Houston IONS is a SIG community group studying and supporting the work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California. (www:noetic.org)

​We conduct monthly programs ranging from reflective, discussion and experiential.  We normally meet on the second Sunday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.  To receive invitations and descriptions of meetings, and for questions, use the Contact page.

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​​Flooded with Meaning:
Using Existential Psychology to Deal with Harvey’s Aftermath

How do we Houstonians, individually, and as a community, discover meaning in the wake of Harvey?

This program will use Existential psychology, specifically Logotherapy to assist us in discovering meaningful responses.  Logotherapy is the meaning-centered psychology developed by Viktor Frankl, the Viennese psychiatrist and philosopher and author of Man’s Search for Meaning.

This program will feature discussion, exercises and lecture. We will start the program with an overview of Viktor Frankl’s model of meaning discovery. Next, we will employ experiential exercises that help identify the unique contributions individuals can make to discover meaning. Finally, we will discuss Harvey as a community trauma, and how we can help the community heal.

(Slides from the program, click here.)

Michael Winters, PhD, Counseling Psychology

Michael has a gift for making complex philosophical ideas immediately available to

his clients and students. A psychologist in private practice and former director of the

Rice University Counseling Center, Michael frequently teaches at the Glasscock School

of Continuing Studies at Rice University and at the Jung Center, Houston.

He is a diplomate in Logotherapy—a meaning-centered psychotherapy—and is the Chair of Education and Credentialing for the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

More courses led by Michael:

Reimagining Retirement 
Mindful Relationships

How NOT to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

WHEN: Sunday, October 08, 2017, 5:30 – 7:45 PM
Plan on arriving between 5:30 to 6:00 pm to socialize and settle in, announcements will start promptly at 6 and the program starts by 6:15 and will runs until 7:45 p.m.

WHERE: Unity of Houston, Chapel
2929 Unity Dr, Houston, TX 77057