In association with the Spiritual Companions Trust
Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness
Ofqual Register: Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness
Qual No: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and Social Care
This is a wonderful opportunity to train as a SPIRITUAL HEALTH COACH
whilst exploring and deepening your own spirituality
within the context of a valuable
This video captures the essence of the heart
of this qualification
Also being launched at Findhorn & Alternatives at St James Church London
with occasional support of William Bloom
(Founder of The Spiritual Companions Trust
Bestselling author of
The Endorphin Effect & The Power of Modern Spirituality)
Taught in four blocks of four days
Thursday -Friday – Saturday – Sunday
10am – 5pm
9 – 12 May 2019
27 – 30 June 2019
29th August – 1st September 2019
7 – 10 November 2019
“Spirituality is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life and
the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.
Spirituality affirms that human development is about the growth of compassion and awareness, heart and mind.”
’The Power of Modern Spirituality’ (Piatkus 2011.)
The course consists of four units
Personal Benefits Include
- Strengthening your physical and psychological well-being through a daily spiritual practice.
- Deepening your spiritual connection and sense of Oneness.
- Self-examining with compassionate honesty.
- Practising strategies of mindful self-care.
You’ll serve others through
- Cultivating a wiser understanding of the relationship between spirituality and health.
- Developing improved relationship and communication skills grounded in benevolent mindfulness.
- Practicing Emotional Intelligence skills and cultivating empathic awareness.
Professionally you will
- Gain an Ofqual accreditation in person-centred, holistic spiritual care.
- Integrate spiritual healthcare into your current career.
- Become a Member of Spiritual Companions, a professional network with peer support, insurance scheme and ongoing CPD.
- Acquire practical strategies and knowledge that can immediately be shared with others.
Become part of a Heart – Centred Community
- A supportive community of peers during and beyond the course.
- Membership of the Spiritual Companions Trust,
with access to Insurance scheme and CPD.
“Spirituality emphasises the healing of the person, not just the disease. It views life as a journey, where good and bad experiences can help you to learn, develop and mature.”
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Our approach is holistic and person-centred.
We welcome diversity and people of all faiths and none.
There is an increasing need for spiritually competent people whose approach is highly inclusive and Emotionally Intelligent.
What do we mean by ‘Spirituality’?
We always encourage people to develop their own definition of spirituality. That said, we find that the following definition is helpful in many educational and healthcare environments.
1. SCIENCE AND CONTEXT
The course will explore the important historical relationship of spirituality and medicine. There is a raft of grounded empirical evidence of how spirituality can directly benefit health. We’ll explore cutting edge scientific findings along with culturally different appoaches including European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Tribal traditions. You’ll be directly relating to your own personal experience and that of your colleagues and clients throughout.
3. DEVELOPING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
Throughout the duration of this course, we’ll emphasise the crucial importance of ongoing honest and emotionally intelligent self-awareness and self-care, self-love. Developing Emotionally Intelligent skills grows from the foundation of mindfulness and compassionate witnessing of your thoughts and feelings. You’ll be actively encouraged to implement your own reflective practice as a course requirement, and as part of your growing awareness, we will discuss the mental health challenges that may be linked to spirituality, so you can self- observe and approach others with wisdom and kindness.
2. PERSON-CENTRED SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
In this module, we’ll be studying and experiencing a plethora of spiritual practices that benefit health and well being. You’ll be encouraged to clarify and implement your own daily spiritual health practice is part of the course remit. Along with an appreciation of the diversity of approaches in your fellow learners. We’ll explore how best to support others in developing their own spiritual health practice.
4. SPIRITUAL CARE IN PRACTICE
Builds on the knowledge and practice of the other three units. You will learn and practice the fundamentals of giving real, present spiritual support. The practice of Whole-body listening, empathy and holding will be repeatedly encouraged throughout the course duration. You’ll master the art of leading individuals and small groups into meditation, as well as Risk-assessing and referring people who need additional mental and emotional support in tactful, helpful ways which is essential when working in multi-disciplinary community teams.
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Spiritual Awareness can be a lonely path…
But with this course, you’ll be part of an
like – minded, warm – hearted community –
Build connections for life!
To Apply For this Course
please download & complete the
and submit along with your CV (If you have one) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are processed within a week.
Places are limited and fill quickly.
Once you have been accepted we will send you a payment link to
to pay an immediate deposit of £350.
This action will secure your place
and will not effect your choice of payment or relative discounts.
We have three different payment options outlined below.
Payment in Full
Enjoy £200 discount.
Pay in 4 Equal Instalments
Enjoy £150 Discount
Monthly DDR from when you are accepted to spread payments over longer period.
Please note:- There are core costs that must be covered by applicants. The concessions are reserved for people on lower incomes, including those who work in healthcare, education or caring.
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Criteria for applicants
- Participants 18 years or older.
- Relevant life and or professional experience is a prerequisite. No formal academic entry requirements are needed.
- Applicants can demonstrate the potential to develop emotional intelligence and spiritual health literacy, a welcoming attitude to diversity and mature self-management.
- Are available to attend all four modules as well as fully engage in group contact time (face to face or online) between modules.
- Computer literacy and access to stable internet is required.
Assessment and Accreditation
Assessment is via a portfolio that contains reflective notes, a diary of insights and observations, and mini-essays. Qualifications are awarded by the Crossfields Institute and Spiritual Companions Trust after successful completion of all modules, which includes meeting requirements of the associated assessments and includes full participation in all modular sessions.
Digital Technology and the Internet
We ask all students to have access to the internet as the portfolio is web-based and some small group sessions may happen via Skype.
Timing and Structure
The course consists of four sessions of four days each. Students are also organised into small peer support groups, who meet eight times during the course either in person or by conference call/Skype. Students are also required to support their learning between modules with creative and positive time spent in reading, doing spiritual practice, offering companionship to others and progressing their portfolio.
Venue & Accommodation
Lammas Earth Centre @ The Lammas Ecovillage, Pembrokeshire Wales.
We supply a list of local B&Bs on booking.
Basic free camping is available for the warmer months
Stay in our eco-retreat spaces
Download our ECO-RETREAT BROCHURE for more info.
To book our eco-retreat space, message through the contacts page
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The course will be taught by Hoppi Wimbush
with occasional support by Dr William Bloom
‘I’ve been privileged to have had access to ongoing personal and professional development throughout my career, but the Spiritual Companions course has had more impact than any other. I am more able to be fully present to any situation, better understanding both the implicit and explicit dynamics, and knowing how to act from a place of compassion. More importantly, I can resource myself through my own connection to the wonder and energy of life and to my inner wisdom, which gives me greater resilience. It has enabled me to bring a sense of love and meaning to my life and my work.’ Sarah Jane Williamson, Associate Director of Strategy and Delivery, Rethink Mental Illness
‘Before the course I had done lots of personal development, therapy and awareness work, but on some level life was still an effort and I was living in tension. Through the teaching of simple and accessible meditation practices the course helped me to become more grounded, more kind, more loving — more me, more of the time. It helped me to establish a daily spiritual practice of my own which I’d never really managed to do before and I learned the value and joy of service and just being kind to people.’ Pete Brown, IT project manager
‘Overall, the course was a blessed, safe oasis giving me time and space to be and reflect, empty and stretch, expand and deepen connection and spiritual practice. It was a blessing too to learn and share with the same group of peers on a regular basis. Alongside this, the commitment of an ongoing rhythm and group accountability and encouragement were invaluable. The holistic nature and breadth of the material covered in a spirit of exploration with a warm, generous, experienced facilitator transparently consolidating alongside us. And of course, a wonderful opportunity and gift of practising spiritual companionship and embodiment.’ Ila Mazumdar, primary school teacher
‘This course taught me to fully connect with my higher self and the universe around me. It has enabled me to develop a daily practice of connecting with the wonder and richness of life, which has in turn hugely enhanced my wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around me. My spiritual development was on the ‘back burner’. It is now fully on the ‘front burner’ and has become embedded in me as part of my daily life. This course fundamentally changed my life for the better on many levels.’ Diana Brown, administrator
‘What I got from the course was a beautiful deepening into spiritual practice leading to a far clearer idea of how this can be of service. I now find myself very comfortable sitting with pretty much anyone and simply being with them, with their beauty and with their difficulties. As a few more layers of my own pretense have been stripped away I can meet others from a more real and loving place. And I guess I also developed a quieter confidence in my own spirituality. What a wonderful experience!’ Phil Roberts, leadership facilitator, coach and mentor