Integralize Your Addiction Treatment Skills

Take IRI’s coaching courses and enhance your core counseling skills by learning the ground-breaking Integral Recovery approach to the treatment of alcoholism and addiction. Learn how to apply the IR model experientially, firsthand.

Integral Recovery Coaching Course Level I

The focus of this course is to provide you with a thorough and wide-ranging academic introduction to integrally informed recovery coaching as well as a lived experience of the application of the Integral Recovery model and practices, so that you, as a healthcare professional, have firsthand knowledge of the territory and the map you will be teaching and coaching to others.

This course will develop your core skill set and enable you to become an effective IR healthcare provider, whether you are a therapist, coach, psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, or other health care professional.

iStock_000048516400LargeThe IR Institute will teach you how to apply the Integral map to the treatment of addiction, and you will learn the essential Integral Recovery practices that lead to a lifetime of health, sobriety, and well-being. Learning the Integral map and IR practices is also very useful when working with individuals suffering from depression, PTSD, and other mental disorders.

Join the Integral Recovery Institute:

  • Because you want to gain a better understanding of addiction and the process of recovery
  • Because you want to learn how Integral Recovery differs from traditional and current holistic approaches to the treatment of alcoholism and addiction
  • Because you want to enhance your core therapeutic skills by becoming an integrally informed professional – whether you are a therapist, substance abuse counselor, coach, psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor, or other healthcare professional
  • Because you want to deepen your own recovery process
  • Because you want to help loved ones, friends, and family members
  • Because you want to develop your own life practice system to prevent exhaustion and burnout and thrive in your work

The Integral Recovery Coaching Course Level I includes:

  • 9-unit Study Guide
  • Profound Meditation Program 3.0 Starter Kit (by iAwake Technologies)
  • Downloadable Lecture Recordings covering a wide range of related topics
  • Lively Monthly Group Forums facilitated by the faculty
  • Weekly Skype calls with your Faculty Advisor
  • Weekly Integral Recovery Fellowship Meetings online (optional)
  • Qualification for the IR Institute Coaching Level II Course
  • Upon completion of this course, students are awarded a certificate of completion in Integral Recovery Coaching Level I

Completion of the Coaching Level I course is a pre-requisite for the Coaching Level II course. Upon completion of both courses, you will be awarded a diploma in Integral Recovery Coaching.

Tuition: $1770

Integral Recovery Coaching Course Level II

Bring your therapeutic skills to the next level and receive a diploma in Integral Recovery Coaching. Take the opportunity to apply yourself, and the Integral model and practices, to cutting-edge treatment of alcoholism and addiction.

Coaching sessionThis course is a diploma course in a counseling internship under the supervision of the Integral Recovery Institute. In IR Coaching Level II, the student is guided through case studies and coaching opportunities by an IRI tutor, in order to deepen the theory learned in the Level I coaching course.

Join the Integral Recovery Institute in this advanced and applied training in Integral Recovery coaching education:

  • Because you want to be able to apply your knowledge of the Integral map and Integral Recovery Practice in real-world situations
  • Because you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals suffering from alcoholism, addiction, and depression
  • Because you want to get the word out to addicts, their families and loved ones, and heath care professionals who can help, that Integral Recovery offers true hope in the fight against the disease of addiction

The Integral Recovery Coaching Course Level II  includes:

  • Study Guide
  • Profound Meditation Program 3.0 Full Spectrum (by iAwake Technologies)
  • Weekly Group Coaching Supervision
  • Monthly Group Forums facilitated by the faculty
  • Each student assigned a coaching supervisor
  • Ongoing support
  • Upon completion of this course, students are awarded a diploma in Integral Recovery Coaching

Note: Completion of the Coaching Level I course is a pre-requisite for the Coaching Level II course.

Tuition: $2250

big glasses“John Dupuy’s Integral Recovery is a revolutionary application of Integral Theory to the national epidemic of substance abuse and addictive behavior. Clear, comprehensive, and appropriately inclusive, it points to a radically new way to deal with alcoholism and addiction, one that looks to be incredibly promising and much more effective than existing approaches, all of which are partial and segmented. The Integral approach, on the other hand, by taking a truly holistic (in the best sense of that term) approach, points to a comprehensive strategy much more promising in its results. Highly recommended for professional and layperson alike!”~ Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision: A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe and Everything

Why are these courses important?

Dupuy_Integral_Recovery_Cover_award-2RAnd why do we say that the future of recovery is Integral? It is because the current state of recovery treatment worldwide is a disaster. There is virtually no education in our medical schools or the schools that train our counselors and therapists—around the world—on the disease of addiction. This has led, in many cases, to doctors being one of the main sources of addictive drugs to our human family.

John Dupuy recently had a young physician from Sweden approach him at an event and tell him, “I’m a doctor and I had to read your book to understand addiction. And you’re not a doctor! Something is wrong here.” To which he responded, “Yes, there is.”

While there are many breakthroughs occurring in our understanding of the disease of addiction as a genetic, neurological, social, and spiritual disease, there has been no serious effort outside of Integral Recovery, to bring all of these disparate fields of study under one roof and to knit them together so that they actually work and cover all the essential bases of this disease.

Enter the Integral map.

AQAL-integral-picWhen John Dupuy first read a paper by Ken Wilber on the AQAL/Integral map some 10 years ago, he immediately saw it as the missing link, or perhaps even the Rosetta Stone, for us to understand the disease of addiction and achieve a much more effective treatment model and program.

Everything that was essential was covered and even a few things that he had not thought of yet:

  • The 4 quadrants
  • The semi-independent lines of development
  • The stages of development
  • States of consciousness
  • Personality types

With this map, we have the evolutionary scaffolding to hold a truly holistic, Integral approach to healing our beloved addicts and effectively address the disease of addiction. In addition to the map itself, for the last 10 years we have been developing the Integral practices that allow us to traverse the essential territory that is revealed by the Integral map: the individual self, the individual’s body and brain, families, cultures, civilizations, levels of development, states of consciousness, interiors and exteriors, and individual personality types as revealed in the studies of human typologies.

What Professionals & Scholars are Saying About the IRI Team

dennis-wittrockIntegral Recovery is where the rubber meets the road and integral theory gets a glorious vehicle of sacred practice to literally save lives. John Dupuy is a true hero of practice and authentically embodies the principles of his pioneering work to treat the disease of addiction. Integral Recovery is tough love in its highest expression, and you know what: it’s not just for addicts.

~ Dennis Wittrock (M.A.), CEO of Die Integrale Akademie and Integrales Forum

The Integrated Recovery Model is a superb application of Integral Theory to recovery, and touches all the main bases that Integral Theory recommends. Its founder has done a magnificent job of using Integral Theory fully, faithfully and accurately, to produce what has to be one of the most effective and comprehensive treatment models now in existence.

~ Ken Wilber, Integral Philosopher and Author

Guy du Plessis has published three articles in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (JITP). Guy’s work is an invaluable contribution to the growing field of integral approaches to recovery and addiction as well as being a sophisticated usage of Integral Theory that honors and integrates the main etiological perspectives of addiction. In addition, Du Plessis’ methodology provides a template for how other practitioners might go about creating a meta-framework for their own disciplines. Authors from a variety of fields have developed their integral research in the pages of JITP, but Guy’s work stands out as one of the most pragmatic, clearly articulated, and nuanced applications of the Integral model.

~Lynnwood Lord, Managing Editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice

Adam GormanJohn Dupuy’s approach to addiction treatment is proving to be my personal missing link in my evolution as a recovering alcoholic.

~ Adam Gorman, Psy.D

The Integral Recovery Institute Coaching Course Level I includes:

  • Approximately 6-months IRI Program (self-paced)
  • 9-unit Study Guide
  • Profound Meditation Program 3.0 Starter Kit (by iAwake Technologies)
  • Online Discussion Forum
  • Weekly Audio/Visual Lecture
  • Lively Optional Group Forums facilitated by the faculty
  • Each student assigned a faculty advisor
  • Ongoing support
  • Qualification for the IR Institute Coaching Level II Course
  • Certificate of Completion – Level I

Tuition: $1770


We hope you will join us as pioneers and co-creators of the ever-evolving Integral approach to recovery.