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Q: What is transpersonal psychology?

A: Transpersonal psychology is a psychology of health & human potential. Transpersonal psychology approaches the individual as a whole person. It seeks a balanced development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and creative aspects of one's life. Rather than seeing the human personality as an end in itself, transpersonal psychotherapy sees the personality as part of the vehicle which enables the soul to engage with this world. In other words, it goes through the personal to the transpersonal.

Q: How is it applied or practiced?

A: By integratrating ancient transformative and healing practices, such as shamanism, yoga, and meditation, with traditional psychology.

Q: How does exercise fit into transpersonal psychology?

A: Exercise, or rather movement (natural or choreographed), is fundamental to our being. As a Transpersonal psychotherapist my mission is about integrating our bodies, (physical body, psychological body and spiritual body), with our past and with our environment. Every movement, (exercise), is interwoven in the three bodies. As a therapist, (TP and Kinesiotherapist) I witness a movement and begin engaging in a separate dialogue with each of the bodies with the individual. This dialogue helps gain knowledge to develop skills that help in "healing, development, and transformation." (Susan Aposhyan, 1999)

As Candace Pert , a leading neuroscientist, acknowledges: "Your mind is in every cell of your body"
(Moyers, 1993)

Q: Will I be labeled?

A: No. While recognizing and addressing human psychopathology, transpersonal psychology does not derive its model of the human psyche from the ill or diseased, but sees the individual as one engaged in the process of development toward full humanity.

Q:What is the difference between transpersonal psychology & traditional psychology?

A: While behavioral and analytical psychologists and other therapists help clients understand how the past is influencing the present, Transpersonal psychotherapists focus on the present and help the client move towards the future through body-centered exercises and mindful techniques and exercises. Our Transpersonal psychotherapist does not make diagnoses and may recommend that clients seek a psychologist or therapist for additional treatment, if appropriate.