Paradigms of Healing and Wholeness

Next session starts in March 2020



People long to be happy and free of suffering, to experience their own innate wholeness and to live from the clear depths of their “true self.” But what does healing look like? What is wholeness? As a professional in mental health care, counseling or pastoral care, do you have the answers?

In this 8-week, 16 session, interactive and immersive experience, you learn an integrative approach to healing and wholeness by considering paradigms that are inclusive of the human being’s full spectrum of lived experience—body, mind, spirit, and heart.

Here you will get comprehensive exposure to paradigms of human flourishing that integrate the riches of ancient wisdom with the findings of recent evidence-based discoveries. Take this seminar as part of the Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality, or by itself to earn 24 continuing education credits (CEs) as you learn the paradigms of healing and wholeness.

Registration Fee:  $625


  • Increase awareness of the intersection of spirituality/religion and mental health/human flourishing 
  • Examine a range of paradigms for healing and wholeness
  • Explore, learn and practice methods proposed by the paradigms to be effective in fostering healing and wholeness
  • Deepen understanding of the spiritual dimensions of healing and wholeness 
  • Expand self-knowledge as it relates to psycho-spiritual development

Topics Include

Spiritually-informed approaches to mental health and human flourishing

Connections between body, mind, spirit and heart

Diverse paradigms for healing and wholeness

Methods for overcoming inner obstacles to healing and wholeness

The power of love, compassion and forgiveness in healing divides

Relationship between individual transformation and societal healing

Thought Leaders

Fran Grace, PhD

Professor of Religious Studies and Steward of the Meditation Room, University of Redlands

Seminar Details

Course ID

URAWI 502X -Paradigms of Healing and Wholeness


$625 for the individual seminar.  Also, can be taken as a part of the Spirituality and Mental Health Certificate.

Alumni, Employee, and Group pricing available.  Inquire HERE

This course appeals to mental health practitioners, spiritual directors, clergy, doctors, and lay people who are regularly asked what it means to be whole, to be truly healed.

24 CEs available. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.  LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.   For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact tlai@sfts.edu. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency .com.

24 Contact Hours are available to Pastors, Pastor Counselor, Nurses, and Chaplains whose certifying agencies or organizations require CEU hours. To determine whether or not your seminar qualifies for CEUs, please consult with your certifying body. For questions about these CEU accreditations email info@appliedwisdominstitute.org

Learning Objectives
  • List the core themes of healing and wholeness that are common to the paradigms
  • Discuss their own story in terms of psycho-spiritual development and the core themes of healing and wholeness
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and practices of at least one paradigm that is most relevant to their context
  • Apply this paradigm to their primary community of concern, congregation, or clientele
  • Assess and articulate to others several key “practices” known to foster human flourishing
  • Analyze differing definitions of “power,” “force,” “love,” “levels of consciousness,” “logotherapy”
  • Discuss the paradigms presented by Vaughan-Lee (Sufism); Mother Teresa (Christian love); Viktor Frankl (Logotherapy)
  • Compare and contrast two paradigms of wholeness – Pavlos (Sinai) and Polacca (Indigenous Grandmothers)
  • Analyze the concept of “All My Relations” and its relation to human flourishing
  • Discuss three examples from the text that exemplify a transformative moment that brought healing and wholeness
  • Compare and contrast two paradigms of wholeness – Palmo (Tibetan Buddhist) and Rooks-Gills (African-inspired)
  • Discuss the transformative question of Rooks-Gills: “What would healing look like?”
  • Compare and contrast two paradigms of human wholeness – Vasudev (Hindu, Yoga) and His Holiness the Karmapa (Buddhist)
  • Discuss the concept of “shadow” and “shadow motives” and understand how to address them as part of the process toward wholeness, using Dream Work and other methods
  • Describe Nelson Mandela’s process of transformation and the social impact of his healing and wholeness
  • Describe the process that scientists and other rationalists undergo when they face evidence of spiritual reality that’s outside the box of a materialist paradigm
  • Explain why many traditions value the role of a spiritual teacher for those seeking healing and wholeness

Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.


MAR 10 – APR 30 2020


Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm PST
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm PST


Seminars are delivered online through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. Meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.

Ready to Bring Healing and Wholeness

Each person who passes through an AWI seminar learns how to connect, engage and restore the person who needs the unique support that they alone provide.  Take this seminar as part of the Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality, or by itself to earn continuing education credits (CEs) as you learn to bring healing and wholeness to your clinical practice.