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Transpersonal psychotherapy (TP)


Transpersonal psychotherapy is both an approach as well as a psychological theory. A transpersonal psychotherapist holds that psychological development continues and our ability to stay open and enquire contemplatively with our experiences allows a deeper investigation into the nature of ourselves.

Transpersonal psychotherapy has a foundational belief in the sacredness and innate goodness of people, people's inherent desire for wholeness and desire to connect with other human beings. There is a trust in each person's innate will and capacity to grow to self-actualization and further to self-transcendence and realize their true self.

Transpersonal Psychology embraces both the language of Self (the non-dual - knowing our interconnectedness at the level of being) and self (the personality or personal sense of self in its suffering separateness) once the preconceptions of doctrinal words and didactic language are overcome. Transpersonal psychology broadens the traditional theories about the psyche to include the spiritual dimensions of our being. Incorporating both empirical and esoteric perspectives from global traditions, it provides a powerful model of personal growth, human development, and individual healing.

Transpersonal Therapy provides a sense or glimpse of what we may become and Self Help techniques for those struggling for a sense of Self Love (or spirituality) in the pre-personal, personal or material life experience.

Transpersonal is a perspective or point of perception which allows one to see the concept of 'individual' within its relationship to a much larger 'whole'. What is published on these pages is the meeting point of all the healing modalities, religions, spiritualities and philosophies of East and West, ancient and modern.

What is Transpersonal Counseling ?

  • It sees the meaning and value of all things and the sacredness of the life journey.
  • It stands for the re-enchantment of Psychotherapy and Counselling in combination with the highest levels of spiritual, theoretical and clinical perception and skill.
  • Without discounting suffering - psychological, social, political, environmental - Transpersonal Counselling finds delight, comfort, and a sense of Home in the primal and profound interconnection of all existence.
  • It advocates freedom and full self-realisation.

Transpersonal Psychology is a spiritual perspective in therapy, which concerns itself with the qualities of the soul as they manifest through the personality. It's not directive, where the therapist knows the journey in advance. It believes that the client's deepest self knows where it is going and how to get there. Although Transpersonal Psychology is a school of therapeutic thought in its own right, there are a number of psychotherapies which embrace the trans-personal.

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