Dr. Joan Borysenko on: What is Transformation? Part 1 – Part 4


In this segment, Dr. Borysenko defines success as feeling a sense of peace in each moment. She describes a connectedness and a kindness toward all, as transformation.

Psychologist and medical scientist, Joan Borysenko, PhD explores transformation through her healing experience. She is the co-founder of the Mind/Body clinical programs at Boston’s Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center and taught at Harvard Medical School. This interview was conducted at IONS as part of the transformation project research.

Joan Borysenko on Transformation – Part 2
The language used to describe “transformation” varies in traditions and situations. In business language you could ‘access that flow state’ or in Christian traditions you could ‘find the kingdom of heaven.’ In this segment Joan discusses the transformative experience, its opposite and the language used to describe it.

Joan Borysenko on Transformation – Part 3:The Dark Night of the Soul
St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila in the 15th Century described the “dark night of the soul” and how it’s a place of grace. Joan explores that concept in this segment and identifies pitfalls. She says the darkness of ‘don’t know’ is frightening to most people, but it stops the ego in its tracks and something new has to happen.
In this segment Joan talks about the transformative state, which can be a gradual awakening, a sudden awareness or a temporary occurrence. She discusses the authentic traits of those who have integrated consciousness into their every day lives and the importance of being aware of synchronistic events as methods of transformation.

Joan Borysenko on Transformation – Part 4:From a State to a Trait
In this segment Joan talks about the transformative state, which can be a gradual awakening, a sudden awareness or a temporary occurrence. She discusses the authentic traits of those who have integrated consciousness into their every day lives and the importance of being aware of synchronistic events as methods of transformation.

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