Conference Talks

Research Findings

  • Yoga asanas and meditation for 20 weeks can increase your Consciousness Quotient
    Yoga asanas and meditation for 20 weeks can increase your Consciousness Quotient

    An experimental group was trained one hour per session, 3 days per week for 20 weeks, with a set of yoga exercises that included a brief lecture on yoga, 7 yogasanas (Siddhasan, Sarvangasan, Bhujangasan, Paschimottanasan, Padahastasan, Ardhamatsyendrasan and Shavasan) and a meditation based on sound, as trained in the oriental philosophy of Saints (Radhasoami Faith). The results showed a significant increase in the CQ scores, after the intervention. The study was conducted by Dr. Sona Ahuja from the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India.

  • Consciousness Quotient as a Predictor of Executive Functioning
    Consciousness Quotient as a Predictor of Executive Functioning

    Sona Ahuja, Sadhna Sharma; Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India. Executive functions including mental abilities such as, working memory, reasoning ability, problem solving, inhibitory control, task flexibility and cognitive flexibility are significant factors for students' learning and academic achievement. This empirical study underlines the correlation and causal relationship between consciousness and two important dimensions of executive functioning - cognitive flexibility and self-regulation.

  • Leadership Approach in relation to level of consciousness: a correlational analysis
    Leadership Approach in relation to level of consciousness: a correlational analysis

    Vaibhav Chauhan, Sadhna Sharma and Nandita Satsangee; Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India. The present empirical study was designed to explore the relationship between the leadership approach of teacher trainees and their level of consciousness. A descriptive survey was conducted on 100 teacher trainees (both male & female in the ratio of 1:1). The level of consciousness of teacher trainees was assessed using Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i).

  • Contemplative exercises once a week for 8 weeks didn’t increase the Consciousness Quotient
    Contemplative exercises once a week for 8 weeks didn’t increase the Consciousness Quotient

    Jennifer Luna Tuazon; Doctoral Dissertation, West Visayas State University, La Paz, Iloilo City, Philippines. This study specifically aimed to find out the consciousness quotient and intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills of participants prior to and after exposure to transformative consciousness exercises. The intervention was designed using the Transformative Consciousness Modules developed by Stephen Wolinsky. The sessions were conducted for 4,5 hours, once a week, for 8 weeks. The results showed that this type of intervention don't produce the necessary impact to increase the CQ of the participants.

Transformational Videos - Links

Foli – there is no movement without rhythm

April 5, 2016

“Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving. The word for rhythm (used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI. It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life.”

10 Mysterious Extinct Human Species

January 6, 2016

We have not always been the only human species around…

Kumano

December 26, 2015

Kumano is a region in Japan where Shugendo, the Way of ascetic training and testing in holy mountains, has been practised for over a thousand years. This entire short film was shot there. It shows Yamabushi monk Kosho Tateishi, a Master and Teacher of Shugendo, during prayer rituals performed in the wild and at his temple.

Altered States

December 26, 2015

Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction film. A Harvard scientist believes other states of consciousness are [...]

Sufi Dance. Music by Bahramji

December 26, 2015

In truth everything and everyone Is a shadow of the Beloved, And our seeking is His seeking And [...]

Baraka

December 26, 2015

“The goal of the film,” says producer Mark Magidson, “was to reach past language. nationality, religion and politics and speak to the inner viewer.”

News

  • Education, Mindfulness and The Consciousness Quotient

    Education, Mindfulness and The Consciousness Quotient

    An interview with Dr. Sona Ahuja - Interalia Magazine, Issue 18, Nov. 2015. Dr. Sona Ahuja is working as a teacher-educator in Dept. of Pedagogical Sciences, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), Agra, India. Her primary research interests are consciousness studies, pedagogical practices, yoga and meditation. She is team member of Consciousness Quotient Institute and has conducted researches using CQ-i. She is also active participant of activities at Center for Consciousness Studies, DEI. In this exclusive interview she discusses her ideas and work.

  • The New Customer Experience in Conscious Organizations

    The New Customer Experience in Conscious Organizations

    A presentation by Keith Fiveson - Executive Director, Conscious Organizational Design, CQ Institute & CEO, Itesa.
    Customer experience is a continuous and conscious process that happens on multiple levels. Implementing a plan that focuses on conscious experiences can be daunting exercise because of the complexity and simultaneous demands for top priority. By focusing on consciousness and the customer experience, the organization must look at itself as a complex body of people, processes and technologies.

  • How is it like to be conscious?

    How is it like to be conscious?

    What people say about the experience of taking the CQ-i: "Yes yes yes! Finally, someone understands me!"; "It's something called the soul, right? Let it live unbridled"; "Every. Other. Day. I question the absolute lunacy of how can I possibly exist. .. Oh God, it's too much for me to handle"; "And this is exactly what people value and love about me most, brutal honesty and the awkwardness that comes with it ! Yay me :}"