Phase 1: Basic Training for Darkness Retreat Counsellors

Training Admission Requirements

  • Vegetarian lifestyle
  • Prior spiritual experiences by means of meditation, mantras, etc.
  • Participating in a Darkness Retreat of at least 10 days

Educational content of training

  • Historic background of Darkness Therapy
  • Physical/biochemical processes
  • Client care around the clock
  • Therapeutic consultation
  • Client experiences and possible reactions to Darkness Therapy
  • Basics of psychology
  • Basics of raw nutrition
  • Preparation of Darkness Retreat facilities
  • General organisation (registration and payment processing, introductory conversation, client support)
  • Practical training:
    Gain at least 35 hours of experience during an practical training.
    Activities: helping around the house, greeting guests and taking care of at least 2 clients and joining a darkness retreat group.

Training duration & dates

41 hours of theory. The contents will be delivered on-site (3 weekends) and via distance learning. On-site dates:

  • 04. – 06.12.2020, Friday 18:00 to Sunday 17:00
  • 22. – 24.01.2021, Friday 18:00 to Sunday 17:00
  • 19. – 21.02.2021, Friday 18:00 to Sunday 17:00

Training costs

€2,900 plus the cost of your personal Darkness Retreat. Flexible payment by installments is possible on request.

Curriculum

  • Orientation talk (via Skype/phone) for interested parties
  • Preparation of Darkness Retreat facilities
  • Introductory conversation
  • Historic background of Darkness Therapy
  • Physical/biochemical processes
  • Client care around the clock
  • Therapeutic consultation
  • Client experiences and possible reactions to Darkness Therapy
  • Crisis management in Darkness Retreats
  • Basics of psychology
  • Basics of raw nutrition
  • Client support
  • General organisation (registration and payment processing)

The contents are delivered via online seminars (basic knowledge) and 3 live weekend seminars (on-site in Sasbachwalden, Germany). The training costs include participation in a raw food seminar, where you will learn the necessary basics for optimal nutrition during Darkness Retreats.

Trainees who have already experienced a Darkness Retreat in the past, are advised to participate in another 10 day retreat, this time with a special focus on our educational contents. As a prospective Darkness Retreat Counsellor, the experience will be processed from a whole new perspective and self-reflection is guided by a different focus.

Upon completion of Phase 1, every participant receives a personal training certificate and will be able to organize Darkness Retreats under the supervision of Bharati Corinna Glanert. In addition, the certificate enables trainees to proceed to the second phase of the training.