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Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness

CI Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness (VRQ)
Qualification Number: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and Social Care

The first nationally recognised qualification integrating spirituality and healthcare to be included on the Ofqual Register

Learn about the health benefits of spirituality, develop your own spiritual health practice and help others.

Professional Benefits

  • Gain a professional qualification to give person-centred and holistic spiritual support and pastoral care
  • Become part of a professional network with peer support, insurance scheme and ongoing CPD
  • Set up an independent practice
  • Work professionally or as a volunteer in multi-disciplinary teams e.g.: hospices, hospitals, schools, colleges, prisons, etc.
  • Integrate spiritual health into your current career
  • Acquire practical strategies and concepts that can immediately be shared with others

Personal Benefits

  • Strengthen your physical and psychological wellbeing through a daily spiritual health practice
  • Support friends, family and colleagues through improved relationships, communications and caring skills
  • Develop a meaningful lifestyle of mindfulness, compassion and service

The course consists of four units:

UNIT 1: Science & Context

This unit introduces you to the history, culture and science of the relationship between spirituality and medicine. You look at the evidence base, the physiology and the psychology of how spirituality can benefit health.

UNIT 2: Person-Centred Spiritual Practice

In this unit you explore and experience the spiritual practices that benefit health and wellbeing. You are supported in clarifying and implementing the approach that best supports your own daily spiritual health practice. In this way you experience for yourself the benefits and challenges. You then explore how best you might support others from diverse cultures and with different learning styles to develop their own spiritual health practice.

UNIT 3: Developing Reflective Practice

In this unit you learn about the crucial importance of reflective practice for self-care and development. You will explore the different reflective strategies, choose the approach that best suits you and implement a daily practice of careful and honest self-reflection.

UNIT 4: Spiritual Care in Practice

This unit builds on the knowledge and practice of the other three units, focusing on the actual giving of spiritual care and enabling others to develop their own spiritual health practice. You will be introduced to and required to practice the fundamental skills of whole-body listening and how to facilitate a developmental conversation, one-to-one and in small groups, around the health and wellbeing benefits of spirituality.

Dates

This 90 hour course will be run over 16 Sundays 10.30am - 5.30pm

Spring Term:
7th Jan, 21st Jan, 4th Feb, 18th Feb, 4th March, 18th March

Summer Term:
8th April 22nd April, 6th May, 20th May, 3rd June, 17th June

Autumn Term:
October 7th, October 21st, November 11th, November 25th

Costs

The full fee for the course is £1500 which includes the learner registration fee of £350, to be paid by 1st January 2018.

We would like to honour our commitment to pilot this course for the first time in Swanage for under £1,000 so we will be offering an early bird discount of £995 (inc. registration) to be paid by 1st December 2017.

Or you may pay by 3 instalments:

Early bird pilot rate:
1st Dec £333, 1st Feb £333, 1st June £333

Full rate
1 January £525, 1 March £525, 1 July £525

Monthly payments may be made by negotiation. Bursaries may be available depending on circumstance.

Venue

In October my husband and I move into our beautiful new home, Bella Vista, 14 Burlington Road, Swanage BH19 1LS.

We have chosen this home because the beautiful and panoramic sea views inspire peace and wellbeing.

Contact me for details about admission and for terms & conditions.

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From Spiritual Companions Trust

‘If spirituality is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life, I invite you to explore your experience and its meaning for you. It is not only your natural right, but also a crucial social need – essential for personal as well as for community wellbeing.

Free of institutional baggage, we aim to incorporate the very best approaches to mindfulness, the development of compassion, and emotional literacy.’

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