Simon Senzon loves to push the edge of Integral Theory. His passion for Integral connections and the possibilities for human evolution are fueled by his lifelong inspiration to bring more love, depth, and Spirit into the world. In the last decade, he has published fifteen peer-reviewed articles and four books, each applying Integral Theory in a myriad of ways. Best known for his Integral approach to the history and philosophy of chiropractic, Simon has also helped to pioneer an Integral approach to subtle energies, Integral Art education, Integral Biography, Health Care, the philosophy of medicine, and the new discipline of Reorganizational Healing developed by his mentor Dr. Donny Epstein. Simon’s latest series of articles applying Integral Methodological Pluralism to the philosophy of chiropractic were recently indexed in PubMed and represent one of the first attempts to systematically apply Integral Theory to a health profession.
Simon completed his graduate studies in philosophy at Goddard College and his undergraduate studies in history at the innovative Delta College program at SUNY Brockport. Simon studied the evolutionary philosophers alongside classical philosophy and history. His yearning to understand human evolution from the perspective of enlightenment and history led to his exploration of philosophers from Plato and Aristotle, to Descartes, Hegel, Schelling, Darwin, Bergson, Teilhard de Chardin, and Habermas, amongst many others. Simon completed his MA thesis on the integration of Body, Mind, and Spirit by combining Eastern meditative traditions and Western philosophy, with an emphasis on the works of Plato. Prior to this, Simon explored the “evolution of evolutionary theories,” and researched for an entire year on a topic he called, “The Universal and Particular.” This was several years before he found the chiropractic philosophical writings of the Palmers on Universal Intelligence and Innate Intelligence. Around that time he encountered Wilber’s early writings on Integral Theory. Simon pursued his doctorate degree in chiropractic as a way to ground his knowledge in science and also as a way for him to directly share his profound healing experiences with other human beings. He received his chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic. By combining Wilber’s more advanced Integral writings with a deep study of dynamical systems and complexity theories along with the philosophy of chiropractic, healing, and the science of subtle energies, Simon has carved some new grooves in the Kosmos.
Dr. Senzon taught Integral Theory and Integral Arts to undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for seven years. For the past five years, he taught Subtle Energy Systems as part of the Masters degree in Integral Studies at John F. Kennedy University. Simon is on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. He has been involved with the Integral Institute since 2004, when he became the director of the Integral Subtle Energies Center and co-director of the Integral Consciousness Studies Center.
Simon’s latest focus is the development of online courses to assist people to apply the Integral Approach personally and professionally. The initial courses were designed for health professionals such as chiropractors and nurses. The latest course is a series of highly effective meditative practices designed to help individuals to take multiple perspectives and immerse in nondual witnessing states.
Dr. Senzon is in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, where he specializes in Network Spinal Analysis, Somato Respiratory Integration, and Reorganizational Healing. He is married to Susan Senzon and together they share a delightful home life with their three children, Arielle, Noah, and Iya.
Simon’s written works include:
Success, Health, and Happiness
The Epigrams of B.J. Palmer
D.D. Palmer’s Traveling Library
The Secret History of Chiropractic
D.D. Palmer’s Spiritual Writings
The Spiritual Writings of B.J. Palmer
The Second Chiropractor