NEWSLETTER Nr. 87
March 10, 2019
Board of Administrators: President Bernadette Blin, Jure Biechonski, Pier Luigi Lattuada, Ingrida Indane, Jaume Mestres, Magda Sole, Lyudmila Scortesca, Vladimir Maykov, Regina U Hess, Jörg Fuhrmann, Dennis Johnson
Newsletter Editor: Lindy McMullin
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 2…Edito Newsletter from the EUROTAS President Bernadette Blin
UPCOMING EVENTS – ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS
Page 2… ATP International Transpersonal Conference, April 12-14, 2019 in California – Steven Schmitz
Page 3… 20th EUROTAS Conference in Paris – Bernadette Blin
Page 5… Fourth Transpersonal Research Colloquium – Rosemarie Anderson
Page 6…. II International Symposium on Research in Brazil – Rosemarie Anderson
Page 7… TPT – Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training – Pier Luigi Lattuada
Page 7… Sacred Science Newsletter #4 available – Rosemarie Anderson
Page 8… Masterclass on Transpersonal Research Methods & Intuitive Inquiry – Rosemarie Anderson
Page 9… The Healing Field, Training, Module 1 – Rainer Pervoeltz, Bernadette Blin
Page10… Pneuma Transpersonal Training – submitted by Alessandra Brunelli
Page10… Love Summer Camp in Romania – Camelia Harjau
Page11… Creating Peace: Retreat at the Lake Baikal – Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres
Page11… The Healing Power of Past-Life Regression Therapy – Margot Borden
Page12…Breathwork for Recovery – Viola Edward
Page13… Activities of the EUROTAS Youth Council – Dennis Johnson
Page15…My love for Conscious Connected Breathing – Viola Edward
Page15… Letter from the Editor – Lindy McMullin
EDITO NEWSLETTER March 2019
2019, a special year for the Transpersonal Community
2019 is a special year for our community as we are in the process of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Transpersonal Psychology. 50 years in the field means that this is no longer a time of discovery with all the freshness that new birth brings – it is now a time of maturity! It may also be a time of integration, of new understanding and vision, but what I do know, is that Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy have been evolving over these 50 years.
The celebrations that will take place this April in California, offer us a full spectrum of these developments, as well as future perspectives. This is a time to honor the founders and all the contributors who have brought the results of their research, discoveries and practices to the field, and an opportunity to acknowledge where we are nowadays and what could or should be the next steps for Transpersonal Psychology.
In 2019, another exciting event will also take place, namely the 20th EUROTAS Conference near Paris. With the topic Being Human in a World in Transition we have the ambition to take part and contribute to the next steps of evolution for Transpersonal Psychology. In these chaotic times, I think Transpersonal Psychology has a role to play in the world. If we consider interconnectedness as a major contribution of the transpersonal cartography, then we have to open more to the collective, to step out of what some people call “the transpersonal ghetto” or “the transpersonal chapel” to speak to the “outer world” in convincing and relevant words. As we may experience it today, this may not be so easy and probably partially explains why it is so difficult for the transpersonal vision to be accepted and understood.
You’ll find more information about these 2 events in this newsletter.
The Transpersonal movement needs you to blossom and to bring some light to the world.
ATP INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL CONFERENCE – APRIL 12-14, 2019
Join us in the ATP conference celebrating 50 years of Transpersonal Psychology. In 1969, the first copy of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology was published. Now Transpersonal Psychology has grown throughout the world and has made multiple contributions. In California, USA, we will celebrate the contributions of 50 years of contributions and envision the next 50 years. This conference has seven keynote speakers: Roger Walsh, Jorge Ferrer, James Fadiman, Marilyn Schlitz, Rick Doblin, Mariana Caplan, and Harris Friedman. Plus, there will be over 100 presenters from 19 countries and 4 post-conference workshops. For more information go to: www.atpweb.org .
20th EUROTAS CONFERENCE in PARIS
co-organized by The CesHum (France), Approches Transpersonnelles (Belgium) and ASAPT (Association Suisse d’Anthropologie et de Psychologie Transpersonnelles).
From September 25 to 29, 2019 in Dourdan (close to Paris)
Being human in a World in Transition
Please submit a proposal for a lecture, a round table or a workshop before April 30th.
(Psychotherapy, Coaching, Art Therapy)
INDIGENOUS & ANTHROPOLOGIC KNOWLEDGE
TRANSPERSONAL EDUCATION & THE ECOLOGY OF SOCIAL CHANGE
(Health, Politics, De–growth)
PHILOSOPHY, MYSTICISM, SPIRITUALITY
The words “being”, “human”, “world”, “transition” touch us in what and who we are –particularly in this time of transition that has become very real for the planet that hosts us; in today’s world, which is essentially constructed on patriarchal and economic values, and in the world of the future, which, we are told, will be a combination of catastrophic events and enhanced humans.
For the first time in the history of mankind, man represents the most serious danger to his own survival. He has become his own enemy, identified as he is with his ego, whose narrow vision does not include cooperation or respect for the planet. While some cannot live in dignity – or die of starvation and lack of care – others become neurotic and addicted. Our world is in total imbalance at many levels: global warming, overexploitation of natural resources, social injustice and the loss of biodiversity are all direct consequences of our civilization that are now threatening us. We are all in this adventure together and dependent on each other.
A wave of awareness is passing through our societies, but change occurs only slowly. Politicians and the majority of the population do not want to take serious action, seeming to believe that small adjustments will be enough to curb the situation, without losing too much of the comfort acquired in the industrial age. This great global and humanitarian crisis comes to question our rich countries about our ability to lose and let go of our comforts, goods and habits. It questions our position as human beings in relation to life, nature, others and thus our whole way of living our “humanness”.
- Is human being, an individual or a collective experience?
- How do we relate to nature, that we have greatly exploited and enslaved? Can we conceive of ourselves as independent of our nourishing “mother”?
- What about the concept of “transhumanism”, what does it mean and why?
- Is it not rather a question of finding our roots, our reason and our heart?
- What balance and what human ecology is possible without respect for the collective whole and without recognition of our origins?
- What does this turbulent phase teach us about the earth and about ourselves? How can we navigate through it?
Since its beginnings, the transpersonal movement has explored these questions through its global and spiritual vision of life and being. This approach is shared by various artistic, philosophical, spiritual and shamanic traditions and is receiving increased recognition from modern science
During these five days, you will be able to discover, question, meet, experiment, testify and imagine the future. This congress will thus play an active role in the inevitable transformation that is announced. Thus, we kindly invite you to participate in this practical sharing. While exchange is necessary and enlightening, now it is time for the transpersonal movement, EUROTAS and its partners, in consultation with citizens’ movements, to engage in concrete actions towards the transition to a world where all living beings will live in dignity – in a world where respect and love are key values.
One of the founding fathers of the transpersonal approach, Carl Gustav Jung, emphasized that our inner life carries meaning only if it is manifested in the social field through our actions and our involvement in the collective life. We can have a long-standing regular meditation practice, participate in endless trainings and personal development courses or follow a spiritual teacher and teaching, however if we do not return to the world with the lessons incarnation has taught us, if we do not share our talents with our fellow travelers and create a loving society, then we cannot claim to be engaged in a transpersonal life.
John Lennon once sang “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one”. EUROTAS 2019 offers you a way of experiencing this utopic vision by drawing inspiration from lectures and workshops as well as sharing your ideas and desires with other participants through the assistance of an experienced facilitator. At the end of the conference, there will be an opportunity to present the projects that have emerged and to invite others to join you!
FOURTH TRANSPERSONAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
–TRC 2019 Paris–
Transpersonal Research Methods:
Engaging the Transformative Dimensions of Consciousness in Research
Call for Proposals
Fourth Transpersonal Research Colloquium
September 30-October 1, 2019 in Paris, France
Due Date extended to April 30, 2019
Organized by the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN)
XIX EUROTAS Conference, France, September 25-29, 2019
The mission of each Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) is to engage researchers worldwide in dialogue and training related to research methods and procedures that further the study of transpersonal, spiritual, and related topics. The TRC is co-sponsored by the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research, Integral Transpersonal Institute (ITI, Italy), Sacred Science Circle, and the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section.
The TRC organizers and facilitators are delighted to announce the Fourth Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) 2019 to be held in Paris. The theme for TRC 2019 is Transpersonal Research Methods: Engaging the Transformative Dimensions of Consciousness in Research. TRC 2019 Paris invites proposals that offer research methods and procedures that explore the transpersonal dimensions of consciousness in the conduct of research. The fee for the two-day colloquium, including lunch, is 140 EUROS.
Guidelines for Submission can be found on the Transpersonal Research Network webpage at www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com.
Submit your application materials and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRC 2019 at Forum 104, Paris, Montparnasse
The venue for TRC 2019 is Forum 104, a cultural-spiritual association and charity founded in 1904 with a beautiful garden, located in Montparnasse in central Paris. There are plenty of restaurants and accommodation in the vicinity.
TRC Organizers & Facilitators
Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D. (USA)
Giovanna Calabrese, M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D. (Italy)
Regina U. Hess, Ph.D. (Germany)
Les Lancaster, Ph.D. (UK)
Pier Luigi Lattuada, M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D. (Italy)
II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH
in Transpersonal Psychology—Brazil
40 Years of Transpersonal Psychology in Brazil:
Academic Production, Clinical Interventions & Collective Resilience
May 30, May 31, June 1, & June 2, 2019
Location: Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte,
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Hosted by the faculty of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
in collaboration with the faculty at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Contact: Amanda Karla – email@example.com
On behalf of Marlos Alves Bezerra
TPT – TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING
Fully Accredited by the Italian Department of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
TPT, a four-year training course, is promoted by the Integral Transpersonal Institute of Milan, Italy, directed by Pier Luigi Lattuada M.D., Psy.D. Ph.D. It offers a Psychotherapist degree to psychologists and medical doctors, fully recognized in Europe.
- experiential training and personal integration of the principles and practices of Transpersonal Psychology and Biotransenergetics.
- Ability to engage in individual and group transpersonal psychotherapy practice.
- Acquisition of skills and ability to apply the Transpersonal Approach to families, communities, companies.
- Skills for providing leadership in advancing the field of Transpersonal Psychology.
- Growth in Self-Realization, awakening of the spiritual nature of Mindfulness and Compassion.
[You can try Biotransenergetics online for free by clicking HERE and subscribing to the next E-BTEMasterclass offered by Dr. Pier Luigi Lattuada.]
Applications are NOW OPEN
SACRED SCIENCE NEWSLETTER #4, February 2019
Is now available at http://www.sacredsciencecircle.org/newsletter/.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Kabbalah in Movement by Les Lancaster
- Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Transpersonal Psychology in Journals, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Volume 50, 2019 and The Humanistic Psychologist, Volume 47, Issue 2, 2019
2019 Conferences and Research Events
- Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) Conference; Pacific Grove, CA; April 12 – 14, 2019
- International Symposium on Research in Transpersonal Psychology—Natal, Brazil; May 30, June 1, & June 2, 2019
- Transpersonal Research Methods & Intuitive Inquiry with Rosemarie Anderson, Dublin, Ireland, September 18, 2019
- Transpersonal Research Colloquium; Paris, France, September 30 – October 1, 2019
Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D.
MASTERCLASS ON TRANSPERSONAL RESEARCH METHODS & INTUITIVE INQUIRY
With Rosemarie Anderson
September 18, 2019
Sponsored by the MA Program in Applied Spirituality, Spirituality Institute
The Arrupe Room, Milltown Park Campus
Masterclass is limited to 40 participants.
Book through EVENTBRITE at
Enter “Transpersonal Research” under Events to purchase a ticket.
THE HEALING FIELD – A TRAINING IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
The Healing Field – International Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy –
Starts in March 2019 – www.transpersonalhealingfield.com
Free Transpersonal Webinars to the training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy – The Healing Field
March 10 at 5 pm CET – Dr Ingo B. Jahrsetz: Spiritual Maturity – Live on Facebook transpersonalhealingfield
Information on all seminars, trainings and events of the Institute and its team members can be found at www.consciousness-exploration.org
Module 1 – Relationship I
Date: March 28 to April 7, 2019
Trainers: Rainer Pervoeltz and Bernadette Blin – Tutors: Magda Solé and Jaume Mestres
Venue: La Bergerie de Villarceaux, France – www.bergerie-villarceaux.org
This module also can be booked separately. If you are interested in this option, please mind that it forms a unit with modules 3 and 5 which have to be booked together.
All details about this international training as well as informational videos can be found on our website www.transpersonalhealingfield.com.
You may also follow us on facebook and like our page https://www.facebook.com/transpersonalhealingfield/ .
Of course you are very welcome to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need further information.
Rainer Pervoeltz and Bernadette Blin
PNEUMA TRANSPERSONAL TRAINING
Submitted by Alessandra Brunelli
LOVE SUMMER CAMP
Link to more information: http://bit.ly/2tDgdAv
The Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/299512110713082/?active_tab=about
CREATING PEACE – RETREAT AT LAKE BAIKAL
at Lake Baikal in Siberia
THERE IS ONLY ONE HUMANITY, BUT SO MANY MOUNTAINS KEEP US APART. CAN WE BE INTIMATE WITH OURSELVES, EACH OTHER, AND THE WORLD?
Date: August 12 to 20, 2019
Venue: Hotel Baikal Riviera
Cost: 1590 EUR all inclusive (except flights to and from Ulan Ude)
An intense and meaningful exploration for overcoming and dissolving the splits and separations that prevent us from being One – this unique personal growth event will incorporate shamanic rituals, Transpersonal (Holotropic) Breathwork, systemic constellation, sharing, and stillness.
Optional Baikal round trip in Buryatia
Date: August 21 to 26, 2019
Costs: 690 EUR all inclusive (except flights to and from Ulan Ude)
Tour guide: Jaume Mestres, www.holostravel.com
Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres
THE HEALING POWER OF PAST-LIFE REGRESSION THERAPY
What seems like nonsense to our more conservative colleagues is most likely basic common sense to us, as transpersonal thinkers and practitioners. Indeed, rather than focus on the surface manifestations, many of our approaches seek to help our clients identify and release the hold of our psychic wounds in their deepest and most subtle roots.
To use a simple and universally understood terminology, the hotbed of our unresolved issues lays in the subconscious – our memory of everything from our current lifetime – and the superconscious – our memories of all lifetimes. This deep-seated place in our consciousness is where we find such things as personal karma, family karma and ancestral karma.
While both we and our clients can experience spontaneous past-life recall simply through being in receptive or expanded states of consciousness focused on healing, these states can also be induced through hypnosis. Then, just as we would walk a client through a painful experience from their current lifetime, bringing attention to the stuck energy and using our skill set and intuitive guidance to help them liberate that energy, we can do the same while they are recalling past lives.
Breathwork was my first love and a most powerful tool for healing and transformation. But I got itchy feet and wanted to move my practice online and, online and breathwork don’t go together. Adopting a mindfulness-based approach of inner exploration in 2014, left me free to pursue my life as a digital nomad in India; in 2016, I attended my first professional training with Brian and Carole Weiss at Omega Institute in New York. The training was powerful and transformational. Past-life regression therapy has enhanced and revolutionized my way of working. The healing I see in my clients is deeply satisfying. I cover some theory and a case study of past-life regression therapy in my book: Psychology in the Light of the East (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
Margot Borden, Psychotherapist / Author /
BREATHWORK FOR RECOVERY
By Viola Edward
ICAAD – London 6 to 8 May 2019
Breathing is a life-sustaining activity that we practice instinctively from the moment we are born until the moment we die.
Conscious Connected Breathwork is a somatic therapy. An hour-long session with the rhythm of the breath, used in this technique, influences neural activity, enhances memory recall and expands emotional awareness. It helps to release suppressed blockages from the automatic nervous system.
Since 1993, I have applied this breathing technique in the context of recovery and have found it to be very powerful in supporting and advancing the treatment of addiction and stress management (among other issues) since the body holds our traumas, it can also heal itself.
The release of physical tension is the first effect and reframing past and negative experiences the second, completed by integration of the self. It can be used as a stand-alone therapy or as an add-on to medical treatments. Conscious Connected Breathwork can also create access to an altered state of consciousness often leading to the experience of bliss and transcendence.
ACTIVITIES OF THE EUROTAS YOUTH COUNCIL
Dear friends and colleagues,
Here is an update and some invitations of the EURTOAS Youth Council – a work-in-process format to support the upcoming generation of transpersonal thinkers and practitioners:
1) You are warmly invited to digitally join the presentation at the Top Transpersonal Gathering 2019 at Mandali Retreat Center, entitled “Information and Communications Technology for a Worldwide Transpersonal Community.” It will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 15:30-16:00 CET (see here for an abstract: https://feedingthesoul.net/dennis-johnson/).
The main intention here is to create a real live experience of a 21st century and globally connected transpersonal movement through the power of modern communication technology – for this your help and participation is requested. You will be able to join the presentation live through a Zoom Online Meeting (https://zoom.us/) and in this way partake in the talking stick circle and meet the physical audience.
Please contact me at email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate.
2) The Youth Council hosts regular online meetings for networking, support and connection. The upcoming dates are March 20, April 10, May 8 and June 12 (19:30-21:00). Simply follow this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/3161059551. You are also invited to join the Facebook Group of the Youth Council: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610658609106624/
3) The Youth Council will play a central role in the course of events of this year’s EUROTAS conference in France (Paris, September 25-29, https://www.eurotas2019.com/en). We are looking for dedicated people to collaborate amongst each other and the organizers on site during the conference – if this is you, please do get in touch!
EUROTAS board member
Member of the Youth Council
MY LOVE FOR CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATHING
By Viola Edward
Conscious Connected Breathing can entice us to voyage far into the realm of being, often beyond words. The pure heart of the universe is beating in harmony with the voice of the soul, dancing and flowing with the self, while listening to the song of the spirit. Powerful recognition that life itself is a gift of different sounds and rhythms, some of them so simply sweet, others more complicated to accept. If we keep breathing, thinking and acting in this conscious connected way, we reach the most precious gift of all, the acceptance of what is.
My, oh my! That first CCB session was so powerful, an hour or so of steady breathing, with an energy in my lungs that I didn’t know I had.
Breath freedom and the power of the self are key breathing parameters, thus I value minimizing the breath worker’s interference in the breather’s experience. Breathers then encounter their own power and learn to transform dysfunctional breathing habits by themselves.
‘The important problems that we face cannot be resolved on the same level that we create them.’ Albert Einstein’
Among many breathing techniques, Conscious Connected Breathwork is the one I love, for it healed me. In my trainings, the trained breath worker’s intuitive interventions are tailor made for the breather in each session and have energy of focused guidance, rather than duplicated systemic actions.
Ten sessions with a professional breathworker and this technique will have built up wonderful freedom for the client, who can then take their accumulated knowledge home and practice independently. Live experience trains them into an awareness of their own breathing which enables them to self-direct.
Satisfaction in life reaches its maximum expression when thought and action both dance to the Rhythm of the Breath.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
As spring approaches and we all look at the progress made over the last years in the field of Transpersonal Psychology, we are given the opportunity to reflect as well, on our personal being and how we have evolved through a transpersonal perspective. Very often we are so caught up with the planning of events and work, that we have little time if any to practice reflexivity. However, it is as important if not more important to focus on one’s own personal, professional and transpersonal development as well, and to reflect on how one has evolved as part of the Transpersonal field. This I believe calls for a deeper element of inquiry that can only add to the achievements made by the field of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Accordingly therefore, I extend an invitation to all readers to make that extra effort to observe their own particular progress over the years, and to perhaps even share some of their greater learning lessons, that have come through their experience. Don’t forget to consider how attending the many transpersonal conferences and workshops have influenced your personal path of self-discovery, and how you have taken this back into the world.
As Mezirow (1991) points out, we learn by refining or elaborating our meaning schemes, learning new meaning schemes, transforming meaning schemes, and transforming meaning perspectives.
Let this spring and the 50 year anniversary of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy, also be an anniversary of reflexivity as you ponder on how the transpersonal movement has contributed to changing your life.
Dr. Lindy McMullin