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Spirituality Mind Body Summer Intensive
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Spirituality Mind Body Summer Intensive
In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

About SMBI Summer Immersion > Mission


The Spirituality Mind Body Institute's (SMBI) Summer Immersion Program is committed to offering graduate student training in both the science and practice of spirituality within psychotherapy, meditation, wellness practices and mind-body work, as well as the arts.  At the union of spirituality and mind body with a solid foundation in psychotherapy, SMBI provides an integral approach to human growth and healing. To achieve this goal, our aspiring generation of spiritually-oriented thinkers, healers and leaders are encouraged to develop connections, collaborations, shared knowledge with top leaders in the field as well as each other through our offerings.

We prepare extraordinary thought leaders, mind-body healers, activists, and visionaries as an emerging generation of inter-spiritual pioneers.

Core values:

Internal and first-person experiential development for more meaningful external change

Wisdom and collaboration for greater sustainability towards interpersonal growth

Spiritual leadership development for transformation and self-actualization

Integrative and interdisciplinary approach to learning rooted in traditional forms of psychology and education

Innovative and creative thinking geared towards an emerging generation of service oriented leaders