Observation can either be one’s personal activity (example pursuits above), or the research (e.g., ethnography, online survey, case report) of others’ experience. But psychology and spiritual formation draw upon distinct bodies of research and theory grounded in different methodologies, resulting in conversation that has suffered from a lack of interdisciplinary cross-pollination. No direct causal link has been established, but research has consistently found that religious involvement is correlated with better physical and mental health, including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and an overall lower rate of mortality. In the second module you will continue learning about our transpersonal coaching approach, while engaging in a three-month integral practice (of your own design), as well as begin peer coaching with your colleges on the course. The Certificate in Psychedelics, Altered States and Transpersonal Psychology is awarded by Alef Trust upon successful completion of the learning tasks (such as assignments and personal experiential work). The final part provides an opportunity to start researching and exploring transformative experience. It is the responsibility of the student to pursue only those activities that adhere to local legal requirements, and to ensure their own safety and wellbeing at all times. Routledge, C. (2016). As elders and their caregivers search for grater meaning and purpose, GAP offers an integral approach that speaks to growth from multiple perspectives. In the live lectures we will provide you with all the steps of the transpersonal coaching model along with its accompanying skills and principles. What is the vocational need in the human community for psychedelics and entheogens? How to develop self-care practices to best care for yourself, and therefore others, in any season. Psychology Today © 2020 Sussex Publishers, LLC. Yes, the course has a vocational component well-grounded in theory and personal practice. If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. It is assessed with a 2500-word essay and a practice/experience module plan. Yes. The Certificate in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology (TCP) is awarded by Alef Trust upon successful completion of the learning tasks (such as forum participation and personal experiential work). Aspiring spiritual psychologists should have an education that is a mixture of traditional psychology and spirituality, or religion. The module covers the applications and implications of transpersonal psychedelic experience, and the varieties of altered states of consciousness. This one-year course is considered part time. Studies show that the brain may react in similar ways to diverse spiritual experiences. This module entails conducting an individual project in GAP. It is evidence-based, grounded on decades of research on individual and social transformation. The course structure should be manageable alongside your other responsibilities. The programme is validated/accredited by LJMU, meaning that the university ensures the quality of the MSc. It is a strong assertion that students do not participate in any illegal activity (e.g., some psychedelics are controlled substances in some countries) nor endanger themselves mentally or physically beyond their normal activities, experience or ability, and that they take responsibility for themselves, nor put anyone else at risk. This is known as animistic belief. The process includes guiding the client to access a more expanded and interconnected sense of self and a broader perspective, and from there elicit a more resourceful approach to resolving the issue (if a resolution is still seen as necessary). Steven Ing on November 18, 2020 in Sexual Futurist. Guidance, supervision, and, in some cases, introductions and directions towards appropriate organisations will be given by the course leader. Others still, may define spirituality simply as becoming a better person, quiet reflection, meditating or going for a walk in the woods. The MSc is further enhanced by our partnership with the Scientific and Medical Network (SMN), UK, a worldwide professional community for open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based inquiry into themes bridging science, spirituality and consciousness. This approach does not necessarily lead to a complete or permanent spiritual awakening, as this is not the objective of transpersonal coaching. You will be required to undertake at least 100 hours of integral practice over a three-month period. It includes three modules, spanning four months each. What all of these practices share in common from a psychological standpoint is that people are motivated to seek meaning and value in their lives and to transform themselves into the person they wish to become and to attain their highest potential as a human being. You will no longer be limited to peer coaching only (as in Module 2). Yes, the course has a vocational component well-grounded in theory and personal practice. What sets our approach aside from traditional coaching methods, is that we, when suitable for the client, include processes that leverage transpersonal states and perspectives in order to establish solutions that don't occur to us in our 'regular' modes of thinking and problem solving. The course offers an immersive and intensive learning journey that is designed to stretch you. Introduction, The Structure of This Book, para. Wellbeing and health requires a balance of nurturing the body, mind, heart and spirit, (3) Psychology of Transformation Novato, CA: New World Library. On the other hand, for clients who are spiritually inclined, our approach can meet them where they are and help them to go further or to embody their spiritual experiences more fully, depending on the client's desired outcome. In other words, people who hold a belief in some form of “higher power”, something “bigger” than who and what we are, whether defined as “God”, “Energy”, “Source”, “Collective Consciousness” or “Spirit”, tend to be happier, healthier and even live longer. Alongside the graduate programs Alef Trust also offers individual courses through the Open Learning program which cover the following specialty areas: Barber, N (2013). Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Hope + Resilience. Encouraging each other to practice gratitude, even in the face of great loss, could uplift our spirits this Thanksgiving. Spirituality means different things to different people. You will also be provided with 45 training videos in which Jevon Dangeli teaches the techniques of this coaching specialization. We will provide you with comprehensive schedule information, so you can plan ahead. This is a practice-based/ experiential module, based on the reflexive engagement in some (ongoing or new) activity that includes the observation of, and/or communication with individuals (self or other) that are pursuing an activity that often reliably induces altered states of consciousness (mild or otherwise), and takes the form of an ethnographic or auto-ethnographic report (e.g., using interviews, observations, journaling and commentary in relation published literature and research). The first part of this module focuses on transpersonal psychology and altered states. The term ‘integral’ implies that 1- bodily, 2- intellectual, 3- emotional, 4- spiritual, and 5- interpersonal modalities are represented in the practices chosen. The course offers an immersive and intensive learning journey that is designed to stretch you. At the end of the course, will I be able to practice as a GAP facilitator? Careers and Degrees in Transpersonal (Spiritual) Psychology: Given the broad and human-growth-centered focus of transpersonal psychology, a degree or certificate in transpersonal psychology opens many doors to different careers in counselling, coaching, spiritual guidance, shamanic practitioner, energy healer, business leadership, health and wellness and many others. The courses and programmes are offered in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. It includes how to identify the transpersonal phenomena that can arise spontaneously in coaching and distinguishes between these states and psychosis. They feel a strong impulse to make positive contributions to the world, to live in meaningful and purposeful ways, rather than simply trying to satisfy their own desires, enjoy themselves, or pass the time” (Taylor, 2017. In this module you will investigate what the criteria are that promote transformation in the ageing process, with a focus on what transpersonal perspectives can contribute.