Science of Mind and Spirit Courses

A student may either pursue a certificated course of study for personal growth and understanding or in preparation for becoming a Professional Practitioner or Minister with Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL).


Choose any one of these three introductory courses which serve as a prerequisite for all other courses, or enjoy them all. Each has a unique approach to teaching the Science of Mind and Spirit fundamentals and offers tools for personal transformation and empowerment.

  • New Foundations of the Science of Mind

  • Beyond Limits

  • The Spiritual Path/Spiritual Mind Treatment (SOM 101/102)


Choose one of these two courses on the philosophy of Science of Mind founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, or enjoy both of them. Each offers the study and practical application of Holmes’ New Thought philosophy.

  • The Essential Ernest Holmes

  • Building a Healing Consciousness/Principles of Successful Living (SOM 103/104)


Choose one of these two courses on the history of the New Thought movement and the development of the Science of Mind and Spirit, or enjoy both of them.

  • Exploring the Roots of Science of Mind

  • From Whence We Came


Choose two, three or more of these consciousness-raising courses and expand your spiritual horizons, asking some of life’s “Big Questions”, considering their answers and putting your insights into practice.

  • Building a Healing Consciousness    

  • Creative Process in the Individual

  • The Edinburgh Lectures

  • Meditation is More than You Think

  • Power of Your Word

  • Practical Mysticism

  • Self Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self

  • Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living


Choose one or more of the vast array of additional certificated Science of Mind courses and treat yourself to more insight, empowerment and fulfillment in every area of daily living.

  • Bible History and Scholarship

  • Emerson’s Essays

  • Essential Emma Curtis Hopkins

  • Financial Freedom

  • Ignite your life with Bible Wisdom

  • It’s All God

  • Magic of the Soul

  • Metaphorical Approach to the Bible

  • Metaphysical Bible

  • Mind/Body Connection

  • Myth and Spirit

  • Power of Decision

  • Prosperity Plus I

  • Prosperity Plus II

  • Shortcut to a Miracle

  • Spiritual Economics

  • Spiritual Fitness

  • Spiritual Laws

  •  The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

  • This Thing Called You

  • Treat Yourself to Life

  • Visioning

  • 5 Gifts for an Abundant Life


Many of our students find themselves called to continue on to Professional Practitioner Studies and to work and serve as a Professional CSL Practitioner. You can find out more at the link for Professional Practitioner Courses on the Spiritual Living Courses page.

Practitioner Training: Year 1

  • How Life Gets to Be the Way It Is

  • Living a Life of Choice

  • Living Life Fully

Practitioner Training: Year 2

  • The Life of the Professional Practitioner


The School of Spiritual Leadership educates people in preparation to become Science of Mind and Spirit Ministers. This three- to five-year program includes a master’s in consciousness studies for those with a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate in consciousness studies for students with different academic backgrounds.

3 to 5-Year Program. See for details

The flexible program combines in-person classes, online courses and individual mentoring. Study New Thought philosophy, spirituality, world religions, quantum sciences, and psychology, all applied to the goal of being a transformational spiritual leader. CSL’s Florida, Colorado, and California campuses provide you with the skills to become an effective spiritual community leader. You can find out more at “Becoming a Minister” on the “Classes” menu at

While the Science of Mind and Spirit is our primary focus in “offering tools to transform lives and help make the world a better place,” we are also committed to helping individuals to discover and cultivate their gifts and talents for their own fulfillment and in service to humanity.

True prosperity is said to include vibrant health, harmonious relationships, fulfilling creativity and financial abundance.

Zig Ziglar encourages his students to move from surviving to striving, to success and to significance. We are here to help our students to progress in the same way, discovering and living lives of purpose and meaning, making a difference in the world and leaving a legacy.

Our Personal Development Courses are offered periodically throughout the year to assist our students in this rich and rewarding evolution. They include such topics as Life Purpose, Prosperity, Business and Success, Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making, Shadow Work and more.

See our Current Offerings under Spiritual Living Courses and on our Course Schedule.
Selected and scheduled annually by our Spiritual Director
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Science of Mind & Spirit Courses

We’re forever grateful for this teaching – It has given us the substance with which to live in our Truth, to create music and bring healing to ourselves and the world.

     - Craig & Laura Berman Benelli

I am constantly amazed and inspired by the abundance of love present and the lives that are being lived by my center's members and leaders! Due to these teachings I live every day to the fullest, giving thanks for the light and consciousness that has been passed along to me!

     -Isa Greenberg

My life went from black & white to color when I stepped into the spiritual world of International Centers for Spiritual Living. The color has become more and more vibrant inside and out and I feel profoundly blessed. Life is Brilliant!

          -Frankie Timmers

I live, move, breathe and have my being in a universe that works for me. This teaching helps me remember to keep this awareness, this consciousness, at the front of my thinking.

     - Jay Poindexter