Working with a transpersonal perspective

Please find below some explanations about working with a transpersonal perspective

Transpersonal means “beyond the person”. Its psychology is based on the idea of a spiritual center or self within each individual. It draws together threads and influences from many high–profile, 20th-century psychologists such as Abraham Maslow (who explored the relationship between self–realisation and motivation), Victor Frankl (a prisoner of Second World War concentration camps who found that those who could invest their lives with meaning had a greater chance of survival), and Carl Jung (who studied how individuals can feel fulfilled).
It is based on the idea that humans are more than mind and body but are also composed of intangible, or transcendent, factors that make up the whole person. Just as your mind and body sometimes require treatment, your spirituality and other intangible aspects of yourself often require healing of a sort.
Transpersonal practitioners draw from a variety of tools that resonate with their personal path and spirituality (e.g. meditation, guided visualization, dream work, art, music, journaling, mindfulness practices, shamanic practices, vision quests, Eastern and Western religions and philosophy and more). These tools can help you explore your spiritual self and create meaning in your life. With the practitioner’s guidance, clients can find, build, and expand on their inner strengths and resources to create a more balanced life and a healthier state of mind.
Working that way is about supporting people in resolving issues in their life, by facilitating processes that enable them to transform limiting self-constructs and debilitating beliefs into whole new ways of being. All this leads to greater clarity, broader perspectives, improved performance and an enhanced sense of meaning and purpose in life.
It is a holistic and integrative approach to supporting client growth and transformation. This is achieved through an individually tailored process helping the client to identify what provides them with a sense of meaning and purpose and, in turn, to support the client to find ways of purposefully expressing this –in their work, their personal life and within relationships.
The role of the transpersonal practitioner is to support the client to develop a more expansive sense of self and, in so doing, to access the necessary resources (social, emotional, psychological and spiritual) that will help the client attain their fullest potential. It shifts the attention to create the space for change to happen and then generating willingness to integrate this new awareness into the context where it is most meaningful to the client.
This way of working brings more resourceful perspectives and constructive solutions into challenging situations understanding a crisis as the stimulus to a spiritual transformation.


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