Location: The Philadelphia Association London NW3 1PX
Start Date: 16 March, 2013 at 10:05
Finish Date: 16 March 2013 at 05:00
Leader: John Rowan (View profile)
Cost: £90.00

A workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists covering the whole range of transpersonal levels - Subtle, Causal and Nondual.  It is experiential, and uses new methods of enabling participants to have short experiences of these states.  There will be handouts and a CPD certificate to take away.

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John Rowan Workshop 2013
Saturday 16th March

The Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty’s Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1PX
10 am to 5 pm     £90     Contact:

       The transpersonal is the land of creativity, of playfulness, of no boundaries, of no restrictions, of endless joy.  It is full of imagery, guided fantasies, unguided fantasies, sudden leaps, unpredictable discoveries.  It is the most fun of any approach to coaching, counselling or psychotherapy.  That is why I love it.
 Until recently, the problem with using the transpersonal in coaching, counselling and psychotherapy has been the perceived difficulty in accessing transpersonal states of consciousness.  To enter the Subtle or Causal state, to access the Bhakti or Jnana mode of being, seemed to require years of meditation and commitment to severe forms of discipline.  Two events have changed all this.  Firstly the discovery of the Wilber/Combs Lattice, which shows theoretically that anyone at any stage of personal development can have a real experience of these mystical states of consciousness; and secondly the discovery of the Big Mind process of Dennis Genpo Merzel, which showed that anyone at any stage of personal development can actually and practically enter these states for short periods of time.  This also applies to the Nondual state of consciousness, and we shall be exploring this too.  It also ties in very well with dialogical self theory, which avoids words like ‘subpersonalities’ (which are not really suitable) and speaks instead of I-positions.
 This means that within the confines of a workshop, given the necessary pointing out instructions, it is possible to find within oneself  the mystical states of being which go far beyond everyday consciousness, and which  have been talked about in the ancient traditions for hundreds of years.  And indeed to use them in a short session with a client, getting a real sense of what this is like.  John Rowan has been studying these new ideas for ten years now, and has been using them in his own work in several countries in Europe, but this is the first time that they have been launched fully in the form of a Masterclass.
 Participants will find themselves embarking on a journey which may be quite new for them, and there is no restriction on who may take part.  This is something which makes accessible to any well-functioning practitioner the latest work in the transpersonal area, and this can be really exciting for all concerned.  There will be handouts and a booklist, a paper on third tier thinking, and a CPD certificate to take away.
John Rowan has been exploring these ideas since 2003, and has written several papers with detailed arguments which have been published.  He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.  He has been meditating every morning since 1982, achieving kensho and other known landmarks of the practice.  His latest book is ‘Personification’.


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