The Association of Professional Teachers is proud to co-sponsor an educational inquiry group series event for spiritual teachers and leaders with APST member Mariana Caplan PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500:
APST will be presenting a free introductory webinar hosted by Mariana Caplan to promote the opportunity to join us in this event series – we invite you to register now and join us to learn more about this. (Note: this introductory webinar event has completed and the registration is now closed).
Webinar: “Preventative Psychological Care and Trauma Education for Spiritual Teachers and their Communities”
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm PST (noon)
Thank you to all who attended this special webinar broadcast meeting! Very soon we will post the video of the meeting. If you registered you will receive an email containing the link to watch the video if you missed the event. You can also subscribe to our newsletter (at the very bottom of this page) to stay up to date with this event and the APST, or follow our YouTube Channel, Facebook page and this blog for updates.
Inquiry Group for Spiritual Leaders: “Preventative Psychological Health for Spiritual Leaders: Creating and Sustaining Psycho-Spiritual Health in Spiritual Communities” with Mariana Caplan PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500
This is an Online inquiry group open to anyone in a position of spiritual leadership, including but not limited to: spiritual teachers, mentors, yoga teachers, spiritual counselors and guides, clergy, meditation/mindfulness teachers, and leaders from any religious tradition.
Dates/Time: 12 Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PST, beginning January 10 (or when a minimum of 6 participants are enrolled).
Meeting Platform: Sessions will take place using Zoom Meetings and will be recorded and available to all group members if you need to miss any sessions.
Register for Inquiry Group: https://www.realspirituality.com/preventative-psychological-health
- Why Psychological Inquiry and Support is Necessary for Spiritual Leaders and Their Communities
- Projections, Transference, and Countertransference in the Student-Teacher relationship
- The Necessity of Peer Support for Spiritual Leaders
- Trauma and the Body in Spiritual Life
- Boundaries and Confidentiality
- Creating Healthy Systems of Feedback Within Communities
- Cultic Dynamics and Group Mind/Group Think
- Healthy Individuation Among Spiritual Teachers and Students
- Spiritual Bypassing in Teachers and Students
Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of eight books in the fields of psychology and spirituality that have been translated in more than a dozen languages. she consults, mediates, and provide psychological services for spiritual teachers, spiritual emergences and emergencies, and individuals and spiritual communities both in crises, as well as those in spiritual leadership positions seeking preventative psychological support for their communities. Learn more: YogaandPsyche.com and RealSpirituality.com.