Continuing Education Programs

The Center for Continuing Education accepts applications during the enrollment period stipulated for each individual course/workshop/event.  Some non-credit Continuing Education programs may offer a Certificate of Completion from the California Institute for Human Science.  The following courses are open for audit on a not-for-credit basis to interested professionals and community members.


EX-MACHINA: The paradox of being a human in the digital age

What the course is? This seminar is an inquiry into reality and human culture as a co‐construct between technology, science, art, and spirituality

Who should take it? This online seminar is for those who are interested in reality and human culture as a co‐construct between technology, science, art, and spirituality.


Instructor: Tony Kashani, Ph.D. is an Iranian-American author, educator and cultural critic. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Humanities with an emphasis on culture studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Kashani is the author of five books on media; Deconstructing the Mystique, (2005, 2009, Kendall/Hunt Press), Hollywood’s Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Studies (2010, Palgrave/MacMillan Press), Lost in Media: Ethics of Everyday Life (2013, Peter Lang Press) and Movies Change Lives: A Pedagogy of Humanistic Transformation (Peter Lang Press, 2016). Kashani is a subject matter expert and faculty for a number of universities in the United States, focusing his interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy on media and social justice.


Course dates: Online, January 11 to March 7, 2020

Course audit fee: $840



What the course is? This course is an exciting theoretical and hands-on exploration of concepts in biophysics and its measurement. Various theories of biophotonic processes (in humans and biology in general) will be surveyed, including the postulated relation of biophoton activity with consciousness and/or meditative/yogic practice. Students will contextualize their experimental results within selected theories. This course allows students to explore a scientific topic and create a mini-experiment that includes analysis of findings.


Who should take it? All individuals who are interested in the nature of reality, biophysics and exploration of biophoton activity and consciousness.



Thomas Brophy has a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, was a research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, with NASA interplanetary spacecraft projects, and was a National Science Foundation exchange scientist with the University of Tokyo and Japan Space Program. Interests in fundamental theory led to broader studies involving the non-calculable and immeasurable aspects of the universe and teaching Integral philosophy, and his book The Mechanism Demands a Mysticism.  He is the president at California Institute for Human Science.  Recombining Integral philosophy with astrophysical dynamics led to his studies of the astro-archaeology of pre-historic and proto-historic Egypt, and his book The Origin Map.  He has also worked in the IT/telecommunications industry and found application for fundamental dynamics calculation techniques in gaming and investment theory.


Gaetan Chevalier has a Ph.D. in engineering physics and specializations in Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy. He spent four years of researching plasma physics and nuclear fusion at UCLA, and then served as a professor at CIHS. He is adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Human Science, visiting scholar in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health, School of Medicine, UC San Diego, and Director of the Earthing Institute and Research Director at Psy-Tek. 

Course Dates: On-campus: 

  • Friday, 2/21: 9 am~5 pm

  • Saturday, 2/22: 9 am~5 pm

  • Sunday, 2/23: 9 am~5 pm

  • Monday, 2/24: 9 am~5 pm

  • Friday, 2/28: 9 am~5 pm

Course audit fee: $840 + $120 Lab Fee



What the course is? Learn body-mind-spirit wisdom from the Eastern and Western views. The art of embodied experiences is part of human transformation and growth. After this course, you will walk away with a richer understanding of your own processes. Professionals will equally be enriched by a deeper understanding of the art and science of somatically based exercises and psychotherapeutic approaches. 

Who should take it? This online course offers a balance of theoretical and practical components that support the seeker of self-enrichment and the professional alike. You will walk away with a new understanding of the relationship between the body, mind and authentic Spirituality. A course designed for those wanting to explore an integrated approach to the mind, body whilst elucidating trauma and reintegration. 

Instructor: Dr. Mijares, Ph.D., is a licensed Psychotherapist with a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that will tease out contemporary and historical relationships between the body-mind. She has published numerous publications on the mind-body and spirit along with psychological principles.

Course Dates: Online from January 17th to March 13th, 2020

Course audit fee: $840

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