Self-paced Study Guide for Unconscious Spiritual Learning

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I have developed a study guide from my book, Before Belief: Discovering First Spiritual Awareness, soon to be published by Rowman and Littlefield (late 2019)

The idea of unconscious spiritual learning is to return to the earliest influences of our spiritual formation. This is where we began. But it is not where we end. The in-between is where we are now and the challenge is to come to terms with all the hidden influences, discover what we learnt, evaluate and integrate, and then serve with ‘a grateful heart’. This self-study guide is designed to help you to begin this process informed by early learning.

This study guide covers 10 topics and can be done at your own pace:

  1. Beginnings
  2. Intergenerational Family
  3. Childhood Revisited
  4. The Senses
  5. Individual Senses
  6. Unconscious Learning
  7. Turning Unconscious Spiritual Learning into Language
  8. Testing and Evaluation
  9. Integration
  10. Committed Living

You can download the study guide via this link.

Author: Bruce Stevens

Professor Bruce A. Stevens (PhD Boston University, 1987) is the Wicking Professor of Aging and Practical Theology at Charles Sturt University. He was previously Associate Professor in Clinical and Forensic Psychology in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Canberra with over 60 graduate students. He is an endorsed clinical and forensic psychologist who has advanced accreditation in Schema Therapy (individual and couple). He was ordained in the Anglican Church and is an honorary minister-in-association at Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra. He is the author of 10 books and many research papers. His most recent book is The Storied Self: A Narrative Approach to the Spiritual Care of the Aged (Fortress Academic., 2018).

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