Recently the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) published a paper I co-wrote titled: “Engagement in a Community-Based Integral Practice Program Enhances Well-being.” The article reports on a study examining a wellness intervention and its effect on health outcomes.
In publication for over 30 years, the IJTS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies, and serves as the official publication of the International Transpersonal Association.
Participants in the study used a community-based program called Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) and provided questionnaire data before, during, and after the one-year period in the program. Significant improvements were seen in overall health, psychological well-being, vitality, and quality of life over the course of the year.
While future research is needed to further elucidate the particular effectiveness of such interventions, results from this study point to the promising impact of community-based practices on personal transformation.