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What is transpersonal psychology?

To see how transpersonal psychology differs from other approaches, we need a cursory glance at earlier therapeutic traditions like psychodynamic and behavioural psychology. Both can be useful. Both have inherent limitations.

The behavioural model concerns itself with techniques for modifying behaviour alone, without bothering to seek out the source of the behaviour. Its observed results can be dramatic, but but often take a lot of time and effort to alleviate the symptoms. Behaviour is a manifestation of the problem, not its cause. So changing behaviour has the outward effect of reducing symptoms, without addressing the source.

The psychodynamic approach is embodied in the work of Sigmund Freud. It typically involves prolonged dialogue between client and psychoanalyst, in an effort to consciously understand the problem. This approach relies heavily on the conscious mind's ability to correctly identify a problem which may not in fact belong to consciousness; the root cause may not be what the conscious mind thinks it is. So an indefinite period of "just talking about it" may lead to superficial improvement, and the symptoms may be numbed through continual re-traumatisation. But if the root cause is never directly addressed, the unconscious mind never gets a chance to adapt.

Transpersonal psychology goes beyond these disciplines by working quickly to address the real source of a problem. It acknowledges the spiritual dimension of our humanity, though this does not require you to be spiritual. It helps us let go of the past and live more fully in the present. And it empowers us to access deeper levels of wisdom, creativity and personal potential.

The primary tool in transpersonal psychology is a technique known as root cause hypnotherapy.