Trans-personal Counseling is based on the work of Carl Jung (Analytical Psychology), Carl Rogers (Inter-actional Psychology), Roberto Assagioli (Psycho-synthesis) and Abraham Maslow (Motivation Theory and Self Actualization) among others.
Within the past three decades, modern science has presented us with new discoveries that suggest human capabilities quite beyond anything we previously imagined possible. In response to these challenges and discoveries, the collective efforts of researchers from every profession and discipline are providing us with a completely new picture of human existence, and most particularly of the nature of the human consciousness.
Acceptance, Empathy and Congruence
Acceptance, empathy and congruence form the core of Trans-personal or “person-centered” counseling – the basic belief of this approach is that within individuals there is the potential for each person to solve their own problems, especially within an environment that is affirming and respectful. Trans-personal Counseling is not “advice giving” but a “drawing forth” of solutions, and the therapist is a guide and/or facilitator to help their client to build the skills to find their own way to dealing with and solving issues for themselves – enabling them to go on to “problem solve” in their own life, self-referenced, without the on-going guidance of another, necessarily.
A New Image of the Psyche
These new revelations are forcing us to take a closer look at who we are physically, mentally and spiritually.
We are seeing the emergence of a new image of the psyche, and with it an extraordinarily world view that combines breakthroughs at the cutting edge of science with the wisdom of the most ancient societies. These new revelations are forcing us to take a closer look at who we are physically, mentally and spiritually. Trans-personal Therapy is one of these new breakthrough technologies and looks at consciousness as more than an accidental by-product of neuro-physiologic and bio-chemical processes taking place in the human brain.
The Trans-personal sees consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic intelligence that permeates the entire universe and all of existence. We are not just highly evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter and linear causality.
How the Sessions Work
During our initial one-hour consultation we explore whether we can work together before deciding on a series of sessions with a specific goal. There are not a particular number of prescribed sessions but generally, if we decide we are compatible and make a plan to work together, the number of sessions to expect would be a minimum of six. Some clients have achieved their desired goals prior to six sessions and some clients prefer an on-going appointment to continue their self-exploration once they’ve completed their initial goal. Also, your goal may change along the way, and the achievement of one goal could very well give rise to another. Subsequent sessions may involve guided imagery, energy work and meditation among other techniques.
We all have complaints but we are not our complaints
Remember that the future we anticipate is the future we create – we should become sleuths for possibility and potential and provoke our imaginations to discover new ways of approaching life’s critical issues to empower ourselves to think as creatively as possible about a “better” future. What we focus on becomes our “chronic” reality…we become what we talk about…so rather than seeing yourself as having a problem or problems, instead see these as complaints. We all have complaints but we are not our complaints. Normalize your “problems” – they are the ordinary difficulties of life.
For instance, perfectionists are only people who love quality that have gone too far. It is not a problem to be solved but merely an adjustment to be made.
Although many can be slightly trepidacious about embarking on an inner journey such as this, many are also very curious and once on the road, find that facing and working with issues in this way not only liberates while it self-empowers, it frees up massive amounts of energy and lowers stress levels.
All sessions are carried out in the strictest confidence.