Distance Learning Programme
Module 1 (No) - Material
Your tutor will want to see clear evidence that you know and can express why you are doing this course. This will require you to include brief information about your life circumstances and the major issue(s) that you hope to address during the course. It will also require you to demonstrate a functional familiarity with the contents of the workbook Practical Guide to the 7 Words System. Throughout the course you are expected to make many references to the 7 primary words and 28 keywords.
a) Write a letter to your tutor about what you hope to gain by doing the course.
b) Prepare a 600-1200 words summary of the book suitable for an article or press release for a chosen market, e.g. young girls' magazine, serious scientific journal, local newspaper. Indicate the market for which you have chosen to write.
Module 2 (Hello) - Attention
a) Look at newspapers, TV programmes, adverts, etc., to find out where the world is placing its attention at this time and comment on this in 7 Words terms.
b) Repeat this exercise describing where you personally are placing your attention, especially considering the people you connect with and other inputs such as books, films, courses, hobbies and activities.
c) Create an informal document for yourself, a bit like a CV, to advertise your skills and preferences in 7 Words terms. Include what you really want to receive in return for what you offer.
d) Sit quietly with something from nature like a leaf or flower, a tree or an animal, for 15 minutes or so. Meditate upon it. Describe in 7 Words terms what you learn from this practice.
Module 3 (Thanks) - Questionnaire
Q21 is a helpful tool that can quickly and incisively bring to light a person's pivotal issue and lead to breakthroughs in understanding. Use it often for your own growth then use it with others as you gain confidence with it.
a) Every week, for 4 weeks or more, record your scores using Q21 and comment on the results.
b) Using Q21, interview at least 4 people and report on your experiences as an interviewer.
c) Interview both partners in a relationship using Q21, record their scores and discuss the issues that you can see might come up for them because of their 7 Words profiles.
Module 4 (Goodbye) - Work
Our careers and the way we develop our roles in society often include many Goodbye moments. Typically we must decide things, complete tasks and move on. Look at your present position in the context of where you are in an unfolding development process. Also think about how effectively you respond to changes in your circumstances that necessitate shifts in your life. Address the following points:
a) Discuss your work in 7 Words terms.
b) To resolve any outstanding issues in your life, what decisions could you take? Discuss this.
c) Identify a particular project or life stage you need to complete upon. Describe in detail all the things that must be done, and from this create a timed job list.
d) Look back on the period since you began the course and describe what has moved away from you that will not return.
Module 5 (Please) - Vision
The 7 Words System is a neutral framework that can facilitate the realizing of any vision.
a) Describe in 7 Words and in detail your most optimistic, realizable vision for your future in the context of life in the 21st century.
b) Clarify your intention to act in response to what has been understood from Part a).
c) Create a petition or personal statement that demonstrates your intention to realize a certain aspect of the vision described in Part a). Get 7 people to sign it.
d) From a religion, not your own or your parents', find a prayer and write a few paragraphs about it and why you have selected it.
Module 6 (Sorry) - Self-healing
This needs to be approached with great care and sensitivity, and requires a degree of sacredness and humility. In the previous modules we have learned quite a lot about incisiveness and thrust. We are now learning about compassion and the effect we have on others.
a) Meditate on reflexive self-consciousness: in other words, try to put yourself at the other end of what you do and have done to others, and imagine that you can experience the feelings of someone you have hurt. Write about the feelings this brings up in you.
b) Discuss what you feel you are owed by a person who has injured you or hurt your feelings.
c) Discuss also what you feel you owe to a person who feels upset with you.
d) Describe a situation in which you feel the 7 Words System has facilitated healing.
Module 7 (Yes) - Control
Each primary word has its associated state of being that includes attitudes of mind, emotional disposition and even bodily, physiological aspects. Yes is relaxed and yielding and ultimately leads to relinquishing control completely. It is the opposite of the state of being that comes with control.
a) Comment on the relationship between your deep-rooted fears, your methods of controlling or manipulating other people, and how your personal power is expressed both appropriately and dysfunctionally.
b) Explain how the knowledge of the 7 Words System can lead to a more effective yet more relaxed life that respects the needs of self and others in beautiful balance.
7 Words Concepts
What makes the world a better place are qualities like warmth, gentleness, understanding, clarity and honesty.