Training

Shalom Mountain is committed to the training and examination of the psychological and theological principles that underlie the process of transformation. The Introductory Training has benefited many different groups of people who are involved in counseling or spiritual direction as well as others in such diverse fields as business, education and health care. The practice of intentional loving can become a lifestyle informing all of who we are and what we do in the world. We invite you to look over our offerings.

Training in the Art of Loving: For many years people who long to deepen their understanding and facility with the inner workings of the Shalom Process have gathered for the Introduction to Shalom Process Training. Now with a new name, Training in the Art of Loving, this six-session training continues to offer people systematic instruction and exploration in the core practices and frameworks of Shalom Process. This training is primarily a deep dive into the growth-provoking and heart-opening power of community, with a focus on individual identity and our unique opportunities to love well and broadly in our lives.

Shalom Retreat Leadership Training is for those who are interested in, and who have a gift for leadership of Shalom Retreats. The intention of SRLT is to develop excellence in Shalom Process leadership and to develop skilled leaders to carry this work into a growing number of settings. SRLT will focus on deepening theoretical understanding, honing therapeutic skills and developing presence as a leader. Each session will include time when each participate will lead mat work and receive supervision in real time. In addition, each participant will receive one-on-one supervision with an instructor. Similar to the Training in the Art of Loving, students report gaining much from each other being in community and from peer feedback of their leadership. Open also to graduates of previous SRLTs who are interested in continuing to develop their skills.

Internships: Six month Internships are offered at Shalom Mountain. The Internship is a residential experience in which the individual is immersed in the Shalom Process. The experience includes a practicum centering around the ongoing management of a retreat center, weekly individual and group supervision, participation in didactic and clinical sessions, leadership of retreats, exploration of one’s own life dream and its development, and, perhaps biggest of all, the learning to live and work with mystical aplomb and an open heart.