This 3-credit point unit explores holistic theories of consciousness, drawing primarily on the foundational work of Rudolf Steiner and related figures.
This 3-credit point unit explores holistic theories of consciousness, drawing primarily on the foundational work of Rudolf Steiner and related figures. The fundamental principles of the human being from an anthroposophical approach, and its application to counselling practice, are outlined. Students will learn how to understand and work with human experience from the holistic perspective.
A model for the relationship of consciousness to soul, emotions and the human being is presented and demonstrated, using didactic methods and creative activities, including drawing, poetry, writing, clay modelling and movement in counselling practice.
Year 1, Semester 1
30 minutes before and after the workshop intensive and by appointment during the semester
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- a) Articulate an in depth understanding of holistic consciousness and its relevance to holistic counselling practice
- b) Outline the fundamental principles of the human being from an anthroposophic approach to counselling, including body, soul and spirit
- c) Accurately apply anthroposophic concepts of the human condition in the holistic counselling model
- d) Competently demonstrate open communication skills, self-exploration and mobile ways of thinking
- e) Constructively and critically self-reflect on their professional development as counsellors
|Holistic awareness||Our graduates will have an in-depth understanding of how the physical body, the psyche and mind/spirit/self are in constant interaction and relationship with each other and with the environment|
|Communication||Our graduates will have well-developed written and oral communication skills, including listening deeply and receiving, interpreting and transmitting complex information, on many levels of awareness with colleagues, clients and the community|
|Critical thinking||Our graduates will have critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and analyse information and make informed professional judgements|
Workshop Intensive 1: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
On-campus workshop intensive 1: 12 hours in total.
1.5 hour Zoom discussion
Study Buddy Activities
Eight hours over the semester
The total unit workload is equivalent to 7.34 hours per week over the semester, 117.5 hours in total.
- Twelve hours of on-campus workshop intensives
- 1.5 hour Zoom discussion
- 8 hours study buddy work
- 96 personal study hours
Available in Courses
This unit is available in the following courses:Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Holistic Practice) Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Holistic Practice)
Created: April 27, 2021, 4:11 p.m. • Updated: Oct. 16, 2023, 2:05 p.m.