Whether you are in the therapeutic field or not, we hope you will join us and discover the Course’s original approach to this form of healing.
Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice is the first supplement to A Course in Miracles, dictated to Helen Schucman in 1973 and 1975. It begins by saying “Psychotherapy is the only form of therapy there is,” and then proceeds to lay out an approach to therapy based on the principles of the Course, one that is unlike any form of therapy currently practiced.
The supplement envisions professional therapists following this new approach, yet it does not stop there. It says that everyone is doing psychotherapy “in every relationship in which he enters.” In other words, we are all practicing therapy all the time, but we could be practicing it as the Course describes.
What is this new form of therapy and how exactly do we practice it? Those are the questions we aim to solve in our 13-week tour through the psychotherapy supplement, which will be held every Friday at 11 a.m. Eastern from January 14th – April 8th.
In each 1-hour class, Circle founder Robert Perry and executive director Emily Bennington will be your guides through every page in the supplement, so you have a greater understanding of its wisdom and how to apply it.
We will be covering a wealth of topics, including:
How a patient would ideally enter the process of therapy
The role of the therapist
What is the common goal of therapist and patient
Where God fits into the process of therapy
The relationship between mental illness and physical illness
How the therapist brings about healing
The question of payment, and more.
Robert Perry brings to A Course in Miracles many years of private study and public teaching. He began teaching in 1986, and has since taught throughout North America and around the world.
Robert is the founder of the Circle of Atonement and the lead editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition (CE) of A Course in Miracles, based on the original handwritten notes of Helen Schucman.
He is also the author of numerous books based on the Course. Among these are the popular An Introduction to A Course in Miracles and Path of Light: Stepping into Peace with A Course in Miracles.
Emily Bennington is executive director of the Circle of Atonement where she leads initiatives – including the Course Companions global online learning community – that bridge the Course’s unparalleled wisdom with practical application.
Prior to joining the Circle, Emily led training programs on spiritual intelligence and mindful leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Emily is the author of three books, including Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence (Sounds True), which features a foreword by Marianne Williamson.
When you register, you will receive:
Access to the live classes on Fridays from 11am - 12pm Eastern. Classes will run from January 14 - April 8.
All class recordings.
13 commentaries written by Robert Perry that cover each section of the supplement.
No one is turned away from Circle programming for an inability to pay. For partial or full scholarship information, please email email@example.com.
From our origin in 1993, the purpose of the Circle of Atonement has been to be a bridge into the profound and unparalleled wisdom of A Course in Miracles. We clarify the Course’s sometimes difficult language in order to make possible a deeper understanding of its teachings. We then help you put those teachings into practice, explaining how to apply them in your everyday life. Our work grows out of our commitment to be as faithful as possible to what A Course in Miracles says. It also grows out of our years of dedication to walking this path ourselves and our desire to see the Course’s purpose realized in the lives of students and in the world. For more information, please visit circleofa.org.