TREATMENT AND MEDITATION – Spiritual Practices for Daily Living
This course focuses on the student developing lifetime habits of meditation and Spiritual Mind Treatment. Spiritual Mind Treatment for oneself is reviewed and strengthened, and then students advance to treating for other people.
This course is a continuing spiritual journey in which one explores the relationship of God and humankind; the inner life of thought and feeling; and one’s powerful and co-creative nature. We create a safe and creative environment for you to learn and practice what you learn. Most of all… You’ll have fun!
You will learn to:
- Design a pattern of daily living which builds sound personal habits for spiritual practice
- Turn thought into values, have interactions and spiritual partnerships for a better personal life
- Walk always in the awareness of the ever pervading presence of Spirit
*The prerequisite for this course is Foundations.
This is the entry-level class in the study of the Science of Mind. You will be introduced to the basics of the Science of Mind, Meditation, Spiritual Mind Treatment, Visioning and other Universal Spiritual Principles and Practices.
Each week will consist of the exploration of spiritual principles and spiritual practices that support those principles. You will learn to use the creative process as well as powerful and practical tools to “change your thinking, change your life” and you’ll experience this adventure with like-minded people.
In addition to reading and writing exercises each week, there are guided meditations and exercises to assist you in applying, embracing and incorporating Science of Mind Principles in your own life.
*This class is a required prerequisite to all other classes.
THE ESSENTIAL ERNEST HOLMES
This course is a loving tribute to Dr. Ernest Holmes and all the wisdom he brought to our world. The course is based upon “What We Believe.” During the course, students have the opportunity to examine each of the ideas contained in it and uncover ways to make the power of this teaching come alive in her/his life. Each week has a meditation on Light that takes the student progressively deeper and deeper into the Light to find Inner Truth.
Ernest Holmes’ love of people and his ability to see past their problems into the heart of their eternal being, blends modern psychology with humankind’s limitless ability to choose what to think. This course enables students to understand this on a new level and therefore make changes in their lives.
*Foundations of Science of Mind is a prerequisite for this class.
PRACTITIONER STUDIES PROGRAM
Practitioner Training Year 1 – A 30 week course (September – May)
The first year of Professional Practitioner Studies is devoted to self-awareness and healing where necessary. The year is divided into three terms, consisting of ten weeks each, with studies focused in the following areas: Term 1 – How Life Gets to Be the Way It Is, Term 2 – Living a Life of Choice, Term 3 – Living Life Fully. Each term will include treatment, meditation, reading, writing, journaling, experiential activities, a term paper, and a final examination.
In order to be eligible for entry into the Professional Practitioner Studies Program, the student must have completed all required courses, as specified in CSL’s Policies and Procedures Manual. All certificate courses must be completed within the preceding five years of enrolling into Practitioner Studies. If more than five years has elapsed, then that course must be retaken. For example, if more than five years has elapsed since taking Foundations, the course must be retaken. No certificated course older than five years will be counted as meeting any requirement for entering Practitioner Studies.
Practitioner Training Year 2 – A 30 week course
The second year of professional practitioner studies is about “The Life of the Professional Practitioner.” It focuses on the consciousness, skills, and responsibilities of the Practitioner, and the relationship of the Practitioner to the Principles we teach, to the client, to the process in healing, to the spiritual center, to the community and to the world.
There is a written examination at the end of the year, which is the first step in the licensing process. Upon passing the written exam, licensing candidates proceed to an oral examination by a panel of ministers and practitioners. After successfully passing the oral examination, the individual is licensed by the United Centers for Spiritual Living. The individual is then ready to serve as a licensed Professional Practitioner for their spiritual community. They are also licensed to conduct private spiritual coaching sessions as an established business for themselves.
A license is valid for two years. Licenses are then renewed every two years upon validation of 250 hours of service, referred to as Continuing Licensing Units (CLU’s) and 35 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).