Psychology and Spirituality
For the Counselor and Clinician
Healing the Soul
In attempting to heal the human personality, we have witnessed a rift between psychology and spirituality for generations. The two have been at opposite polarities and now with the Jungian, Transpersonal and 12 Step models, it is becoming evident that this separation can be further from the truth. Lasting healing can occur when an individual’s psychological and spiritual health can be seen as one. What seems to be required to change behavior is to change the motivations that effect behavior. Long term mental and emotional health requires more than a temporary reduction of symptoms. What seems to be required is a higher consciousness, or a spiritual intelligence, from which a larger sense of self can be derived. The word psyche comes from the Greek word which means soul.
The purpose of Souldrama is to align the ego and soul so that one can be on their higher purpose. Souldrama® is a seven stage group action model for spiritual transformation. Souldrama offers seven stages, or doorways, of spiritual growth and transformation. As a Group Action Process, Souldrama helps you: overcome roadblocks in careers and relationships, create new roles in your life, release the light and peacefulness within the core of your being, illuminate your spiritual gifts, and recognize as well as define your higher purpose in life. It spurs the soul into action bringing forth its spontaneity and creativity. This process moves us from our Rational Intelligence (what I think) to our Emotional Intelligence (what I feel) and Spiritual Intelligence (what I am) so that we can integrate all three intelligences in our lives, live in the present and access our higher consciousness.
The process of Souldrama is akin to a pilgrimage or rite of passage. The common elements are to (1) Accept the challenge to journey for a specific purpose (2) Find the faith and truth in one's vision needed to set out (3) Learn how to invoke the strength of spirit and perseverance (4) Listen and allow the soul to speak and work through you (5) Overcome the obstacles that slow you down (6) To perform the appropriate rituals and connect with the transcendent self at the destination of the pilgrimage (7) To return to one's home community, bringing back enlightenment and blessings.
When you step through each doorway, you will uncover a challenge within yourself to overcome before you can open the next one. With the completion of each stage comes the gift of illumination, a glimpse of your authentic self, to bring with you to light the way on your journey of self-discovery. Each door will lead you to a higher state of spiritual development: doors One and Two move you beyond your Rational Intelligence, doors Three and Four past your Emotional Intelligence, and doors Five and Six lead to your Spiritual Intelligence. Door Seven is the integration and transformation of all three along with the wisdom and knowledge of the process, your inner journey...your life's purpose.
Souldrama® a new psychospirtual group action model
Explore a deeper interpretation of recovery programs’ 12 step success
- Use spiritual counseling with such special problems such as grief, divorce and addictions
- Define how come a client’s belief system is important and can accelerate the healing process.
- You will take home new tools for working with the client using this new model
- Discover ways in which your own personal spiritual and psychological well being can be enhanced.
Souldrama offers clinicians a new lens to use when treating and assessing clients and puts spirituality into action.
Who Should Attend?
Licensed Professional counselor
Alcohol and Drug Counselors
Professors of Theology/Spirituality/Religious Studies
Individuals Involved in Recovery
Anyone Desiring Personal Growth