A 7-week telecourse applying meditation and mindfulness practices to embrace, heal and integrate the subconscious self
“We have not understood yet that the discovery of the unconscious means an enormous spiritual task, which must be accomplished if we wish to preserve our civilization.” — C.G. Jung
Historically the trajectory of spiritual development in major spiritual traditions has been to ignore or repress the subconscious as the “false ego” and to practice “divine indifference”. Conversely, the direction of many psychological schools has been to explore the subconscious aspects of the psyche and reject the transpersonal dimensions of human experience as illusory or neurotic. These trajectories are evolving and it is increasingly recognized that to grow in transpersonal dimensions it is necessary to embrace “shadow work”. This is especially the case when our meditations deepen and we often encounter repressed emotions and experiences which are part of our shadow self. It is becoming ever more apparent that transpersonal approaches of meditation and mindfulness are tremendously helpful in healing the fractured and wounded elements of the psyche.
This course unifies these two trajectories in support of creating an experience of the integrated conscious, subconscious, and superconscious mind and their co-creative joyful expression.
Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Pacific Time
At the end of this course, you will be better able to
- Explain and describe the conscious, superconscious, and subconscious mind and their associated states of consciousness
- List the differences between the shadow, core wounds, exiled parts, and healthy subconscious processes
- Identify and explain the process of spiritual bypassing
- Create, teach and apply in clinical practice a mindful, compassionate state or “loving space” in which to facilitate subconscious integration
- Demonstrate and apply in practice a “multiple self-theory of personality”, based on the research of Lester, Rowan, Schwartz, Stone, and Stone, et.al.
- Rate and self-assess the level of one’s mindfulness meditation state using a “Mindfulness Table of Subjective Landmarks”
- Utilize and apply a taxonomy of the subconscious which is based on human developmental stages and universal archetypal patterns
- List and analyze the five phases of subpersonality harmonization
- Utilize methods for supporting subparts to recognize their essential contribution to the collective life of the person and their relationship to the transpersonal self
- Distinguish how to safely support subconscious healing and integration and determine when shadow integration is contraindicated
- Utilize for yourself and in clinical settings, meditation practices that support the dissolution of fear in the subconscious
COURSE FEE: $210 for a regular class or $280 for those taking the class for CE hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 14 Continuing Education Hours available for the following licenses: American Psychological Association: Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for its programs and their content. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE-approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. For questions about these CE accreditations, visit www.spiritualcompetency.
SCHOLARSHIPS: a limited number of scholarships are available thanks to a previous course participant.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: There is a $30.00 processing fee per course for refunds requested in writing 7 days before the beginning of the course. There is no refund for cancellations received later; however, a credit will be issued toward a future course or seminar. If a course must be canceled due to an unforeseen event, such as a natural disaster or instructor illness the course will be rescheduled, participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another course offered by Psychology of Joy® or receive a full refund.
COURSE SYLLABUS: 7 Sessions, meeting once a week with didactic and experiential learning including articles, diagrams, PowerPoint presentations, and guided meditations (full syllabus available upon registration)
SELECTED REFERENCES ON MEDITATION AND THE INTEGRATION OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS:
Embracing Our Selves: The Voice Dialogue Manual by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone
A Multiple Self Theory of Personality by David Lester
Subpersonalities: The People Inside Us by John Rowan
Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters by Robert Augustus Masters
Internal Family Systems Therapy by Richard C. Schwartz
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT PAST MEDITATION COURSES:
“It was such a pleasure to take this telecourse in the comfort of my home and, to be earning CE hours. While thoroughly enjoying the material and meditations, I was learning methods of improving my work with clients as well as my own personal meditation practice. Jerry is a well-informed instructor with excellent teaching skills. I looked forward to each class and highly recommend the course. It’s one of the best I’ve taken in years.” – Linda, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“This is the best Continuing Education Course I’ve ever taken.” – Louise, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“I really appreciate that I took this course which was very powerful and healing! It helped me release my physical and emotional pains, and heal my heart. Moreover, it supported me to develop the ability to observe self which helped to explore my subconscious. Bringing light from the super-conscious to the subconscious made me feel joy and love. Jerry is a well-informed and patient mentor, and his course is easy to follow and applies for beginners. I highly recommend it.” – Xin, a psychology graduate student from China.