Distance Learning Programme
It’s not necessary to attend workshops and seminars to learn the 7 Words; the Distance Learning Programme (DLP) is the alternative.
This course requires that the student engages fully with the material on all levels so that the 7 wisdoms are embodied as well as understood mentally. For this reason it is considered a more advanced level of study than the course of weekends, and is certainly expected to involve emotional process.
Each student is assigned a supervised tutor, who guides them through the 7 stages by responding to the modules submitted over a period, of probably two or three years, until both are satisfied that the process is completed.
Each module is marked pass, fail or merit, and feedback is offered by the tutor where the student has not demonstrated exemplary understanding of the material. A failed module may be resubmitted once free of charge; subsequent resubmissions are charged for. Moderate interview time is expected and included in the course fees, although extra consultations need to be negotiated.
The 7 modules need not be submitted in sequence, except that the first must be first and the seventh last. They align with the 7 primary words, and the purpose of each module is to promote:
- No. Empowerment and self-confidence
- Hello. Influence
- Thanks. Deepening in relationships
- Goodbye. Decisive, effective life management
- Please. Discovery and achievement of goals
- Sorry. Understanding
- Yes. Enjoyment of opportunity.
Please look at the course material: Distance Learning Programme
Write directly to one of the tutors if you want to take things further.
Typically a course of 7 modules, leading to graduation with a 7 Words diploma, costs from £385.
James Burgess ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
James is the originator of the 7 Words system, a Sufi guide, trainer and management consultant.
Richard Grey ( email@example.com )
Richard co-leads the 7 Wisdoms course with James, has founded and runs 7 Words Theatre, and also offers training and consultancy to corporate management.
Dom Sakoilsky ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dom has years of experience with Relate and now leads courses in Doula training and relaxed birthing.
Margie McCallum ( email@example.com )
Margie lives in New Zealand and offers alternative funerals and companionship for the dying.
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