Fundamentals of Astrological and Spiritual Counseling Class Details Fundamentals of Astrological and Spiritual Counseling Class Details Class Recordings When you register for the class, you will receive instructions on how to access the class recordings of the four classes in the series. Watching the class recordings is exactly like attending the live classes, except I won't be there to answer your chat messages. If you have questions about the class material, you can post them in the discussion forum/chat area below each class page, and I will respond to you there. Registration Fee Tuition for the entire 4-week Fundamentals of Astrological and Spiritual Counseling class is $119 U.S. Students will have access to the class recordings for at least a full year from the date of registration. $119.00 each Fundamentals of Astrological and Spiritual Counseling Technical Specifications The classes and class recordings are held in a virtual classroom. You will need a high-speed internet connection (suitable for streaming high-definition video) and a browser that supports the most current version of the Adobe Flash plug-in. You can download the lastest Flash plug-in here. You will need an Adobe Connect username and password to access the classes and the class recordings. If you are a new student, you will receive an eMail with your username and password shortly after you register. If you have taken other classes through The Real Astrology Academy (such as the Online Natal Astrology Class or the Relationship Astrology Class) you will use your existing username and password. Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions What is your approach to spiritual counseling? What is your approach to spiritual counseling? I’ve been counseling professionally as an astrologer since 1998, and my counseling style and philosophy evolved over the years, and continues to do so. I’ve always believed that my job isn’t to provide my clients with answers. It’s not possible to know what’s right for anyone else. Each one of us has to find our own answers and make our own choices. I don’t expect my clients to leave a session with answers; however, if I’ve done my job, they do leave with better questions, and some idea of how to look for the answers within. I don’t believe that it’s my responsibility as a spiritual counselor to heal anyone. Whatever conditions my clients experience in their “little r” realities, my job is to know the Truth that they are whole, complete and perfect. I create a safe environment for the consultation, and use a variety of tools to help my clients to question their story. A healing occurs when the client experiences a shift in consciousness, and if only for a moment, sees the inherent perfection in their lives. Over the years, I’ve studied a wide range of different counseling tools that draw from psychology, neuroscience, energy healing, and spiritual and metaphysical principles. I don’t adhere to a specific style of counseling, or a single school or philosophy. And by no means is this class intended to be a comprehensive training. I’m offering this course because I remember how difficult it was for me to find any formal instruction or guidance on spiritual counseling, and how much each nugget of wisdom meant to me when I could find one. What tools will you incorporate in the classes? What tools will you incorporate in the classes? You may be familiar with some of the tools and techniques that will be incorporated in the classes, especially if you’ve had any training or background in communication or counseling. We’ll spend a little time exploring active listening, which, as a counselor, is a fundamentally important skill to have. We’ll build on this foundation by incorporating specific tools and techniques that build rapport and support communication. Some of these tools are used with neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and involve becoming aware of specific language-based cues. We’ll touch on some aspects of The Work of Byron Katie, specifically her model of the three different kinds of business (Mine, Yours, God’s). It’s extremely important that you learn how to counsel other people while staying entirely within the boundaries of “My Business,” and not getting involved in your client’s business. And finally, you’ll learn how to work with the model of the Need Bank Accounts that I developed and introduced in The Relationship Handbook: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life. In particular, we’ll focus on the question of safety, and explore how to create and maintain a frame where your clients feel safe enough to heal. I’m not an astrologer. Will I get anything out of this class? I’m not an astrologer. Will I get anything out of this class? You don’t need to be an astrologer — professional or otherwise — to benefit from this class. Only about 10% of the class specifically involves astrology. The rest of the class teaches counseling and communication skills that you can use in almost any context. If you work with clients as a spiritual counselor, you’ll pick up some additional skills and tools that will help you with your current practice. You will also benefit from this class if you work with clients in other capacities as well. It doesn’t matter if you’re an accountant or a hairdresser, if you spend any time working with clients, you’re also functioning as an unofficial (and often unconscious) spiritual counselor. When you learn how to create a safe, secure frame for your client interactions, your connections with your clients will deepen. As a result, your relationships with your clients will improve, and your clients will be more satisfied with your services. What happens if I miss the live classes? What happens if I miss the live classes? You don’t have to attend the classes live. The only difference between the class recordings and the live classes is that when you watch the recordings, there’s no one there to respond to your chat messages. Each week, about 30 minutes after the live class has finished, I will send out the links to access the class recordings. You will have access to the class recordings for at least a full year from the date you register for the class. If you register for the class after the live classes have finished, you'll receive eMails over a period of four weeks, with links to each of the class recordings. Each class recording page has a comment module associated with it, so no matter when you watch the class, I’ll be available to answer your questions, and you can participate in the ongoing class discussions. I’m still not sure this is the right class for me. Do you offer any kind of a money-back guarantee? I’m still not sure this is the right class for me. Do you offer any kind of a money-back guarantee? Absolutely. After the first class, you’ll know for certain if you resonate with the class material and my specific approach to astrological and spiritual counseling. If you decide it’s not a good fit for you, send me an email, and I’ll refund your tuition.