What is Organic Intelligence?
Organic Intelligence® (OI™) brings a necessary shift in how we understand healing, change, and well-being. Grounded in compassion, complexity/systems science, positive reinforcement, meditative practice, and clinical psychology, this new paradigm is a step-by-step mapping of organic growth and healing, from trauma to post-traumatic growth (PTG).
Our experiences — images, sensations, thoughts, and feelings — emerge from our biology. Any healing or lasting change must happen there, in our biology — a complex system. Of course, this system already knows how to heal, and wants to grow and do more, and do better. Organic Intelligence teaches how to align with our biology’s primary, organic impulse toward healing — not to process trauma or the past, but to enhance processing capacity. With more bandwidth, we feel less overloaded, and more ourselves.
OI members often want to share their growth experience with others. For this, OI offers education for a successful coaching vocation. Organic Intelligence is available for therapists, coaches, and all who care about the world around them and want to share OI support for themselves, clients, and society.
- Organic Intelligence teaches people how to relieve their symptoms of stress and trauma, including physical symptoms like fatigue and burnout, and get their life moving into post-traumatic growth — through the End of Trauma Course. This can significantly enhance your work with an OI Coach.
- Organic Intelligence trains therapists, coaches, and healers to become OI Post-Trauma Growth coaches with the OI Coach Certification program. Click here to learn more about the OI Coach Certification program.
- Organic Intelligence empowers a community of people dedicated to growing their own and others’ well-being, and to be mindful and helpful to a world in need.
How Does OI’s Post-Trauma Growth (PTG) Coaching Work?
OI-trained coaches and therapists understand the uniqueness of each client, and attune to help each person experience their own healing resources.
Organic Intelligence shows therapists and coaches that underneath trauma is a biology out of sync, but ready to heal — safely and naturally. OI Coaches are taught how biology-based emotional growth happens, and how to join with clients’ needs.
Together with your OI-trained coach or therapist, you will learn the surprising ways that your biology unveils its healing intent.
You have emerging biological resources meant for your healing that have been overlooked by traditional psychology. Your biology, a natural healer, reveals its healing intent in the ISOMA Channels: Images, Sensation, Orientation, Meaning, and Affect.
Your OI coach or therapist will work mindfully with you, and find where your biology is already sending you subtle post-trauma growth messages through images, sensation, thoughts, and feelings; your “postcards from home.” When the Post-Trauma Growth messages are received and amplified, the path of healing opens naturally.
OI coaches will show you how to naturally heal and move past even longstanding limitations, like procrastination, hopelessness or anxiety, and help you achieve post-traumatic growth.
What is Post-Traumatic Growth?
OI coaches are trained to turn PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). Research, like the ACEs study, shows that underneath anxiety, depression, panic and many physical symptoms lies trauma. Growth after trauma is not just “trauma-informed” or based in excavating past trauma.
OI coaches learn how complex systems, like our biology, heal and grow through positive reinforcement, support, and biological resynchronization.
OI therapists and coaches help clients advance along the Organic Intelligence post-traumatic growth trajectory by working more safely and more effectively with each badge level the coach earns.
Look for the many badges that show their dedication to working beyond trauma-informed, to a life of meaning, relating, and enjoying.
How Can I Become an OI Post-Trauma Growth Coach — and get listed in the OI Directory?
Learning to work effectively in post-traumatic growth, without the risk of burnout or retraumatization is available in the OI Coach Certification (OICC) Program, OI’s online post-traumatic growth training.
This one-year intensive provides the knowledge, skills, and practice to start your work as a coach in PTG.
Train directly with OI founder and leader in the field of post-traumatic growth, Steven Hoskinson, who has trained thousands at the professional, graduate, and postgraduate levels. You will find complete coaching training support to switch careers or upgrade your therapy skills for PTG.
If you have a calling to service, a passion for healing, and know you have something to offer, click here to find out more about the OI Coach Certification Program, and see if this might be right for you. The next cohort of the OI Coach Certification program begins in Spring 2023.
References & Further Reading
Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., Koss, M. P., & Marks, J. S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The adverse childhood experiences (ACE) study. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 14(4), 245-258.
Hoskinson, S., & Ho, B. (2022). A Non-Directive Positive Reinforcement Framework for Trauma and Addiction Treatment. International Body Psychotherapy Journal, 21(1). Download your free copy of this article