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PYJ4209 Spiritual Counseling

Course Description

This course introduces the basic approaches, knowledge, and skills involved in interfaith spiritual counseling.  Interfaith spiritual counseling is a companioning process that helps individuals to sense, savor, and integrate the presence and movement of spirit in their lives and to cultivate their spiritual lives.  We will study interfaith and cross-cultural perspectives on spiritual experience, examine different appraoches to spiritual discernment, discuss the spiritual counseling process, learn contemplative listening skills, explore the nature of prayer, and practice offering spiritual support and guidance.