Crossfields Institute Level 3
- Gain a professional qualification integrating spirituality and health. Become equipped to offer person-centered and holistic spiritual support and pastoral care.
- Taught across four, four-day modules covering the history and relationship between spirituality and health; person-centered spiritual practice; developing reflective practice and spiritual care in practice.
- The course includes 90 contact hours. Peer support and self-directed study is encouraged between modules. Assessment is via a portfolio of reflective notes and mini-essays.
The Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness allows you to explore and deepen your spirituality, learn about the demonstrable health benefits of spiritual practice and strengthen your ability to help others. Spirituality can be seen as a person’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life, emphasising the healing of the person, not just the disease. It is the instinct to explore our experiences and their meaning. Taking a person-centered approach, the course will offer you practical strategies that can be shared with others and integrated into your current career. This diploma is accredited by Ofqual and welcomes students of all faiths and none. The course consists of four modules:
Module 1: Person Centred Spiritual Practice
- Summarise the common features of spiritual experiences and spiritual practices
- Explain own understanding of spirituality and spiritual practice
- Carry out own daily spiritual wellbeing practice
- Practice core skills of meditation
Module 2: Reflective Practice and Self-Awareness in the Context of Spiritual Development
- Summarise the elements, benefits and importance of reflective practice and self-awareness in the context of spiritual development
- Implement a regular practice of reflection and self-management
- Engage in reflective conversations with others about own developmental process
- Investigate how well your lifestyle and behaviours align with the Spiritual Companions Guidelines
Module 3: Science and Context
- Discuss the historical and cultural relationship between spirituality and medicine
- Summarise the evidence base for the health benefits of spirituality
- Describe key elements of spirituality and faith that can benefit physical and mental health
- Reflect on the benefits of spirituality for your own and another’s health and wellbeing
Module 4: Spiritual Care in Practice
- Prepare a safe and sacred space
- Lead an individual or small group into meditation
- Demonstrate whole body listening for a sustained period with an individual and a group
- Demonstrate the communication skills of spiritual companioning
- Explain the progression of and care for stages of spiritual emergency
Excellent course. I would certainly recommend it to others. A great grounding and foundation in coaching – really looking forward to doing more courses with this CollegeLiz, Diploma in Practical Spirituality & Wellness
I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformationJames Speth, Founder and President of the World Resources Institute
Dr William Bloom
William is a British author, educator and founder of the Spiritual Companions Trust. He holds a PhD in Political Psychology from the London School of Economics and has published over 28 books including The Endorphin Effect and The Power of Modern Spirituality. He worked for several years with teenagers and adults with additional needs and has a Certificate in Education. William is a Findhorn Foundation Fellow and is a dedicated meditator and practitioner of various complementary and spiritual practices.
William will be assisted by other team members from the Spiritual Companions Trust and Findhorn College.
- £2,790 (Guest)
- £1,900 (NFA )
- £950 (Findhorn Foundation)
Includes tuition and accreditation for all participants as well as accommodation and vegetarian meals for visiting guests
Participants must be 18 or over. While there are no formal academic requirements, relevant life and/or professional experience is a prerequisite. A relent CV is required as part of the application process. We are particularly keen that students demonstrate their emotional and spiritual health literacy and a welcoming attitude to diversity and self-management. You must be able to attend all four modules and be available for online contact in between.