Archive | April, 2012

New Part-Time Degree: Science, Spirituality and Health

14 Apr

I am really excited because I have just written a module for the part-time Humanities degree. I will be teaching the module at SwanseaUniversity, Dept. of Adult Continuing Education. The preparation course for the degree module will begin on 23rd April 2012 and the part-time degree module will begin in September 2012. I will also be teaching a ‘Pathways to Learning’ course in September 2012 and another in January 2013.

 

The modules will consider ways in which individuals can be empowered to take responsibility for their own health by embracing both the spiritual and physical aspects of life in conjunction with modern medicine.

 

Alongside my 21 years experience of working as a nurse along with my doctoral research into near-death experiences, learning about and researching these topics has had a very positive effect on my own life and I plan to pass this on to all who attend the course. I intend each session to be fun and inspiring.

 

 

I will be looking at and discussing topics such as:-

  •  What is the mind?
  •  Ways in which mind can influence health
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  • Can mind be extended in space?
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  • The biology of belief and psychoneuroimmunology
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  • The correlation between acts of kindness and compassion on health
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  • NDEs, end of life experiences
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  • Altered states of consciousness
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  • Afterlife beliefs in the World’s religions
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  • Meditation and spiritual practice
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  • Spiritually transformative experiences (STE)
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  • Positive transformation following NDEs and STEs
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  • How technology is leading to a greater understanding of consciousness

 

 

 These are just a few of the planned sessions that I hope will inspire everyone who attends to read and learn more about these fascinating topics.

 

 

 For further information check out the link below:

 

 http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/WEB_BA%20Humanities%202012.pdf

 

 

 The course I will be teaching is on Page 30 of the booklet. If you’re interested in attending the course contact:-

 

 Paul Dicks 01792 295935 / 295499

 

 p.dicks@swansea.ac.uk

 

 

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Forthcoming Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, USA – Final Passages: Near-Death and the Experience of Dying

9 Apr

  I am really excited because 26th -27th April I’ll be attending and speaking at the forthcoming conference below. Although I’ve met some of the speakers before there are some who I’ve never met but have read their excellent work in the field.

 The title of the conference is Final Passages: Research on Near-Death and the Experience of Dying. I am very much looking forward to the conference and will post a report of what I have learned from the other speakers when I return.

 The speakers are: Stanislav Grof MD, PhD, Jeffrey Guss MD, Raymond Moody MD, PhD, Steve Paulson, William Richards PhD, Penny Sartori PhD, Marilyn Schlitz PhD, Pim van Lommel MD, Eric Weiss PhD. 

Check out the link for more details:

http://www.btci.org/bioethics/default.html

 

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