Open Learning Course
Your Course Leader
Paul Maiteny is a psychotherapist (in private practice), an ecologist and anthropologist. He is a steering committee member of the transpersonal faculty of the UKCP. With 30 years’ experience in ecological education and research, he has been publishing on what is now known as ecopsychology since the 1990s, focusing on its psychospiritual and cultural dimensions.
Paul has held research and teaching posts at Oxford and Open Universities, and UCL. Research interests include psycho-spiritual and socio-cultural causes and consequences of ecological problems, the possible evolution of sustainability, human evolution in transpersonal (andeco-systemic) context, and clues to the latter within spiritual-religious texts, scriptures and myths. He has always been inspired by the invisible web of relationships between beings that constitute the eco-system.
In this course we explore how and why Homo Sapiens, in all our dimensions, are dependent on and participants in what we can today call the planetary and cosmic ecosystem. There have been decades of explanation, caution and discussion by environmentalists regarding the physical, bio-ecological details ecological holocaust we are perpetrating and living through. This course seeks to shed light on the deeper human, unconscious, instinctual dynamics of it through readings and other resources, as well as the possibilities of evolving our way through to sustainable life of and with the planetary body.
Transpersonal ecopsychology brings the spiritual, psycho-emotional, socio-cultural and ecological aspects of existence together in a related way. It shows how the quest to ‘find our place in the scheme of things’, our niche or calling in the context of the whole, both as persons and as species, is also the key to ‘saving the planet’ ecologically.
In this course you’ll get an opportunity to:
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. We offer this course to people seeking personal development or to those wishing to learn about creativity and transformation.
Length of study: 10 weeks.
Before each course begins you will be provided with a Course Outline which will list the reading materials, time-lines, and any activities required as part of the course. This course features 2 discussion forums, experiential activities and several live webinars.
In addition to the course materials you’ll receive 1-to-1 tuition and access to our unique collaborative learning environment.
Start date: February 2019
This course runs for 10 weeks and starts in February of each year. You can study at your own pace and partake in the webinars and forums as much as you like.
If you would like to enrol, or request more information on our ‘Transpersonal Ecopsychology’ course then simply complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you. We offer a unique transformational learning experience and will be here to guide you through every step of your journey with Alef Trust.