Transpersonal

transpersonal

“Without the transcendent and the transpersonal, people get sick, violent, and nihilistic, or else hopeless and apathetic…” Abraham Maslow

“What transpersonal psychology adds is what’s traditionally been called Spirit; this is the inner side, the intuitive side, the part that longs for meaning and value. The part that was deliberately, consciously left out by mainstream psychology” Monte m. Page Hd 

 

“Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism.” Dr Stanislav Grof

 

 

 

 

Transpersonal – Hypnotherapy, NLP

Hypnotic processes are redundant. It is important to recognize that almost any therapeutic process makes use of redundancy. Learning how to appreciate and work within this atmosphere of redundancy is one of the most important principles. 
You do not have to put people in trance — they already are in trance. Their problems are born of their trances.                                                   – Jack Elias, transpersonal NLP

The transpersonal is my favourite method of hypnotherapy / NLP as the results are undeniably profound, enlightening and long lasting.

Areas I cover through transpersonal hypnosis
  • Attaining wholeness and peace
  • What constitutes wholeness and peacefulness?
  • Nature of the egoic mind
  • Accessing the True/Higher self
  • Regression NLP therapy
  • Emotions – freeing energies
  • Inner guidance
  • Addictive personalities
  • Addictive and compulsive phenomena/behavior
  • Anesthesia and pain relief

I also incorporate Stress and anxiety as well as fears and phobias.

Why choose Transpersonal Hypnosis?

A client’s goal, whether or not he/she realizes it consciously, is to be whole and at peace with them self all the time.
Attaining this wholeness and peace is my intention working with any and all clients.

We have somewhat of an identity crisis occurring on earth at this time, like a species with amnesia – we have forgotten our true selves and state of being.

Transpersonal NLP is used as a fantastic tool to help you align with yourself on a deeper level, release traumas and can be effortlessly used to access the divine within.

 

“The renaissance of interest in Eastern spiritual philosophies, various mystical traditions, meditation, ancient and aboriginal wisdom, as well as the widespread psychedelic experimentation during the stormy 1960s, made it absolutely clear that a comprehensive and cross-culturally valid psychology had to include observations from such areas as mystical states; cosmic consciousness; psychedelic experiences; trance phenomena; creativity; and religious, artistic, and scientific inspiration.” Dr Stanislav Grof

Transpersonal simply means; to ‘transcend the personal’ and has been snowballing in popularity for decades, with an emphasis in mainstream psychotherapy since the 1970’s & 80’s.

Transpersonal Psychology covers; Psychedelic therapy, Holotropic breathwork, Eastern practices, Hypnosis and psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry as well as the many contributions and studies from spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Christian mysticism, Shamanism and shamanic healing, Native American healing, through to meditation research and clinical aspects of meditation; Psychedelics; Parapsychology; Anthropology; Diagnosing religious/spiritual problems and spiritual defenses; Phenomenology and Treatment of Kundalini; Near death experience; Religious cults; Psychopharmacology; Guided Imagery; Breathwork; Past life therapy; Ecological survival and Social change as well as aging and adult spiritual development.

The list goes on as we discover more about human nature.

According to psychiatrist Stanislav Grof in ‘A brief history of transpersonal psychology’ In 1967, a small working group including Abraham Maslow, Anthony Sutich, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Miles Vich, and Sonya Margulies met in Menlo Park, California, with the purpose of creating a new psychology that would honor the entire spectrum of human experience, including various non-ordinary states of consciousness. During these discussions, Maslow and Sutich accepted Grof’s suggestion and named the new discipline “transpersonal psychology.” This term replaced their own original name “transhumanistic,” or “reaching beyond humanistic concerns.”

The transpersonal can be loosely summarized as;
We are not who we “Think” we are. Who we think we are is our deepest trance state or (bundle of trance states in fact)

It is the transpersonal psychology understanding that we only really identify with a small fraction of who we truly are on a day to day basis and transpersonal studies have fought to give non-ordinary states of consciousness, with their incredible healing and transformative capabilities, a respectable name of– “Holotropic.”

Holotropic was coined in 1992 by psychiatrist Stanislav Grof and this composite word literally means “oriented towards wholeness” or “moving in the direction of wholeness” (from the Greek holos = whole and trepein = moving toward or in the direction of something.)

In these non-ordinary, yet totally natural states of consciousness, we transcend the body ego and narrow boundaries and encounter a rich spectrum of possibility, which undeniably aids us in reclaiming our full identity.

In the preface of his book “The Way of the Shaman”. American Anthropologist Michael Harner summarizes the shortcomings of mainstream – academic psychology. He suggests that the understanding of the psyche in the industrial civilization is seriously biased in two main ways; it is ethnocentric and cognicentric or possibly a better term would be pragmacentric.

This ethnocentric perspective has been promoted and formulated by western materialist and reductionist scientists, who hold their own perspectives superior to that of any other human groups throughout human history.

According to these scientists, matter is primary and life – consciousness and intelligence are it’s accidental by products and Spirituality in any sense and level reflects ignorance of scientific facts, superstition, self-deception, primitive magical thinking and/or childlike gullibility. Even the direct spiritual experiences involving the collective unconscious are seen as pathological products of the brain.

Modern mainstream psychiatrists interpret such visionary experiences as manifestations of serious mental diseases whilst lacking the sufficient medical explanations for these as well as laboratory data to support such claims and indeed the probability of never having had personal experiences of their own to comment or make judgment from.

Careful study of most transpersonal experiences regardless of their nature cannot be explained as products of pathological processes in the brain, but are undeniably and ontologically real.

“After more than fifty years of intensive study of holotropic states of consciousness, I have come to the conclusion that the theoretical concepts and practical approaches developed by transpersonal psychology, a discipline that is trying to integrate spirituality with the new paradigm emerging in Western science, could help alleviate the crisis we are all facing.

These observations suggest that radical psychospiritual transformation of humanity is not only possible, but is already underway. The question is only whether it can be sufficiently fast and extensive to reverse the current self-destructive trend of modern humanity.”
Dr Stanislav grof