The fundamental principles of the Human Being from an Anthroposophical approach.
This unit explores theories of consciousness and evolutionary theory, drawing on the foundational work of Rudolf Steiner and Ken Wilber. 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 (Eurythmy) in counselling practice.
30 minutes before and after the workshop intensive and by appointment during the semester
- The theory of consciousness: Rudolf Steiner and Ken Wilber
- Fundamental principles of the human condition
- Relationship between consciousness to soul, emotions and the human condition
- The human being: Self and Higher Self, Ego and ego
- Expressive applications in counselling 1: drawing, poetry, clay modelling
- Expressive applications in counselling 2: Eurythmy
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Articulate an in depth understanding of consciousness and evolutionary theory and its relevance to holistic counselling practice
- Outline the fundamental principles of the human being from an anthroposophical approach to counselling, including body, soul and spirit
- Accurately apply process oriented concepts of the human condition in the holistic counselling model
- Competently demonstrate open communication skills, self-exploration and mobile ways of thinking
- Constructively and critically self-reflect on their professional development as counsellors
Analyse the human being from a holistic approach, demonstrating an understanding of body, soul and spirit. Discuss the evolution of consciousness and its relationship to the human being as applied in counselling.
Apply the model of the human condition to the self of the student.
Online Discussion Forum Posts
Active participation in online activities including one post on learnings from the workshop intensive.
Respond to at least two posts of other students with replies of 100 words minimum.
Lohrey, A. (2010). Speaking of the numinous: The meaning of meaning. Portland, OR: CreateSpace.
Steiner, R. (2006). The evolution of consciousness: As revealed through initiation knowledge. Forest Row, England: Rudolf Steiner Press.
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 7.3 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
Written by: Mr Samuel Minton • Created: July 21, 2020, 10:10 a.m.