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You’ve taken the critical first step along The Healer’s Path. Now, let’s make sure you have what you need to succeed. To be successful you will need three things.
First, you will need the physical tools to help you on your journey. That includes a reliable internet connection, so you can take in the instructional materials. Because the original instructional videos are a key component of this course, online access is critical to your success. Time is a tool, and we expect you’ll bring it along, over the length of the course, investing in yourself through this class. The more time you invest, the more you will take from this class. Although video notes are provided, you’ll still want to keep a journal of your thoughts. A simple pencil or pen and paper notebook can work just fine.
There is a saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. And we intend to help you travel far!For maximum growth along your Healer’s Path during our time together, you’ll rely on a few friends for supportive feedback. They should be close enough to you that you could share with them the fact that you are taking this class, that you’d be comfortable asking them for input, and that they’d be likely to give you honest feedback. Make a list of possibilities. When the time comes, we’ll equip you with a script to help you ask for their help.
Finally, you’ll need to bring an open mind, an open heart, and a teachable spirit. Open yourself to the very real possibility that your investment of time in self-reflection, journaling, contemplation and exploration can – and most likely will – be truly transformative for you. When you are ready, you’ll click below to access lesson number one. You’ll open the PDF notes and watch the video presentations, augmenting your experience with supplemental materials. You will find that, even by the end of lesson one, you will have increased your understanding of this field, which is growing ever more vital in our increasingly interdependent world. And by completing this course, you’ll have given yourself a gift to last a lifetime: a travel backpack filled to overflowing with tools to understand, interact skillfully, and help heal ourselves and our hurting world.
That’s it. Pack your bags… You’re ready, so we’re on our way – walking down The Healer’s Path together!
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About The Course: The Healer’s Path was created by Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth in cooperation with Bakke Graduate University and Union University International to equip students with the tools they need when working to bring healing and transformational change in their various spheres of influence. As implemented at BGU, the course will be online and self-paced, and can be started and completed in as little as nine weeks. It awards 30 clock hour of continuing education credit and a BGU Certificate of Achievement. As implemented at UUI, the course will be a part of a degree program, and follows a set schedule with additional assignments. For more information about this course, including how to register, visit the project overview page.
Bakke Graduate University is a North-American graduate school of business, ministry, and theology originally located in Seattle, Washington, and now in Texas, offering classes in the USA and worldwide in online and on-campus formats. With students, alumni and faculty located in over 50 nations, BGU’s global community connects through online courses and urban immersion experiences in the largest cities on four continents. Students in the masters- and doctoral programs receive customized attention, and are mentored by front-line world leaders. The school’s unique and innovative focus is to teach transformational leadership through urban development, responsible business, and Christian theology. Website: www.bgu.edu.
Union University International has programs designed to give educational access to the world’s underserved ministry leaders, providing the opportunity to study in practical, holistic ministry leadership training programs by making education affordable, accessible from any location, in the Vietnamese, Indonesian, Spanish and English languages, with plans for curriculum options in other prominent languages. Website: www.uui.us.
NHM Ministrants provides digital resources for healing, hope and harmony. Dedicated to the premise that “all who are called, are called to be healers,” our offerings are inspired by Jesus’ admonitions regarding loving kindness, radical solidarity, open-armed kinship and non-judgmental servant leadership. Looking to the wisdom of the physician healer tradition, including The Hippocratic Oath, we move beyond “first, do no harm,” to take an active, interventionist approach, empowering all who ask, simply, “How can I help?” A division of Elfenworks Productions, LLC, “Beyond Film & Music.” Online at www.ministrants.com.
Course Instructor, Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth completed her religious training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, in an interfaith chaplaincy Clinical Pastoral Education program. Prior to this, she earned her DMin from BGU Seattle after earning her BA at Mills College, her MBA at St. Mary’s, and her DBA at GGU. Rev. Speeth is the author of several books, including Intelligence & Compassion in Action (social entrepreneurship), Tracks of Hope (addressing poverty and inequality in the USA), and eMinistry, as well as various music and film releases. Every day, she and her colleagues leverage high-tech experience and a gift for storytelling to foster creative solutions that advance pro-social change, on the cutting edge of hope.