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700-courses are required core courses for graduate students in the Masters and Doctoral programs but most of them are open to ALL students. All Electives are open to ALL students and are listed as 800 numbers. 900 courses are required and only open to Doctoral students. Required courses for the Non-Thesis Masters and Special Emphasis Tracks for Masters, Doctoral, and Certificate courses are specified in the previous pages. Doctoral Level Only (DLO) indicates those courses that are open only to doctoral students. Some courses also have an Assignment Supplement containing additional and more specific information on assignments, bibliographies, and deadlines. Supplements may be requested from each instructor prior to each semester. All courses have a Distance Learning Component. (R) Indicates there is a required Residency component, (D) indicates All-Distance Learning. (OpRes) Indicates the choice for a Residency plus Distance Learning OR All-Distance learning.
701: ORIENTATION AND PLANNING (OrP) (R-Fall Only) Core Course (1 credit) Residential & Distance Learning. OrP introduces new students to HU's programs, courses, residency options, faculty, and staff. Topics covered include:
Residential Meetings: (NOTE: OrP residential meetings during Campus Week are scheduled to allow students to enroll and participate in one or more 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. residencies during the week.)Lead Faculty: Bob Nunley, Dean of Faculty and Director of Admissions and Outreach (DOA). Adjunct faculty: all other faculty members.
710: LITERATURE SURVEY - Survey of Spiritual Healing and Holism (D) Core Course
727: HISTORY OF SCIENCE - A Spiritual Overview (D) (3 credits) One-Day Optional Residential & Distance Learning. Students explore the historical sources of Spiritual & Energetic Healing. Students locate their own healing endeavors within developing scientific and philosophical movements, through reading and guided independent exploration of historical texts and scholarly historical studies.
731: INNER COUNSELOR - Pathways to Awareness (R-Fall Only) Core Course (3 credits). Three-Day Residential plus Distance Learning. The primary goal of this course is to provide tools for self-directed on-going awareness of the very ground of one’s being – that which is anchored in the duality of physical existence and that which is eternal and has no boundaries. The 15-step Inner Counselor Process™ (ICP™) is a guided self-awareness process that requires from twenty to forty minutes to complete, yet it takes place in a realm of timelessness. Although this process has great potential as a symptoms-oriented clinical intervention, it has its greatest impact when used to engage body, mind, emotions, and spirit in a life-long journey of healing, integration, transformation, and spiritual awakening. A whole systems approach is required to expand conscious awareness in ways that support progressive integration and transformation. The Inner Counselor utilizes contact with higher consciousness to bring healing, integration, and transformation to the mental and emotional aspects of the personality as well as to the physical body. Within the context of this spiritual orientation, the personality is considered a vehicle of awareness and action through which we become conscious of conflicts of duality as we move towards healthy self-actualization, self-realization, and an enlightened transformational awakening. Lectures and a manual containing correlative cognitive models complete the learning experience. Course content includes presentations, discussions, experience with the ICP™ and practice in learning to facilitate an Inner Counselor Process™, reading assignments plus composing and submitting journalistic and scholarly papers.
737: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (R-Fall Only) Core Course (3 credits).
741: ENERGETIC HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS (R-Fall Only) (3 credits)Core Course (3 credits).
752: MYSTICISM – ANCIENT TO NEW THOUGHT (D) (3 credits)
757: HOLISTIC THEOLOGY (D) (3 credits) core course Distance Learning. Students will complete a course in broad ecumenical studies of Theology, emphasizing Holism, Spirituality and the great religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Islamism, Native American Religions, South American Religions and African religions). Others can be covered (e.g. Zoroastrianism, Jainism and Manichaeism) if there is a specific interest. Students will analyze their religious belief systems in light of the course and what they learn. There will be basic readings and latitude to read in additional areas of specific interest. The focus will be on what students learn about the topic and what they learn about themselves through their experiences in the course.
767: STATISTICAL METHODS IN RESEARCH (D) (3 credits)
780: THESIS RESEARCH AND THESIS (D) (6 credits)
790: MASTER’S ESSAYS AND EXAM (D) (6 credits) Students may elect to take this course in the final semester of the Masters Specialty Track. It is a required course in the final semester of the Non-Thesis Masters program.
810: SPIRITUAL CONTRACTS (D) (3 credits)Distance Learning. Spiritual Contracts provides an in-depth understanding of the human energy field. Students explore spiritual and emotional issues as they relate to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This course examines the influences of natal archetypes and related archetypal patterns within various life experiences. Elements of one’s spiritual contracts are symbolically explored by integrating issues related to personal life experiences, the human energy field, and insights into one’s archetypal identities. A broader understanding and awareness of the human energy field and archetypal identities may then be applied to a healing practice. This course offers an intuitive approach to whole person healing and assists students in enhancing their intuitive skills. Instructor: Delphine Rossi, ThD
816: PAST LIFE THERAPY Part I (R Spring) (3 credits) Five-Day Residential & Distance Learning. Students experience the benefit of a personal Past Life Therapy session as well as observe the effects of the technique on other students. At the same time, the leading Past Life Therapist will share extensive supportive documentation and background material. This approach is a major intuitive skill, helping students gain a significant tool for enhancing and using intuition. Check HU Calendar for residential dates.
817: ADVANCED PAST LIFE THERAPY Part II (R Spring) (3 credits) Ten-Day Residential. This course is open to those who have successfully completed Part I of Past Life Therapy (816). The twelve-day intensive workshop/training and clinical supervisory program includes a clinical exam for certification given by Dr. Netherton. Check HU Calendar for residential dates.
833: ADVANCED PRACTICUM FOR INNER COUNSELOR (D) (3 credits) (D). Distance Learning. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 731-Inner Counselor in a prior semester before enrolling in the Practicum. The course begins with a conference call to outline and discuss the course objectives and requirements. Each student will then experience a guided Generational Process by phone. All students in the class are present for these process sessions. One conference per week is scheduled until all students experienced a Generational Process. These calls are followed by eight advanced volunteer sessions and reports submitted by students. Four of the eight sessions must be done in person and four may be done by telephone. Telephone sessions can only be done with students who have completed the work in 731 Inner Counselor. Reports are circulated. There are four Conference Call discussion scheduled to follow each two reports for the remainder of the Semester. The purpose of this course is to expand and refine the student’s use and understanding of the ICP™
842: PERSONAL INTUITION and ENERGY MANAGEMENT (D - Spring Only) (3 Credits)
In this experiential course we plan to have fun and transform! You will complete an in-depth study of intuition, clairvoyant abilities and energy management. We will move from an intellectual understanding of what intuition is, and techniques you can use in everyday life, to an intuitive understanding and experience of your clairvoyant abilities and how you can manage your energy system. You can use these clairvoyant and energy management skills for yourself and teach them to your family, friends and clients. In this class you access your own clairvoyant abilities to see aura layers, male/female energy, energy centers (chakras) and develop a personal intuitive reading screen. You will read, listen to CDs of live trainings and meditations for intuition and energy management, participate in exercises and receive feedback through conference calls. The tools and techniques you learn here can be applied immediately to your everyday life. The objective is to absorb this information through your direct experience of it. You will be able to delve into personal blocks that have prevented you from clearly communicating with your intuition. These are tools for life and inner sight.
Instructors: Anne Salisbury, PhD, ThD and Greg Meyerhoff, NLP
843: EMOTIONS AND INTUITION (R-Fall Only) (3 credits)
Three-Day Residential and Distance Learning. Students learn to understand how the body receives, transmits, and processes emotions, and how anger, sadness, guilt, anxiety, and depression play an important role in our growth.
844: LIFE ALIGNMENT - A System of Energy Healing (R-Fall Only) (3 credits)
846: SPIRITUAL HEALING PRACTICUM (3 credits) (D). Distance Learning. There are two possible options for this particular course. First, the students can use this course to conduct a pilot study in preparation for their thesis or dissertation research. Second, the practicum may be used to conduct an in-depth field study with a faculty member of choice who agrees to accept the student and work out an appropriate plan of action and curriculum for this practicum. The goal of this advanced practicum is to permit the student to demonstrate professional competency in addressing salient elements of Body/Mind/Spirit approaches to health. Students will propose their specific study in form of a plan of action to the Dean of Faculty for approval of topic and assignment of instructor prior to the beginning of the semester. Faculty assignment must be finalized by October/April 15. Instructor: Any member of the Faculty with expertise in the studies related to the topic may serve as Instructor for #846 as approved by the Dean of Academics.
850: PRINCIPLES AND LAWS OF PSYCHIC ENERGIES (D) (3 credits) Students will learn about the principles and laws that govern psychic energies and how we can experience unnecessary moodiness and confusion when we are exposed to the toxic thoughts and feelings of others. Students will learn about how to detect when we are being manipulated by the psychic energies of others, how to protect ourselves from these influences, and how to repair the damage
857: EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY (R-Fall Only) (3 credits)Two-Day Residential & Distance Learning. Astrology has long been understood through the simple and profound phrase, “As above, so below.” This intimate connection between the universal and the personal is exemplified in your natal astrological chart, which illustrates the unique arrangement of the planets in our solar system at the moment of your birth. This map of the sky yields a map for your life, providing a set of living, dynamic directions for understanding and activating your life's purpose that is coded in the language of the astrological symbols. The residency has been designed for those who would like to understand themselves more deeply by working with their natal chart without having to learn all about astrology first. You may have little or no prior astrology experience, but you know yourself, so by using the 160-page workbook (provided), you can quickly begin to derive meaningful insights from the symbols in your chart, and you'll learn some astrology along the way. The capacity to see new patterns, new solutions, and new possibilities in your chart evolves as you do, so the skills developed in these workshops can be built upon for years to come. Note: Time and date of birth is required for the residency - Obtaining birth data can take several weeks or more.
858: AN OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL INTUITION (R-Fall Only) (3 credits) 3-Day Residency plus Distance Learning. This course explores the practice of Medical Intuition, from its earliest historical beginnings to the present. Students learn what academic and intuitive skills are needed from an instructor who is an internationally recognized Medical Intuitive, a practitioner in the field for more than 30 years. Class assignments and discussion introduce students to a wide range of professional styles and approaches as they undertake further study and research in applied intuition, anatomy, energy medicine, and career development. Emphasis is placed on practitioner ethics and professionalism.
859: THE INTUITIVE CAREER: Developing an Intuitive Practice (D) (3 credits) All Distance Learning. This course provides an overview of intuitive careers from a panorama of traditional and contemporary perspectives. The elements of a successful intuitive practice, including self-care and ethical considerations, are the essential core of this course. Students are introduced to common and unique career paths related to Medical Intuition, Counseling Intuition, and Energy Medicine along with pertinent historical perspectives. Examples include, but are not limited to: Medical Intuitive; spiritual and religious practitioners (shaman, oracle, prophet, seer, and others); Clairvoyant, Medium, Channeler, Remote Viewer, Scryer, Dowser (specific biographies will be discussed); Healer (Spiritual Healer, Spirit Healer, and Psychic Healer both hands-on and remote); Intuitive Consultant, Psychic Reader/Advisor (diviner, card reader, palm reader, face reader, etc.), Spiritual Counselor, and Counseling Intuitive. The five stages of an intuitive career will be explored in detail. Practical guidance on modern approaches to career building, effective approaches to advertising (from word of mouth to the Internet and Social Media), growing the client base, setting and collecting fees, ethical and regulatory factors, scope of practice, record keeping, avoiding burn-out, maintaining healthy personal and professional boundaries, and continuing education in professions based on intuition and high sense perception. Students are encouraged to assess their own career path and draft immediate, intermediate, and long range career goals.
865: PERSPECTIVES IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning. In this course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of transpersonal pathways, both ancient and modern, that are directed towards the evolution of consciousness and the experience of oneness and inseparability from the web of life. The focus will be on the philosophical, developmental, and transcendental aspects of transpersonal psychology, exploring an enlarged view of human nature and the Cosmos. Transpersonal understanding has existed continuously down through the ages, exemplified in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sufism, Esoteric Christianity, and many indigenous systems. The emergence of Modern Transpersonal Psychology from these ancient philosophical and spiritual roots will be studied, and its significance and meaning in contemporary life explored. The course is offered in five monthly segments, each with assigned reading, a telephone conference and a scholarly paper.
876: INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning. This course introduces students to the complementary and alternative healing systems found in selected parts of the world and to the complexity of the topic of Integrative Healthcare. Utilizing the structure developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), aspects of choice of Integrative HealthCare systems of the U.S. and Canada are explored as well as healthcare systems outside of North America. Current standards, requirements, and expectations of specific Integrative HealthCare practices and issues worldwide are examined, shared, and discussed in written assignments and telephone conferences. A historical context is also developed that offers indications as to the changes likely to occur in the next decade.
880: INTENTIONAL TRANSFORMATION - A Body/Mind/Spirit Approach (D) (3 credits) All distance learning. Students will explore and experience techniques used in autogenic biofeedback and voluntary control. Students have the opportunity to acquire a life-long skill in modulating autonomic nervous system responses, with intentional control of the sympathetic nervous system. Students will explore in depth the dynamic transformational potential for using these techniques in combination with the psychosynthesis approach to self-knowing developed by Dr. Roberto Assagioli. This course is both experiential and didactic. The relationships between awareness and volition will be clarified and mastered with biofeedback and psychosynthesis exercises. Two scholarly papers are required, and “stream of consciousness” papers arising from the experiential exercises are directed toward deepening self-exploration.
881- SACRED GEOMETRY: Shape, Form, and Healing Insights (D) (3 credits)
882: INDIGENOUS HEALING STUDIES (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning. This course focuses on basic principles of indigenous healing with special emphasis on specific indigenous spiritual healing traditions selected by the instructor for each semester. Selected indigenous traditions include, but are not limited to, Brazilian, Chinese, Hawaiian, and Native American. Students engage in extensive reading of classical and modern indigenous healing literature, field notes of respected scholars and oral narratives of indigenous healers and practitioners. A scholarly paper and an experiential journal or project summary are required.
884: PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION (D) (3 credits) Students will explore, understand, and integrate spiritual direction/companionship in their personal life so as to be able to accompany others on their spiritual journeys. Using a broad perspective towards spiritual growth and direction as seen through the lens of several religious traditions and inclusive of many spiritual paths, students will understand the historical and contemporary developments, forms, principles, and values of spiritual direction/companionship. Students will experience several disciplines of spiritual direction and reflect on how these relate to one’s current spiritual journey.
886: PASTORAL SPIRITUAL COUNSELING (D) (3 credits)
887: SACRED CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS (R-Fall) (3 credits)
893: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF HEALING (D) (3 credits) Distance Learning. This course is designed to broaden student’s perspective on the dynamic process of healing. Students will discuss and write about their already considered understanding of ‘healing’ including: implications of healing-related language, the healer and healee relationship, locus-of-control, and the role of intention, belief, meaning, and expectations in the healing process. Instructor: Geneie Everett, PhD, RN
894: MIND-BODY PERSPECTIVES OF TRAUMA (R-Fall Only) (3-credits)
895: SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEOLOGY (D) (3 credits)
896: SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPIRITUALITY (D) (3 credits)
994: SPIRITUAL HEALING CAPSTONE (D) (3 Credits)
996: PRELIMINARY ESSAYS AND EXAMINATION (D) (3-Credits)
998: RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (D) (12 credits)
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