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Steve Villano with Katia Petersen
IONS 40th Anniversary Conversations
Visionaries: Katia Petersen, PhD and Steve Villano, JD
This call is with Katia Petersen, PhD, IONS Executive Director of Education. Katia and Steve discuss IONS exciting Worldview Explorations (WE) course, which has been developed for secondary schools, colleges, community groups, healthcare settings, and life long learners, and encourages us to explore life’s journey through the lens of curiosity. Individually and collectively we become aware that we have a worldview, which has developed through our culture, upbringing, religion, education, and life experiences, and that everyone else has a worldview of their own. WE explores questions such as "How do worldviews shape our experiences?" and "What skills will help us understand other people’s worldviews with more compassion?" The WE course is designed to: help us shift our perspectives, investigate a diversity of worldviews, develop tools to engage with others, re-ignite our sense of awe, and learn new ways to be of service in the world.