The VIHASA programme is delivered via a pack of materials which introduce values such as compassion, co-operation, peacefulness and self-care, and encourage participants to explore using them in their personal lives and professional practice.

Content of the Pack

The Values in Healthcare pack contains detailed guidance and all the necessary materials to run the seven modules, and includes an introductory module, all packaged into a ring binder (approx. 500 pp) with CD and including:

  • Part 1: Introduction

    Introduction to the pack and the Values in Healthcare programme.

  • Part 2: Guidance for Facilitators

    Detailed guidelines on the structure of the programme, role of the facilitator, and preparing for and running the sessions.

  • Part 3: The Modules

    Introductory workshop and seven modules, each providing:

    • background reading on each module topic (which can be used as handouts)
    • timed programme
    • session overview, aims and learning outcomes, and step-by-step guidance on running the session
    • exercises and feedback, session review, action planning and evaluation
    • exercise sheets and handouts for exercises.

The background reading and exercise handouts can be photocopied for group use within an educational programme and for individual study.

  • Part 4: Spiritual-Learning Tools

    Detailed information about the seven tools of learning employed in the sessions.

  • Part 5: Additional Resources
    • Warm-up exercises, movement exercises and closure exercises
    • Learning logs, action planning and evaluation pro-formas
    • References and resources for follow-up reading and exploration
    • Text transcription of meditations and visualisations on the CDs
  • CD of Meditations

    2CDs of guided commentaries with music to be used during some exercises.

To download free resources click here: Values in Healthcare: a spiritual approach