Integral means “essential to completeness,” or “dealing with the body, mind, heart and soul.” Integral theory is claimed to provide a new understanding of how evolution affects the development of consciousness and culture, including areas such as business, education, medicine, spirituality, sports, psychology, and psychotherapy. Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) first used the term integral in a spiritual context. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) also used the term, contrasting “integral evolution” with “Darwinian evolution.” Contemporary philosopher Ken Wilber is well known for his Integral Theory, known as All Quadrants All Levels (AQAL).

Integral Theory and Holistic Practice: Taking Your Mind-Body to the Next Level

When you seek the help of a health care professional, its typically because you’re experiencing something in your body — symptoms of some type — that you’re concerned or curious about.