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About Transpersonal Counselling and Compassionate Inquiry
Compassionate Inquiry (CI) is a psychotherapeutic somatic approach developed by Dr Gabor Matè that reveals what lies beneath the appearance one presents to the world.
CI invites an unveiling of hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states. The client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.
The word “Trans – personal” can be translated as “beyond your persona”, or beyond the ego/ beyond your mask (imagine you have got an unlimited set of masks for all life situations, you never have to show the real you). It describes a holistic perspective and a way of working which has a larger frame of reference than our personalities, belief systems and thoughts. These aspects are part of us but are not taken for the whole picture of what a human being is or is not capable of.
An important inclusion in the picture of the human being in regards to the term transpersonal is that we exist in a spectrum of consciousness. That is to say that there is a wide range of possible ways that we can experience ourselves in our realities. Some examples of ways that we commonly experience different states of consciousness are sleep, dreams, thinking, anger, meditation, vigorous exercise and imagination to name but a few. Other less common possibilities include peak experiences of insight, oneness or unity, depression and spiritual emergence or psychosis. The possibilities are endless.
Each type of consciousness has its own qualities, potentials and resources. By accessing them deliberately and with awareness it is possible to benefit the whole being. There is a science or an art to knowing how to travel between states. Simple examples of tools that we may use to shift our state are reading a book to wind down before bed, drinking coffee to become alert and awake, meditation to calm the mind and physical exercise to get back to the body.
The Transpersonal Counsellor is someone who has been trained in facilitating and guiding others to access specific states for the purpose of full integration of certain parts. The counselling techniques used are sourced from modern psychology, traditional spiritual practices and my own experience in life. The Transpersonal model places crisis, illness and difficulty in a larger context of growth.