Delving Into Worldviews and Transaction Four-Part Series
February - March 2022
Delving Into Worldviews and Transaction is a four-week lecture and discussion series, presented by the Institute of Transactional Philosophy and sponsored by Influential U. This inquiry will engage us in the understanding and application of Rudolf Steiner’s Worldviews and the transaction cycle taught at Influential U.
In each weekly session, Daniel Luna, the Institute’s first fellowship recipient, and Kirkland Tibbels, Influential U co-founder and Institute board member will facilitate a co-constitutive dialogue for each grouping of worldviews (Sensing, Thinking, Feeling, and Willing) as presented by Steiner.
PANEL DISCUSSION “Our Wellbeing: A Transactional Approach to Health and Healing”
If our experience of reality and the ways in which we make sense of the world both impact and are impacted by our health and the health of our environment, then tending to our biological conditions of life and the environments in which we transact is a foundational activity to the emergence of and satisfaction in other conditions of life.
The current state of your biology is a product of the genes you inherited, the air you breathe, the food you eat, the clothes you wear, your socioeconomic status, the thoughts you think, the narratives you hold, any trauma you or your ancestors experienced, the culture you were raised in, your perception of what’s possible, the state of the world, all the things that have happened to you up until this point, and myriad other factors.
Perhaps you see yourself as just another organism moving through the world, doing the best you can to take care of your health, satisfy your other aims, and generally be a good and helpful person, while the world goes on “outside” of you, but do you recognize that you are actually a co-constitutive aspect of the environment that is the planet on which we live, and that maybe you have some obligation to be healthier not only for the sake of your family and local community, but for the health of our planet?
Our ethics and behavior around health aren’t just about us. Our ethics and behavior impact the people we love, demonstrate social responsibility, our character, and have major implications for the only environment we have to live in.
Led by a diverse panel of health and wellness practitioners from around the world, The Institute of Transactional Philosophy is excited to offer an inquiry into and discussion of what a transactional approach to health and healing looks like given the transactional nature of humans as organisms who, we assert, constitute, are constituted by, and are wholly inseparable from their environments.
Dr. Lisa Baptista, DC - Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Dawn Dalili, ND - Naturopathic Physician
Michelle Rowton, MSN, APRN, RNC-NIC, C- NPT, NNP-BC, CGP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Daphne Thompson, PhD - Doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine, PhD Biomedical Research
Phyllis Tichinin - Soil Scientist, Environmental Policy Specialist, Eco-nutritionist
Dr. Gary Ward, MBBS, BMedSc, BSc - Generalist Medical Practitioner, IU Program Faculty
Facilitated by Sarah Shepherd and Lauren Cato Robertson, MS, LMT, BCTMB