Developmental Psychology – The Hero Within
Some people say that heroes are born and not made, that heroism is a matter of fate, but if heroes are made, who – or what – “makes” them? When you think about it, what HERO would you say you represent and why? What are your hero qualities?
In Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ “Developmental Psychology – The Hero Within” course, learn and recognize the developmental stages and archetypes of clients’ growth and where emotional or physical injuries may have occurred. Here you will write an advertisement identifying qualities of a HERO. Exploration and overview of the HERO’s journey will be presented. Introduction to basic stages of psychological development per Freud, Erikson and Piaget will also be discussed.
The cool part about this class is you can take it On-campus or Online! This course serves as a Developmental Psychology course to help you help others, as a Life Coach. It is required in many of SWIHA’s programs! On-campus course begins June 6, 2012.
Classroom activities include meditation, lecture, story books, music, guided imagery, yoga poses, game playing, essay questions and discussions of individual exercises such as childhood development, diversity, moral stages of development, archetypes, life issues, etc.
The 3 major sages of the Hero’s journey will be explored along with exploration of the archetype of the Innocent and the Orphan. Students do an analysis of HERO music lyrics and complete the first of HERO self tests. Here you learn about the archetype of the Wanderer and seeker, diagram their internal / external selves as well as write a declaration of self-esteem, plus examine effects of socialization, preschools and divorce on children. The archetype of the Warrior will be explored. Students examine effects of obstacles and adversities in families as well as work/ school environments. The archetypes of the Altruist, Caregiver and Destroyer are explored.
What is diversity? Enjoy an explanation of concepts and dynamics of diversity. Here the Archetype of the Magician will be explored. Archetypes are also explored by life issues- examining how to come to wholeness and completion through the journey of archetypes. Students will write short stories representing key archetypes and stages of development.
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STARTS June 6, 2012 | Course Length 8 Weeks | 480-994-9244 | email@example.com