Michael Howard’s I-QEST Intelligence© can have a tremendous impact on the success and effectiveness of your work life, home life and community. It is aimed at strategic thinkers, opinion-makers and world-shapers… and those who are destined to be. Michael specializes in Transpersonal Psychology and the role it plays in self-development.
The benefits of intellectual intelligence (IQ) are well known. It is also known that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is vital in producing people who are able to work effectively in organizations at the highest levels. Today’s challenges demand that people go still further into self-knowledge and broader coherence. This is where Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) operates. The I-QEST Intelligence© course highlights SQ without negating the value of IQ and EQ… it encourages attendants to know and understand fully.
This course is an invitation to go further on the quest of self-development to transpersonal awareness where business, personal and societal challenges can be solved with new clarity. Gain insight into your reactions to the world; view these reactions anew and learn to respond in appropriate and optimal ways informed by the intrinsically intelligent whole you. Uplift yourself, your colleagues and everyone you meet with The Seven Aspects of Spiritual Intelligence©.
The I-QEST system explains why some people are able to find solutions and solve difficult problems with seemingly uncanny insight; why some are resilient and find courage to continue in the face of major challenges. These people seem to have the ability to see beyond the habits of thought that constrain most of us. They expand their visions and lead and inspire those around them in the process.
The course helps delegates identify their stumbling blocks and gives them practical ways to get past them with optimal application of IQ, EQ and SQ. The learning environment is interactive and accepting. Michael facilitates a caring and supportive approach to encourage all delegates to embrace this most important, and deeply personal, quest of self-improvement.
Module 1: The History of Intelligence
- IQ, EQ and SQ Overview
- Descartes and The West
- The Problems We’ve Arrived At
- Holistic Consciousness
- Fuller Intelligence: Solutions for Self and World
- Baseline SQ Questionnaire
Module 2: The Key: Mindfulness
- Levels of Consciousness
- Self-Image Exercise
- The Mindfulness Process: Accessing Fully Conscious Thinking
- Phase One: Observe Input
- Phase Two: First Reaction
- Phase Three: Passive Phase
- Phase Four: Breakthrough Response
- Phase Five: Active Phase
Module 3: The Key-maker: Meditation
- Automaton versus The Watcher
- From Habitual Programs to Enlightenment
- Bridging the Experiential Gap
- Attachment and Letting Go
- So What is Meditation
- The I-QEST Meditation
- Inner Self and Benevolence
Module 4: The Seven Aspects of SQ
- Self-Assessments: The 5-Step Process in Practice
- Meditation / Deep Relaxation
Module 5: Self-Assessment Presentations and Discussion
- Breakthrough Role Play
- The Matrix: A Mystical Vision
- Evolution of Consciousness
Module 6: Passive – Active Equilibrium
- Problem Solving
- Business/Executive Success and Case Study
- Personal Relationships
- The World
- Body-Mind-Spirit: Diet’s Effect on Mind
- Discernment and Theodicy
- Review and Writing a Letter to Myself: The Future
- Meditation / Deep Relaxation Closing
I-QEST Tools and Techniques
This is a highly interactive course using Michael Howard’s unique practical tools and techniques for developing The Seven Aspects of Spiritual Intelligence© and a few other self-awareness techniques you may have come across before.
Questionnaires and creative role-play processes are used by delegates to self-assess, analyses and visualise their breakthroughs. The process includes an interactive presentation/feedback session, followed by a group discussion facilitated by Michael. Other highlights on the practical side include a business success case study and full-intelligence problem solving example.
The 9 practical techniques and activities covered in the course to ensure learners practice and experience the concepts learnt are:
Activity 1 Positive Introductions
Activity 2 SQ Baseline Assessment Questionnaire
Activity 3 Self Image Exercise
Activity 4 Guided Meditation: The River
Activity 5 Breakthrough Role Play
Activity 6 Presentations and Group Discussion
Activity 7 Evelyn Underhill’s “Eyes” and “No-Eyes”
Activity 8 Problem-Solving Exercise: An Invention
Activity 9 Journaling: Letter to Self