This program explores the required therapeutic insight and counseling skills for an astrologer of any technical persuasion to become more effective in communicating with clients.
This complete course includes 12 lessons. Each lesson consists of an audio file and pdf.
Lesson 1: The Presenting Issue
Explores a client-centered approach to astrology based on how to best serve the needs of the client who has come for a reading.
Lesson 2: Dispelling Astrological Myths Seeing through the many myths that can distort an understanding of astrology in order to communicate effectively a clear vision of what astrology can offer.
Lesson 3: Self-development and the Maturational Process Analysis of the development of the personality including the problems that can beset the maturational process and cause arrested development.
Lesson 4: Preparation: the Inner and Outer Work of the Astrologer The series of steps required to create the necessary internal and external space for the reading. Includes a guided visualization: Universal Healing Energy.
Lesson 5: Nature of the Therapeutic Relationship The quality of the relationship between astrologer and client is fundamental to the transformational impact of the reading.
Lesson 6 – The Nature of the Therapeutic Relationship Part 2 - What to do When Things Appear to Go Wrong A perspective on the challenging aspects of the therapeutic alliance: including when things do not work, as well as the reparative potential of re-experiencing past conflict in a new way.
Lesson 7 – The Basic Fault The challenge of depth work: identifying and working with primal wounds to the core of the identity.
Lesson 8 – The Knowing Field Introduction to the transpersonal dimension: how awareness of the infinite field of reality provides the ultimate context for the healing relationship.
Lesson 9 – Perspectives on Trauma A study of the clinical perspective on trauma: exploring the impact of trauma on self-development including personality disorders.
Lesson 10 – Individuation and the True Self The relevance of a vision of meaning to the work: including the parameters of Individuation and the goal of self-actualization.
Lesson 11 – An Ethical Basis for the Counseling Astrologer An exploration of the history of the therapeutic mission leads to the development of an outline of ethical parameters for the counselling astrologer.
Lesson 12 – Continuing Professional Development The understanding that the work of being a counselling astrologer is an ongoing project leads to practical considerations of how best to support ongoing professional practice.