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Healers, Leaders and Educators ...and all Seekers of Empowerment; The Graduate Institute is Connecticut's Best-Kept Secret for 20 years!

BETHANY, CT / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2017 / The Graduate Institute is a most unique institution of higher education. Their mission is to provide transformative education based on an integrative and holistic perspective specifically designed to enable students to reach their full potential in both their professional and personal lives. The faculty is comprised of world class scholars who are leading experts in the fields of Integrative Medicine, Consciousness Studies, Organizational Leadership, Ecotherapy, Learning and Thinking, Positive Psychology, Writing and Oral Traditions; to name a few. Their distinguished faculty provides professional expertise, and are instrumental in review of standards, guidelines, programs, products, research, publications, trainings, future planning, degrees and certification.

Meet the Masters!

Dr. Bernie Siegel: An internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer treatment and complementary, holistic medicine. A retired Yale New Haven Children's Hospital pediatric surgeon, who writes on the relationship between the patient and the healing process, he is known for his best-selling book Love, Medicine and Miracles.

C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D., and a graduate of Duke Medical School: Dr. Shealy is the founder and first President of American Holistic Medical Association. He is an accomplished neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine and in energy; credited with the invention of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, spinal cord stimulator and radio-frequency ablation for back pain. He has lectured worldwide at hundreds of medical schools, universities, hospitals and churches, and has appeared on numerous national TV programs including Oprah, Good Morning America and The Today Show, and is the author of 23 books.

Caroline Myss: Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.

Dr. Henry Grayson: An expert of the mind/body/spirit psychology: He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Boston University and a 4-year post-doctoral certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. He has studied neuropsychology, most of the major psychotherapies, the new power therapies (EFT, EMDR, etc.), quantum physics and Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies. His rich background led him to his work in scientifically & spiritually based mind/body energy psychology and his creation of Synergetic Therapy. Dr. Grayson is the author of several best-selling books.

Zacciah Blackburn, Ph.D., is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace.

Jeremy Youst, M.S. is a certified Somatic Breath Therapy practitioner and the founder/director of the internationally accredited Power of Breath Institute in Spofford, NH. Jeremy brings 21st century therapeutic breathwork, which is integrally informed and grounded in science to the world.

Joan Palmer, M.S. in Human Nutrition, founder and Director of The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition. Joan teaches the health benefits of using real food, lifestyle, environment, herbs, and attitude to find the path back to health.

Accredited Master of Arts Degrees - A look at some of the programs offered

Studies are flexible and are geared towards busy, working people and the Institute offers one weekend per month courses.

Integrative Health & Healing is a Holistic Transformative 36-credit degree program which examines health, wellness and illness from a holistic perspective. This approach involves comparing, connecting and integrating conventional, alternative and complementary approaches to promoting health and wellness as well as towards prevention and healing. This program offers a unique and extraordinary opportunity to study the best of Eastern and Western medicine and psychology in a hands-on, interactive learning environment, providing not only up to date scientific knowledge but also experience and practice of many diagnostic and healing techniques focused to treat the whole person. This enables students to design and apply personalized models of health, wellness and (eventually) healing.

From the ancient roots of medicine to contemporary practice, the degree enables participants to incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into their professions and personal lives. The curriculum includes Meditation and Stress Management, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Sound and Art Therapies, Breath Work Therapy, Naturopathic, Chinese, Ayurveda and Energy Medicine.

Learning and Thinking (MALT) is a 36-credit degree program that embraces a philosophy of education rooted in relationship, holism, and meaning. MALT is predicated on establishing a New Culture of Learning that develops the knowledge, skills, competencies, and imagination for a world in constant flux. Towards this end, the program nurtures the emergence of a collegial learning community dedicated to co-creating new meaning within a constructivist and transdisciplinary context.

CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY is a 36-credit degree program that explores the nature, role, and development of human consciousness and transpersonal phenomena. What makes this program unique is that we have holistically integrated different perspectives into the coursework - psychological and spiritual, western and eastern, epistemological and clinical.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP TGI offers the first and only Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership in Connecticut. Our unique program approaches leadership as both an art and a science: Develop your ability to lead; your ability to discover your personal leadership qualities, and your ability to effect real and sustainable change. The Organizational Leadership faculty includes consultants to some of the world's largest companies, as well as some of the best-known change management and team building experts across the globe. Together, they work with TGI students to help each student identify, define, and achieve their vision of leadership-in the community, on the job, or even at home.


  • Learning how stories influence the way we think, feel, act and behave
  • Exploring the creative process and their own creativity
  • Understanding the power and application of narrative storytelling
  • Being part of a motivated and close-knit learning community
  • Melding self-directed learning with invigorating classroom learning
  • Publishing or otherwise bringing their stories to life

Throughout the program, you'll be encouraged to develop your own individual writing voice and style, as well as consider the impact a narrative can have on both author and audience. For all projects, you'll be mentored through each stage of the often-challenging creation and revision process. Those who desire will also be given the opportunity to publish completed work through The Undisciplined Press, TGI's e-publishing imprint for students, faculty and alumni.

Whether your goal is to become a confident, engaging oral storyteller, or to write a book or screenplay, the MA in Writing and the Oral Tradition program will provide time-tested methods for bringing stories to life through the spoken and written word; bringing their stories to life.


The certificate program in Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability is dedicated to empowering students to find their place in the natural world, while activating their ability to help others do the same. Throughout a nine-month program of study, participants engage in a variety of activities that enhance their self-sufficiency and capacity for creating sustainable cultures.


Become an effective coach by learning a transformative way of being while in a relationship with others. The Transformative Coach Training Program is approved by the International Coach Federation.

To learn about The Graduate Institute's other programs, visit their website: or call 203-874-4252.

Contact for interviews: Joyce Logan Email: [email protected]
Direct phone for interviews: 203-671-8403

SOURCE: The Graduate Institute of CT

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