Buddhist Counselling in SIBA, Sri Lanka

A New Approach Combining Spiritual Practice with Counselling Skills...

This one year Diploma course equips students with

  • a foundation in Buddhist meditation and mindfulness practice,
  • counselling skills,
  • a knowledge of key Dhamma texts (Suttas),
  • an introduction to Buddhist psychology,
  • an introduction to Buddhist models of counselling and psychological therapy.
    • Students are introduced to the study of Buddhism as an ancient system of psychological healing that has much to offer contemporary psychology and psychological therapy practice. We will discuss developments in research, practice and scholarship in our blog Clinical Dhamma

      Areas covered include: teachings on the pervasiveness of psychological suffering and its causes, practical applications of healing techniques taught by the Buddha, plus contemporary psychological appplications of mindfulness and meditation outside a religious context, that scientific evidence shows have led many to increased peace, vitality and freedom.

      The skills and knowledge acquired can be usefully applied to counselling work in a range of educational, social and health care contexts. It can also enrich the perspective of those with an established counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology practice who are interested in working with Buddhists, or wish to be informed from a Buddhist perspective.

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