in Spiritual Psychology
This program focuses on
the dynamics and processes of individual psycho-spiritual development.
The program teaches professionals to work responsibly and constructively
with the spiritual dimension in individuals, and to integrate it with
the bio-psycho-social dimensions of experience. The core of the program
is an eight month course, consisting of monthly weekend training seminars
on the principles and practice of Spiritual Psychology, supplemented
by reading, practicum, personal work and/or supervision, writing, and
small group tutorials. Readings, drawn from a wide range of disciplines,
illustrate the principles underlying the process of psycho-spiritual
development from different perspectives. Practicum, personal work/supervision,
writing, and tutorials all focus on increasing skill in use of these
principles in professional work. Some consideration is also given to
the use of these principles in group work. Admission is by application.
Participation in this core
program is usually preceded by attending an Introductory Weekend, or
a three month Foundation Training Series. These programs enable participants
to get an initial sense of this approach and to create a foundation
of understanding and experience on which the longer training can build.
Upon completion of the core program, for further study trainees select
between specialized advanced courses, individual and/or group supervision,
and/or further training in related disciplines.
Program in Group
Development and Leadership
This program focuses on
the dynamics and processes of group development and leadership, seen
within a spiritual context. The program teaches professionals to work
responsibly and constructively with the spiritual dimension in groups,
and to integrate it with the psycho-social and organizational dimensions
of group life. Central to this work is learning how to develop within
a group what the physicist David Bohm called a "coherent microculture"
in which each group member has simultaneously the experience of community
and freedom, and is able to play a creative and contributing role as
him/herself in group purpose and activity. The principles of this approach-"the
Corona Process"- are applicable in therapeutic, educational, and
organizational group settings, and are particularly useful in environments
where groups are having difficulty dealing with stress, conflict, and
On-site consulting, using this approach, is also available. Focus can
be on training the group to include these ideas and skills in their
on-going work, or on consulting with the group on its particular issues,
using this perspective, or a combination of the two. Individual coaching
can also be part of this consultation, as often issues in an established
group need to be addressed at the individual level as well as in the
group as a whole.