“YO, IS THIS AGEIST?”
Aston Applewhite opened our project CONSCIOUS AGEING in its first season. She is a passionate activist against discrimination by age which seems to pervade our culture. She is the go-to person for everyone who wants to get aware of the open and hidden ways of discriminating old people – and she also reminds us that old people themselves perpetuate this attitude and not only the young, who themselves can be the object of ageism.
WHAT ABOUT OUR POSSIBILITIES WHEN GETTING OLDER? with Jon Freeman
Jon is a generalist in an age of specialisms, still exploring life’s edges, around people, motivations, finance, better ways for organisations, mind-body medicine, creative consciousness and human futures. He is the author of two well-reviewed books and numerous articles. He is a certified trainer in Spiral Dynamics and Spiritual Intelligence. In 1990 Jon appeared on the UK’s number one national TV talk show to talk about physical immortality and is not dead yet.
INTEGAL LIFE PRACTICE with Monia Fruehwirth
Monia is speaking out of the experience of 7 decades of an intense life which was dedicated to the evolution of consciousness in herself and others.
Thanks to her constant efforts the philosophy of Ken Wilber was introduced and spread in Germany. She introduced into the Integral Community the “Feminine Integral Consciousness Field”, a self-organized group of women who tried to translate the theory into their everyday life practice
WELLNESS AND PREVENTION FOR THE THIRD HALF OF LIFE with Hans Parge
Isn’t it all about getting older and feeling well. We can do many things to keep us healthy and beautiful, by internal growth, but also with the help of external treatments.
Hans Parge shareS his knowledge based on scientific research where, for example, treatment of the skin with certain anti-aging cremes is included. And is there still the hope for a pill which keeps us eternally young?
THE SECRET PROMISE OF AGEING with Christopher and Durwin Foster
This episode in our series is special: father and son coming in together and talk about LIFE and AGEING . The father, Christopher Foster, is a gifted writer. Durwin Foster, the son, is a counsellor, researcher and writer with a strong background in mindfulness-based and integrally-informed approaches to psychology.
TANTRA FOR ANY AGE with Michaela Boehm
What if our older age could be the perfect moment to finally let go of inhibitions and fears, as well as of the performance anxieties and feeling of inadequateness which many of us had in younger years?
Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and sexuality. She is passionate about teaching skills that enhance deep intimacy, lasting attraction and give each participant the tools for full embodiment and capacity.
THE LATER YEARS OF LIFE: SHARED PURPOSE IN LOVE RELATIONSHIPS with Martin Ucik
WE ARE ALL AGEISTS – WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT? with Miriam Van Groen
Miriam Van Groen is one of our younger guests in this series which is about Age, Aging and consciousness.
When we invited her to think about the concept of “AGEISM”, she was shocked about the extent of its presence, mainly unnoticed and unacknowledged in every day’s life.
ACTIVE WISDOM: WHAT GRANDPARENTS CAN GIVE US AND OUR CHILDREN with Ann Roberts
What is it like to be a grandparenting now? What does being a grandparent give us, our children and our grandchildren in the 21st century. There does not seem to be many up to date studies around this topic. So Ann Roberts in exploring her own grandparenting found an uncultivated field for her research.
AGE IS A STATE OF MIND with Connie Corley
When we talk about conscious ageing, we also talk about raising our consciousness to the many ways we talk about older people and also about ourselves getting older. If we are willing to explore the new possibilities which are opening up for us, then older age becomes a journey very worth traveling.
NEW CAPACITIES EMERGE IN OUR MINDS AS WE AGE with Tom Christensen
The normal way of seeing ageing and older people is through the lens of loss. Let’s look also into scientific research which shows that our brains can develop and grow new capacities at ANY age.
IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO BEGIN YOUR FUTURE with Lowell Ann Fuglsang
Today we know that our life span has much to do with the meaning we give to our lives. So if we want to live longer and feel fulfilled and even – yes – happy in our “second adulthood”, we need to live a purposeful life.
Our guest Lowell Ann Fuglsang is a splendid example of how to create an active and meaningful life in older age by courageously going out into the world and doing what she loves to do: helping others to succeed.
OVERCOMING FEAR WHEN FACING DEATH with Myste Lyn
If we fear death and loss of loved ones, it may be uncomfortable to maintain close contact with family and friends who are seriously ill and about to die. We simply do not know what to say and do. When we overcome our fear and get acquainted with death, this dismantles its power over us. Myste Lyn is passionate about bringing this message back into our society and helping people enter into a good relationship with death AND with LIFE.
AGEING – AN AWAKENING PROCESS with Lynn Kreaden
Older years: this is a time for a deep let-go, of self-imposed limitations, storylines about who we are, and expectations about what life could have been. We now have the wisdom to face life with a deeply felt, visceral grace. Lynn Kreaden has developed a unique somatic approach to healing, growth, and life change.
IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO BEGIN TO EAT THE RIGHT WAY with Dr. Sven Werchan
Nutrition plays a very important role throughout human life, but especially in older age. Our body goes through important physiological processes when it gets older and they can be influenced by targeted ways of taking in food.
Dr. Sven Werchan is a practitioner of INTEGRAL NUTRITION and he talks about how to grow older, in an integral way, which of course includes adequate nutrition.
GETTING OLDER IN DENMARK with Bettina Hartman
Bettina is still young in comparison to most of our guests and probably also of our viewers. She has grown up and lives in Denmark, one of these Northern Europe countries which have entered fully into postmodernism where caring for the marginalised is a central topic. She talks about her life and how it has developed and what the future might look like.
SPIRITUAL LESSONS THAT RIPEN WITH AGE with Terry Patten
Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging fields of integral evolutionary leadership and spirituality. He worked with Ken Wilber as part of a core team at Integral Institute to develop Integral Life Practice, which distills ancient and modern practices into an intelligent contemporary transformational lifestyle.
The experience of growing older makes naive spiritual idealism less and less tenable. The elders have the sacred function to hold the suffering and the brokenness of the world. If we do this authentically, pain and loss do not necessarily diminish, but they can be seen as sacred, and authentic lightheartedness more and more often breaks through.
WHAT DOES AGEING MEAN AND HOW IS IT EXPRESSED?
For our final panel discussion many of our guests came together to discuss the AGEING topic: