transpersonal psychology


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transpersonal psychology

A general term that encompasses various philosophies about the development of mystical, spiritual and psychic experiences, which are the springboard for maximising the human potential; transpersonal psychological therapies are intended to remove a person’s “mask”, which is believed to prevent a person from achieving his or her maximum personal potential. 

Some forms of transpersonal psychology (e.g., Sufism and Buddhism) are primarily religious philosophies; others (Jungian psychoanalysis, meditation, prayer, psychosynthesis and Zen Buddhism) overlap formal and informal healing philosophies.

transpersonal psychology

Transpersonal counseling Pop psychology Any philosophy on development of mystical, spiritual, and psychic experiences, that is the springboard for maximizing the human potential; TP therapies are intended to remove a person's 'mask,' which may prevent a person from achieving a maximum potential. See Psychosynthesis, Zen therapy. Cf Humanistic psychology, Near-death experience, Past life/lives therapy, Rebirthing therapy.

transpersonal psychology,

n the branch of psychology that attempts to integrate the science of psychology with the insights of various spiritual disciplines, including the role of altered states, mystical experiences, contemplative practices, and ritual for self-transcendence.
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Transpersonal psychology and the techniques that are used in order to allow people to get to unconscious and transcendent material do not take so long, however.
On this level L'Engle's representation of psychological realities and processes--grounded as it is in Jung and Fromm--reflects the same intuitions that inform Stanislav Grof's and Abraham Maslow's transpersonal psychology, Lawrence Kohlberg's cognitive moral development approach, Ken Wilber's theory of the spectrum of consciousness, and Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall's theory of spiritual intelligence.
The present study was designed to explore the aspects of transpersonal psychology to the extent to which it can delve into the deeper levels of creative unconscious.
Psychology professor Jeanne Achterberg, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, will discuss "Transpersonal Imagery: The Effect of Prayer and Distant Healing on Brain Function Using MRI Analyses.
Does this mean the Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology Research Unit of John Moores university should be closed, Mr Farrell?
They would combine transpersonal psychology (the psychology of health and human potential), which was an influence on Geiger, with dance.
This study evaluated the effects of a burnout prevention program specifically aimed at highly motivated individuals in the danger zone for burnout and was based on insights from transpersonal psychology, notably psychosynthesis.
Maslow's (1969a, 1969b; Association for Transpersonal Psychology, n.
In addition to providing many new insights into Rousseau, Pestalozzi and Froebel--those classical progenitors of holistic education--Forbes also looks at the growth of (post)modern holistic education from the point-of-view of the transpersonal psychology movement, doing so with a nuanced grasp of the early transpersonal theorists that I--as both an educational researcher and transpersonally oriented marriage-and-family counselor--found refreshing, exciting, and all too rare in educational literature.
Ella se desempena como profesora adjunta del California Institute of Integral Studies y el Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, y docente asesora distinguida del Saybrook Graduate School.