Healing the Soul of the Bodymind.
publication in 1976, A Course in Miracles
has helped transform the lives almost one and a half million people worldwide.
The Course’ profound spiritual message coupled with its 21st
century approach to psychology, make it a psychospiritual
healing tool that has its parallel in the collective wisdom of Eastern spiritual traditions dating back to 5,000 years ago.
Its authority inspires students of the Course to go into the depths of their psyches to bring to light any hidden shards
of fear. The Course teaches that there are two emotions: fear and love. Fear takes many forms: anger, doubt, worry, depression
and anxiety. Love is compassion and courage, trust, honesty, and forgiveness, among other attributes. Love
is the recognition of connection to everything there is.
Despite its birth in academia, the Course has received very little academic acknowledgement. The Course
was written by Dr. Helen Schucman, a research psychologist at Columbia-Presbyterian medical center in New York City, who took dictation from an inner voice. Its insight into
the human psyche can cut short the therapeutic process by years. Forgiveness of oneself and others, coupled with an understanding
of one’s original nature accelerate healing. The Course provides a comprehensive thought system or
worldview that allows one to live in the world with more peace, love, honesty and compassion. The course also provides a theological
explanation of the origin of the universe that are similar to insights offered by many of the great mystical traditions.
Dr. Dubitsky’s A Course in Miracles worskhsops include discussions of the origins of the
Course, including Dr. Schucman’s role, as well as the role of Bill Thetford, Ph.D., a former editor of the Journal of
Abnormal Psychology. An overview of its key teachings is presented as well. These teachings
are contrasted with teachings from Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and indigenous cultures. The presentation also frames A
Course in Miracles within the major schools psychological thought: psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal/social,
and humanistic/transpersonal. In addition, samples of the actual material are presented so that the course’s power and
poetry can be appreciated.
A Course in Miracles
- Provide background of A Course in Miracles
- Explain key Course teachings
- Position A Course in Miracles’ teachings within a context of wisdom traditions
- Compare A Course in Miracles’ thought system to the psychological perspectives being taught in academic
- Discuss why A Course in Miracles offers a psychology of healing
- Discuss the Course’s methodology of healing
next step” in psychological health in that it provides a thought system and a methodology for achieving inner peace.
Although meditation and quiet time are recommended, students are asked to practice the course at all times and in all places
in their daily lives.
Thus, it is a very practical healing tool for today’s hectic life styles.