Integral Theory

Integral Theory: A (very brief) Overview!

The word Integral (In-T-gral) means comprehensive, inclusive, non-marginalizing, embracing. Integral approaches to any field attempt to be exactly that: to include as many perspectives, styles, and methodologies as possible within a coherent view of the topic. In a certain sense, integral approaches are “meta-paradigms” or ways to draw together an already existing number of separate paradigms into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching. – Ken Wilber

Integral theory weaves together the significant insights from all the major human disciplines of knowledge, including the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. As a result of its comprehensive nature, integral theory is being used in over 35 distinct academic and professional fields, including law and personal development.

According to Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, in his paper “An Overview of Integral Theory: An All Inclusive Framework for the 21st Century” integral theory provides “individuals and organizations with a powerful framework that is suitable to virtually any context and can be used at any scale. Why? Because it organizes all existing approaches to and disciplines of analysis and action, and it allows a practitioner to select the most relevant and important tools, techniques, and insights.

George is a serious student of Integral Theory and is committed to rigorously applying its powerful framework for the benefit of Integral North’s clients.

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