Become a certified Meaning & Purpose Practitioner
What will you get from this Meaning & Purpose Practitioner Certificate?
Have you ever wondered what is your personal Meaning in life? What is your Purpose? Why are you here? Often, it’s not only about the big questions but about finding meaning and purpose in life right now, each and every day.
This course will not only take you on your own journey to find meaning in life but will give you the tools, techniques, and confidence to support others on their journey of finding meaning and purpose.
Professor Michael Steger, the world’s leading researcher and educator on the subject of meaning and purpose, has distilled his life’s work into this 8-module course that will enable you to deepen your own meaning and purpose while teaching you how to do the same with your clients, groups, and students.
This training is valuable for anyone seeking meaning and purpose. It is also highly beneficial for anyone in helping roles, such as executive and life coaches, counselors, therapists, psychologists, health care, meditation/yoga teachers, human resource professionals, and many others. You can apply the fundamental principles behind meaning and purpose to a wide range of practice areas, for example: helping clients to create meaningful careers and relationships, helping clients find meaning and purpose in their lives, assisting clients in setting purposeful goals, as well as, supporting clients who might be facing a significant life change or loss and rebuild a meaningful life after trauma and loss.
Research continually shows us that people who live a flourishing and happy life do so because their daily activities align with what’s meaningful and important to them. They exhibit greater psychological wellbeing because they know the “Why” of their life, which allows them to live with passion and handle life’s challenges with courage, hope, and optimism. We also know that many people feel lost without any purpose to guide them.
Wouldn’t it be incredible to be able to offer yourself and others a deeper feeling of Meaning and Purpose?
Join us in this course to become a certified Meaning and Purpose Practitioner.
Ready To Start Your Meaning & Purpose Practitioner Journey?
Founder, School Of Positive Transformation
In this module we begin our exploration of the Big Questions. The purpose of this module is help you become comfortable with trying to answer these questions, even if you are still searching for answers.
In this module we shift our gaze to primary theories and research of meaning, a topic deeply personal to Dr. Steger. To remind us that theory and research are just fun ideas and words with a little bit of empirical oomph, Dr. Steger has worn a nice cozy sweater for this module…Enjoy!
In this module we begin to examine one of the best tools we have for working with clients in a practical way to explore and develop meaning and purpose in their lives. Sources of meaning are based on the notion that there is something real in our lives that is meaningful to us. Here we begin to explore the treasure chest of important, interesting, and curious things we store away and contribute to making life better!
In this module we delve deeper into how we can use ourselves as a source of meaning and understand the various aspects of ourselves that can support meaning and purpose in our lives.
To signpost where we are going, in Modules 5, 6, and 7 we take a turn toward time to bring meaning into sharper focus.
In this module, Module 5, Past Perfect, we begin our time traveling journey by exploring treasures from our pasts. In Module 6, Future Tense, we look at the future in different ways by exploring motivation, action, hope and the role of goals. Finally, in Module 7, Present Continuous, we return to the present to explore mindfulness and meaning and how meaning manifests in the present moment. Looking through the frame of time provides three unique and practical perspectives on how meaning can be lived every day.
Right now, we will travel to our pasts to look for new insights, lessons, and perspectives to help us overcome challenges and barriers to living a meaningful life today. Buckle your seatbelt … it’s going to be a blast!
A reminder that In Modules 5, 6, and 7 we take a turn toward time to bring meaning into sharper focus. In Module 5, Past Perfect, we began our time traveling journey by exploring treasures from our pasts.
Now, in Module 6, Future Tense, we look at the future in different ways by exploring motivation, action, hope, and the role of goals. We then return to the present in Module 7 to explore mindfulness and meaning and how meaning manifests in the present moment.
Looking through the frame of time provides three unique and practical perspectives on how meaning can be lived every day. In this module, we travel to our imagined future to see what insights we can give ourselves into the here and now.
Having visited the past in Module 5 and the future in Module 6, we conclude our time travel journey by coming back to the present moment.
In this module, we set our gaze on life as we live it right now to explore ideas and ways to live meaningfully in the moment; we also explore mindfulness and meaning, and ideas around …. fun!
In this final module of the course we take a moment to consider the big picture. Earlier in the course we spiraled down to look at ourselves and our lives in the past, present, and future. Now, we spiral back up to look at meaning beyond our daily lives, possibilities for transcendence, and review everything we’ve learned so far….enjoy the view!
Training Course Teacher: Professor Michael Steger
Right Now! Once you enroll, you immediately get access to the course.
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Dr Michael Steger is the leading researcher in the field of Meaning and Purpose, having contributed to over 120 research papers and book chapters. This wealth of knowledge is used to support the content for this course.
The Meaning and Purpose Practitioner Certificate will take a minimum of 7 weeks to complete if you do one module per week. However, you can take as much time as you need to peacefully complete your studies in line with your availability – there is no time limit to this course.
You have unlimited time in which to complete the course. However, once you graduate, your enrollment on the course comes to a natural close. We allow you to download to your device, and retain for future use, all the course materials, activities, handouts, and readings. Because it’s not possible to release the actual videos, we provide a PDF transcript of each for you to refer to for as long as you need.
This course is part of our school’s Community, an online Discussion Forum, where we invite you to ask questions, share your experiences with the course activities (both triumphs and challenges), connect with our course group facilitators, and build an inspiring relationship with like-minded fellow students. We have thousands of students as part of this community and it is filled with lively discussions and beautiful support.
Our course facilitators for this online community discussion forum are experienced Positive Psychologists. We will make sure you feel welcome, supported, and engaged
Yes. We offer a live Q&A session in our online community forum to answer all your questions. Questions could be relating to anything around your courses: a practice-related question, something to do with a theoretical concept you are unsure about, some technical issue that you have, a conflict to do with advertising yourself – we are here to support you with anything you are unsure about. Please note that these live sessions are optional; they are not mandatory for your course completion. Full details and schedule included in the course online platform and in our online community forum.
Each week a new module will be available. This will comprise 4 teaching sessions of around 1 hour in total plus 4 academic readings and 4 popular science readings. There will also be a practical activity for each of the 4 sessions and a short multiple-choice quiz for the module. There are also 4 client facing assignments during the course, one per 2 modules. In total, this should take, on average, about 6-8 hours per week per module, with 8 modules overall for the entire course. However, there is great flexibility and you can take as much time as you need to complete each module; there is no need to do it all in a week. You can choose to take a break, take longer, delve deeper, or simply work at a pace that suits your current lifestyle and other priorities. Once you complete a module, it remains available for revision should you wish to return to a particular topic.
Yes! All of the recorded videos include the option to turn on English Subtitles and download the transcript (written text) of the video.
The course fees are 290 US Dollars. If you pay with a different currency the fees will be automatically converted to your local currency.
You can also choose a payment plan of 2 monthly payments (2 X $150). The first payment is made immediately as you enroll and the second payment one month afterwards.
Once you complete all 8 Modules, your well-deserved Meaning and Purpose Practitioner Certificate will be delivered to you electronically as a PDF. This can be saved and printed locally if a hard copy is needed
Based on feedback from our graduates, we are confident that you will enjoy this training and find it right for you. In fact, we are so confident that we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training, contact us within the first 30 days following your enrollment and receive a full refund.