitator Training Program Includes:

♦ Printed Facilitator's Guide (purchase of the Facilitator's Guide includes the entire program)

♦ A print copy of the Companion Participant Workbook, and the ability to purchase more for your workshop participants (not available to the general public)

♦ Eligibility to commercially market and deliver IONS Conscious Aging workshops as a private practitioner or community volunteer

♦ Option to be listed on the IONS website in a directory of Conscious Aging Facilitator's Program Graduates (upon successful completion of the Conscious Aging Facilitator's Program)

♦ Monthly distance learning teleconferences where you will learn more about the Conscious Aging workshop content, guiding principles and group processes, receive tips for marketing and delivery, learn best practices from your peers, and have an opportunity to ask questions and receive coaching on your work

♦ Downloadable documents that include a welcome letter, articles on conscious aging, course evaluation forms, flyer and logos for your promotional materials, and a link and passcode to get your certificate of completion and CEUs

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Praise for IONS' Conscious Aging Program

Ron Pevny

"An inspiring vision for aging that recognizes the vast potential for life's elder chapters to be infused with purpose, passion, and continual growth! It is critical that the rapidly increasing number of people approaching their senior years have access to this rich program—helping us shine brightly as we age consciously."

Ron Pevny, Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering


Nan Merrick Phifer

"This program gently leads participants toward compassionate self-understanding. Though written for people past midlife, it is a guide for all mature people who seek connectedness and inner peace, for it identifies those qualities in oneself that bring about fulfillment."

Nan Merrick Phifer, author of Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide


Tom Pinkson

"This remarkable program takes readers through a series of explorations, reflections, and exercises, turning the challenges of aging into opportunities for growth. This can be the most meaningful and fruitful time of all, but it doesn't happen automatically. It takes mindful effort; this workbook will show you the way."

Tom Pinkson, PhD, author of Fruitful Aging: Finding the Gold in the Golden Years


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Contact Us for More Information

If you have questions about the Conscious Aging Facilitator Training Program, please contact Mollie Robertson at:, or call 707-779-8225.



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