THE KALM MODEL
1) the map of the fundamental dimensions of experience,
2) the fundamental competencies of development,
3) and the natural cycle of evolution
4) in the design of simple, precise and efficient
tools and processes to catalize growth and development,
as well as optimize performance
in our personal and professional lives,
in relationships, projects, organizations and systems.
The essential dynamics of evolution in existence
underlies or propels
change, leaaning, growth, evolution and waking up, because
living is learning
learning is growing
growing is evolving
and evolving is waking up.
Existence is Experience
Aspects of experience as type and process
The KALM MAP embraces the most vanguard 21st century human perspective of Existence.
It is very useful to traverse the territory with more safety, always remembering that it is not more than an image of changing reality. In order to stay at the leading edge, the map is susceptible to keep changing based on th enew perspectives that keep unfolding.
The KALM Map maps the relams or tiers of Existence:
concrete (observe and explore concrete objects),
subtle (observe and explore concrete and subtle objects) o
causal (observe and explore concrete, subtle and causal objects).
Existence is Experience, which is ESSENCE in movement.
Evolution's Dynamic Fractal
Fundamental Competencies of Development
The fundamental competencies of development are th eelements that, when expressed follwoing a specific rhytmic pattern, catalize evolution.
The dynamic pattern is an expansive cylce that we call the , and it manifests at many scales:
The Cycle's movements are developmental, and the quality of each of the 4 competencies varies depending on the tier (concrete, subtle or causal) and developmental phase that we are inhabiting in the moment.
The universal competencies manifest in the fundamental 4 dimensions of experience:
internal and external,
individual and collective
ESSENCE is Existence in Stillness.
Evolution of the Interpretation of Experience
Evolution is a rhtyhmic movement or pulsation of contraction and expansion, of parts and wholes, of transcend and include, that takes place along three axis of apparent polarity:
These axis are representations of the fundamental axis
In truth, Existence is ESSENCE in movement and Existence is ESSNCE in Stillness.
That is, ESSENCE and Existence are ONE.
The evolutionary process and th eoptimal development of the fundamental competencies of development gives rise to psychosocial capacities
that contribute to dealing efficiently with the demands and challenges of daily personal and professional life.
Existence is ESSENCE in movement.
Konscious ALignment Movement with KALM
is KALM in movement
Cyclo, Map and Evolution are integrated in the Konscious ALignment Movement with KALM.
the essential dynamic of the evolution of existence
the functional dynamics of the KALM Cycle,
the optimal expression of the fundamental competencies of development in each tier and phase of development,
in all areas of life,
in all aspects of experience.
Its application, due to its universality, ranges all spheres of life: individual, behavioral, relational y organizational or systemic.
learning, growing, evolving
KALM is UNDERSTANDING
We are ESSENCE in Stillness and movement.
ALignment is experienced as KALM in stillness and movement.
The Konscious ALignment Movement and the KALM Cycle integrate the discoveries of research, philosophy, theory and practice of hujman development. It is based on the most relevant sources: Piaget, Kegan, Ericksson, Gebser, Kohlberg, Fowler, Loevinger, Maslow, Cowen and Beck, Cook Greuter, Wilber, STAGES by Terri O'Fallon and STAGES for psychotherapy and coaching by Kim Barta, Kolb, Advaita-Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism...
Aunque es difícil identificar dónde tiene su origen cada componente del modelo de KALMa, la influencia más importante del modelo del iKALM proviene de Ken Wilber, STAGES International, Integral Coaching Canada, Advaita-Vedanta, KAshmir Shaivism, kinesiology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture...
The coaching work prior to the creation of the KALM Model was developed in the context of Ken Wilber's AQAL Integral Coaching Canada's application to coaching. As a consequence of the coaching work with clients, at the beginning of 2010, the idea of the KALM Cycle started to unfold as a fractal in the concrete, subtle and causal tiers, way before the STAGES model was known to us. STAGES has provided a researhc based model that confirms the KALM Cycle fractal and maps it to its proprietary developmental stages. In 2017 Almu found STAGES and started training with STAGES International. Since then she has been adapting the KALM Model to the STAGES Model, following the KALM Cycle: observing, exploring, alternating and is now in the process of simultaneying or including and transcending. :-)
We are deeply grateful to all our teachers,
knowing that we stand on the shoulders of giants that came before us.
UNIVERSAL COMPETENCIES OF DEVELOPMENT
OBSERVING, EXPLORING, ALTERNATING and SIMULTANEITY
in the INTERIOR and EXTERIOR
of the INDIVIDUAL and the COLLECTIVE.
El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de los contenidos mentales y emocionales conducen a una experiencia subjetiva de claridad, paz y felicidad independiente de las circunstancias externas.
El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de las relaciones con otras personas y la cultura de KALMa conducen a la experiencia subjetiva de amor y respeto.
El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de la experiencia física y de acción conducen a una experiencia subjetiva de vitalidad, creatividad y fluidez en el comportamiento.
El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de los contenidos del mundo externo, el entorno y las circunstancias conducen a la experiencia subjetiva de armonía y belleza
In order to recognize where we are and be able to OBSERVE it in the moment,
we use the Personal Configuration to date, which consists on the following elements:
The contracted reaction or tendency to react in my bad moments.
The natural response or our general tendency.
The expanded response or my tendency in my best moments.
All of this in relationship with myself, the others and the world, the environment
and my circumstances.
in all 9 aspects of experience:
and in the areas of life.
The Personal Configuration yields
the Way of Being that is our starting point,
showing with great precision the challenges that have blocked our goal until now.
In order to identify the destination that we want to reach, we follow the same process,
defining the New Way of Being that we desire.
Once the challenges are known in terms of the universal competencies of the KALM Cycle,
identifying the content or context in which they must be developed remains,
designing personalized practices and implementing them to reach the destination.
Putting the practice into action requires
smiling at the challenges in order to navigate, reframe and transcend them,
and EXPLORE the New Way of Being that we long for, that is, practice that which we want.
The New Way of Being, what we long for, is related to the expression of our talent and it is informed by our highest potential or the Sophistication of the Self. The best attitude to challenges is lightness, ease and joy, that is, to smile at the challenge
The Cycle iterates throughout our lives at multiple scales until it reaches its maximum potential. Should we not overcome a challenge, we will turn in cycles without evolving.
The KALM institute has mapped already existing practices to their corresponding phases of development, the fundamental competencies of the KALM Cycle and we are constantly designing and developing new practices.
Since this process is based on the universal competencies of development, it is valid both for personal and professional development, of individuals, couples, groups, teams, communities, etc.