How can I be happy?
Why am I here?
How can I achieve comfort in being myself?
How can I access my larger self?
As we mature, these and other central life questions become more urgent. We are all searching for answers. Though we may be finding clues, we often have difficulty grasping any central and unifying principles that help us understand our experience and make sense of our lives.
What if we could learn
a way of being
that shifted our experiences so that our sense of self, capacity to connect with others, and our understanding of life’s questions – and answers – deepened, expanded, and transformed us?
Gary Sherman is an educator and teacher who is committed to exploring our deepest human potential and translating the results into practical knowledge that can be used to elevate our lives. Since 1985, Gary has designed and delivered classes, workshops, programs, and curriculums for teaching self-awareness, expanded perception, and inner growth. His present work embodies an educational process he founded for training others in becoming self-aware called Perceptual Integration.
“I create effective experiential curriculums that develop unique and powerful skills for meaningfully expanding self-awareness. My classes address the meta-levels of self-experience that underpin and give structure to the everyday self we know.”
– Gary Sherman
is an educational framework for developing the whole person. It engages participants in skillfully designed learning experiences that are gentle, self directed, and experiential in focus. Emphasis is placed on the playful use of self-awareness and the ability to bring attention to the moment. It is a framework for learning that explores the knowing that lies beneath concepts and ideas, and embraces the authenticity of direct experience. This results in a deeper alignment with our own experience, and expanded perception - all while remaining present to the events of daily life.
Since the early 90’s, the Perceptual Integration curriculum has been taught both privately and publicly in training seminars as well as in social work agencies, corporations, and at the university level.
Perceptual Integration has been applied in: