TRANSPERSONAL THERAPIST TRAINING
ABOUT TRANSPERSONAL THERAPIST TRAINING AT DUNDERRY PARK
What is Transpersonal Psychology?
The term Transpersonal means beyond the personal. It is a form of spiritual psychology which studies human experiences beyond the realms of ordinary reality. This includes methods such as dreamwork, meditation, journeying, yoga, reiki, trance states, shamanism, mystical and peak experiences, ecology, non ordinary states of awareness and consciousness studies. According Lajoe and Shapiro (1992) Transpersonal Psychology is concerned with humanity's highest potential, and with the recognition, understanding, and realisation of unitive, spiritual and transcendent states of consciousness.
At the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal studies, we believe that an experiential and holistic approach to understanding Transpersonal Psychology is vital. We strive to combine the spiritual with the practical and theoretical, so that participants can have access to a direct experiential and theoretical understanding of the spiritual realms.
What does the Transpersonal Therapist Training involve?
This training will be modular in nature, participants can begin the course at any point as credits will be awarded for each module completed leading to a final certificate of accreditation as a Transpersonal Therapist when the required amount of credits have been obtained.
These credits will also be given for past courses completed through The Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies when students have registered for the Transpersonal Therapist Training Course. These include Soul Seminars, Shamanic Breathwork, All Shamanic Courses, and One day courses.
How is the course accredited?
The course is accredited by The Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, in the same manner as the Shamanic Practitioners course. The training allows those who have undertaken some Shamanic and Transpersonal studies to deepen their theoretical knowledge and gain accreditation as a Transpersonal Therapist. It also allows those with no past experience an opportunity to train in Shamanic and Transpersonal theory and practices.
Who can take part in this course?
Anybody with an interest in Shamanism or Transpersonal psychology can take part in this training. In the past, we have had a wide variety of practitioners and non practitioners complete our training. This includes Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Yoga teachers, Artists, Holistic Practitioners, Medical Nurses and Doctors, as well as people who previously did not practice in any discipline.
Indeed, during the training, we will explore in depth the archetype of 'The Wounded Healer', and 'The Way of the Wound'. This essentially means that Healers and Therapists who have journeyed to the depths of their own 'woundedness' to find healing for themselves, are better able to guide others to find their own healing. We are not interested in any group more than another, and encourage anyone with an interest in the Transpersonal perspective to take part.