” the very highest and most inclusive or holistic levels of human consciousness, behaving or relating as ends rather than means, to oneself, to significant others, to human beings in general, to other species, to nature and to the cosmos.”
I have a keen interest in Transpersonal Psychology and I am currently studying for a diploma in this field. I hope to be able to bring this knowledge and training into my work, where clients have an interest in exploring beyond the ego and our current accepted state of consciousness.
Clients who are interested in integrating the spiritual aspects of their human experience, exploring wider aspects of humankind and the psyche may be interested in this aspect of therapy.
Human consciousness is going through a rapid transformation at this time. Many people are questioning the accepted narrative of what it is to be human and the accepted pathway of ‘birth, education, work, mortgage, taxes, retirement and death’ and asking ‘Is this the only way to live?’
Transpersonal counselling can help you to explore these themes and how they relate to your own reality.
Aromatherapy for mental health
I am currently training as an aromatherapist.
I have used aromatherapy to assist clients with sleep issues, anxiety and depression.
I use the highest quality oils and make individual tailored oil blends, using my knowledge of the oils and their properties and insight into my client’s needs.
I am currently training as a meditation teacher.
I have used mindfulness practices throughout my life, first developing an interest in how meditation can lower anxiety back in the 1980’s.
Integrating guided meditation into my client work as well as everyday mindfulness around our thoughts and feelings has enhanced the work that I do with clients.
All of our senses have a role in our healing. Hearing is the very first sense that we become aware of in the womb.
Babies can hear the voices of their parents and music that is being played whilst in utero.
On a very basic level, music that we listen to can enhance or alter our mind. Different frequencies of sound have also been found to have healing properties.
The chanting that often accompanies meditative practices also resonates throughout our body and provides a connecting/healing link.
Over the last few years, I have used Gong baths, singing bowls and music to help heal myself.