Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach

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Обучение бесплатное
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Duration
9 месяцев
О курсе

This humanities course offers you the opportunity to explore what really matters in life and teaches you how to nurture your well-being and enhance the well-being of others.

We will address themes in your personal and professional life and show you how to counsel at all stages. We start with a positive approach by giving attention to people’s talents. We recognize that human existence involves constraints and difficulties, which is why this course is based on the idea of “existential” well-being.

This course will teach you how to live fully as a human being, in this body, on this planet, while at the same time being conscious that you are just a small part of a vast, incomprehensible, universe.

Our experiential approach focuses on the innate wisdom of the human organism and our tendency to evolve in a forward-moving direction. You will learn how to become aware of this deeply felt knowledge by giving attention to your body as felt from the inside and to your emotions.

Our person-centered approach encourages building optimal human relationships through empathy, respect and authenticity. These are complex skills, which we will bring within your reach by means of simple exercises.

Through examples, role-play and video-demonstrations we will illustrate how you can apply our existential well-being approach in a variety of helping contexts, including counseling and psychotherapy. You will develop skills to embody the existential well-being approach as a person and as a professional.

Your learning will be enriched through exchanging thoughts and experiences with a diverse group of international participants. You will learn to notice how people from different cultures have different ideas about what it means to live well and meaningfully. You will engage in discussions where divergent values can be respectfully acknowledged. Your personal view of well-being will expand and deepen to a more universal perspective on what it means to be human.

This course is taught by instructors with decades of experience in existential psychotherapy, focusing -oriented and emotion-focused therapy, person-centered counseling and positive psychology.

The instructors are also teachers and researchers in the fields of psychotherapy, positive psychology, meaning and spirituality at KU Leuven, a prestigious European University.

This course offers you a high degree of flexibility. You can follow the content in sequence or choose to complete sections in order of interest to you. Be aware that it would be realistic to spend 6 to 8 hours on each section. The course will be available from October until the end of June and you can follow your own rhythm in studying and practicing what is offered in each section.

Программа
Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach
Explore existential themes in your personal and professional life. Develop strengths and counseling skills to improve your well-being and the well-being of others.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Live meaningfully and make the best of different life situations
  • Build optimal human relationships
  • Focus on bodily felt wisdom
  • Facilitate emotional, cognitive and behavioral change
  • Improve counseling skills for different working contexts
Лекторы
Mia Leijssen
Mia Leijssen
Professor of Person-centered/Experiential/Existential Psychotherapy University of Leuven, Belgium
Professor of Person-centered/Experiential/Existential Psychotherapy at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium). International Focusing Trainer and Coordinator of the New York Focusing Institute. Director of KU Leuven Online Training Counseling Existential Well-being. Born 1951. Married, two children, five grandchildren.
Siebrecht Vanhooren
Siebrecht Vanhooren
Associate Professor University of Leuven, Belgium
He teaches Person-centered/Experiential/Existential Psychotherapy at master and postgraduate level. He is especially interested in existential themes, posttraumatic growth, and meaning in life. Although he has been practicing for a number of years with offenders, he has worked with a whole range of people in his private practice. His own life course made him aware of the importance of existential depth and the Un-Known. Being part of a multi-religious and international family made him also more attentive for the importance of cultural backgrounds and open-eyed for diversity in general.
Платформа
EdX
Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.