Experience Naropa: Psychology of Renewal
April 22, 2022
Psychology of Renewal: Contemplative Education in Times of Rapid Cultural Change & Unprecedented Crises
What kind of education is needed in times of rapid cultural change and unprecedented crises of anthropogenic climate change, nuclear threat, chemical and biological weapons, pandemics, racial and gender violence, mass shootings, etc., and when return to a prior normal is not tenable? We'll explore the psychology of transformation, also known as the renewal or death-rebirth process, and how it may offer a conceptual framework and contemplative skills for hospicing or consciously assisting the necessary dying process of unsustainable social and individual ways of living.
Jason Appt, PhD, is a transpersonal psychologist, psychotherapist, mindfulness instructor, and professor in Naropa's contemplative psychology program. Jason has been in the Naropa community for 18 years, where prior to becoming faculty he trained as a counselor. After teaching on campus for many years, he now teaches solely online.
Experience Naropa: Embracing The Shadow and The Light
February 25th, 2022
This sample class reviewed Dr. Carl Jung's work on integrating two aspects of our personality: shadow and light. In this class, we will go personal and collective manifestations of shadow and light, uncover why they matter, and learn how we can live more integrated lives.
Clarissa Cigrand, PhD, LPC is an Assistant Professor and Hybrid Co-Director in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program. She is an educator, researcher, mental health counselor, and clinical supervisor and received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is passionate about the fields of transpersonal counseling, contemplative practice, contemplative pedagogy, and social justice and liberation and deeply enjoys the honor of supporting bourgeoning counselors in their development.