2021: Accredited for 3 general ceu’s in Level 1
One theme, in helping clients to find purpose and meaning in uncertainty, that runs through our own, and many of our clients’ stories, is the theme of the lack of purpose and meaning. “My life doesn’t matter”. “I don’t matter”. “Why even bother to get up and go to class or to work”. “It’s just not worth it anymore”. “Nobody cares.” “I just don’t care.” According to Clara Hill, psychology professor and author of “Meaning in Life: A Therapist’s Guide” (2018), almost every problem that is brought into therapy is implicitly about the meaning of life.
It is important that we attach meaning to the things we do, because without it, it will be difficult to sustain our motivation or energy (Sterrett, 2014). Even in doing this course, we may find that if we are aware of why we are doing it, maybe to contribute to our clients’ purpose, meaning, motivation and values, we may be more motivated to finish the course.
Contents of Course
|2. Lessons from a Concentration Camp: Revising/ reconstructing Victor Frankl’s Logotherapy|
|3. Finding Meaning as the Last Stage of the Grieving Process|
|4. The Ten Principles in Finding Meaning|
|5. The Motivation behind the Meaning|
|6. Allowing Values to Give Direction to Meaning|
|7. To Read|
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Course Frame of Reference
The frame of reference for this course will be the MMV-model (Spiritual Intelligence or SQ: Meaning, Motivation and Values. M, Smith, 1999), Logotherapy (Victor Frankl), Emotion-Focused Therapy (Susan Johnson) as well as Emotion-Focused Mindfulness (based on well-researched programs like the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Jon Kabat-Zin), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Williams, Segal & Teasedale), Emotion Focused Therapy (Susan Johnson) and Kirstin Neff’s research on Self-Compassion and self-care (fsmindfulness.co.za).
As touched on in the course, keeping a journal whilst doing the course, has proven advantages.