Spiritual Psychology for Holistic Healers -Coming Soon!

Spiritual Psychology Techniques for Holistic Healers
With Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA

Coming in June 2019

About the Program: Talk therapies, medications, and conventional treatments do not work for everyone as healing often needs to occur at a deeper level. Many times talk therapies and medications are Band-Aids and do not get to the root of the problem. Some healing providers, as a consequence of their training, overlook the fact clients consist of mind, body, energy, and spirit. The Biomedicine approach fails to acknowledge the spiritual, energetic, and transcendent aspects of the individual. We all have the power to heal, no matter how deep our wounds may be. Spiritual Psychology adds spiritual, energetic, and non-verbal dimensions to healing. This holistic approach combines Spirituality with Psychology/Counseling and helps individuals discover the underlying root issues causing their challenges and symptoms and enables them to gently resolve them; thus moving them closer to wholeness and wellness.

Spirituality is feeling like a whole and complete person with meaning and purpose.  It is an inner path enabling you to discover the true essence of your being; the deepest values, morals, beliefs, and meanings by which you live. Spirituality is often experienced as a source of inspiration or orientation in life. Transpersonal psychology is a school of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. It is also possible to define it as a “spiritual psychology”. The Transpersonal has been defined as “experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos.” Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, spiritual evolution, personal growth, healing, and wellness. Each individual is a unique unity of mind, emotions, heart, body, and soul. Respect is given to the entire person, all possibilities of being, and experiences that are beyond the ordinary, ego, and self. Spiritual Psychology techniques help individuals release limiting thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and patterns and help them feel whole and complete and able to reach their full potential.

The powerful modalities of Spiritual Psychology are largely non-verbal: art, music, dance, bodywork, and energy work. The language of the soul/psyche is sensations, feelings, sounds, vibration, symbols, images, colors, and patterns; we communicate these non-verbally. This 150-hour program will explore the Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology techniques of music, art, bodywork, energywork, and movement as doorways deep into the psyche and spirit to facilitate healing. This is a comprehensive online program with hands-on, experiential components.

 

Prerequisite: This series is open to Reiki practitioners, massage therapists, bodyworkers, holistic practitioners, nurses, social workers, counselors, and other holistic healthcare providers

 

Goal of this Series: This is a professional development and continuing education class open to Reiki practitioners, massage therapists, bodyworkers, and other holistic practitioners. As Reiki and other holistic modalities become more and more popular, learning additional techniques can greatly enhance your client healing sessions by adding a spiritual psychology/spiritual counseling component. Learning additional techniques can also improve your business potential by giving you more experience and knowledge than other providers. There is a need and demand for quality holistic practitioners as more venues (Hospitals, Hospices, Clinics, etc) are adding holistic and spiritual services to satisfy clients and patients. This is also a great course for social workers, counselors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to learn spiritual techniques to integrate into their healthcare to make it more holistic

 

Please note: This series presents spiritual and holistic approaches that treat the whole person. These services are considered alternative and complementary. They can greatly complement and accentuate Western Medicine and Conventional psychological/counseling approaches but they should not take the place of them.

 

Tuition: There are 6 modules and 2 practicums. Each module is $175. The Practicums are $250 each. You can either pay as you go module by module or pay for the whole series at once for a 10% discount. Pre-register for the program before the official start date for 25% off!

 

Timeframe: Timeframe is flexible and series is self-paced, but it is suggested that students try to complete the coursework within 8 to 12 months.

 

Certificate: Students who complete modules 1 to 6, The 2 Practicums, and required homework are eligible for a 150-hour certificate of completion in Spiritual Psychology Techniques.

 

Supplies: Each module includes an 8 hour recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework.  Modules 7 and 8 (The Practicums) include individual mentoring from Dr. Christina. Additional supplies are not included. Additional supplies the student may find helpful include a massage table or massage mat.

 

About The Instructor: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, spiritual counselor, and holistic healing facilitator with over 20 years of higher education and experience in psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, and natural health. She has a PhD in Health Psychology, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology, and a minor in Sociology. Christina has additional education and post-doctoral training in Transpersonal Psychology (Holotropic techniques, Psychonautics, Spiritual Emergencies, Shamanic Approaches, Plant Medicine, Archetypal Astrology), and has attended workshops, training, and classes with Dr. Stan Grof MD, PhD co-founder of the field of Transpersonal Psychology and his late wife, Christina Grof PhD. Christina is also a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, Docent, and Bodyworker. She specializes in women’s holistic wellness, spiritual psychology, plant medicine, personal growth, and spiritual development. Christina does not practice western psychology, psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or psychiatry; she does not give diagnosis or labels or provide psychological treatment. She is not a medical doctor, licensed psychologist or mental health therapist. She is a spiritual counselor; combining psychology, spirituality, and intuition into her healing appointments. For more info, please visit: https://mindsoulandself.com/about-dr-christina-wilke-burbach/

 

Dr. Christina with Stan Grof, MD, PhD, founder of the field of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Online Class Format:
  • • The program is a series of recorded webinars with audio and visual components, assigned reading, and experiential exercises. Initially, one module will be released a month (tentatively March to October 2019).
    • When you register for the full program, sessions are automatically emailed to you each month. You complete them according to your own schedule
    • Open enrollment: You can join the program at any time, though if you pre-register before the official start date, you will receive 25% off the registration fee! The timeframe is flexible and series is self-paced, but it is suggested that students try to complete the coursework within 8 to 12 months.
    • Students can download and watch/listen to the webinars via Windows Media Player, VLC, or ITunes as many times as they want! You have lifetime access to all materials
    • Each class also includes a detailed workbook, homework, and extensive written materials in PDF format
    • Modules 7 and 8 (The Practicums) include individual mentoring! As you complete this program, you can add additional phone, web, or face to face consultations/mentoring with Dr. Christina to your Spiritual Psychology program for a discounted rate
  • Dr. Christina also has a Holistic Healing Facebook group you can join if you would like.
  • If enough students start the program at the same time they may be options for study/discussion groups….

 

Module 1: Introduction to Spiritual Psychology- Class tentative release date March 2019
Everything in the universe is made of energy. Feelings and emotions are energy in motion. Through healing, energywork, and bodywork, these powerful energies can emerge. This class will introduce you to ways of working with these released energies and emotions to best support your clients. Receive an overview of relevant psychological theories and techniques including Transpersonal Psychology, Spiritual Psychology, Humanistic and Positive Psychology, Holistic Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. Learn how to hold space and facilitate healing. Learn about the Healing Crisis and Spiritual Emergencies and how they mimic emotional illness. Learn how to integrate, center, and ground. Receive an overview of Archetypal Astrology and how this can impact your healing sessions. We will also cover the Spectrum of Consciousness, ways to access and enter the spectrum, and introduce participants to altered states of consciousness as a powerful tool of personal growth, insight, healing, and spirituality. Class will end with an altered states experience so participants understand what they are, how to achieve them, and their healing potential. Please wear comfortable clothes! Pre-requisite: none. The class is open to everyone with a focus on Intuitive Readers, Reiki practitioners, energy workers, massage therapist, and bodyworkers.Receive an overview of relevant Spiritual Psychological theories including Transpersonal Psychology, Humanistic and Positive Psychology, and Holistic Psychology. Learn how to hold space and facilitate healing. Learn about the Healing Crisis, Dark Night of the Soul, and Spiritual Emergencies and how they mimic emotional and physical illness. Receive an overview of Archetypal Astrology and how this can impact your healing sessions. We will also cover Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the Spectrum of Consciousness, The Psycho-Spiritual Framework, Cartographies of the Psyche, and ways to utilize this information in transformational healing sessions. Module includes an 8 hour recorded downloadable class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.

 

Module 2: Bodywork- Class tentative release date April 2019
Receive an overview of Bodywork Counseling and Bodywork Centered Transpersonal Approaches. Bodywork utilizes touch to bring about change. Healing touch has the capacity to ground an individual in their body, deepen self-awareness, and allow re-connection to hidden but troublesome aspects of ourselves. Bodywork releases the traumatic material we carry in our bodies. The body integrates trauma and psychological patterns and we can thus develop muscular aches, pain, tension, and physical symptoms. This module will discuss body memory and cellular memory; the hypothesis that the body itself is capable of storing memories, as opposed to only the brain. You will also receive an introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), Psychosomatic work, the mind/body connection, William Reich, and Candace Pert. We will go over bodywork techniques to help release and heal trauma, patterns, emotions, symptoms, and beliefs. Module includes an 8 hour recorded downloadable class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.
Recommended Book: Molecules of Emotion By Candace Pert
Additional suggested class by Dr. Christina: Mind/Body Medicine series

 

Module 3: Energy work- Class tentative release date May 2019
Everything in the universe is made of energy. Feelings and emotions are energy in motion. Through healing, powerful energies can emerge. This class will introduce you to ways of working with these released energies and emotions to best support your clients. This class will also teach energywork modalities and techniques to facilitate the release of old patterns, beliefs, energy and emotions. Receive an overview of energy systems in the subtle body, including the chakras, meridians, and aura. Learn how to clear energy, protect energy, integrate, center, and ground. Module includes an 8 hour recorded downloadable class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.
Additional suggested classes by Dr. Christina: Reiki 1, 2, 3; Chakra and Energy Healing series, Advanced Chakra Balancing

 

Module 4: Movement Techniques- Class tentative release date June 2019
Many forms of communication elicit the use of words or language. Often times, words are limiting and we are incapable of expressing ourselves this way. Non-verbal, creative expression can dive deep into the psyche and spirit and bring about profound transformation. Movement and body-based work unifies the mind, body, and spirit. This module will cover Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Dance, and other Movement Techniques that facilitate the expression of emotions and feelings. Movement modalities can also release trapped energy and patterns and help with sensory integration, self-awareness, and self-discovery. Module includes an 8 hour recorded downloadable class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.

 

Module 5: Sound Techniques -Class tentative release date July 2019
Sound and rhythm have always been vital creative and spiritual tools for transformation. Music has even been called the language of the soul. This module covers the transformative, personal healing, self-actualization, and personal growth journey through the world of music, vibration, rhythm, and resonance. We will discuss sound and music in identifying and releasing emotions, balancing chakras, clearing the aura, relaxation, grounding, and as part of sensory integration. We will discuss music set and setting, choosing pieces of music and structuring 60+ minute sessions to facilitate Transpersonal healing, expanded consciousness, relaxation, and meditative states. Module includes an 8 hour recorded downloadable class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.

 

Module 6: Art Techniques- Class tentative release date August 2019
Art-making, whether it is painting, drawing, sculpting, or collaging encourages people to express and understand their emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process. Art viewing can also help with self-expression, understanding, and personal growth. Art is a powerful non-verbal process that brings things from the unconsciousness into the consciousness to be processed and released. Many forms of communication elicit the use of words or language. Often times, words are limiting and we are incapable of expressing ourselves this way. We will discuss art techniques to facilitate the expression of emotions and feelings, for sensory integration, for self-awareness, and for self-discovery. We will discuss interpreting art through a few different frameworks. This module will also cover sacred geometry, mandalas, art as a coping and communication skill, and non-verbal symbols, metaphors, and concepts. Module includes an 8 hour recorded downloadable class taught by Dr. Christina, a comprehensive workbook, extensive written materials, experiential exercises, and homework. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.

 

Module 7: Practicum I -Class tentative release date September 2019
For those students pursing the certificate of certification. Practicum 1 includes completion of a 5-page research paper and the recorded class. This module covers heart-centered business practices, legal and ethical issues, best practices and standards, business development, branding, record keeping, networking, marketing, writing a business plan, and business forms. Hypothetical client case examples will also be discussed. Module includes downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, correction of the research paper, and a 30-minute phone/webcam individual consultation with Dr. Christina. Students can add additional phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.

 

Module 8: Practicum II/Graduation -Class tentative release date October 2019
For those students pursuing the certificate of completion. Practicum II includes a recorded class and completion of 10 hands-on-Spiritual Psychology sessions, and a final individual consultation with Dr. Christina. After the student has completed all the requirements, they will meet via phone or webcam for a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina to wrap up the series. At their final consultation, students will discuss their hands on with Dr. Christina. We will also discuss any business/practical concerns, etc. Module includes downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, correction of hands on, and a 30 minute phone/webcam individual consultation with Dr. Christina. Students can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to this module for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face.

 

Optional Additional Individual Consultations with Dr. Christina: You can add phone, web, or face to face consultations and individual mentoring with Dr. Christina to your Spiritual Psychology program for a discounted rate of $75 per hour for web consultation or $90 per hour for face to face. Some students like to schedule one consultation each module. Email Dr. Christina to schedule your consultation(s). You can pay for them here: https://www.paypal.me/mindsoulandself

 

150 hour certificate of completion available after Module 8

  • 48 hours of class (Module 1 to 6)
  • 16 hours of Practicum (Modules 7 & 8)
  • 1 hour of individual mentoring/consultation with Dr. Christina (additional mentoring is available)
  • 25 hours of experiential homework and write-ups exploring art, music, dance, energy, and bodywork
  • 20 hours of assigned reading and homework
  • 10 hands-on case studies (20 hours)
  • 5-page research paper (20 hours)

Registration Info: Register by paying below. You can pay as you go, one module at a time. Or pay in full for a 10% discount. If you pre-register before the official start date, receive 25% off! When you register for the full program, sessions are automatically emailed to you each month. If you register module by module, you will receive the coursework within 24 to 48 hours of registering. Contact Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach with any questions: mindsoulandself@yahoo.com or 608.393.7353. 


Spiritual Psychology



 

Stay tuned for the Advanced Spiritual Psychology Training coming in 2020:
• Altered states
Depthwork
• Dreamwork
• Breathwork
• Archetypes
• Shadow work
• Synchronicity

• Meditation and guided imagery