A Transpersonal Lens
Transpersonal Psychology is an umbrella term encompassing a range of perspectives that have developed as a result of attempts to integrate ancient wisdom with modern knowledge. Included among this range are Psychosynthesis, the Jungian stream, and all those psychologies and psychotherapies influenced by the eastern contemplative traditions, such as meditation, mindfulness and symbolic systems.
It is a perspective rather than a model. It is a way of seeing, and a quality of attention. Transpersonal psychology invites a space for the soul to speak as well as the ego as an integral part of the explorative journey towards creating a fully engaged and vibrant life.
Through a transpersonal lens a variety of tools can be helpful such as dreams, archetypal symbols, drawing, and guided imagery, Gestalt exercises and mindfulness. Creating and honouring the sacred space of exquisite and deep listening is always the most important component.
Often those who are usually drawn to this way of work recognise a need to draw upon a wider and deeper journey - the note that calls them home to their most authentic selves and to what makes their heart sing.
Karyn was a UKCP accredited transpersonal Psychotherapist for over 25 years. The transpersonal lens subtly infuses and shapes her coaching, supervision and teaching work.
Please also see the Resources section for stories and imagery exercises.