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“A thrilling exploration into the differences in spiritual understanding between East and West.”
—from the foreword by Tiger Dragon Storm
Eastern Spirituality and Western Psychology offers a practical path to harmony between spirituality and Western psychology, between heart and mind. This book:
- challenges basic assumptions of Western psychology
- demystifies Vedic psychology
- presents how Eastern spirituality can enhance Western psychology
It guides readers by clarifying the relationship between spirituality and psychological growth, and demonstrates that psychotherapy and spirituality are complementary aspects of human development, with both essential for optimum mental, existential, and spiritual growth. It is up to everyone to take responsibility for making the changes that enable us to contribute to the well-being of the whole.
In this insightful book, the authors reflect on this revolution and consider how it is likely to evolve in the future. It paves the way for those interested in the transpersonal, whether psychologists, psychotherapists, Orientalists, or spiritual practitioners.
As the book says, “We are all starved of one and the same thing, ‘love,’ where all differences dissolve.” The message of hope given is Vasudhaiva kutumbakam (“The world is one family”) and if, at last, you are able to see through the falsity of multiplicity, Oneness will then be revealed to you.
Meera Sharma is a transpersonal psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and trainer. She is the founder of the Centre for Spiritual and Transpersonal Studies (CSTS), London, England.
Joseph F. Ryan, PhD is a writer, transpersonal counsellor, and clinical supervisor, who lives near London, England.
Browse through a few sample pages here:
ISBN 978-1-912698-06-6, 162 pages paperback, 6″ by 9″
To celebrate its 30 years of pioneering work in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy training, the Re-Vision Centre for Transpersonal & Integrative Therapy has brought together a selection of writing by practitioners and teachers who have worked at the heart of the organization.
The chapters address a social and cultural crisis which, at this point in the history of our planet, needs new ways of looking at therapy and how it relates to the world beyond the consulting room. Just as ‘the personal is the political’ was a way of seeing individual issues within the context of a wider political field, so we now need to see that soul has a different kind of agency from that of ego – one that is both internal and external, individual and cultural. The world may have lost connection with soul in its obsession with merchandise and control, but soul has not lost connection with us. These chapters offer an integrative perspective that both gives a place to the troubles of the modern world and also develops a well-tuned craft to firstly attend to our painful wounds and ultimately transform their bitterness into the salt of wisdom.
This book is a compelling work for psychotherapists, counsellors, trainees, and anyone interested in how psychotherapy influences and is influenced by the state of the planet, by imagination and by the reality of how politics impact on our daily lives.
‘The Re-Vision therapy program in London is a brilliant light in a darkening world, showing us new and profound ways to deal with our problems, individual and social. This book is a roadmap for that process that I hope will be taken up by many professions.’
—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
‘Transformation in Troubled Times speaks in a clear voice, summoning therapists, educators, environmentalists, psychologists and all concerned citizens to be responsive to our current crises.’
—Robert D. Romanyshyn, author of The Wounded Researcher
‘Beyond the lands of psychotherapeutic diagnostics and techniques is a field
that Re-Vision, through the innovative work that Chris and Ewa Robertson
began, has inhabited for many years – it is the place where our wounded humanity and soulful longing is welcomed and heard. Its wisdom is both fresh
—Dr Jan Jian Mojsa, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Read an excerpt here:
ISBN 978-1-912698-02-8, 208 pages paperback, illustrated, 6″ by 9″.
Cutting-edge approaches to therapeutic interpersonal dynamics
Transpersonal Dynamics offers approaches to the therapeutic encounter from the leading edge of quantum physics field theory and integrative psychology.
This book will show you how to get to ‘the heart of the matter’ within complex processes:
• How to ‘map’ and work on the edge between conscious and unconscious processes.
• How to identify and relate to different contact styles.
• How to unfold dynamics effectively with individuals, couples and groups.
• How to work with challenge and conflict as a pathway to intimate contact.
• How to apply archetypal and mythological approaches to depth work psychology.
Transpersonal Dynamics is the culmination of over 20 years of feedback about ‘what works’, gathered through delivering integrative and transpersonal training to counsellors, coaches, psychologists and psychotherapists who work with organisations, adults, couples, families, young people and children.
Using down-to-earth language in a practical way, this book addresses some of the gritty aspects of the therapeutic relationship, with the aim to inspire and support practitioners to take more risks to bring a collaborative, relational quality to their work.
Read an excerpt here:
ISBN 978-1-912698-00-4, 180 pages paperback, illustrated, 6″ by 9″.