What is Transpersonal?
Transpersonal means the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. However it also means a focus on self-awareness, self-discovery and personal growth. It connects you to more than just your psyche.
Is Transpersonal the same as Holistic?
I use the terms interchangeably, although they do have different meanings. Holistic Counselling deals with the whole person and Transpersonal Counselling extends what you learn into your life and environment. It is a form of psychotherapy that includes and transcends talking and takes you further to challenge your perception of yourself and the world.
What does Transpersonal or Holistic Counselling mean?
The role of the Transpersonal Therapist is to help the client to extend self by finding the true inner teacher, and then help them to bring that awareness into their lives.
Jung, Ram Daas and others, have observed that a psychotherapist cannot take someone beyond where they have been. However it is possible for the therapist and client to break new ground together if both are willing to learn from each other.
When a client comes for coaching or counselling I will use the techniques best suited to achieve the goal we are seeking. This may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Hypnotherapy, NLP, or even energy healing. It all
depends on what the client is comfortable with, and what I intuitively feel is needed.
In some cases we find it helpful to discover the source of the problem, i.e. regression therapy, as this often leads to a more effective and permanent healing. However there are cases where it is not necessary to go digging in the past and if you hate the idea I promise to work with you on whatever level you are comfortable with. Sometimes it helps just to have somebody to talk to in a confidential and safe setting, where there is no judgement made, only a desire to see you as the person you want to be.
It goes without saying that, when seeking any form of therapy, you should feel comfortable with your therapist and feel that they understand you and want to help you to the best of their ability. In fact, this is probably your number one priority!
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