CST-ACADEMY is the ON-LINE site for educating men and women who are called to the mental health profession as faith-based Counselors and/or Spiritual-based Group Facilitators. The Academy was established initially to expand the education, training, internship and certification features of the land-based REST Program (I-REST Inc.) into the entire world. (The REST Program has achieved prominence in several states and is the subject of several major research studies regarding it’s work in promoting church-based counseling services that address both the therapeutic personal and societal needs of troubled and in-trouble persons). REST is designed to assist members of faith institutions become certified in Cognitive Spiritual Therapy (CST), its major spiritual therapeutic intervention. The medical science supporting the efficiency and effectiveness of SPIRITUALITY is well documented in the Library of Medical Science (pubmed.com) as well as by hundred of published studies turned into books. One third of major USA hospitals now use several forms of spirituality in their patient care programs and there is a growing need for individuals educated, trained and certified in SPIRITUALITY THERAPIES. CST-Academy has trained more students than any other currently known institution (over 3,000) and has a record of its students being hired into the mental health field, including working in church-based healing programs.
Utilizing Video On-Line and On-Demand the CST-ACADEMY is now able to offer each of it's courses in a series of On-Demand videos for students with limited available time, where each video can be viewed one at a time; studied in conjunction with associated printed materials; at times determined by each student themselves; over a specified period of time (usually a maximum of 30 days for each lesson). With this On-Demand feature the cost of each course is a fraction of the cost for the same course in a land-based institution. The student pays a small fee of $20.00 for renting each On-Demand Video, whose materials equates to one college class-room session. (Student may enroll in several courses at the same time.) Each student must enroll on the CST-Academy website / cst-academy.com. A full set of instructions and additional information can be downloaded FREE from our website (including fees). The principal educators are all counseling and therapy professionals with graduate degrees and with experience teaching at major Universities and/or are currently employed in the Mental Health Field (see cst-academy.com). The President of CST-Academy is also the founder of Cognitive Spiritual Therapy and the author of the highly regarded book, “The Clinical Jesus”.
This VIDEO CLASS is both an Introduction and an overview to Course #1 -"Finding Personal Spiritual Healing". An introduction because it review several new spiritual concepts and techniques developed by the author which depict what and how Cognitive Spiritual Therapy works to heal men, women, teens and children. As an overview it portrays the scope of the entire education model of this course and the purpose of this course to both 1) lead the student to personal healing while 2) teaching each student the process of healing others.
- UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING STRESS 36 mins
STRESS IS PROJECTED TO BE THE MAJOR ILLNESS OF THE 21ST CENTURY. MEDICATIONS ALONE ARE NOT THE ANSWER FOR COMBATING STRESS, BURN-OUT OR OTHER RELATED DISORDERS. SUCH MED HAVE A PROMINENT ROLE TO PLAY IN ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME FUNCTIONAL. HOWEVER PSYCO-THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES & INTERVENTIONS HAVE THE POWER TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS MANAGE THEIR STRESS AND IN SOME INSTANCES CONVERT OR UTILIZE SUCH STRESS INTO VARIOUS FORMS OF MOTIVATION.
- Controlling Anger P1 58 mins
This video webinar is the first lesson in the CST-Academy Course #301 "Finding Personal Spiritual Healing" - Learning to Heal Others while you are healing yourself, thus making yourself your first client. This course is the introductory course to being accepted into the REST Faith-based Counseling program; Cognitive Spiritual Therapy (CST) for group facilitator and spiritual healers. It is also the first course for professional who desire certification in Cognitive Spiritual Therapy (CST).
- Controlling Anger PT 2 53 mins
Anger is so complex because it has many dimentions and many forms of expression. Like most emotions it is defined on a scale ranging from mildly upset to being enraged. This VIDEO CLASS will look at the anger from both the human, scientific and spiritual perspectives.
- Understanding Anxiety and Worry 57 mins
Millions of American suffer from Anxiety and Worry. This VIDEO CLASS is a study of the many facets of Anxiety and seeks to answer questions about how worry takes place in our mind-body. Also discussed are the scriptural thoughts (Bible) about Anxiety and the thoughts and teaching of Jesus from the word of God on Anxiety and Worry.
- LESSON 6 - UNDERSTANDING GUILT 51 mins
Why do humans ask god to forgive them and yet still feel guilty years later? this video/class answers many questions about guilt. guilt is one of the many issues that is in the natural domain of spiritual healing. healing guilt involves forgiveness, which includes forgiving ones-self.
- LESSON- 7 - UNDERSTANDING SHAME 34 mins
Is there a difference between feeling guilt and shame? is there shame in your game? or are you a shameful person? these and other similar questions are answered in this webinar. the research on shame reviews how shame is formed. through medical researched faith-based interventions such as cognitive spiritual therapy ( cst) shame can be healed.
- FALSE PRIDE & PREJUDICE 41 mins
The purpose of this video class is to assist the REST Student to understand the role that Perfectionism plays in developing False Pride and prejudice in human interaction, and the social, emotional and physical consequence of having a perfectionistic personality.
- RELATIONSHIPS / FEELING BETRAYED 52 mins
The purpose of this video class is to assist the student understand the purpose, types and background of the formation and maintenance of relationships and the types of pain (emotional and physiological) caused by feeling of Betrayal. Six types of relationship will be discussed.
- ADDICTION - FEELING TRAPPED 50 mins
ADDICTIONS, especially addictions to alcohol and drugs are one of Satan's End -Time strategies for building his Kingdom. The REST student, regardless of their speciality, must be proficient in understanding addictive behaviors, how addictive people think, the nature of different addictions and the REST technique (s) for assisting clients to be set free from self-destructive addictions.
- LESSON 12 - FEELING WORTHLESS 65 mins
The focus of this video class is on clients who feel worthless, empty, useless etc mainly because they have no real reachable purpose in life. the rest student is exposed to both the science and the word of god on how to find life's purpose. lesson 12, being the last lesson in this series, is a recap and over-view of ten rest concepts that each student has been exposed to in route to their preparation for being enrolled in level i class 2 in becoming a rest counselor.