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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Course explores spirituality in psychotherapy

The New England Educational Institute sponsors Thomas Moore's three-day symposium, Spirituality and Care of the Soul in Psychotherapy, to be offered Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November, 2009 at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although the program is directed at mental health and medical professionals, anyone may attend.

According to the NEEI description, "Participants will reflect on their own spiritual journeys and explore ways of meditation and contemplation. They will learn the difference between soul and spirit and see how they can blend psychological counseling with spiritual guidance. The shadow elements in psychotherapy and spirituality will be examined both personally and theoretically."

*Healing the whole person: Body, soul, and spirit/Historical ideas about soul
*Jung, Hillman, and the archetype of healing
*Asklepios and dream incubation

*Spiritual counseling
*The model of the Healing Buddha
*Alchemy and the vessel and opus of therapy
*The wounded healer/The therapist's shadow
*The Gospel model of healing

*What traditional healers can teach the modern healer
*Spiritual and emotional support for the healer
*The continuing education of the spiritual healer
*The role of contemplation, friendship, and nature in supporting the therapist
*Other ways of self-care for the therapist

Continuing Education credit is available for this program.

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