LEVEL 4 Diploma in Transpersonal Mental Health Counselling



Explore the transformative world of Transpersonal Therapy. Unlike traditional therapies that solely focus on the body and mind, Transpersonal Therapy delves into the realm of the spirit, nurturing the holistic well-being of individuals.

Many people are also working toward becoming more spiritually aware. The word “transpersonal” loosely translates to beyond the person or beyond the self. Nearly anyone can benefit from transpersonal therapy.

Transpersonal Therapy holds the potential to benefit almost anyone, regardless of background or beliefs. However, certain individuals may find it particularly receptive and impactful.

Those who are actively seeking to explore their spiritual dimensions and those with an openness to new experiences often discover profound growth and transformation through Transpersonal Therapy.

However, some people may be more receptive to this type of therapy than others. For instance, people who are looking to explore their spiritual sides and those open to new experiences will often benefit more from transpersonal therapy.

We invite you to embark on this enlightening journey with us, where we explore the depths of the human spirit, cultivate self-discovery, and foster personal growth. Together, let us uncover the boundless possibilities that Transpersonal Therapy offers on the path to a more fulfilling and spiritually enriched life.

Teaching and Learning

Students will come from a range of backgrounds, often with considerable experience of working with older people, and the programme will apply the principle of Adult Leaning to the Teaching Timetable, Learning Methods, and Forms of Assessment.

Students are encouraged to” build on their experience, to take responsibility for their own learning and take active participation in all aspects of the course.

A range of different methods are used including Lectures; Tutor–led Seminars, Self – directed studies, etc.


Module 1 – Transpersonal Ontology

Ontology is the branch of philosophy that studies concepts such as existence, being,
becoming, and reality. It includes how  entities are grouped into basic categories  and which of these entities exist on the most fundamental level.

This module aims to explore the very source of reality and the existence of the human
spirit. Students will examine psycho-spiritual philosophies (not comparable) of or about the relationship between spirituality and the mind. This module aims to establish the
fundamental principle of spiritual existence as the true nature of humanity.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this Module, students will be able to:
1) Examine the origin of existence;
2) Explore the spiritual reality of human nature;
3) Reflect on human existence before physical birth;
4) Describe the practical implications of the Divine Source of reality on Mental Wellbeing.

Indicative Content
Week 1: The Hebrew and Islamic Philosophy of Creationism;
Week 2: Developing Spiritual Health for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing;
Week 3: Existence before the beginning of time;
Week 4: The Role of Divine Source on Mental Wellbeing.

Module 2 – Understanding the Spiritual Nature of the Human Mind
The mind is the set of faculties responsible for mental phenomena. Often the term is also identified with the phenomena themselves.

These faculties include thought, imagination, memory, will and sensation. The aim of this module is to establish the principles of the spiritual nature of the mind.

Students will learn how to deal with negative thoughts in managing emotions from the spiritual existence of the human mind.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
1) Describe the Spiritual Origin of Human Thoughts;
2) Examine the Influence of Negative Thoughts on Mental and Emotional Wellbeing;
3) Explore the Principles of Transpersonal Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
4) Reflect on the Applications of  Transpersonal Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Models In Mental Health.

Indicative Content
Week 1: Exploring the Hebrew and Islamic Concept of the Mind .
Week 2: Fundamentals of Transpersonal Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
Week 3: Transpersonal Approach to Dealing with Depression and Schizophrenia;
Week 4: Transpersonal approach to Dealing with Suicide Thoughts Patterns.

Module 3 – Understanding the Principles of Eternal Purpose of Life

Awareness of the patient’s need to find a sense of meaning and purpose in life, their
personal search for answers to deeper questions concerning birth, life and death and awareness of the difference between spirituality and religion and their inter-relatedness.

This module aims to establish the practical implications of finding a sense of personal purpose in an individual’s mental and emotional well-being.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
1) Explore the Source of Personal Purpose;
2) Examine the Role of Divine Communication in Finding a Sense of Personal Purpose;
3) Reflect on the Concept of Eternal Vocation;
4) Describe the Difference between Spirituality and Religion.

Indicative Content
Week1 : The Eternal Source of Personal Purpose;
Week 2: Purpose the Source of Potential;
Week 3: The Principles of Self-Manifestation;
Week 4: The Influence of Self-Manifestation on Mental and Emotional well-being.

Module 4 – The Transpersonal Mental Health Practitioner Framework

Our Transpersonal Mental Health Practitioner Framework is underpinned by the three components of spiritual health: Religious, Individualistic, and Material world oriented.

The religious components may result from human connection with God, including a sense of relationship with God, love, prayer, the feeling that God is effective, and God-oriented knowledge, attitude, and behaviours.

The individualistic component comes from the human connection with himself. Instances include self-scrutiny, examining the meaning of life, hope, self-actualization, moral virtues, peace, responsibility for oneself, balance, transcendence, values, mysticism, culture, knowledge, attitude, and behaviours related to oneself.

Material World-Oriented Component: This refers to the human connection with others
and nature. Connection with others creates a sense of responsibility toward them,
unconditional love, forgiveness, pacifism, harmony with others, and knowledge,
attitude, and behaviours in relation with others.

Indicative Content
Week 1: Transpersonal Counselling approach To Mental Health;
Week 2: The Transpersonal Coaching approach to Mental Health;
Week 3: Transpersonal Psychodynamic Theory .
Week 4: The spiritual Health Framework.




Full Session (6 months) – 200,000

(Currency in Naira)



12 Weeks

Assessment is continuous e.g. Essays and Project work and dissertation.


Students will write a Reflective Essay of 1000 words covering the four learning outcomes for each module. The standard of academic writing is expected to meet the requirement of an academic essay at Level 4 Assessment for each Module is completed based on the Learning Outcomes’ achievement at the Unit’s Assessment Criteria standards.

Therefore, the learner can achieve a Pass or Fail for each module based on the quality of the work submitted and the assessor’s judgments against the criteria provided.

What is the structure of a reflective essay?
A reflective essay should follow the classic essay format of introduction, body, and conclusion. Some other common formats include journaling or using a reflective model for only part of an essay or assignment. A journal is a collection of entries made on a regular basis (e.g. daily or weekly). Students should have a reflective journal for all the modules.

Module Credits

Module 1 – Transpersonal Ontology Credits: 10
Module 2 – Understanding the Spiritual Nature of the Human Mind Credits: 10
Module 3 – Understanding the Principles of Eternal Purpose of Life Credits: 10
Module 4 – The Transpersonal Mental Health Practitioner Framework Credits: 10

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