KIN Conscious Leadership

The First Multi Disciplinary Humanities Program empowering individuals to cultivate the foundation of the self to teach, heal, and build collaborative communities 


  1. Conscious Leadership formerly Foundational Studies is KIN’s foremost curriculum for the understanding, development and efficient expression of our human technology. Through applied theoretical models in psychology, cognitive and behavioral science, emotional intelligence research, relationship science and communication, Conscious Leadership certification prepares individuals, to teach, hold space and build community in the most productive and collaborative ways, by building the foundation of the Self. BY THE END OF THIS CURRICULUM YOU WILL: - Understand yourself more deeply in relationship to others - Apply theoretical models in psychology, cognitive and behavioral science, emotional intelligence research, relationship science, grief recovery and trauma informed delivery to improve leadership skills. - Learn how to effectively communicate and teach conscious leadership principles. - Develop the ability to hold space and build productive and collaborative communities. - Build a strong foundation of self-awareness and self-regulation to improve leadership effectiveness.

KIN Conscious Leaderhips Certification

CL 1: EGO AWARENESS

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By the end of this course you will: 

* Understand the anatomy and purpose of the ego  
* Recognize the development of the ego and how it contributes to limiting belief patterns  
* Identify and manage ego defense mechanisms and increase emotional intelligence  
* Develop self-control and regulation in response to ego depletion  
* Explore the science of consciousness and how it affects our perceptions of reality  
* Discover the benefits of mindfulness, dreaming, and altered states of consciousness 
 * Gain insight into ego death, plant medicine, and psychedelics as tools for personal growth and transformation

CL 2: HEALING THE SOMATIC BODY

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By the end of this course you will:  

* Develop an understanding of the foundations and science of embodiment and somatics for healing  
* Explore the sensory experience in the body, mind, and soul 
* Gain awareness of indigenous and modern schools of thought on the body and their relation to spiritual philosophies 
* Learn fundamental lessons on human anatomy and the nervous system  
* Discover the science of senses and stimuli and how they impact the bodyUnderstand the dynamics of pain and how it relates to the body  
* Practice somatic exercises to enhance body awareness and promote healing  
* Understand the human stress response and how it affects the bodyExplore the body map of emotions and how they impact overall well-beingIdentify bodily paths to spiritual awakening through mindful movement and breath practices. 

CL 3: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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By the end of this module, you will: 
  • Gain knowledge about the History and Mechanics of drums and percussion instruments. 
  • Learn drum circle practices and techniques. 
  • Implement best practices for individual and group drumming sessions.
  • Facilitate call and response exercises using drums. 
  • Enhance gross motor control and fine motor skills through physical rhythm and timing. 
  • Analyze and implement diverse drumming techniques. 
  • Develop a strong foundation in rhythm and its practical applications. 
  • Utilize universal drumming patterns for therapeutic interventions. 
  • Recognize how percussion and rhythm impact brain dynamics and perception, entrainment and neuroplasticity. 
  • Understand the significant role of drums in traditional indigenous medicine. 
  • Differentiate drums from various cultures around the world. 

CL 4: UNDERSTANDING THE SHADOW SELF

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By the end of this course you will: 

 * Understand the origins of the shadow self in spiritual and concepts of good and evil 
 * Learn about the creation of the False Self, including repression and the ego 
 * Identify personal shadows and their impact on behavior and relationships 
 * Explore projections and the manifestation of shadows in personal and professional relationships 
 * Understand the body as the shadow, including how disease, illness, and sexuality are related to shadow work 
 * Analyze the relationship between success, achievement, and shadows in the workplace 
 * Investigate the shadow in religion, spirituality, and the collective 
 * Identify and process disowned aspects of the self, including guilt, blame, shame, jealousy, and anger, in order to integrate them into the whole self.

CL 5: SELF CARE PRACTICES

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By the end of this module you will: 

* Understand the importance of energetic hygiene and its impact on overall health and well-being  
* Learn about self-care science, including the principles of self-discipline and self-study  
* Understand the principles of physical exercise and movement to achieve tangible health goals, disease prevention, and improved performance  
* Analyze the science of sleep, rest, and stillness in promoting optimal physical and mental health  
* Practice meditation techniques and develop self-discipline to enhance mindfulness and relaxation  
* Develop self-study skills and understand the power of intention in creating a balanced life  * Explore strategies for choosing happiness and developing stress coping mechanisms  
* Learn techniques for energy cleansing and spiritual alignment to promote inner peace and harmony.

CL 6: CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS AND BOUNDARIES

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By the end of this module you will: 

 * Understand the relationship science and its impact on our first relationships 
 * Learn about the need to belong and the attachment behavioral system 
 * Analyze romantic relationships and explore strategies for choosing a compatible mate 
 * Understand the relationship between relationships and health, including mortalityIdentify physical and physiological boundaries in relationships 
 * Explore the concept of the inner child and age regression in relationships 
 * Develop skills for giving and receiving in relationships
* Learn about the characteristics of healthy boundaries and how to establish them 
 * Understand the dynamics of triangulation and co-dependence in relationships 
 * Analyze the basic dynamics and core issues in relationships for improved communication and understanding.

CL 7: CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION

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By the end of this module you will: 

 * Understand the mechanics of communication, including the elements and process of sending and receiving messages 
 * Develop conscious intention and attention in giving and receiving messages 
 * Learn to perceive others' emotions and express emotions effectively in communication 
 * Develop active listening skills for improved communication
* Understand and practice verbal and nonverbal communication techniques 
 * Learn strategies for managing conflicts and power dynamics in communication 
 * Analyze the communication climate and its impact on relationships, including cultural differences 
 * Understand and develop positive self-talk for improved self-esteem and communication
* Explore interpersonal relationship dynamics and develop skills for effective communication in relationships

CL 8: DEATH AND TRANSFORMATION

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By the end of this module you will: 

 * Understand the concept of attachment and loss, including the psychological and emotional impact of losing someone or something we are attached to 
 * Learn about the stages of grief and the grieving process 
 * Identify common myths about loss and explore strategies for coping with loss 
 * Analyze the physical and relational effects of loss, including how it affects our behavior and relationships 
 * Understand the importance of choosing to recover and transform in the aftermath of loss 
 * Create a loss history graph and complete loss to gain a deeper understanding of the grieving process 
 * Create a relationship graph and identify recovery components to move forward in healthy ways 
 * Learn to identify pain and undelivered communication in order to release negative emotions and promote healing 
 * Practice the 9-point Tibetan death meditation as a tool for processing grief and accepting the impermanence of life.

CL 9: TRAUMA INFORMED DELIVERY

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By the end of this module you will: 

 * Understand the definition of trauma and the principles of trauma-informed care 
 * Learn how to recognize trauma in oneself and others 
 * Understand the impact of trauma on the brain, stress responses, and the nervous system, including recognizing triggers 
 * Analyze the core concepts of trauma-informed care, including safety, trust, collaboration, empowerment, and choice 
 * Develop grounding techniques for safety in the body and reducing symptoms of trauma 
 * Learn strategies for empowerment, including asking questions, encouraging agency, and the power of choice 
 * Understand the delivery and application of trauma-informed care, including effective communication and the use of intuitive information 
 * Explore the concept of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, including how to mitigate their impact through self-care strategies.

ADMISSIONS AND TUITION FEES

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Our Application is a formality for us to get to know you as a student practitioner and potential teacher. It's just 10 easy questions that will help us determine how we can better help you in your journey. 

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