Our resource library contains a number of white papers written by the Founders of The PaVima Institute, as well as a collection of articles, YouTube videos and reference materials that we deem relevant and helpful to those interested in what we offer.
PaVima White Papers
All of our white papers are written by the Founders of The PaVima Institute. They reflect our core values and philosophy, and explain the foundational principles upon which our educational programs, consulting and coaching offers are based.
Education, Consulting and Coaching
The PaVima Institute offers Education, Consulting and Coaching services designed to prepare leaders for global transformation. We deliver these services through The PaVima Method -- a unique multi-disciplinary approach comprising Energetic Alignment, Somatic Integration ...
Information and Force: The Origin of the Material World
Physics as well as everyday life experience teaches us that physical matter does not move without a force originating its movement. The chair in front of you, the rock in your garden, or the dishes in your sink will not move unless there is a force moving them. We all know this ...
In my white paper Self-Transcendence I distinguish between being in a state of allowing vs. being in a state of doing. When we allow ourselves to open-up such that we are able to tune-in to the higher frequency energies of ...
How many of us find ourselves stuck in our own versions of this ancient African proverb? Running, running, running trying to keep up with the demands of our lives with no apparent end in sight. It’s exhausting. We feel stuck in a rat race with ever more to do each ...
Strategic Thinking: The Art and Practice of an Ontological Observer
The PaVima Institute coaches leaders to become ontological observers of the disclosive spaces in which they and their organizations are immersed. By ontological observer, we mean one who is aware that his or her “take” on reality is always an interpretation based ...
The Energetic Alignment of Organizations
We, at the PaVima Institute, understand that every organization whatever it is, has an energy at its origin and that without it, the organization could not exist. In other words, without this energy, the organization would never have come into existence. In this paper, ...
The Evolution of Self
The PaVima Institute contends that humanity is currently undergoing a major shift in consciousness -- a shift that is profoundly altering the historical understanding we humans have held about who we are and the world we inhabit. Indicators pointing to this shift include ...
The Evolution of the Brain
In the 1920s, Albert Einstein began his work on a unified field theory -- an attempt to bridge the disparate domains of his theory of relativity with the world of quantum physics. Many people say that Einstein failed because he was simply ahead of his time. The knowledge ...
The Process of Creation: Accessing Information and Force
If you wish to take command of a situation you need to understand the forces that rule it. Imagine you wish to build a bridge, but you do not have sufficient knowledge of the materials involved, nor the statics. Consequently, you will not know how strong the bridge will be, how ...
Transfiguration: Self-Transcendent Leadership
The PaVima Institute prepares leaders for global transformation. We do so by immersing leaders in the PaVima Method so that they can learn to embody the principles and practices of transformation. In this way, not only they, but also their organizations are transformed ...
Working with “What Rules” Rather Than Working with “What is Ruled”
As leaders committed to real tangible transformation on a global level, we have had to acknowledge what is increasingly impossible to ignore – that much of what we are doing is not working.
In addition to our white papers we have compiled a collection of articles, videos and additional resources that augment and support the fundamental premises upon which our work is based.
Scharmer, C.O., Addressing the Blind Spot of Our Time, an executive summary of the book Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges. Cambridge, MA, 2007.
Granger, K. and Sanders, J.L. Principles of Transformative Learning. January 2015. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2671439
Granger, K, Miller T. Fighting for the Freedom Required to Be a Leader. Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10 – 08. Models of Leadership eJournal, v.2 (8), September 2010. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1659188
Granger, K. and Hanover, D.. Transformational Performance-Based Leadership: Addressing Non-Routine Adaptive Challenges. Ivey Business Journal, January/February 2012. Available:
View Co-Founder Herwig Schoen's video, "Create Problem Solving".
View Co-Founder Kari Granger's featured interview during the 2016 GameChanger Global Summit. https://vimeo.com/user15951930/review/157220707/5fa0e63f99
Premiering April 30, 2016- a first look at "A New Story for Humanity: Change the Story, Change the World". Inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation: a sold-out multicultural, multigenerational enquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change makers and activists from over 50 countries. https://vimeo.com/151662606
Bluher, H., Die Achse der Natur. Books on Demand, 2002.
Silva, J., What is Ontological Design? Jason Silva, the creator of Shots of Awe, and the producer of this YouTube video: “What is Ontological Design?” has kindly granted The PaVima Institute permission to include his video on our website:
Schoen, H., An Introduction to ReConnective Therapy, 2014. http://www.reconnectivetherapy.com/en/watch-resources.html
Harvard Business School, The Most Overrated Value in Business, HBR Blog Network, 15 September, 2011. http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2011/09/the-most-overrated-value-in-bu.html
Harvard Business School, Managing Values Across Cultures, HBR Blog Network, 29 September, 2011. http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2011/09/managing-values-across-culture.html
Strozzi-Heckler, R. The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion. North Atlantic Books. 2014.
Spalding, B. Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East. DeVorss & Co., 1924.
The Shift, Hay House, 2009.
Senge, P., Scharmer, O., Jaworski, J., & Flowers, B.S. Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future. 2008.
Seiler, A. Coaching to the Human Soul: Ontological Coaching and Deep Change, Volumes I-III.
Schoen, H. ReConnective Therapy: A New Healing Paradigm. Second edition RCT Publishing, Langley, 2012.
Maturana, H., & Verden-Zoller, G. The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love. Imprint Academic, VA, 2008.
The Matrix, Warner Brothers, 1999.
Leonard, G. Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment. February 1, 1992.
Kyber, M. The Three Candles of Little Veronica. Housatonic Press, 1972.
Gallwey, T. W., The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance, (1997) Revised edition. Random House, New York, 1997.
Flores, F. & Winograd, T., Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design. Ablex Publishing Corporation, New Jersey, 1986.
Chalmers Brothers. Language and the Pursuit of Happiness. August, 2004.
The Adjustment Bureau, Universal Pictures, 2011.