Staying Wild: Connecting with the Women’s Temple as Spiritual Practice

Women’s Temple as a Spiritual Practice by Author Ashleigh Kramer-Walthall, MA, LMHC, PsyD candidate. The Women's Temple is a sanctuary for the feminine where participants resonate with their empowered selves in joy, freedom and desire. Participants gather in circle to awaken Feminine Love & connection. I have been attending Women’s Temple for 2 years now with Dr. Melanie Hernand, who serves... Continue Reading →

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Self-transcendent experience: A grounded theory study

by Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University alumni Albert Garcia-Romeu, Samuel P Himelstein and Jacob Kaminker The following article shares excerpts from the full study. You may read the study in full at Academia.edu or Sage Publications. What is Self-Transcendence? The term self-transcendence has been used widely in philosophical and psychological literature to refer to... Continue Reading →

Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part 8)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.,  Program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs Alan Wallace, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and practitioner, articulates the importance of the mind in healing. In contrast to Sequoyah Trueblood, whom we heard from previously in this series, Wallace ascribes great importance to the refinement and utilization of the... Continue Reading →

Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part 7)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.,  Program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs Rabbi Yisrael Rice offers a Kabbalistic perspective on prayer and healing in this video excerpt. In addition to invoking “blessing” as a powerful type of prayer he describes the view that the human body is designed to be a vessel... Continue Reading →

Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part 6)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs. Sequoyah Trueblood, of the Cherokee and Chocktaw traditions, express similar perspectives to what previous healers in this series have shared — the process of healing is one of letting the divine flow through you and that the distance between... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of the Body : Somatic Based Therapy

"The mind-body clash has disguised the truth that psychotherapy is physiology. When a person starts therapy, he isn't beginning a pale conversation; he is stepping into a somatic state of relatedness” -Thomas Lewis What is Somatic-Based Therapy? Merriam-Webster defines somatic as “relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the psyche.” Somatic therapists... Continue Reading →

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