Our Story

We train mental health professionals who value progressive social change and the expansive consciousness that comes from learning to work from the inside out.

We teach in this way because we believe that when we intentionally examine our conditioning and become more aware of our impact on clients and their impact on us, we inevitably improve our standard of care and collectively begin to take steps to dismantle oppression in the mental health system. Freedom from conditioning allows us to be fully present with ourselves, our patients, and what is happening in the present moment. We awaken from the trance of expectations, habits, and preconceived notions. 

In this spirit, we use our experience and practice-based evidence to create trainings that inspire compassionate awareness and mindful participation in the therapeutic process.


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Our Vision

As mental health professionals, many of us look for training that will expand and refine our clinical skills, increase resiliency, and deepen self-awareness. Whether we are new to the field, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between, there comes a point when we begin to look to fulfill continuing education units or professional development requirements with training and education that goes beyond the canned seminars.

While many universities and institutions teach skills and therapeutic approaches, we are often left to our own devices when attempting to develop the inner qualities necessary to sit with our clients compassionately and skillfully. This is one of the many reasons Inner Science Institute was created.

At InSci, we know that expanding self-awareness has a positive impact on the quality of our therapeutic presence, and because of this, we take great care to write our own material.

Born from our clinical and life experiences as well as our spiritual practices, we offer you what we hope will be a unique and rich learning experience. We operate personally and professionally through a social justice lens because we believe that therapy cannot be separated from familial, societal, and religious conditioning. With this lens in mind, we weave these important issues into our courses.

Note to other healing professionals: While our current courses are designed for therapists providing adult psychotherapy, the underlying principles are applicable for many other therapeutic relationships and settings. Because we focus on helping clinicians deepen their awareness of the reciprocal relationship between self and others, we believe the courses can be beneficial to professionals working in other areas of human services, including spiritual counselors, chaplains, lawyers, life coaches, energy healers, activists, teachers, and psychiatric nurses.

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Our Mission

Inner Science Institute (InSci) provides courses and events for lifelong learners as well as mental health professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. An integrative institute informed by the inner sciences of psychology and spirituality, InSci offers transdisciplinary education and training to those interested in personal transformation, social change, and spiritual awakening.

Through its unique curriculum, InSci aims to inspire professionals to move toward mindful participation in the therapeutic process while encouraging the co-emergence of expansive self-awareness alongside increasingly more intense world events.