Transpersonal Psychology: What it is, how it works, and benefits

 Transpersonal Psychology: What it is, how it works, and benefits

Lena Fisher

A transpersonal psychology developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow in 1970, aims to explore growth by helping to discover one's essence. In this way, in a humanistic way, it uses forms of intervention to find the essence that exists beyond our ego.

Thus, the methodology used to conduct transpersonal psychology refers to a combination of spiritual traditions - especially Buddhism - that are integrated with elements of contemporary psychology.

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How does it work?

There is no specific guideline for specialists to follow, so each one follows a different model for this therapeutic process. The key areas that transpersonal psychology covers are: psychology that is beyond the ego, transformative psychology, and integrative, also known as holistic, psychology.

Therefore, transpersonal therapists can draw on these types of techniques, so that the techniques used match the needs of the patients and prove to be effective and positive.

The most commonly used methods include: body awareness activities, therapeutic writing, breathing exercises, music therapy, guided visualization, meditation, yoga, hypnosis, and regression, among others.

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Like other therapies, transpersonal psychology can also bring benefits that will positively impact your health and well-being.

  • Self-knowledge: Self-knowledge is a factor acquired in this therapy, which will make it easier for the patient to understand himself. Moreover, this also results in greater optimism.
  • Acceptance: The understanding gained in the sessions allows for acceptance, and consequently, a greater ease in achieving the goals you desire.

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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.