Transpersonal Psychology, ‘beyond the personal’, is a humanistic approach with a core aim of helping people discover a larger sense of themselves existing beyond the ego. Healing and growth are approached through recognition and discovery of the centrality of self. This therapeutic process uses spiritual traditions integrated with elements of contemporary psychology. It views the essential self as a combination of the transpersonal, self-transcendent and spiritual aspects of human experience and considers all of life’s experiences as valuable and growth enhancing. This therapy can be applied to individual sessions as well as groups such as families and work colleagues. Clients of undergoing this form of therapy are expected to gain a complete understanding of themselves, their capacities, and their relationships, and will leave equipped with the skills to help them deal with these beyond therapy.
This form of therapy works on the premise of enhancing mind-body relations, consciousness, spirituality and human transformation. It is agreed that this form of therapy works across these three key areas; holistic and natural psychology, Transformative psychology and Ego-transcended psychology.
This form of therapy focuses on the study of human growth and development. It works on the premise of there being a developmental structure, a continuum, which starts with individuals lacking ego identity at the bottom. Individuals with psychotic and borderline personality affecting their wider vision are at this level. Then individuals with stronger ego states and specific objectives and relations are seen as taking the middle level of the structure. Then, finally there are mystics and individuals who have reached a meditative state Moving even further into human development are the mystic and meditative individuals who are thought to have transcended the conscious state and are identifying with a universal force or god.