Grounded in good science and inspired by the best in spirituality, Your Spiritual Health will help you: explore your own sense of spirituality, practice mindfulness and meditation, improve your physical and mental health, and connect with the good things in life. About belief and no belief. All are welcome.
Resident: £295 Non-Resident: £215 Code: 20/277
What is the course about?
Discover and explore your own best way to connect with the wonder, energy and good things in life - and to boost your health. Your Spiritual Health is grounded in good science and inspired by the best in spirituality. Spirituality is a very personal thing, unique to each of us. Research also shows there are health benefits to spirituality, regardless of how each person defines spirituality for themselves. Spirituality reduces stress through being part of a community. It gives meaning to life. Perhaps most importantly it develops the instinct to show care and compassion to others. Popular practices that originated in spirituality, such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness, have been proven to have benefits to physical and mental health. These practices are shown to improve heart health, immune and endocrine functioning and pain symptoms. Mental health and emotional resilience are also improved; meditation soothes the brain so your brain gets the same benefits as when you are sleeping. You will have the opportunity to explore how you best connect to the wonder and energy of life, practice mindfulness and meditation. You will also be able to reflect on your own sense of spirituality and develop the instinct to show care and compassion to others. This will be an immersive, inspirational experience in a warm, supportive group.
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:
‘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.’
Tutor website: www.yourspiritualhealth.org
What will we cover?
Spirituality, wellbeing, health, mindfulness, meditation, compassion, care
What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…
Know your own best way of connecting with the wonder and energy of life
Start to develop your own daily spiritual practice or deepen an existing one
Understand the health benefits of spirituality
Develop the instinct to show care and compassion for others
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An instinct to explore your own sense of spirituality and a willingness to be in a small group with diverse personal beliefs or no belief.
How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?
There is a coursebook which will be given to participants on the course. No preparation is required.
Will music be provided in advance of the course?
No music is provided
The coursebook is available in advance of the course and all exercises are available online ahead of the course.
Is there anything I need to bring?
Comfortable, loose clothing.