Change, whether unexpected or desirable, can impact one's spiritual life in challenging ways. Fear, resistance, and the need for permanence can hinder the potential in change to deepen one's faith and turn mere coping into an opportunity for spiritual growth. By drawing on Buddhist principles of impermanence and the nature of mind, as well as considering recent advances in positive psychology, this seminar will explore how spiritual counselors or others in caregiving roles can apply these perspectives in theory and practice to interfaith counseling settings and support those experiencing life change by fostering spiritual resilience. We will also discuss the obstacles to meaningful change and will seek to identify how spiritual resilience is linked to finding meaning in the midst of suffering, helplessness, or an absence of faith. Instructor's permission required.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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