DIPLOMA IN PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY & WELLNESS
(Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness – Qual No: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and Social Care)
The first UK qualification integrating spirituality and healthcare to be on the Ofqual Register
Five 3-day sessions 10am‑5pm Friday-Sunday
2019 : 11-13 October; 1-3 November 10-12 January;
2020: 7-9 February; 6-8 March
Venue: Maison Internationale des Associations, central Geneva
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Explore and deepen your spirituality
Discover the health benefits
The qualification has Four Modules with these learning outcomes
1: Person Centred Spiritual Practice
- Know the common features of spiritual experiences and spiritual practices across the globe
- Develop their own understanding of spirituality and spiritual practice
- Build and create their own daily spiritual wellbeing practice and practice core skills of meditation
2: Reflective Practice and Self-Awareness in the Context of Spiritual Development
- Understand the elements, benefits and importance of reflective practice and self-awareness in the context of spiritual development
- Build skills to implement a regular practice of reflection and self-management
- Engage in reflective conversations with others about own developmental process.
- Investigate how well their lifestyle and behaviours align with the Spiritual Companions Guidelines
3: Science and Context
- Review the historical and cultural relationship between spirituality and medicine
- Understand the evidence base for the health benefits of spirituality and the key elements of spirituality and faith that can benefit physical and mental health
- Ability to define the benefits of spirituality for their own health and wellbeing and to facilitate this discussion with future clients.
4: Spiritual Care in Practice
Leading to the practice of being a Spiritual Health Coach/Mentor, this module builds skills enabling participants to:
- 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
- Develop the communication skills of spiritual companioning
- Explain the progression of and care for stages of spiritual emergency
Our Definition of Spirituality
We always encourage people to develop their own definition of spirituality. That said, we find that the following definition is appropriate and helpful in most educational and healthcare environments.
Spirituality is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life – and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.
Spirituality affirms that human development is about the growth of compassion and awareness, heart and mind.
Our approach is person-centred and holistic.
Our first enquiry is always: ‘What works best for you?’
There is an increasing need for spiritually competent people, whose approach is holistic, highly inclusive and who celebrate diversity. This is particularly relevant in the fields of healthcare, education and organisational wellbeing. This is based on two important developments:
- The growing evidence base for the beneficial links between spirituality and health.
- A general social tendency away from membership of a single religious faith to a more general spiritual approach.
Lead Tutor: WilliamBloom
Support Tutor: Feena May
Feena has two doctorates but these are more than balanced by her qualifications in clowning and in mindfulness. She is also Head of Global Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
APPLICATION FORM AND FURTHER INFORMATION
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For the full Ofqual Spec and relevant policy documents including DTP, refunds and inclusivity please visit the Downloads and Policies page on the Spiritual Companions website.
To learn more about Spiritual Companions and other centres delivering the course: spiritual companions.org
Develop and deepen your spirituality in a friendly group of like-minded open-hearted peers.
Learn about its health benefits and how to support others in them.
Achieve a national recognised qualification that will enhance your CV and work life.
- Gain a professional qualification to be a Spiritual Health Coach/Mentor, and give person-centred and holistic spiritual support.
- 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.
‘Spirituality emphasises the healing of the person, not just the disease. It views life as a journey, where good and bad experiences can help you to learn, develop and mature.’
Royal College of Psychiatrists