March 13-15, 2015
It has always been part of the human experience to seek understanding and merge with that which is timeless and bigger than one’s own self. This longing for a connection to the divine will ultimately manifest itself as spiritual belief and aspiration, and can be a driving force for cognitive and behavioral change. Yet as yoga instructors, ministers, counselors, coaches and therapists, we often do not utilize this aspect of human nature for motivation or transformation, and it remains an untapped resource for change.
This workshop will give you the skills to begin integrating spirituality into your professional practice. Join Hari Nam Singh Khalsa, minister, yoga teacher, and mental health counselor, for this interactive, hands-on workshop as we explore the following areas of Spiritual Advising:
†How the role of Spiritual Advisor differs from that of conventional counselor, psychologist, or life coach
†The relationship of Spirituality and Existential Psychotherapy
†When Spiritual Advising is appropriate and beneficial
†How a Spiritual Advisor perceives and interprets reality
†How to conduct a Spiritual Advising session
†Ethical considerations in Spiritual Advising
When: Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th (see schedule for details) Where: The Synergy Center in Manlius (Syracuse), NY
Cost: $215.00 before March 1st/ $265.00 after March 1st
To register: Contact Julie Walenta at 302-588-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructor
Hari Nam Singh Khalsa received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2000 and since that time has maintained an active private practice counseling individuals, couples and families. He is also the founder and director of The Center for Existential and Spiritual Counseling in Portland, Oregon, where he effectively utilizes the counseling techniques that are shared in his workshops.
Hari Nam studied yoga and meditation for 30 years with the renowned Yogi Bhajan, who was a pivotal force for the introduction and growth of yoga (specifically Kundalini Yoga) in America. Yogi Bhajan was known for his effective “Poke, Provoke, Confront, and Elevate” style of counseling, which he taught to Hari Nam. This methodology is known only to a select few, and Hari Nam continues Yogi Bhajan’s legacy by including these teachings in the Spiritual Advisor workshops.
As an ordained minister in the Sikh faith, Hari Nam provides guidance, inspiration and counseling to members of both the Sikh community and the larger, general community as a whole.
Hari Nam’s broad professional background brought him to his current path of educator. Synthesizing what he has learned as a yoga instructor, minister, and counselor, Hari Nam created an in-depth course of study in Spiritual Advising, which unites the fields of conventional counseling and life coaching with timeless spiritual wisdom. Hari Nam has taught hundreds of people all over the world the skills to apply this knowledge to their own practice.
For more information on Hari Nam and his work visit www.spiritualcounselor.org
For directions to The Synergy Center, please call Rosemary at 315-663-6725