CONTENT FOR COURSE IN SPIRITUALITY

PORTAGE SENIOR CENTER

 

 

Each session will start out with a reading.  It will be a thought for the day.  It will come from various faith traditions.  Participants are encouraged to bring a reading of their own. 

 

Each session will also end with a reading. 

 

There is no outside reading required.  Handouts will be provided.

 

The first topic is to respond to a questionnaire about their own spirituality

 

The participants are encouraged to keep a journal

 

Topics to be discussed

 

  1. Journal writing about spirituality

How to keep a spiritual journal

 

  1. Define spirituality – this may take several weeks.

What does it mean to be spiritual?

Definitions from various faith traditions

Definitions from the community – lay definitions

Definitions from the professional community

 

  1. Determine each participantŐs spiritual journey

What is a spiritual journey?

Writing about your spiritual journey

 

       4.   Spiritual Development

            Various theories about spiritual development

            Where is each participant in his or her spiritual development?

 

5      Spiritual wellness

What is spiritual wellness?

How is spiritual wellness maintained?

 

6.     What are some of the tools to maintain spiritual wellness?

Meditation

Affirmations.

Reading/worship/seminars

 

7.     What is a spiritual Quest?

 

8.     Attitudinal Healing – what is it?