I am pleased to offer the following services, each of which can be tailored to your group or institution’s needs:
- Workshops and Retreats
- Administering the Centering Wisdom Assessment tool (see below)
Centering Wisdom Assessment™
The Centering Wisdom Assessment (CWA) is based on the idea that as human beings each of us possesses an innate sense of wisdom, creativity, and integrity in the center of our being. However, we tend to lose touch with that innate wisdom when we become distracted or fragmented by our automatic responses to many of the typical stimuli that enter our field of awareness. (Think of our Pavlovian rush to the computer or smartphone when we hear the sound of an incoming text or email.)
The assessment provides individualized feedback on how a person tends to respond cognitively and emotionally to internal and external stimuli. As a tool for enhanced self-awareness it can help the participant to identify practices that facilitate movement toward his or her center of wisdom. The CWA has been used in university classrooms and workshops with professionals, and is currently undergoing an extensive process of professional review and statistical validation.
The CWA consists of twenty questions, which are then used to calculate an average score (on a scale of 1 to 5) in each of four categories representing four distinct aspects of mind or consciousness. In practical terms, the resulting kite graph helps participants to identify areas where they tend to get “hooked” into unskillful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. It provides an individualized starting point from which to learn new habits – enhanced by mindfulness and contemplative practices – that facilitate healthier detachment and deeper cultivation of practical wisdom leading to more skillful choices and action.
The CWA can also be integrated into workshops or retreats, and is included in the Contemplative Leadership for Justice program.
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