Soul-Centered Living I:
A 10-Month Certificate Program in Spiritual Psychology

Soul-Centered Living I

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Curriculum Guide

To learn more about Soul-Centered Living I, download a pdf of the Curriculum Guide

The University’s foundational educational offering is a dynamic Program on the frontier of human consciousness where psychology interfaces with Spirituality leading to a Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Psychology. 

Through this world-renowned Program in Spiritual Psychology, the University of Santa Monica provides its students with opportunities to grow by directly applying the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology into their everyday life experiences. This includes learning to work on the behavioral, mental, emotional, existential, and Authentic Self levels. This educational process results in students experiencing greater connection with who they are, their life’s purpose, and enhanced levels of success and fulfillment, empowering them to make a meaningful contribution in the world.

Information Evening Replay



You know you are living a truly Soul-Centered Life when:

  • You KNOW—not as a theory, but as an experiential reality—that your Essential Nature is Loving, and you live accordingly.
  • You know EXACTLY what to do when you get upset, sad, frustrated, or feel like giving up—you access your proven and practical TOOLS and use everything in your life for your growth.
  • You are CLEAR on your life’s purpose and have translated it into meaningful and achievable goals that you’re moving forward.
  • Your RELATIONSHIPS are loving, respectful, and deeply fulfilling.
  • You relate to yourself with COMPASSION and free yourself from mental anguish and emotional suffering.
  • You ACCEPT 100% responsibility for your life and experience the empowerment, freedom, and creativity that results.
  • You belong to an incredible COMMUNITY of like-minded and like-hearted individuals who inspire, uplift, and encourage you.
  • You are fully EXPRESSED—experiencing the Creativity, Joy, and Freedom inherent to your Essential Nature.
  • You KNOW you are a Divine Being having a human experience.

In other words, you are AWAKENING to the love that is who you truly are, and you are living a life of true fulfillment and joy—beyond what you ever could have imagined!

Distinguishing Features

  • The University of Santa Monica has developed a highly empowering curriculum in Spiritual Psychology designed to provide students with information and tools for transforming their consciousness and transforming their lives.
  • Educational processes designed to support students in applying the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology in their everyday lives are integral to the curriculum. Students are challenged to apply what they are learning in order to improve the quality of their lives. New information is followed by practical application. The result is a positive and enduring transformational educational experience with lifelong benefits.
  • Students identify, research, commit to, and achieve meaningful personal and professional goals during the Program. They develop, implement, and refine their own personal strategies for Authentic Success that can be applied in all areas of their lives, including relationships, health, career, creative endeavors, finances, and service.
  • The University offers a supportive learning environment, which nurtures the Awakening of the human Spirit inherent in each student. Learning takes place in an uplifting Soul-Centered learning environment, which focuses on the revelation of the gifts inherent within each student.
  • The monthly weekend class format allows students living in other states to participate.

“There is no question that USM is on the leading edge, creating a model of what education could be, should be, and, in fact, HAS to be!”

Dr. Jean Houston, Author, The Possible Human, A Mythic Life, A Passion for the Possible

Students Share

“I work professionally in the entertainment industry as a composer and writer, and I have to say that over the course of this class year, seeing my growth and my creativity has been really exciting to me! […] I’ve witnessed some of my heartfelt dreams really manifesting in ways that have completely transcended my expectations. My joy at experiencing this is matched only by my deep gratitude to USM for the essential part it now plays in my life.”
—Mark Cote, SCL I ’18


“There are lots of courses you can take for a weekend and feel really good afterwards, but this work is magical because of the commitment of doing it over a long stretch of time. That’s how you’re able to truly grow, and for me the transformation has been remarkable. I’ve never been more Joyful! I’m really excited about every day. […] You will never find more amazing teachers than Ron & Mary!”—Kim Garner, SCL I ’16


“I felt called from an early age to be an artist, to be a writer and a director. I had success but always with some frustration, some stuckness, some fear, some feeling that there just had to be more that I could be doing and sharing. Yet for all of the work I was doing in therapy, for all of the meditation, for all the work with my coach, I still was feeling this sense of separation. Using the tools of Spiritual Psychology, I was able to heal and dissolve this pattern to an extraordinary degree. Now I am able to dive into projects that bring me so much joy. Every day feels like I am living my dreams!”
—Dan Wilner, SCL I ’18



“You don’t just learn about healing. You actually heal! This is the first class I’ve ever taken where you actually do the work and you actually heal!”—Jaime Bronstein, SCL I ’18


“If the Dalai Lama can show up in my book, anything can happen!” —James Owens, ’18




Class Schedule

2021 Soul-Centered Living I Schedule

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Possible Six-Day Lab

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Weekend Schedule*

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Note that April will have the same Weekend Schedule applied to Thursday–Saturday.

**All ending times are approximate. Meal breaks of 1.5 to 2 hours are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday along with other short breaks throughout each day.


Monthly Tuition

$1,240 for the 9 months (February–October) plus the Six-Day November Lab

10 months of Classes x $1,240 per month—$12,400

Application Fee

$100 (non-refundable)

TOTAL Program Cost


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