Noetic Global Gathering – Meditation Mixer: What’s Your Style?

IONS Member Event!

IONS members, check your email for your invitation link!
To become a member and join this event, see below.

Regular meditation practice has many well-documented benefits, including physical and mental health. Additionally, it can help us connect to noetic information and energy that is not bound by space and time. Despite the well-documented benefits, survey findings indicate that only 14% of adults in the US  have practiced some form of meditation. That suggests that approximately 86% have either never attempted to meditate or have tried but didn’t stick with it. It seems a lot of people are missing out on some pretty great benefits!

What the 86% may not know is that meditation comes in many forms. While some people are drawn to a traditional approach — such as sitting and silently focusing on your breath — for others, a different path is needed. And there are many options to choose from! 

In our upcoming members’ hour, we’ll learn about the range of meditation options that can make meditation enjoyable and help support a sustainable practice. We’ll try a few techniques so you can begin to see what the best “fit” for you may be. We’ll also have time to connect with like-minded noetic explorers to share with and learn from each other.

NOETIC GLOBAL GATHERING FOR MEMBERS
Meditation Mixer: What’s Your Style?
Friday, May 3rd
11:00am – 12:00pm PDT

IONS members, check your email for your invitation link! 

PLEASE NOTE: In response to requests, we will record the presentation segments of this session — excluding breakouts and group discussion —  and upload the video to our website’s Media for Members section the following week.

NOT YET AN IONS MEMBER?

Become a member today! If you join by Sunday, April 28, you will receive a Global Gathering invitation to this event in your email the following Wednesday. As a member, not only will you support pioneering consciousness research and programs, but you’ll also have access to an extensive media library, exclusive content, and members-only webinars — such as our Noetic Global Gathering! Learn more.


Noetic Global Gathering – A Manifesting Sampler

IONS Member Event!

Can thoughts influence physical reality? The science says yes!

Many decades of IONS research have helped to establish that our thoughts and intentions do indeed interact with, and to some degree shape, material reality. “Manifesting” —  bringing about positive outcomes through thought or belief — is making news these days, with even major outlets such as the New York Times reporting on the topic.

In our upcoming members hour, we’ll set the stage with a few fun stories of IONS staff experiences with the power of intention, explore several techniques used for manifesting, and have both small and large group discussions where you can hear from like-minded noetic explorers and share a bit about your own experiences and thoughts on the topic.

Noetic Global Gathering – A Manifesting Sampler
Friday, March 22nd
11:00am – 12:00pm PDT

IONS members, check your email for your invitation link! PLEASE NOTE: In response to requests, we will record this session — excluding the small group breakout and large group discussion —  and upload the video to our website’s Media for Members section the following week.

And if you are not yet a member,  become a member today! If you join by Sunday, March 17, you will receive your Global Gathering invitation in your email the following Wednesday. As a member, not only will you be supporting pioneering consciousness research and programs, you’ll also have access to an extensive media library, exclusive content, and members-only webinars, such as our Noetic Global Gathering!

We hope to see you there!


Gaia Emersion 2024

From Metamorphasis to Mastery

Discover your energetic gifts in navigating this time of evolving consciousness.

Life is changing quickly, and as we collectively awaken to new levels of awareness, many of us seek practical tools to navigate this unfolding journey and evoke the lives we sense are waiting for us. Join us for an immersive journey of personal evolution at Gaia’s third annual Emersion Conference, where renowned experts like Lee Holden, Maureen St. Germain, and Ibrahim Karim will guide you to recognize your evolving gifts and unlock your fullest potential.

Learn how to activate Akashic consciousness to access higher levels of wisdom and thrive during these rapid shifts. Explore the science of BioGeometry, utilizing shape, sound, color, and motion to balance your energy field. Discover how it fosters a connection to higher spiritual dimensions, promotes harmony, and revitalizes your essential link to the life force within you. Plus, learn how to transform stress into vitality, navigate karmic cycles with finesse, and leverage principles of neuroplasticity to reinvent yourself and manifest your best life.

The Emersion Conference is your invitation to transcend, evolve, and embrace the extraordinary possibilities within and around you. In person tickets sold out!

Gaia Emersion Conference
March 16-26 2024
Online

LEARN MORE & REGISTER For Free ON GAIA’S WEBSITE


Notes of Complexity: A Scientific Theory of Connection, Consciousness and Being

ConnectIONS Live!

Complexity theory provides a unique way of understanding the processes whereby the universe gives rise to living, conscious beings and, indeed, may be considered living and conscious foundationally and its totality. 

This talk will move from using complexity to weave together contemporary understandings of biology, chemistry, and physics (including relativity and quantum mechanics) to perspectives on how consciousness and our universe are related.  Insights from contemplative spiritual practices – wherein the mind examines itself – will be included.

Co-hosted by the Scientific and Medical Network

Notes of Complexity: A Scientific Theory of Connection, Consciousness and Being
Friday, April 19th
11:00am – 12:00pm PST

REGISTER FOR FREE

All registrants will receive a link to the recording. Please register even if you can’t attend live.

PRESENTER

Neil Theise, MD, is a professor of pathology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Through his scientific research, he has been a pioneer of adult stem cell plasticity and the anatomy of the human interstitium. Dr. Theise’s studies in complexity theory have led to interdisciplinary collaborations in fields such as integrative medicine, consciousness studies, and science-religion dialogue. He comes from a spiritual background of devotional Jewish practices, is a Senior Student at the Village Zendo in NYC, and has been initiated into shamanic practice.

HOST

David LorimerDavid Lorimer is a writer, lecturer, poet, and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network, and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. He is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including Survival? Death as TransitionResonant Mind (originally Whole in One), The Spirit of ScienceThinking Beyond the Brain, and Radical Prince about the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which has reached over 350,000 young people. He is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks to widen science beyond a materialistic worldview. Visit his website to learn more.

Register for free


Driving with Intuition: Advancing Intuition Research Through Virtual Reality

ConnectIONS Live!

Join us for an insightful free webinar with IONS Senior Research Associate Cédric Cannard, PhD, where we’ll explore the exciting potential of virtual reality (VR) in advancing intuition research. 

Despite consistent findings in past intuition research studies, translating these effects into real-world applications has proven challenging due to the limitations of traditional research environments. 

In this talk, Cedric will discuss a new study conducted at IONS’ cutting-edge laboratory called “Driving with Intuition”, and share about how you can participate in this groundbreaking research. Using innovative technology to measure brain, heart, and eye activity in a virtual driving environment, the study aims to develop a sensitive and reliable measure of intuition with practical implications. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us as we delve into this promising research and its potential to revolutionize our understanding of intuition.

Driving with Intuition: Advancing Intuition Research Through Virtual Reality
Friday, March 1st
11:00am – 12:00pm PST

REGISTER FOR FREE

All registrants will receive a link to the recording. Please register even if you can’t attend live.

PRESENTER

Cédric Cannard, PhD, completed a Bachelor in Sports Science and an MSc in Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience. During his MSc, he worked on brain atrophies in Schizophrenia (Magnetic Resonance Imagery; MRI) at the “Imaging and Therapeutical Strategies in Cerebral and Tumoral Pathologies” Research unit (ISTCT, Caen, France), and then on brain oscillations (electroencephalography; EEG) underlying color vision and perception at the “Cente de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition” laboratory (CerCo, Toulouse, France).

In early 2022, Cédric completed his PhD in Neuroscience co-funded by the CerCo (CNRS, Toulouse, France) and the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS, California), under the co-supervision of Drs Helane Wahbeh and Arnaud Delorme, focusing on well-being, advanced EEG methods, and on collecting large EEG datasets in real-world settings using wearable neurotechnology.

Since then, he has joined the IONS Science team as Sr. Research Associate, working at the intersection between biosignal analysis (EEG, ECG, PPG, EDA, EGG), developing open-source tools (e.g., the BrainBeats toolbox), wearable neurotechnologies, well-being, altered states of consciousness, and psi.

Register for free


BEYOND: Global Mind Change in Action

For the past 50 years, IONS has been leading the world in researching the possibilities of consciousness. This moment demands that we put what we’ve learned into action, that we shift from “me” to “we” to address our global crises together. That’s why now more than ever, we need BEYOND: Global Mind Change in Action.

Over four days, this historic virtual IONS gathering will bring together thousands of community members and thought leaders, including scientists, practitioners, and healers to explore the individual and collective paths available to shift global consciousness.

Together, we’ll journey beyond the material world, beyond separation, and beyond the limits of our current understanding toward healing, interconnectedness, innovation, and peace.

What’s Possible?

As our consciousness research moves beyond space and time, it only feels natural to scale up our conference to become a global event bound by neither. We look forward to gathering our community members from more than 65 countries on our easy-to-use digital platform. Our new possibilities include:

  • A globally curated lineup of noetic topics, including mind-expanding science and experiential options with powerful researchers, teachers, and practitioners
  • An accessible online exhibition hall that allows people of every ability to explore and meet facilitators and entrepreneurs in the world of consciousness exploration
  • An unprecedented number of interactive breakout sessions with renowned presenters
  • Expanded one-on-one networking and conversations with fellow explorers from our international community
  • Deep connections, new friends, and endless inspiration, all from the comfort of your home

BEYOND: Global Mind Change in Action
May 30 – June 2, 2024
Registration opens March 19th. Mark your calendar!


Noetic Global Gathering – The Vibes of Spaces and Places

IONS Member Event!

Have you ever visited a place and felt a strong positive – or negative – vibe the moment you walked in? If so, you may be experiencing emotional residue, a theory suggesting that thoughts and emotions can imprint subtle energy in the environment — energy that can be sensed by or influence humans.

In our hour together, we’ll lay the foundation of this topic with a look at some of the science behind the theory, hear a fascinating tale of morphic fields experienced at sacred sites in Egypt, break into small groups where you can hear from like-minded noetic explorers, and share a bit about your own experiences and thoughts on the topic.

Noetic Global Gathering – The Vibes of Spaces and Places
Friday, February 23rd
11:00am – 12:00pm PST

IONS members, check your email for your invitation link. And if you are not yet a member,  become a member today — not only will you be supporting pioneering consciousness research and programs, but you’ll also have access to an extensive media library, exclusive content, and members-only webinars, such as our February Noetic Global Gathering!


Monday Meditations in March

Join IONS this March for Monday Meditations!

Each week a member of the IONS team will host a 15-minute meditation live on YouTube. All are welcome to join live, or watch anytime that’s convenient for you. Experience relaxation and rejuvenation with weekly meditations from IONS.

 

Monday Meditations in March:
Monday, March 4 with Andrea Livingston
Monday, March 11 with Arnaud Delorme
Monday, March 18 with Kerstin Sjoquist
Monday, March 25 with Helané Wahbeh
11:00am – 11:15am PST

Watch Live on YouTube

  • Andrea’s meditation will connect with the natural presence within your body, heart, and mind, and cultivate a space to access your deep inner wisdom.
  • Arnaud will lead us through an exercise from his book Why Our Minds Wander: Understand the Science and Learn How to Focus Your Thoughts.
  • Kerstin’s meditation will focus on using your inner senses to find deep relaxation and comfort that you can use throughout the day.
  • Helané will lead a meditation to clear, ground, and open your heart to love and compassion.

FACILITATORS

monday meditations

Andrea Livingston, MA, is the Associate Director of Communications & Engagement at IONS. Her work with IONS, as well as her academic background in Consciousness and Transformative Studies, informs her deep passion for the education and exploration of consciousness and its applications for positive societal change. Andrea began her career as an intern at IONS over 12 years ago. Today she serves as an experienced facilitator and practices with some of the world’s leading meditators. Andrea is the host of ConnectIONS Live and is currently planning IONS 19th International Conference in a new virtual format to provide greater accessibility for all.

Arnaud Delorme, PhD

Arnaud Delorme, PhD, has been studying human consciousness for the last 20 years. He is a scientist at IONS, a CNRS Research Director in Toulouse, France, and a senior Research Scientist at the University of California, San Diego. In 2000, Dr. Delorme completed his PhD thesis on visual categorization in humans, monkeys, and machines. Dr. Delorme then moved to the Salk Institute for a postdoc in Terry Sejnowski and Francis Crick’s laboratory where he focused on statistical analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals recorded during various cognitive tasks. He developed the free EEGLAB software for advanced analysis of EEG signals in collaboration with Scott Makeig, software which is now amongst the most used in EEG research worldwide. He was also awarded a Brettencourt-Schueller young investigator award and a 10-year anniversary ANT young investigator award for his contributions to the field of EEG research. He is a long-time Zen meditator, recipient of several research prizes and the author of some 160+ peer-reviewed publications.

Kerstin Sjoquist

Kerstin Sjoquist, MA, is the Director of Experience & Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. A long-time IONS member, a series of synchronous events led Kerstin to a staff position at the Institute in 2014. She now spends her days supporting the creation of IONS’ programmatic and workshop offerings as well as overseeing the organization’s marketing and communication endeavors. Kerstin began leading workshops focusing on manifesting techniques in the early 1990s. After completing a 250-hour certification process in 2001, she launched a successful private hypnotherapy practice. That same year Kerstin also founded Consciousness Arts, Inc., specializing in psycho-spiritual products and classes. She is the creator and producer of the Bliss Trips line of guided meditation journeys and numerous hypnotherapy products produced under her label, as well as developing white-labeled products for other organizations. She volunteered for Women in Community Service, where she developed and led confidence-building and stress management workshops utilizing visualization and guided imagery techniques for women transitioning from welfare to the workplace. In recent years, Kerstin has produced and/or taught several workshop offerings for IONS.

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, is the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wahbeh is clinically trained as a naturopathic physician and research trained with a Master of Clinical Research and two post-doctoral research fellowships. She has published on and spoken internationally about her studies on complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body medicine, extended human capacities, stress, posttraumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health, and healing. Dr. Wahbeh is especially known for her research around — and noetic approach to — channeling.


Monday Meditations in March

Join IONS this March for Monday Meditations!

Each week a member of the IONS team will host a 15-minute meditation live on YouTube. All are welcome to join live, or watch anytime that’s convenient for you. Experience relaxation and rejuvenation with weekly meditations from IONS.

 

Monday Meditations in March:
Monday, March 4 with Andrea Livingston
Monday, March 11 with Arnaud Delorme
Monday, March 18 with Kerstin Sjoquist
Monday, March 25 with Helané Wahbeh
11:00am – 11:15am PST

Watch Live on YouTube

  • Andrea’s meditation will connect with the natural presence within your body, heart, and mind, and cultivate a space to access your deep inner wisdom.
  • Arnaud will lead us through an exercise from his book Why Our Minds Wander: Understand the Science and Learn How to Focus Your Thoughts.
  • Kerstin’s meditation will focus on using your inner senses to find deep relaxation and comfort that you can use throughout the day.
  • Helané will lead a meditation to clear, ground, and open your heart to love and compassion.

FACILITATORS

monday meditations

Andrea Livingston, MA, is the Associate Director of Communications & Engagement at IONS. Her work with IONS, as well as her academic background in Consciousness and Transformative Studies, informs her deep passion for the education and exploration of consciousness and its applications for positive societal change. Andrea began her career as an intern at IONS over 12 years ago. Today she serves as an experienced facilitator and practices with some of the world’s leading meditators. Andrea is the host of ConnectIONS Live and is currently planning IONS 19th International Conference in a new virtual format to provide greater accessibility for all.

Arnaud Delorme, PhD

Arnaud Delorme, PhD, has been studying human consciousness for the last 20 years. He is a scientist at IONS, a CNRS Research Director in Toulouse, France, and a senior Research Scientist at the University of California, San Diego. In 2000, Dr. Delorme completed his PhD thesis on visual categorization in humans, monkeys, and machines. Dr. Delorme then moved to the Salk Institute for a postdoc in Terry Sejnowski and Francis Crick’s laboratory where he focused on statistical analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals recorded during various cognitive tasks. He developed the free EEGLAB software for advanced analysis of EEG signals in collaboration with Scott Makeig, software which is now amongst the most used in EEG research worldwide. He was also awarded a Brettencourt-Schueller young investigator award and a 10-year anniversary ANT young investigator award for his contributions to the field of EEG research. He is a long-time Zen meditator, recipient of several research prizes and the author of some 160+ peer-reviewed publications.

Kerstin Sjoquist

Kerstin Sjoquist, MA, is the Director of Experience & Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. A long-time IONS member, a series of synchronous events led Kerstin to a staff position at the Institute in 2014. She now spends her days supporting the creation of IONS’ programmatic and workshop offerings as well as overseeing the organization’s marketing and communication endeavors. Kerstin began leading workshops focusing on manifesting techniques in the early 1990s. After completing a 250-hour certification process in 2001, she launched a successful private hypnotherapy practice. That same year Kerstin also founded Consciousness Arts, Inc., specializing in psycho-spiritual products and classes. She is the creator and producer of the Bliss Trips line of guided meditation journeys and numerous hypnotherapy products produced under her label, as well as developing white-labeled products for other organizations. She volunteered for Women in Community Service, where she developed and led confidence-building and stress management workshops utilizing visualization and guided imagery techniques for women transitioning from welfare to the workplace. In recent years, Kerstin has produced and/or taught several workshop offerings for IONS.

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, is the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wahbeh is clinically trained as a naturopathic physician and research trained with a Master of Clinical Research and two post-doctoral research fellowships. She has published on and spoken internationally about her studies on complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body medicine, extended human capacities, stress, posttraumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health, and healing. Dr. Wahbeh is especially known for her research around — and noetic approach to — channeling.


Global Transformation Project Podcast

IONS Scientist Arnaud Delorme, PhD will be speaking on the GTP Monthly Podcast Series. The discussion series features leading minds in science, education, health, and mind body advocating for the UN Resolution for Mind Body in Public Education. Learn more about Global Transformation here.

GTP Monthly Podcast Series with Arnaud Delorme
Sunday, January 21st
1:00pm PST

REGISTER WITH GDP

Register prior to Sunday morning. This is a free online event hosted by Global Transformation Project.

GUEST SPEAKER

Arnaud Delorme, PhD

Arnaud Delorme, PhD, has been studying human consciousness for the last 20 years. He is a scientist at IONS, a CNRS principal investigator in Toulouse, France, and a tenured research scientist at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Delorme has a keen interest in the scientific study of consciousness and spirituality. He is a long-time Zen meditator. He studies brain dynamical changes underlying extraordinary states of consciousness, including meditation, psycho-active agents, and mediumship.  The author of over 160 publications, Delorme’s work on mediumship is of particular interest — even with the mainstream. His paper on evidential mediumship and the brain activity of mediums is among the top 1% of articles viewed on the Research Gate platform.

Backed by research that spans a decade, Delorme has made a compelling argument that the topic of mediumship is worthy of scientific investigation.

Dr. Delorme is also investigating the means by which technology, in particular multi-channel neurofeedback, could be used to assist meditation practice.


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