The Diploma of Soul Focused Psychotherapy consists of six modules. Each module may be studied separately and in no particular order:
Module 1 – Ego, Soul, Spirit Workshop
The Ego, Soul, Spirit Workshop is a 2-day weekend workshop, which presents a model that examines levels of consciousness experienced by humans, and the traps / pitfalls / breakthroughs that occur between levels of consciousness. Ego (also known as personality or lower self) operates in the levels of shame – the lowest vibration – through guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger and eventually pride – ego’s highest vibration.
Soul (higher self) operates in the levels of courage, neutral, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and eventually enlightenment.
The workshop focuses more on the theory of the ego or personality levels of consciousness, with overview of the soul levels of consciousness.
Module 2 – Lectures
Lecture 1 – Archetypes / Ego States / Roles We Play
Identifying archetypes: How to bring an archetype to the surface for expression
Interact, encourage listening, watch the archetype as the therapist
Become that which the archetype has “issue” with
Lecture 2 – Karma
The levels of karma operating
The nature of karma and how it is created
The role of karma in healing and / or suffering
Lecture 3 – Yin (Female) / Yang (Male)
Much of our behaviour can be understood as the interplay of these energies. From the nothing came the one, from the one came the two, from the two came the many. Looking deeply at the nature of Yin/Yang interactions within ourself first, then between two (or more) persons is vital for understanding how change can come about.
This lecture will investigate the difference between Yin and Yang operating principles and their qualities, characteristics, tendencies and operating patterns, and how and when to include this as an approach to therapy.
Lecture 4 – Possessions and Entities
Clients can arrive “affected” by something that feels “not me”. This can be:
Voices telling the client what to do or how to act
Behaviours not encountered before
Desires destructive to self or others
Types of possessions, entities and angels. How to bring them to the surface in a session:
Listen to them
Talk to them if appropriate
Remove them if appropriate
Module 3 – Observation of Soul Focused Psychotherapist / Client Session
Students view a Soul Focused Psychotherapist therapy session with a client for one hour, followed by 30 minutes of theory, questions and answers in relation to the session.
Topics to be covered include:
Starting the session – eyes open
Gaining Rapport with the Client
Relating client issues to the chart of “Levels of Consciousness”
Conditioning and belief systems
Spiritual emergency and crises procedures
Approaches specific to client age and stage of development
Importance of breathing
Understanding of client and therapist personal boundaries
Ethics – practitioner responsibilities
Into depth – eyes closed
Other people as mirrors in the outer world
Use of dreamwork, symbolism and imagery
Strategies for breakthroughs
Forgiveness / judgement / attachment
The art of Surrendering
Moving from Victim / Perpetrator to Self empowerment / taking Responsibility
Guiding clients into higher levels of consciousness
End of and after session
Appropriate homework setting for clients
Provision of resources for client support
Assessment of progress in follow-up sessions
Module 4 – Personal Soul Focused Psychotherapy Sessions
In these one-on-one personal sessions with a Soul Focused Psychotherapist, students experience being taken through their own issues / growth with a Soul Focused approach and are debriefed at the end of the session in relation to theory covered in Modules 1, 2, and 3.
Module 5 – Qi Gong Training
2 moving Qi Gong techniques: Qi Gong Dai, and Self Healing
5 passive / meditative techniques – Absorbing from outer worlds; Microcosmic Orbit; Cleansing; Absorbing from inner world; Balancing Yin and Yang
Module 6 – Reiki – Level 1
Introduction to energy transference for generating healing
Learning to bring universal healing energy to self and others
The course will run over 46 weeks of the year.
6 modules with 130 contact hours plus 470 home study hours (= 600 hours).
Attendance and home study combined requires approximately 15 hours per week. The Diploma is designed to be completed in one year.
Modules 1, 3 and 5 are set times of the year. Modules 2, 4 and 6 are flexible. Students are free to choose times that suit them, so how long it takes to complete the Diploma will depend upon how quickly they complete and pass all modules.
|Module 1||Ego, Soul, Spirit Workshop||10 hours|
|Module 2||Lectures||20 hours|
|Module 3||Observation of Soul Focused Psychotherapy Client / Session||60 hours|
|Module 4||Personal Soul Focused Psychotherapy Session||5 hours|
|Module 5||Qi Gong Training||27 hours|
|Module 6||Reiki – Level 1||8 hours|
|Total Hours: 130|
Prior training is NOT essential. Admission is not automatic because a student wants to do the course. Selection for the training is by individual interview where certain capabilities are required. These are:
A strong sense of a call to service
Boundary setting is solid
Willingness to be flexible with new material/information
Personal life is organised, ethical and relatively stable
Capacity to understand personal projections and the projections of others
Understand that the courses at SFP are both theory content rich AND very experiential so that personal challenges and issues will arise that WILL lead to personal growth.