The Psycho-Spiritual Institute (PSI)
The Psycho-Spiritual Institute (PSI) was established in 2012 by the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, in collaboration with Missio Aachen, with the aim of training and graduating experts in Psycho-Spiritual Therapy and Christian Counseling for English-Speaking African Countries. The emergence of the Institute is a response to what many have identified as an urgent need to offer professional psychological and spiritual care to the increasing number of clerical, religious and lay pastoral agents who now and again find themselves in difficult life situations of an emotional and psychological nature, but who often do not find adequate support. Many in the past have ended up with professional psychotherapists who are not grounded in, or do not share in the theological and spiritual traditions of the sufferer, and so could not offer holistic support for the required healing process. Others have ended up with deeply spiritual counselors, who however are not conversant with such modern skills and approaches in Psychotherapy, that when combined with their spiritual tools, would have more easily facilitated healing for the sufferer
Our Overall Vision
The overall vision is to bring spiritual healing, personality integration and peace to those in difficult life situations, as well as foster enhanced self-awareness and ongoing personal growth and transformation among pastoral agents and the entire Christian faithful.
Drawing from the best of the Christian spiritual tradition, and using up-to-date psychotherapeutic tools, approaches and methodologies for healing troubled minds, and taking into cognizance the peculiar African historical, religious and sociological context, PSI offers high quality professional training in an environment of faith and Christian devotion, for those who wish to function as Psycho-Spiritual Therapists and Christian Counsellors in various ecclesiastical jurisdictions and institutions across English speaking Africa. Towards this end, top level experts in Psychotherapy, Christian Anthropology and Christian Spirituality are being sourced from various institutions within and outside Africa to bring their training and practical exposure to bear on the Psycho-Spiritual Therapy training programme. Above all, the training dynamics at PSI places a lot of premium on personal spiritual growth and wholesome personality integration and transformation.