NEWSLETTER Nr. 86
October 15, 2018
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 3… IV Global Transpersonal Symposium in Bucharest – Camelia Harjau
Page 4… Feeding the Soul – Top Transpersonal Gathering at Mandali, Italy, March 2019 – Pier Luigi Lattuada
Page 5… 2019 ATP International Transpersonal Conference, CA, April 12-14,2019 – Steven Schmitz
Page 5… Some News from France about EUROTAS 2019 Conference – Bernadette Blin
Page 6… The Healing Field – A Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy – Rainer Pervoeltz & Ingo Jahrsetz
Page 6… Advanced Training with Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Magda Solé, Valentin Chagdaev and other shamans
at Lake Baikal in Siberia – Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres
Page 7… Talk on Dark Retreat in the Transpersonal Forum, Nov. 15, 2018 – Regina U Hess
Page 7… Invitation to the International Conference Frontiers of Consciousness in India – Regina U Hess
Page 8… TPT – Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training – Valentina Lattuada
Page 9… Opening the Portals to Spirit: Healing Wisdom East to West – Judith Miller
Page 9… New cooperation is alive! Initiative from Cyprus – Elena Ponomareva
Page10… Winter Campus Educational Initiative in Cyprus – Elena Ponomareva
Page11… Alef Trust Certificate in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology – Jevon Dangeli
Page11 …Pneuma Transpersonal Training – Alexandra Brunelli
Page12 … Beyond the Mind – Fifth Edition – by Pier Luigi Lattuada
Page12 … The Transpersonal Self – by Ralph Wilms
Page12 … Der Transpersonale Coach – by Ralph Wilms
Page13 … Press Release – Therapeutic Keys to Self-Actualization in Homer’s Demeter – Lindy Mc Mullin
Page14 … Transpersonal Symposium took place at the APA Convention – Rosemarie Anderson
Page14 … Coaching for Transformation and the role of a Transpersonal Coach – Jevon Dangeli
Page15 … Review: 5 Years Transpersonal Coaching Course – Ralph Wilms
Page16 … Eko Art Therapy – Jana Merhautova
Page17 … Falling in and out of Love – Viola Edward
Page17 … Letter from the Editor – Lindy McMullin
EDITO NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2018
In the transpersonal vision, we know that we’re all interconnected. There is no separation and everything that happens to even just one of us, somehow concerns the whole of the human community.
Living consciously this interconnection appears sometimes as a real challenge.
Opening our heart to all these politicians who claim their superiority in front of minorities, their disdain towards those who have different opinions, who have racist, sexist, and homophobic declarations, is not an easy task, at least for me!
Watching what is happening in so many countries today in Europe and in South America as an example, threatens my ability to keep my heart open, to not judge, and to see these “others” as part of the same Consciousness can be very difficult some days. My heart cries when I see the unbearable suffering of those people who have to leave their countries, their homes, their families and who are so often violently rejected by all the citizens of the wealthy and peaceful countries we live in.
I have to convince myself that such politicians need my compassion and my love as well as their victims, because we are linked beyond all our differences.
The spiritual path is an every moment practice. Even if we fail and forgot, then we can start again. Each breath is a new beginning, a new possible choice. It requires commitment, persistence, humility and faith.
So, let’s try again. Love is the only answer.
IV GLOBAL TRANSPERSONAL SYMPOSIUM IN BUCHAREST
Psychotherapy and Spirituality
February 23rd and 24th 2019
Rin Grand Hotel Bucharest, Romania
The IV Global Transpersonal Symposium will take place in Bucharest. It will be a gathering of distinguished delegates from over 20 countries, who will be coming from reputable Transpersonal Associations, Institutions and Universities. We invite you to come and participate too, so that you can experience this exceptional and unique event that we have created for you.
The Symposium will take place in post-communist Romania, which is still waking up from years of oppression. It is reinventing itself and developing a deeper awareness of consciousness and spirituality.
- The Sacred Spirituality of Life
- The Psychopathology of Spirituality
- Spirituality and Creativity
- Spirituality as Natural Medicine
Camelia Harjau –
ITI – Integral transpersonal Institute invites you to SAVE THE DATE for:
FEEDING THE SOUL
Top Transpersonal Gathering at Mandali
March 10-15, 2019, Italy
“Everything the Power does, it does in a circle.” Lakota Proverb
Human experience wants freedom; science wants causal regularity
Spirituality wants essence; reason wants certainty
Transpersonal vision unifies both knowledge and wisdom
Propelling forward an inspiring
This Top Transpersonal Gathering at Mandali Retreat Center, overlooking breathtaking Lake Orta in Northern Italy, will be a milestone in that direction.
It will be an extraordinary event where you will share sacred space and intimate time with stellar keynotes. You will sit in a circle with open-heart and mind presenters. You will have the fortuitous opportunity to showcase and present your own work, to share with your colleagues, and to contribute to a larger audience.
Together, we are creating a top transpersonal community.
Join us in sharing dreams, feeding the soul, embracing ourselves and each other, plus ~ sharing deep presence, like-minded interests and high synergy relationships together.
More information coming soon…
Pier Luigi Lattuada, M.D. Psy. D., Ph.D.
2019 ATP INTERNATIONAL TRANSPERSONAL CONFERENCE
April 12-14, 2019
Pacific Grove, California, USA
Join the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in
Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary!
The Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP, a division of the Transpersonal Institute) will be celebrating the Golden (50th) Anniversary of the transpersonal field on April 12-14, 2019, with an International Transpersonal Conference at Asilomar Conference Grounds near San Francisco, California. Many of the previous transpersonal conferences were historically held there.
The conference theme is, The Future of Transpersonal Psychology. We will be acknowledging the past contributions, honouring the present impact, and envisioning the future possibilities of the transpersonal movement. This is a unique opportunity to meet many of the founding pioneers, as well as the current leaders, of the transpersonal movement. There will be representatives from the many global transpersonal associations, as well as from major transpersonal educational institutes, retreat centres, publishers, and journals from around the world. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the stars of transpersonal’s first-generation, its second-generation’s leading-edge contributors, and to be part of its vibrant future generations – all at the same place and time.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: If interested in presenting a paper, a workshop, a panel, or a poster, go to the ATP website (www.atpweb.org) for more information. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2018.
If interested in being added to the 2019 ATP Conference email list for conference updates, please contact Steven Schmitz, Ph.D. (ATP Co-President)
SOME NEWS FROM FRANCE ABOUT THE EUROTAS 2019 CONFERENCE
You’re invited to book the dates from September 25 to 29 next year to come to France to attend the 20th EUROTAS Conference co-organized by CesHum (France) and Approches Transpersonnelles (Belgium).
We are preparing an intense gathering with lectures, workshops, rituals, cultural events and with also some surprises.
The topic will be Being Human in a World in Transition. We want this Conference to be also an engaged process oriented toward a real transformation for our world.
The website is in preparation and you can start to think how you would like to contribute.
Looking forward to meeting you there!
THE HEALING FIELD – TRAINING IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
Start: March 2019
The International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy Freiburg (I.I.B.P.) announces an exciting 4-and-a-half year, deeply experiential and certified educational training program The Healing Field.
All details about the training as well as informational videos can be found on the new website www.transpersonalhealingfield.com
You may also follow us on Facebook and like our page https://www.facebook.com/transpersonalhealingfield/
In the context of promoting this training, a series of webinars will be offered.
From November 2018 till February 2019, the 12 trainers of the I.I.B.P. will give you a taste of what will be taught during the training. The webinars will impart theoretical and practical knowledge of selected topics of transpersonal psychotherapy. They will take into account the main theme of the training, the red thread through all the modules: this common topic will be relating.
Rainer Pervoeltz & Ingo B. Jahrsetz
ADVANCED TRAINING WITH INGO B. JAHRSETZ, MAGDA SOLE, VALENTIN CHAGDAEV AND OTHER SHAMANS AT LAKE BAIKAL IN SIBERIA
THERE IS ONLY ONE HUMANITY BUT SO MANY MOUNTAINS THAT KEEP US APART.
CAN WE BE INTIMATE WITH OURSELVES, EACH OTHER, AND THE WORLD?
Date: August 12 to 20, 2019
Venue: Hotel Baikal Riviera
Costs: 1590 EUR all inclusive (except flights to and from Irkutsk)
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 Irkutsk)
Tour guide: Jaume Mestres, www.holostravel.com
Ingo B. Jahrsetz, Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres
TALK ON DARK RETREAT IN THE TRANSPERSONAL FORUM
Nov 15, 2018, 7:30pm, Tibet Kailash House, Freiburg, Germany, Dr. Regina U. Hess
Insights will be discussed related to psychedelic science, cultural and mythological reflections, and experiences, pointing out our loss of relationship with the fertile feminine darkness such as the gestation in the womb – or under the earth. There is an urgency of re-connecting with a cyclical feminine quality in ourselves and with Nature – what C. G. Jung called “healing our dissociative disorder of modern times – our dissociation from nature – as our cultural complex…”.
Thank you for the invitation – it will be great to see some of you there!
Hess’s publication on dark retreat can be found in the book: Hess, R. U. (2017b). The ancient practice of darkness mediation: An endogenous psychedelic and Divine Feminine encounter In McMullin, L., Hess, R. U., Boucouvalas, M. (Eds.) (2017). Metamorphosis through Conscious Living: A Transpersonal Psychology Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Dr. Regina U. Hess is a clinical psychologist, transpersonal psychotherapist and researcher. She is member of the EUROTAS Board and the ITA Board. She is head of the EUROTAS Department for Transpersonal Research.
The Transpersonal Forum Freiburg is a charity associated with the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy, Freiburg, Germany. The Transpersonal Forum organizes regular public events in the broad interdisciplinary intersections of psychology and spirituality and science.
Dr. Regina U Hess
INVITATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FRONTIERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
December 28-29, 2018, India
Affiliated to Bengaluru North University
20th Anniverary Conference Sampurna Montfort College, University of Banglore, Bangalore, India
in Collaboration with the International Transpersonal Association (ITA)
The Call for Papers is still open. Do not miss your chance to submit an abstract in order to present your contribution and to join this vivid gathering in India.
Dr. Regina U. Hess is an invited keynote speaker and will be the representative of ITA, and the EUROTAS Board member representative. If you have any questions regarding participation in this conference, you can contact Regina as well.
Dr. Regina U Hess
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.
- xperiential 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 subscribe to the next E-BTEMasterclass offered by Dr. Pier Luigi Lattuada.]
Applications are NOW OPEN
for the English version of the website click on:
OPENING THE PORTALS TO SPIRIT: HEALING WISDOM EAST TO WEST
More information: www.drjudithmiller.com (Workshops and Trainings).
Dr. Judith Miller
NEW COOPERATION ALIVE
Happy to announce that a EUROTAS member and the Heartfulness Institute are in joint cooperation in a new and exciting initiative in Cyprus
Life Psychology Club announces the launch of heart-based Meditations Heartfulness, the practice of ancient Raja yoga adapted to the modern life style. This practice is very important in regulating mind and achieving a state of peace and balance in different accepts of life. Meditation is a profound way of shifting from thinking to feeling, which allows us to live in tune with our real nature guiding us from within. Online group and Cyprus-center modules have been launched to evaluate the project.
Dedicated Ambassador Leyla El Moria, trainer of Heartfulness meditation (certified in India) has been practicing meditation for the last 10 years. She has spent 4 years in the ashram of her spiritual Master gaining experience in yoga and meditation. She became a trainer of Heartfulness meditation in 2015 and will spend an entire month in Cyprus with Club members. The goal of this project is to answer all questions about Heartfulness Meditation, to organize the space for practice, to share insights and to teach this method for all who are interested in gaining such experience.
In February 2019 the Club Meditation’s group is invited to participate in a seminar which will take place in Kanha Shanti Vanam Ashram (India, Hyderabad) from February 1 to February 8, 2019.
Seminar participants will be fully emerged in the rhythm and daily ashram life events, including organizing household for practitioners, lectures, and practices.
The goal of this seminar is to dive deeper into the practice of Heartfulness meditation and to experience the real Ashram life with its daily life and events, including lectures of spiritual speakers, individuals and group meditation and meeting the Master Daaji.
We invite all EUROTAS participants to join us in this project; our hearts are always open to you.
Your questions and proposals can be addressed to Life Psychology Club Press office email@example.com.
More information http://www.lifepsychology.club/EN/new-cooperation-is-alive_life-psychology-club-and-heartfulness-meditations.html
WINTER CAMPUS EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE
Invitation for EUROTAS participants to cooperate in the review of the Winter Campus Project that will take place on Cyprus from November 2018 until February 2019
Life Psychology Club (Cyprus) is launching a non-profit educational project Winter Campus, which will open its doors to participants from November to February. Within the project’s frame, we cooperate with institutes, training centers, trainers, speakers, spiritual practitioners, and social opinion leaders. The goal of the Campus is to create a bridge between teachers and practitioners, science and spirituality, knowledge and the daily needs of humanity. We invite formal bodies, groups and communities for cooperation who are ready to:
- Share open lectures
- Organize free-of-charge master classes and practices
- Announce new scientific methods or programs and launch preliminary events. We provide video and photo coverage as well as an audience for the event
- Hold joint PR activities
- Organize outdoor activities this winter and look for receptive heart-warming places
- Research with the surveyed audience. Our participants are ready to participate in the study. The Club is currently researching the Institute of Noetic Studies
The following masters have confirmed their participation in the Winter Campus:
Dr. Steven Schmitz with a 2-day workshop “An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying”, 3 public lectures, Shamanic circle rituals and shamanic personal healing sessions
Dr. Grigory Mokhin with a 3-day retreat on basic Buddhist meditation techniques, 5-day advanced course on Vipassana and Shamatha and public lectures
Olga Mokhina with several workshops on various types of Breathwork, a 21-day marathon Change yourself in 21 days, and public lectures
Elena Ponomareva with several open lectures including public lectures for the Municipality Hall and Anti-Cancer Organization of Cyprus, on Spirituality and Cognitive Psychology, Trauma Therapy, Memory and Mental Time Travels, and with group work in analytical mentoring and beliefs transformation.
Leila El Moria with nine Heartfulness Meditation Practice workshops, Regression Therapy, Metaphorical Cards Therapy Group and Rapid Personal Transformation workshops
ALEF TRUST CERTIFICATE IN TRANSPERSONAL COACHING PSYCHOLOGY
Submitted by Jevon Dangeli
PNEUMA TRANSPERSONAL TRAINING
BEYOND THE MIND – FIFTH EDITION
The new edition of Beyond the Mind, a milestone in transpersonal psychology from Pier Luigi Lattuada is now available. In this book, beside the theory and practice of Biotransenergetics, key concept such as the mastery of the Transe, the Further Mode and the Second Attention we can find a review of the main theoretical and practical transpersonal models and a contribution by internationally well-known authors like: Stanislav Grof, Laura Boggio Gilot, Massimo Rosselli, Eliezer Cerqueira Mendes.
Pier Luigi Lattuada, M. D., Psy. D., Ph.D
THE TRANSPERSONAL SELF
My journey into cloud consciousness
Our hidden 2nd operating system
DER TRANSPERSONALE COACH
Reisebegleiter in die Tiefendimension des Seins
(Only available in German)
Therapeutic Keys to Self-Actualization in Homer’s Demeter
By Lindy McMullin PhD
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2018
This book is the result of a study that investigated the effects that myth in sacred text may have on personal, professional and transpersonal development. To ensure maximum impact in terms of imagery-enhancing properties, Homer’s Hymn to Demeter was read, accompanied by lyre music, in a therapeutic setting and the resulting experiences examined. The author, a clinician as well as researcher, succeeds in extracting personal epiphanies that have the potential to change perceptions and contribute to a healing process.
This book is a courageous and novel attempt to integrate ancient wisdom with modern scientific inquiry that honours all levels, states, and structures of consciousness within both the researcher and the study’s participants. It documents the deep inner preparatory work the author undertook prior to executing the study to situate herself in the historical context and prepare her psyche at a fundamental level to, as authentically as possible, receive the data, perceptions, and experiences from participants. Skill and creativity are also apparent with regard to the nuanced sophisticated manner of data collection and analysis – not only with words, but with accompanying drawings that depict the data in a unique manner that illuminates the many ways of knowing and expressing understanding. Moreover, the inclusion of a glossary helps navigate the reader through a delightfully rich and full experience.
Throughout the text, the focus of the inquiry (investigating the application of ancient Greek myth and music in personal, professional and transpersonal development) is reinforced. This work portrays a deep respect for the many ways of knowing inherent in the human species, calling for a revision of sacred script and its benefits in education and psychology. This book is sure to appeal to scholars, clinicians and educators, as well as the educated lay reader.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Lindy McMullin is an international motivational speaker, therapist, educator and researcher. Author of A Soul’s Journey and co-editor of Metamorphosis through Change, her life work is dedicated to researching the depths of the psyche. Her MSc research was on the importance of integrating natural occurring transpersonal experiences into everyday life, and she has a post-graduate certificate in Esotericism. She primarily works with Western therapeutic methods and also uses art and drama to complement a psycho-synthesis of different approaches.
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Dr. Lindy Mc Mullin
TRANSPERSONAL SYMPOSIUM TOOK PLACE AT THE APA CONVENTION
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Transpersonal Psychology, APA Division 32, The Society for Humanistic Psychology, and the Association of Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) hosted a Transpersonal Symposium during the APA Convention 2018 in San Francisco. A celebratory reception followed the symposium.
Transpersonal Symposium Speakers & Topics
2-3 PM – Richard Katz & Cuff Ferguson: Indigenous Healing Psychology and Healing Race-linked Wounds from Spiritual and Transpersonal Perspectives
3-4 PM—Rosemarie Anderson & Meili Pinto: Transpersonal Perspectives in the Writings of Lao-Tzu and Confucius
4-5 PM—Lawrence Graber & Katherine Rosemond: An embodied transpersonal perspective on trauma and healing, facilitated by Stanley Krippner
5-6 PM— Rick Dobin, Harris Friedman, Beatriz Caiuby Labate, & Adele Lafrance: Transpersonal Implications of the Psychedelic Renaissance.
6-7 PM–Abraham Maslow Heritage Award to Miles Vich, followed by Miles Vich & Steven Schmitz: Past, Present, and Future of Transpersonal Psychology
The Symposium was organized and facilitated by Rosemarie Anderson & Harris Friedman.
COACHING FOR TRANSFORMATION AND THE ROLE OF THE TRANSPERSONAL COACH
By Jevon Dängeli, MSc Transpersonal Psychology Coach & Trainer
Coaching may serve as an escalator toward transformation by incorporating perspectives and processes that promote transpersonal states of consciousness and the means to integrate these into everyday life.
Transpersonal coaching helps clients to develop a more expansive sense of self and, in so doing, empowers clients to access the necessary resources (social, emotional, psychological and spiritual) that will help them attain their fullest potential. One of the primary roles of the transpersonal coach is to hold a liminal space (present, receptive and emergent), walking the client through a transformative passage that involves open questioning, compassionate listening and support on every level. This way of coaching – beyond the ego – can help to transform a crisis into a spiritual awakening, which in turn can be leveraged in order to bring more resourceful perspectives and constructive solutions into challenging situations.
Transpersonal coaching takes a holistic and integrative approach to supporting client growth and transformation. Processes are tailored to help clients identify what provides them, with a sense of meaning and purpose and in turn, assists clients to find ways of consciously expressing this – in all areas of life.
This unique coaching methodology involves shifting attention to create the space for transformation to happen, then generating willingness to integrate the client’s new awareness into the context where it is most meaningful to them. This can be considered as a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approach to coaching that helps clients resolve issues concerning the body, mind, relationships and spirituality.
Transpersonal coaching is inherently transformational. It empowers people to transcend the ego states, mindsets and behaviours that inhibit their personal, professional and spiritual growth.
REVIEW: 5 YEARS TRANSPERSONAL COACHING COURSE
It took 2-3 years to establish Transpersonal Coaching, but it was worth all the effort. Besides Swiss participants, also Germans are joining more and more, although the course mostly takes place in the south of Germany and of course in Switzerland There is an increasing need for an integral perspective, transpersonal experiences and methods free of any belief systems, but with reverence to all traditions.
One third of the participants are coaches, psychologist or other therapist, 1/3 come from my business seminars and workshops, and 1/3 of the participants join, because they like to integrate their own practice into a larger frame of reference, which the transpersonal perspective offers.
Last year I conducted the transpersonal coaching course with a group of professors from the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabruck, and the response was fantastic. The participants, professors from various faculties, have been able to implement many transpersonal techniques in their way of teaching, in the way they relate to each other and their form of communication. After the course, which took place in 2016/2017, mindfulness and compassion became central values for leadership and the future of the University Osnabruck.
Publishing two books – “The Transpersonal Self” and “The Transpersonal Coach” – in the last two years was helpful, to spread the news about the course and the introduction workshop, called: “The Transpersonal Self”, where people, curious about my work, can get a taste of the teachings and the techniques.
So far I haven’t been able to offer the transpersonal coaching course in other countries, apart from Switzerland & Germany, which I would like to do. So if you are interested to arrange (in English) for a transpersonal coaching course in your country, send me an email or give me a call. I am always open for cooperation.
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EKO ART THERAPY
Eco Art Therapy combines intuitive creative self-expression with eco-psychology.
There are many people who come into therapy who are frustrated or trapped in self-destruction and non-functional patterns. Having contact with our deeper inner selves can give us an opportunity to listen to the inner voice of truth about ourselves.
Nature can lead us to return to ourselves with the help of natural forces. Staying in the day or night landscape, regardless of the weather and seasons, gives us an opportunity to get to know ourselves better in these unusual conditions. When we add an artistic self-expression to this, we can enjoy the message from our soul, together with the message from the earth.
Stays for parents and children are also part of such programs. These are new forms of how to share the time together creatively, where they can deal with topics that are not commonly spoken about in families. It can help to establish a healthy relationship with nature and to protect it for the next generation. We are working with family stories and learning from the wisdom of our own roots. There is also space to discover new talents, life challenges and opportunities and to follow the individual path of life.
Intensive ten day stays in nature are very popular. Landscape works on us through our senses, body and mind. Fantasy opens its door and we can get into an expanded state of consciousness. We can get in touch with the spiritual dimension of ourselves. These experiences are supported by art creation and later also by analytical dialogue or ritualization of psychic processes.
The Institute of Eko Art Therapy plans to buy a piece of land on the border with the Czech-Switzerland National Park and build a Psyche-wellness treatment with a crisis centre in nature. At present, the first eco art therapy is being trained.
FALLING IN AND OUT OF LOVE
From the book Who Makes the Bed by Viola Edward, Tranpersonal Psychotherapist and Breathworker
Finally, that person you have been waiting for, comes bursting into your life and lights up your senses, floods your body with a rush of adrenaline and hormones and reminds you of the true dimension of the word longing. Reminds you of the intensity that those feelings of being irresistible give and desires that are so hard to control. Your ego boundaries vanish; you feel so much an indivisible part of the union. You think that together you will be capable of almost anything. You feel ready to devote yourself exclusively to the well-being, the pleasure and the delight of this angel, this being who takes your heart into the fifth dimension.
We call it ‘falling in love’. Indeed, the sensation can be very similar to that of falling. You fall into a bliss state. The sun is shining, and you are walking on air, the ground is no longer solid under your feet, a strong force of attraction is pulling you, accelerating you onward without concern. The scenario is as familiar as life on earth, indeed the survival of the human species has depended on this phenomenon for millions of years
Whenever two people come together and create a relationship they will face cultural issues. The joyful, vivid, loving passions of their initial encounter can be eroded by these differences, the realities of the relationship.
Breathwork Counselling adds to the process of challenging transformation in a relationship with a greater sense of self-awareness and, above all, the improvement of mental, physical and spiritual well-being, achieving a consciousness of wholeness. The presence of a strong love and appreciation of the precious value of the relationship will draw the partners back, time and again, to this beautiful and challenging work of transformation.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
As winter approaches for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere, there is a reminder about the need to collect thoughts and to examine feelings. It is a time to focus on Breath, and to check whether it is shallow and tense or whether it is deep and relaxed. It is a time to focus on inner stillness and compassion and to practice as well as one can, non-judgement.
Sometimes we are so busy doing, that we forget about being – so this is an invitation and a reminder for us all to take a walk in the park of life, to be more accepting and open, with no striving or solutions in mind. The spring will soon come and with it new ideas that will emerge from the quiet time of contemplation.
I look forward to receiving some new articles for our next newsletter that will address current issues, raise questions and inform on ongoing research, as a general contribution to the transpersonal community. Any inspiring thoughts to ponder on are also most welcome.
Until next we meet, may the light guide and shield our transpersonal community!
Dr. Lindy McMullin