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Certificate for Module (Zen for Professional Helpers)
證書(單元: 助人專業之禪)

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Course Code
IT075A
Application Code
1780-IT075A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
25 Apr 2020 (Sat)
Duration
10 weeks
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$5400
How to Apply
Deadline on 03 Apr 2020 (Fri)
Enquiries
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This programme demonstrates how professional helpers – doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and social workers can develop a genuine compassion for, and harmonious understanding of those whom they aim to help. This can be achieved through a Zen perspective. Concentration on the here and now, as practised in meditation, allows for an unorthodox but practical and effective way of helping, free from egotism and the harmful intrusion of self.

Syllabus
1. >Introduction
  • >Zen –its history and teachings and impact on humanity
2. >The Zen approach in the Art of Helping
  • >Each of us is the same kind of being;
  • >the universe is our relations with each other
  • >Each of us is capable of outflowing attention and awareness, or withdrawing it
  • >Trust the flow of the universe, the rules of love are true 
3. Zen meditation
  • >How to feel good?
  • >Lifesavers –No resistance; Love as much as we can from wherever we are; Love it the way it is
  • >Development of genuine compassion –The nature of compassion; Love as much as we can from wherever we are; No resistance to the vibrations of other beings; All relationships are persistent to the degree that the beings involved have the same vibration
4. >Nowness
  • >The ability to put the maximum of energy into the present moment is a large component of mental wellness
  • >All states of consciousness are available right now
  • >Living in the here and now is behaviour derived from the Zen experience
5. >Zen helping – a Zen perspective of caring services to challenge the basic nature of the services
  • >Zen helping is a way of living and being
  • >Zen helping is without intent, design or calculation
  • >To help only when one feels the abundance of happiness and love
  • >How we get there?
On completion of the programme, students will be able to
  1. >Explain the fundamental of the Zen approach in the Art of Helping;
  2. >Practise Zen meditation of how to feel good, which prepares the ground for the development of genuine compassion;
  3. >Explain the concept of nowness and the relationship with the Zen experience;
  4. >Illustrate the central concept of Zen helping and discuss its challenge to the basic nature of the caring services
Assessment
 
1- hour written examination

 

Award

To be eligible for the award of the Certificate for Module (Zen for Professionals Helplers), students are required to achieve 70% attendance and pass the assessment of the programme.

 

Application Code 1780-IT075A -

Days / Time
  • Saturday, 2:30am - 5:30am
Applicants shall
  1. have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 or above in 5 subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR
  2. have gained in the HKALE Examination one AL subject or two AS subjects; AND three passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language;
    OR
  3. be a practitioner# with at least 5 years’ experience in the related field and hold a recognized professional qualification in the relevant discipline
# Practitioner includes medical doctor, psychiatrist and social worker.
*With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject at HKCEE.

 

Application Fee

HK$150

Course Fee
  • HK$5400

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Enrolment Method

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  1. Complete the online application form

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  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:

 

In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.

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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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