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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The major themes of that earlier talk were the need for parapsychology and transpersonal psychology to work together, and why, on a personal level, I was proud to be bath scientific and spiritual in my professional and personal approaches to life.
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These representations of psychological attainment are accepted by current transpersonal psychology within the Western traditions.
CONTACT: Karen Johns of Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 1-800-554-4020, or +1-650-493-4430, ext 19
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She holds a PhD and MA from Michigan State University, an MA in Transpersonal Psychology (Ecopsychology) from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and a BSc (Hons) degree from Stellenbosch University.
Charles currently serves as a Director of Delphi University of Spiritual Studies in McCaysville, Georgia, where he works as an instructor and a healer, training people from all walks of life on how to use their spiritual gifts and abilities in the fields of energy healing, metaphysics, psychic training, and transpersonal psychology.
Toward Developing Transpersonal Psychology as a Scientific Field.
Whereas Hamilton appeals to transpersonal psychology to provide a framework to analyze civic complexity, Pulselli and Tiezzi try to quantify and ground this endeavor through a series of scientific investigations, largely undertaken through research at Siena University.
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Laura Katleman-Prue completed studies in counseling psychology at Lesley University and was certified in transpersonal psychology by the Theravision Institute.