Professional Certificate in Transpersonal Therapy

6-day workshop | Saturday 5th October 2024| Robin Collins | Exeter

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Transpersonal Therapy

Explore the 5 wonders of the world with this unique part-time Professional Certificate in Exeter, Devon.

This is an experiential course, exploring how we bring depth, intimacy and presence to relationship with others, with our world, and within ourselves.

We will discover and work creatively with mindfulness-based practices from ancient traditions to modern innovations, in individual, one-to-one and group forms, from sitting in stillness to moving in expressive inspiration.

A complete learning experience including mindfulness practice from the very beginning.

Participate in discussion of ideas, inspirations and philosophy, while always being embedded in experiential exploration rather than learning new theory.

Creatively explore approaches to transcending our limited sense of self (ego) and our limiting ways of meeting the other.

This course enables people to significantly and creatively expand their presence and connection in relationship, deepen their ability to support the healing process for clients, and also facilitate meaningful self-care as a practitioner, by focusing in depth on the transpersonal and spiritual aspects of human existence.

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Course Description

Weekend 1:

Saturday - Introduction to Transpersonal Approaches

Overview of the Transpersonal in therapy, including ethical considerations, philosophy, basic mindfulness practice, with examples from Jungian psychology and psychosynthesis.

Sunday - Vedanta: The oldest writings on Psychotherapy

Vedanta is the central philosophy behind Hinduism, incorporating Advaita (non- dualism). Meditation techniques from yoga and working with body energy systems (chakras).

Weekend 2:

Saturday - Buddhism: The Beginnings of Counselling

Buddhist teachings on mindfulness. Buddhism as a coherent approach to psychotherapy. Examples from selected Buddhist texts: The Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra.

Sunday - Taoism: The Watercourse Way

Taoism as an ancient approach to holistic and ecological practice. Examples from the I Ching and Tao Te Ching. Working with Chi energy. Harmonious living.

Weekend 3:

Saturday - Zen: Sudden Awakening

Practice free of scripture and belief. Direct experience of reality through the Zen encounter. Haiku poetry.

Sunday - Sufism: Meeting the Beloved

The devotional approach. Sufi poetry, music and dance.

Weekend dates & cost

  • Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October 2024
  • Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November 2024
  • Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of December 2024

All classes will be from 10am - 5pm at Iron Mill College in Exeter

Professional Certificate Cost

    • General Admission - £540.00
    • IMC Student / Graduate - £405.00
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    • Please note that for this event you have the option to spread the cost across 3 instalments. Please select the PayPal pay-in-three option at the checkout.

    Target audience

    This course will be particularly suitable for counsellors, therapists and others working in healthcare, social services and well-being. It will also be valuable for individuals involved in creative industries and for work in which enhanced communication is required or beneficial.

    There are no formal educative requirements for this course. 

    Please Note: This is not a sit back and take notes type of course – your full and open engagement is warmly invited.

    Meet Robin Collins

    Alongside his role at Iron Mill College, Robin is also a counsellor working in private practice in central Exeter.

    He originally studied Philosophy and Psychology at his home town University of Liverpool. Before becoming a counsellor, he worked for many years in community media production and broadcasting.

    He also taught photography in adult education and video production for people with special needs.

    He was a volunteer for the Samaritans for a number of years, which eventually led towards seeking a professional qualification in counselling at Iron Mill. The important philosophical questions about meaning, truth, and how to live a good life, remain central to Robin's life and work and he has explored mindfulness and transformational practices from many traditions.

    Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole

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