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The Art of Helping and Caring for Yourself (II)

Course in The Art of Helping and Caring for Yourself (II) Course in The Art of Helping and Caring for Yourself (II)
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Course in The Art of Helping and Caring for Yourself (II)

How to help and relate to others

In order to complete module 2, it is advisable to have previously completed module 1.

Module 1 of The Art of Helping and Taking Care of Yourself focuses on the intrapersonal or internal experience field.

Module 2 focuses on balance and harmony in interpersonal relationships and with the reality that surrounds us.

The two modules are units unto themselves, but they complement and reinforce each other's effectiveness.

The purpose of this course is to experientially teach a structured process to develop the potential for help and improvement we all have. For this, we will use an integrative approach that works on three complementary and necessary areas:

  • 1. Developing the potential to harmonize with our internal experience (mindfulness),
  • 2. Developing the potential to harmonize with others (attitudes and values),
  • 3. Developing the potential to harmonize with reality (interdependence and wisdom)

We will use various cognitive, experiential and introspective methods and techniques for this.


Structured and experiential workshop

This course is organized in two modules (mindfulness, attitudes and values). Based on a practical and ancient method, replicated and demonstrated by many meditators that, in a structured way, develops the three areas discussed in the previous point. From your own experience, wherever you are, the method will facilitate to develop this potential and its application to your personal and professional life.

Quality course

Taught by professors with long experience in meditation and introspective techniques. Usually, mindfulness workshops work on the acceptance of internal experience, which is a very important aspect.

New

The other two areas (relational-attitudinal and authentic knowledge) are also worked on in this workshop.




Objectives

  • Promote a more satisfactory helping practice, by raising awareness and cultivating attitudes in habitual behavior.
  • Minimize conflicting emotions and enhance positive ones, fostering quality interpersonal relationships.

Competences

At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

  • 1. Improve awareness and management of one's own thoughts and emotional reactions, as well as interpersonal skills that promote both professional and personal maturation.
  • 2. Develop abilities, attitudes and values that help the balance and harmony of the person in the areas of experience: that of relationships with others and that of one's relationship with life.
  • 3. Foster a better ability to manage emotional conflict and stress in demanding or difficult situations.
  • 4. Improve motivation, quality and satisfaction in the helping relationship.
  • 5. Encourage professionals to be able to transmit, as far as possible, the methods learned, as well as the attitudes and values that are cultivated, both to users and to teams.
  • 6. Through proper learning, foster a helpful relational practice:
    • Full, with presence, openness and based on ethics.
    • Authentic, based on self-knowledge and empathy.
    • Reciprocal, taking into account the other and oneself.
    • With meaning, with the right motivation.

Methodology

  • Taught in 16 teaching hours: 15 hours of live online sessions (10 sessions of 1.5 hours); and 1 hour of tutoring.
  • In addition to the theoretical presentation of the topics, practical workshops will be held during which the guided practice of different meditation techniques will be facilitated. Each session consists of an explanatory part and a practical part, with one or more short practice sessions and time for the participants to ask questions.
  • This course requires commitment to personal practice from the participants.
  • The course is carried out online through the virtual classroom of Nebrija Global Campus. The lectures scheduled in a calendar previously communicated to the students are broadcast live with the professor's initial teaching presentation and later an interaction with the students to answer questions. The sessions will be recorded for the professionals who are not able to attend the live session, and can attend them adapting them to the professionals' schedule. However, it is advisable to take the sessions be attended live where there may be teacher-student interaction.
  • Live online sessions: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 (Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). 1 hour of tutoring.
  • Teaching material and bibliography provided by teachers.
  • Exercises for students with follow-up. Solving of a clinical case.
  • Personalized tutoring sessions.

Course program

Chapter 1.
Balance and harmony with reality

Knowledge and experience of some essential aspects of reality that harmonize us and favor a more satisfactory, adequate and realistic helping relationship.

  • 1. Confidence: Trust in one's own potential and abilities, as in those who participate in the intervention, is essential for an effective and satisfactory action.
  • 2. Interdependence: Life is interactive, it is governed by interdependence. Our well-being is based on collaboration with others. Opening up to give and take is essential, especially in the helping relationship.
  • 3. Transience: Everything is in permanent change and transformation, learning to live with that changing reality adapts us to reality and gives us an opportunity for freshness and renewal at every moment.<
  • 4. Opening: Reality is not absolute, but relative; It depends on many factors, especially our attitude and perspective. Thus, we are not totally determined, we can learn to be open and adaptive.

Chapter 2.
Balance in relationships

Motivation and values that harmonize us in interpersonal relationships and contribute to give meaning, quality and satisfaction to the helping relationship.

  • 1. Equanimity and gratitude: We all want to feel the best possible well-being and avoid suffering. And to achieve this we need the help and collaboration of others, from the moment we are born until we die. Helping professionals also need this.
  • 2. Generosity: Society or any system can only work well with the help of everyone. Generosity not only makes the recipient feel good, it also harmonizes the one who exercises it.
  • 3. Compassion: Sensitivity and empathy to the suffering of others and also your own, makes the helping relationship satisfying and rewarding.
  • 4. Patience: A non-reactive attitude that allows you to remain calm and face challenges and difficult situations with serenity and intelligence.
  • 5. Joy: A positive approach to life that helps to enjoy life and see the opportunities it offers, even in illness and difficult situations.

Professors

Basili Llorca Basili Llorca Director of the course Núria Farriols Núria Farriols Professor
Ferran Aliaga Ferran Aliaga Professor