THE HEALING FIELD - Training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Module 1 – Relationship I
Date: March 28 to April 7, 2019
Module 2 - Attention and Awareness / Trauma and Wounding as Spiritual Teachers
Module 3 - The "Old Central". The Mandala of Being. Working with the Dream Body based on Arnold Mindell's teachings. Discovering your Essence.
Module 4 - Shamanic Activation / Crisis, Death and Resurection as the Parts of Life.
Trainers: Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres, Olga Mokhina, Gennady Brevde
Module 5 - Transpersonal Integration Therapy / Theory and Research of Substance-Assisted Psychotherapy - Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Altered States of Consciousness
Date: May 12 to 22, 2022
Sharing experiences of enhanced states of consciousness and their integration. | Psychedelic experiences on individual, collective, and transgenerational levels. | Psychedelics in transpersonal and mystical contexts.
Current research findings on clinical treatments with psychoactive substances – psychedelic-assisted clinical psychotherapy. | Neurobiological discoveries in the effects of substances. | Characteristics of specific substances. | Legal, ethical, and safety issues. | Integration Therapy Skills.
Transpersonal Integration Therapy and Substance-Assisted Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Expanding and complementing the framework of clinical psychology to include integration therapy of altered states of consciousness experiences and the work with substance-induced altered states of consciousness and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. | Essential therapeutic aspects of the use of substances for individual development and spiritual growth. | Expanded states of consciousness and their transformational potential on individual, collective and ecological dimensions. Transpersonal activism, community-building, and social change.
Orientation, navigation, and integration skills for working with altered states of consciousness experiences. |Constellation work, psychodrama, and sacred circle. | Body work, movement, breathing. |
Dance, music, and creative expression. | Guided meditation methods. |
The practice of altered states of consciousness. | Getting the experience of changing consciousness, examples from mystical trends, in religions, in meditation, in shamanism. | Body methods, breathing techniques, increased concentration of attention, labyrinths, visualization on abstract objects.
The benefits of altered states of consciousness. | Internal controls, pros and cons. | Altered states of consciousness and the search for the meaning of life. | Attitudes to altered states of consciousness in world religions, psychotherapy and in modern everyday life.
New perspectives on complex cases during psychotherapy. | Methods for going beyond ordinary awareness and transformation of individual problems. | Expanding the psychotherapist’s tools and helping the client attain spiritual levels.
Group and individual exercises and processes. | Breathing methods: Christian, Sufi, shamanistic, oriental, modern. | Body and emotions practices, meditations and rituals. | Body practices combined with sacred figures as exemplified by labyrinths.
Module 6 - Primordial Psychotherapy, Personal Force and Integrity – Transpersonal Aspects of Interaction, Partnership and Relationship, Eros and Sexuality
Taking care of yourself on the level of body, soul, and spirit
Integral inner healing
Spontaneous theatre of personal mythodrama – as a way to integrity and personal force.
Transpersonal work with leadership, partnership, relationship and development of charisma.
Reinforcement of feminity and manhood, sexuality and affinity
Erotic structure of life
Ancient practices of the care of the soul as the source of modern psychotherapy
How to achieve integrity, transforming the ensemble of sub-personalities from producing problems and mental pains cacophony into resourceful harmony.
In-depth aspects of leadership and partnership.
Charisma as an essential quality of the personality. Archetype (Mana) and mythology of charisma and leadership.
Nature and function of eros and sexuality from a transpersonal, integral and process-work point of view
Archetypes of Anima and Animus, their role in arrangement of couple, erotic, romantic and family relationships. How to give and how to attract love. How to avoid illusions and deceits.
Twelve ancient practices of the care of the soul
How to use modern methods of psychotherapy as a primordial psychotherapy congruently to a situation
Spontaneous theatre of personal mythodrama
Transpersonal work with expanded and altered states of consciousness
Lectures and sharing, case studies
Applying the 12 ancient practices in individual therapy as well as in group work
Levels and structures of erotic relationship
Theatrical and art psychotechnics
Module 7 - My Relationship – or not – to the Sacred
Date: May 11 to 21, 2023
Module 8 - Emotions and Meditation, Psychopathology and Emotions
Date: Autumn 2023, the exact date still has to be fixed
We will support you to find out: Why and how exactly do we close our heart in relation to ourselves, in our work or in all-day-life? And what exactly do we need to reopen it?
Basic understanding and theories of emotions: Basic and superficial emotions, levels of emotional activation – 4 (5) patterns of human perception. Transpersonal approach to emotions. Techniques of emotional regulation. Emotional intelligence. The heart as the gate way for deeper experiences: Overcoming inner splits (e.g. self-interruptive splits, the inner critic). The magic formula of the heart.
This module will touch the very essence of our life: What makes us happy or unhappy, what makes us feel fear, jealousy or grief, go mad or experience pathological states of mind - in other words, it is about our emotions.
Based on a scientific and experiential conceptual perspective we will assist you in essentially understanding the role of emotions and of your heart. This will help you to get in touch with what I call your “Central Drama”. In this “drama” we unconsciously try to move towards something (the longing pole) and also away from something (our deepest wound). But unfortunately the contrary happens: we never find what we are longing for and end much more often with what we desperately attempt to avoid. The “central drama” is the key to reach profounder levels of understanding in your personality and reach out to the innermost core of your soul.
Based on the “Central Drama work” we will also deal with different pathological topics, such as depressive and maniac disorders, anxiety and psychosis. The hero's journey can be used as an inner map in mental crisis.
In all of this you will find answers and certainly new questions about how a transpersonal psychotherapist can work from a truly connected, heartful and emotional level.
We will use breathing techniques, two-chairs-work, impro-theatre-work, dancing, and meditation.
Module 9 - Spiritual Maturity
Date: Spring 2024, the exact date still has to be fixed
If you missed the first two modules, you may still join the training in March/April 2021.
The trainers will facilitate and support your coming in.
Moreover, it is possible to book individual modules the contents of which is of interest to you.
The IIBP invites you to participate in an international training which will provide you with a broad base of all major aspects of this therapeutic approach, which combines a profound spiritual understanding of being grounded in daily life with a very practical methodology to guide a person through a transpersonal healing process
You may book the complete training or individual modules.
The fee for one module of 10 days is 1,750 EUR, for 5 days it is 875 EUR.
If you book the whole training, the fee will be reduced to 1,500 EUR per module.
Room and board will have to be paid additionally at the respective location.
If you have difficulties with payment, talk to us.
At the end of the training, the IIBP will issue a certificate in „Transpersonal Psychotherapy “