What are Workshop Seminars?
Workshop Seminars serve two useful purposes. The first is essentially practical whilst the second is more personal in that it gives an opportunity for students to meet tutors and other students, and avoid the sense of isolation that can sometimes exist when undertaking any home study course.
Using the birth chart as an aid in counselling can be an important application of astrology but, although there are many good books on the subject of counselling, it is a skill which cannot be learned solely from the written word and requires practice in a workshop environment.
Workshops are an integral part of the syllabus of the Diploma Course in Astrological Counselling. If Counselling course students choose not to attend the workshops they are not, in any way, discouraged from completing their course but they will not be eligible for the API (UK) Diploma in Astrological Consultancy or the Swiss API Diploma.
There is no obligation for students studying for the Diploma in Astrology to attend workshops. However, all students of the School, regardless of which course they are studying, are encouraged to attend these for their own benefit.
The workshop commitment for Counselling Course students will be a total of two weeks. These are offered as four separate three-day workshop components, and students are required to attend all four. Normally, students would attend two consecutive workshops during each of the two years they would be likely to be studying.
Counselling Course workshops are normally held twice a year in the UK. They cover in-depth practical experience in astrology, psychology and counselling. Other optional seminars or workshops on specific topics are held periodically and are open to any student of astrology. The cost of workshops, and participation in the seminar offering Diploma Assessment by the Hubers is not included in the Course fee, but we endeavour to keep costs as low as possible. Details of the workshop programme are announced each year. Our aim is to make workshop participation as practical a proposition as possible, particularly for overseas students, and with this in mind arrangements are kept under constant review.
Text books Supplied with both Courses: Astrological Housesą (A Psychological View of Man and His World) by Bruno and Louise Huber, 'Llife Clocką (Age Progression in the Horoscope) by Bruno and Louise Huber, 'What we may be' (The Visions and Techniques of Psychosynthesis) by Piero Ferrucci.
ABOVE and BELOW: Students join together at a 'Face-to-Face' Workshop (Buckland Hall, May 2000)
BELOW: Students experimenting with 'Planet Masks' at the Face-to-Face Workshop (Buckland Hall, May 2000)
A FEW OF MANY COMMENTS RECEIVED FROM PARTICIPANTS AT 'FACE TO FACE' WORKSHOPS
"This workshop has helped me to gain more confidence in experimental work and given me plenty of ideas on how to develop my presentational style"
"I had no idea what it would feel like to do an astrological counselling session 'for real'. Now I have gone through the motions and am aware of my limitations and strengths and would approach a session with more confidence"
"I think this is a truly unique course which I would recommend to other students. It really demonstrates how powerful astrological counselling can be for people who are honestly seeking greater self-awareness and authenticity in their lives"
"I feel there was something quite special about the whole atmosphere this year, something relaxing and yet at the same time exciting"
"It's been GREAT! The course was so rewarding and I've come away with more insights into my possible direction in life, and tools to use to go further"
"Thank you for a wonderful learning experience in a warm, friendly, safe environment"
"Intensive, inspirational, thought-provoking"
"A really enjoyable workshop. Lots of insights and sometimes painful revelations, but in a very supportive setting. Thank you!"
"Very flexible, varied learning techniques which kept it interesting"