April 24TH 

6:30PM TO 7:30PM

Bethany, CT

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Masters and Graduate Certificate Programs in

Education, Health, Psychology, Writing, and Leadership

Integrative. Holistic. Transformative.

Information Session

An introduction to the Programs at The Graduate Institute

The Graduate Institute is a state-accredited graduate school with an integrative and holistic orientation, offering masters degrees, graduate certificates, and certification preparation programs. Our educational culture provides learner-centered graduate education that nourishes the growth of individuals’ intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual lives within learning communities, focusing on disciplines that will be central to the unpredictable nature of civilization in the 21st century. We are located in Bethany, CT, with other locations St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, and Middletown. 

Currently Accepting Applications for Masters and Graduate Certificates

Information for Connecticut teachers seeking graduate study: The Graduate Institute's masters degrees are subject-specific approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education

Also Offering Certification Preparation

Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the ICF International Coach Federation

Holistic Nurse Board Exam with the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

Renowned Faculty

Dr. Norm Shealy

The world-renown educator, Dr. Norm Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., is a visiting faculty member of the Integrative Health MA Degree and Certificate Program

Now Enrolling!

Study on-site with Core Faculty Member Dr. Henry Grayson, Ph.D., Integrative and Holistic Mindbody Psychotherapist in the Integrative Health and Healing MA Degree Program

Our Visiting Faculty Member in the Integrative Health and Healing MA Program, Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, is the Co- Director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and is board-certified in Integrative Medicine

Events by The Graduate Institute

Information Session

Learn about The Graduate Institute and the programs in:

  • Integrative Health & Healing

  • Learning & Thinking (an ideal program for teachers)

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology

  • Writing and Oral Traditions

  • Ecotherapy

  • Coach With Spirit Coach Training

  • Holistic Nurse Programs

The Graduate Institute is a proud sponsor of The Karuna Conference
April 27 - 28

Join internationally recognized thought leaders to learn effective alternatives for supporting people through emotional distress.  Through a paradigm of support, connection, and holistic healing you will engage in deeply moving dialogue, and thought provoking practices, that will shift how you frame personally devastating circumstances from illness to opportunity. 

Mindfulness Meditation Classes

An ongoing Mindfulness Meditation Group led by Kimberly Ruggiero in a relaxed, comfortable environment at The Graduate Institute.  Each session lasts an hour and will focus on core Mindfulness skills, practice and group engagement.

Writing and Storytelling Events

Real World Storytelling Performance Series and Storytelling Workshops

(un)stuck Series

How much longer are you going to hide from what you're meant to do? 

Collective Presencing with Ria Baeck

Learn about Collective Intelligence where individuated, or self-actualized, individuals intentionally pool their consciousness in service to restoring a sacred and regenerative world where all life flourishes. 

2018 Annual Holistic Nursing Conference

May 04, 2018

Join us at the 2018 Annual CT Holistic Nursing Conference sponsored by the Riverstone Center for Holistic Practice. This event is open to all! 

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Mindfulness Interview - Kim Ruggiero & Charles Silverstein
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Ecotherapy Interview - Charles Silverstein
00:00 / 00:00

This Master of Arts Program offers the opportunity to discover your authentic voice and create compelling written work

Learn about the harmonious functioning of all the dimensions that constitute the human being in this Master of Arts Program

This Master of Arts Program explores the nature, role, and development of human consciousness, and the meaning and 

experience of awakened consciousness

In this Masters of Arts Program you will develop your ability to lead, discover your personal leadership qualities, and  effect real and sustainable change

This Master of Arts Program embraces a philosophy of education rooted in relationship, holism, and meaning

Graduate Certificate programs provide a taste of an MA program, or provide graduate level study in emerging fields

Become an effective coach by learning a transformative way of being while in relationship with others. Approved by the International Coach Federation. 


Information for Educators seeking Professional Certification

The CT State Department of Education has approved all of The Graduate Institute’s Master of Arts degrees as acceptable for meeting the subject-specific requirements for the purpose of obtaining the professional educator certificate. State approval is for all Pre-K through 12 educators. Please also check your district's requirements.


The Graduate Institute is fully licensed, chartered, and accredited by the State of Connecticut, Office of Higher Education. We are an approved institution for military veterans who are eligible to receive educational funds under the GI bill.

The Graduate Institute


171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States

Phone: (203) 874-4252

Fax:      (203) 874-8070

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