Course Descriptions

IS 400 Introduction to Body-Mind Integrative Studies: This course serves as a general introduction and overview of the scope of Mind-Body Integrative Studies. The student will gain a conceptual understanding of the interrelationship and interface between mind, body, and psyche — the building blocks of self. The course provides a unique perspective through which to view the body-mind, and to effect deep-reaching and long-lasting change. It encompasses a wide range of modalities and approaches, all touching equally these building blocks of self, helping to facilitate healing and higher functioning on all levels of health.
3 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 401 Mental Constructs and the Body-Mind Relationship: This course explores the relationship between the brain and the mental constructs – our cognition, perceptions and interpretations of the world that comprise what we call reality. Through this course the student will gain a basic understanding of the interrelationships between brain, biochemistry, mental/emotional states and physical functioning, as well as how all of these contribute to our experience of ourselves and the world we live in. The student will also explore protocols for shifting these states, and correspondingly shifting our own internal experience, psychophysical functioning and the ways in which we experience and interact with the world.
2 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 403 Imagery & Therapeutic Dialog: Imagery is the internal language of the psyche, and has long been used in healing. This course explores the interface and connection between imagery, dialog and physical process. Interactive Guided ImageryTM blends approaches from a variety of fields with an interactive component that allows rapid access to unconscious process, and the means of evoking motivation, insight and access to resources needed to best facilitate healing and change from within.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 405 Working through the Soma: Models of Somatic Exploration: There are many models of somatic exploration, yet all have in common an innate understanding of the relationship between the soma – the body – and our sense of self. Restoring movement, flexibility and awareness to our bodies likewise restores these aspects to our psyche and the ways in which we interact with the world. This course offers a deeper look at the mind-body connections, and various means by which to restore, through the soma, a greater sense of movement and balance to both body and mind.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 406 Communication, Perception and Reality: We constantly create and re-create our sense of reality, whether through interactions with other people, or through our own perception and interpretation of events. This course looks at the ways in which our communication patterns, unspoken cultural constructs, and our own internal tendencies to selective awareness, perception and patterns of denial and interpretation merge to create our on-going experience we call reality.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 500 Introduction to Specialized Kinesiology: Kinesiology is a unique and powerful tool for tapping into the deeper aspects of who we are, and for effecting changes at these levels. This course serves as an introduction to Specialized Kinesiology, offering both an exploration of the underlying philosophy and principles of Specialized Kinesiology, and a working knowledge of basic Kinesiology protocol, techniques and approach. A basic understanding of the body-mind relationship, and state-dependent learning and behavior (behavioral patterning) will be presented, along with an exploration of the use of Kinesiology as a therapeutic tool to foster new learning in the body-mind. The student will learn a variety of techniques, tools and approaches for working therapeutically in this field to effect mind-body healing, neutralize stress, and facilitate a greater degree of mind-body communication and integration.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 501 Omni-Brain: Whole Brain Learning Through Educational Kinesiology(c): Omni-Brain is based on Dr. Paul Dennison’s system of Educational Kinesiology, a model that uses kinesiology as a means of facilitating whole brain learning, and alleviating the stress associated with and contributing to various learning difficulties – dyslexia (inability to read), poor comprehension, retention, organization, difficulty focusing and so on. The student will learn a variety of protocols, skills and exercises designed to facilitate stress-free learning, visual and auditory processing, and a greater degree of mind-body communication. This course also explores the basic tenets of learning theory, and the relationship between brain organization and the ways by which it takes in and processes information.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 503 Specialized Kinesiology III: This course explores somatic metaphor – the language of the deeper psyche. The student will learn to use somatic metaphor as a means of fostering communication with the body-mind, and as a means of eliciting deep-level changes in state-bound patterning. Somatic metaphor gives voice to the psyche, translated through the lens of kinesiology. The student will utilize kinesiology as a tool to model the psyche, and more effectively balance and integrate body and mind, intention and action. The student will learn various applications of Specialized Kinesiology to help access key points along the timeline, defuse past trauma, and connect with future potential.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 510 Kinesiology Practicum: Levels 1, 2, & 3: These courses explore from a hands-on perspective the principles, protocols and approaches presented in Specialized Kinesiology I, II, and III, and Omni-Brain. Each level builds on the preceding one, exploring various approaches of working with the body-mind through kinesiology. The student will apply basic kinesiology protocol to create therapeutic models for working with a wide range of problems and challenges, specifically tailored to client need and therapist expertise.
Variable credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 515 Mind-Body Energetics I: The course will offer the student an overview of psycho-energetic principles from a body-mind perspective. This overview will include a basic understanding of ideo-energetic response and the ways in which it underlies all of our experience — emotional, behavioral, physiological. The student will be presented with a basic understanding of the Five Elements Theory — one of the underlying foundations of Chinese body-mind philosophy. The student will learn about the psycho-emotional and behavioral correlations of the Five Elements and how to utilize knowledge of this theory to effect healing. Further, the course will offer the student a basic overview of hands-on approaches in working energetically with the body. The student will study the basic principles of how to elicit healing states and will be presented with a series of exercises to the palpation skills and sensitivity needed to work energetically in a hands-on manner. The student will be taught two basic models of approach: working with specific points on the body to release blockage and pain in the body tissues; and methods of unwinding trauma (body memory) from within the body tissues (fascial release).
3 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 601 Psycho-Anatomy: Mind-Body Emotional Relationships: This course explores somatic psycho-emotional correlations – the interrelationships between our emotions and mind-sets and our physiology and body postures. The student will gain an experiential understanding of psycho-anatomical correlations as well as insight into chronic psvcho-emotional holding patterns, and guidelines for treatment. This course will also offer an overview of varying maps and models of pycho-emotional anatomy as a means to better understanding the interrelationships between mind emotions and body. The student will study armoring zones (Reichian perspective), and models of body mapping based on function and correlation.
5 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 602 Working Through the Unconscious: Mind-Body Healing Through Accessing the Deeper Psyche: Milton Erickson is widely considered to be a pioneer in the wide-ranging field of psycho-hypnotherapy, an innovator in working with the deeper psyche and in effecting mind-body healing. This course offers an overview of the fundamentals of Ericksonian approach in accessing the deeper psyche. The student will learn basic approaches to promoting deep-seated psychological and somatic change through the establishment of effective healing. states, and will acquire the basic skills needed to access the deeper unconscious: developing rapport, pacing, eliciting inner resources, bridging resources to problem states, opening up closed systems of thought and belief, and reframing and anchoring techniques.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 603 The Neurology of Self: The Body-Mind Relationship: This course presents a basic understanding of the neuro-chemical relationship between mind and body, including an overview of the biochemical basis of body-mind states (molecular building blocks of self), a field known as NeuroPsycho Biology. The student will also gain a basic understanding of state-dependent learning memory and behavior (SDLMB) – the influence of state-bound consciousness on behavior, perception, and healing, and an understanding of the interrelationship between mental/emotional states and our bio/neurochemistry, as explored in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology (PIN). The relationship between Quantum Physics and Healing States (quantum ramifications for the use of intention and space/time focus in healing) will be looked at as a means to understanding the ways in which our mental state can influence physiological health.
4 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune

IS 604 Further Reaches of the Human Mind: The most subtle levels of communication between mind and body exist on the cellular level. This course presents an exploration into the means by which the brain communicates to the cell, and the importance this has for a deeper understanding of the relationship between mind and body, health and healing. This course presents a dual perspective – looking at both the level of bio-electric mediation between brain and cellular functioning, and an innate level of cellular consciousness and awareness.
2 credits – Dr. Beverly Kune