Introduction to Holistic Counseling

Holistic Counseling Seminar 1

About the Course:

The theory and practice of holistic counseling is presented and distinguished from general counseling practices. Holism as a worldview evolving from systems thinking is detailed along with three basic tenants. This course includes an exercise to examine one’s own holistic principles and to clarify one’s purpose in pursuing a holistic orientation in practice.

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Jim Morningstar, Ph.D.

About the Author:

The Director of Transformations Incorporated, Jim has held licensure as a clinical psychologist since 1973. He is a clinical supervisor, seminar leader and has pioneered in the integration of psychotherapy with such mind/body techniques as breathwork and bio-spiritual energetics. He founded the School of Spiritual Psychology in 1980 and the Transformations Breathworker Training Program in 1990 and has authored three books in the field of spiritual psychology. He is co-drector of the International Breathwork Training Alliance and founding partner of InWellness.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers, who seek knowledge about the theory and practice of holistic counseling. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Distinguish holistic from general counseling.

  2. Identify the three tenants of systems thinking.

  3. Explain one’s purpose in pursuing a holistic practice.

  4. Name ten goals for holistic counseling training.

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