The Full Circle Point of View

Integral Living, Integral Success

The Full Circle Dynamics Model for Integral Living is based on the research and writings of Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and post-Jungian researchers, such as Edward Edinger, James Hillman, June Singer, Isabel Briggs-Myers, Anthony Stephens, Murray Stein, Thomas Moore, and others. Additional influences from the organization development and other fields include significant thinkers like Ken Wilber, Don Beck and Chris Cowan, Edgar Schein, Robert Marschak, Barry Johnson, William Isaacs, Otto Scharmer, David Cooperrider, Robert (Bob) Terry–a mentor for many of us, and more.

As James Hollis, a Jungian Analyst and educator, points out, the first half of life is focused on answering the question, What does the world expect from me? We all set out to make our way in the world and achieve the goals of finding meaningful work and security, and satisfying interpersonal connections and family. Our success in that is impacted by our personalities, early histories, skills development, and life conditions and circumstances. We understandably focus on what seems to work best for us. Often creating problematic imbalances.

What happens when we realize that our usual way isn't enough? What do we do when those unused, left behind or denied aspects of ourselves knock at our conscious door as symptoms and want to be recognized and utilized, i.e. integrated?

The Full Circle Point of View is a practical, daily living and development model of the whole person (whole team) that seeks the coordinated development and integration of the four primary modes of human experience: body, mind, heart and spirit.

  • Body – Our physical realm: health, diet, fitness, sexuality, our financial and other resources, freedom of movement, and structures and routines that help maintain stability and security.
    Key goal: Autonomy.

  • Mind – Our mental realm: intelligence, skills, conscious choices, complex competencies, cognitive processes, achievement, objectives, and power.
    Key Goal: Mastery

  • Heart – Our relational realm: emotional intelligence, relationship skills with self and others, fear and abandonment tolerance and management, quality of connection to various social environments, teamwork, values and ethics, integration of personal history and personal Shadow.
    Key goal: Relationship with self and others.

  • Spirit – Our spiritual realm: vision, personal mission, leadership, integration of the four realms into a unified sense of self and worldview, spirit, religion or other spiritual practice, and transcendence.
    Key Goal: Purpose.

These are fully germane and applicable for well-being and success in both the personal and organizational realms.

Life and work are more effective and satisfying when
body, mind, heart, and spirit
are all nurtured and aligned toward purpose