Level 3 – DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN YOGA COUNSELING

From … Being A Better Me TO Creating A Better World

The success of Counselling depends on the growth of the Counsellor as a person - Scott Peck

It is only when we have healed ourselves, are we then in a position to heal others. Since, only then, is our intention to heal others out of true compassion and not for any personal gains. The Diploma Program in Yoga Counselling is thus a practical training that puts you through a scrubbing machine to cleanse away all the blocks that prevent the diamond inside, from shining brightly.

This is also the practical part of Transcending Homeostasis where, after working on ourselves, we are in a better position to go beyond personal comforts/ aspirations and contribute towards the healing of others. This program is thus applicable not only for counsellors, but also for parents, teachers, friends or even simple well-wishers.

 

This Diploma Program integrates the best of Contemporary Psychology with the present-day application of the Eastern World View. The program has been divided in two parts;

  • 2 Contact Sessions and
  • 2 Non-Contact Sessions

 

1st Contact Training –

The program will begin with the first contact session where the students will have to attend classes at The Yoga Institute. These sessions will be held over a period of 4 weekends (8 full days) and will include;

  • Introduction to the concept of Counselling and types of counselling
  • Counselling with respect to the Koshas
  • Studying the Carkhuff model of counseling
  • Understanding importance of Attitude training in counseling
  • Practicing the skills of case taking
  • Developing leadership qualities that include good communication skills and the ability to motivate others
  • Orientation to the assignments that have to be completed during the 1st non-contact session period.

1st Non-Contact Training –

In this period, the student will have to complete assignments that provide a practical training to the learnings obtained from the 1st contact training. The duration of this non-contact training will be for 3 months, during which there will be only field work and no classes held. There will however be mentors appointed for the students, who can be approached in case of any doubts or difficulties. We have also developed simultaneous activities which the students can attend to hone their communication skills. Assignments will include;

  • Completing 10 interviews
  • Initiating and managing a social project
  • Submitting the interviews and the project report that includes your learnings from the project.

 

2nd Contact Training –

Back from the training (both theoretical and practical) in Effective Communication Skills, the students will be back again to attend sessions at The Yoga Institute for another 4 weekends (8 full days). The purpose of these sessions will be to learn the associated skills and have a comprehensive knowledge that would be necessary for being a successful counsellor. This training will include sessions on;

  • Fine tuning – Goal Setting and Goal Steps
  • History of Contemporary Psychology and Counseling
  • Neurotic Vs Psychotic conditions and scope of counseling
  • Learning Disorders – Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia
  • Common Psychological Assessment tests
  • Introduction to other Counseling Techniques (TA, NLP, Hypnosis, EFT)
  • Understanding the Yoga perspective
    • About the mind,
    • The causes of limitations of the mind
    • Different techniques offered in Yoga, to work on the mind
    • Different types of meditations
    • Going beyond the mind
    • Powers of our mind
    • States and experiences beyond the mind, etc.

2nd Non-Contact Training

This will form the second part of assignments, wherein the student will have to complete 20 cases in a prescribed format of counseling. There will be no formal classes that will be held at The Yoga Institute. Support and guidance from the mentors will however be available again in case of any doubts or difficulties. Students will be allowed to attend and observe live counseling sessions at the institute or other venues available. A period of maximum 3 months will be granted to the students to complete these assignments and submit the completed case papers.

 

The Diploma certificate will be awarded to the students after the successful completion of all assignments.

 

Pre-Requisite:

  • Chakra Healing – Level 2 (compulsory).
  • 1 month Yoga TTC certification from the Yoga Institute. If the participant has completed a yoga TTC program from any other institute, then they need to participate in at least a 7 day camp from The Yoga Institute.
  • Those who do not have completed any Yoga TTC program may join the Level 3 program for Self-Development but will not be eligible for the certificate.
  • Minimum 12th pass

 

Date 2020:

Batch 1:

1st Contact Session: March 2020 – 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th

Non-Contact session – April, May, June

 

2nd Contact Session: July 2020 – 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th

Non-Contact session – August, September

 

Batch 2: 1st Contact Session: September 2020 – 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 27th, 28th

Non-Contact session – October, November, December


2nd Contact Session: 
January 2021 – 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st

Non-Contact session – February, March

 

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Fees for 2020: Rs. 15000/-

Please note fees once paid will be non-refundable.