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Transpersonal Psychotherapy

“We fear to know the fearsome and unsavoury aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves”.

Abraham Maslow.

Transpersonal therapy describes any form of counselling or therapy which places an emphasis on spirituality, human potential or heightened consciousness, including psychosynthesis. Transpersonal psychotherapy is a branch of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of human experience with the work and research framework of modern psychology. The term transpersonal means “beyond” or “through” the personal, and refers to the experiences, processes and events that transcend the usual sense of identity. It considers the highest potential of humanity. This process of deepening the experience of connection is associated with the highest human qualities, such as creativity, compassion, selflessness, and wisdom.

Beginning with the publication of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology in 1969 and the founding of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in 1971, transpersonal psychotherapy is relatively new as a formal discipline. Despite this it draws upon ancient mystical knowledge that comes from multiple traditions. Transpersonal psychotherapists attempt to integrate timeless wisdom with modern Western psychology and translate spiritual principles into scientifically grounded, contemporary language.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy addresses conditions such as anxiety, depression, identity, confusion, relationship distress and grief.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy