The Delicate Dance of Integrity

Coined by the Quakers in the 1950’s, ‘’speaking truth to power” is not a new concept, but it has taken on new relevance in the turbulent post-truthera.Current debate seems most often framed by appeals to emotion disconnected to facts, and counteracting this troubling trend requires that we galvanize our courage to speak up, speak out, and be heard. As we witness increasing polarization, insults and sarcasm move us farther and farther from the cooperation needed to find solutions, and it is tempting to give up trying to be heard. With our future dependent on successful dialogue, we can no longer recoil from the challenge we face. Speaking up to powerful forces—and finding space for meaningful idea exchange—begins by standing in our integrity, speaking from our center, and listening with an open heart and mind. Never has there been a more urgent need for civil discourse about the problems facing our nation and the world. Civilization in Transition 7 will explore and address possible ways to transcend the polarization in our lives and make a difference in the world.

This conference is open to the public, clinicians, and analysts. The conference will focus on underlying elements that drive individual motivation and behavior, the reasons for escalating discord in society, and the dangers of unresolved disagreement. Mental Health Professionals will focus on techniques for positive communication and collaboration, and the therapist’s ability to assess and manage irrational and destructive communication in their clients’ interactions, as well as with their own interactions with discordant individuals and groups.  

Join us in Santa Fe for what promises to be a stimulating and provocative weekend.


Psyche’s Inner Kingdom: Our Shared Global Commonwealth
Josephine Evetts-Secker

Speaking Truth Through Music
Jacqui Hairston

The Way of the Rain: An Homage to Planet Earth
Sibylle Szaggars Redford

A Physicist’s Search for Simplicity and Unity in the Complexity of Life from Cells to Cities…and to Psyche?
Geoffrey West

Face to Face with a Predatory Narcissist: Be Informed, Stand Up, Speak Out
Jacqueline West

The Complex-ities of Life and Death, of Self and Psyche
Geoffrey West and Jacqueline West

Mythos of the Ancients and the Dance of Truth

Social Dreaming Matrix: Dreams Listening to Dreams (optional)
Kathryn Cook-Deegan and Kate Burns


Our Work is Never Done: Honesty in Ourselves
Deborah Egger

Balance and Integrity in the Time of Chaos:Finding Wisdom Stories in the Body-House

For more information, visit https://tonidanca.com/civilization-in-transition-7-conference

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