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Human Development: A Spiritual Journey

Is who I am “all in the DNA?”. Is my life and character set in stone by biology and life experience? Can leopards really never change their spots? So the popular press would have us believe. Psychological research suggests something very different.

This retreat explores the processes through which we become who we are now, and the way in which understanding those processes can unlock the potential for real personal growth and change. Genes and experience don’t dictate our lives as the popular press suppose. Our capacity for growth, for development and change in adult life is immense. And if we allow natural psychological processes to operate as they should, ordinary human development will support us toward a more spiritual way of being.

Dr Stephanie Thornton (C.Psychol AFBPsS) is a psychologist specialising in human development, and author of a text book in the area (“Understanding Human Development”, Palgrave Macmillan). Since retiring from an academic career at Sussex University, she has published pastoral books and led over 50 retreats for Seminarians, Religious and lay people.

 

 

Human Development: A Spiritual Journey

Is who I am “all in the DNA?”. Is my life and character set in stone by biology and life experience? Can leopards really never change their spots? So the popular press would have us believe. Psychological research suggests something very different.

This retreat explores the processes through which we become who we are now, and the way in which understanding those processes can unlock the potential for real personal growth and change. Genes and experience don’t dictate our lives as the popular press suppose. Our capacity for growth, for development and change in adult life is immense. And if we allow natural psychological processes to operate as they should, ordinary human development will support us toward a more spiritual way of being.

Dr Stephanie Thornton (C.Psychol AFBPsS) is a psychologist specialising in human development, and author of a text book in the area (“Understanding Human Development”, Palgrave Macmillan). Since retiring from an academic career at Sussex University, she has published pastoral books and led over 50 retreats for Seminarians, Religious and lay people.

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Residential

R4519-R

Human Development: A Spiritual Journey

Starts: 8th October, 2019

Ends: 10th October, 2019

Full cost: £280.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Non-residential

R4519-NR

Human Development: A Spiritual Journey

Starts: 8th October, 2019

Ends: 10th October, 2019

Full cost: £190.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.