U.S.A. Transpersonal Links
Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation, or Grof Foundation, is a newly formed organization dedicated to preserving and evolving the insights and methods developed and documented by Christina and Stanislav Grof. Christina was the founder of the Spiritual Emergency Network, in 1980.
Association for Transpersonal Psychology The Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) is a membership supported international coordinating organization for scientific, social, and clinical transpersonal work that serves the world community. The Association’s mission is to promote eco-spiritual transformation through transpersonal inquiry and action. Recognizing the reciprocity inherent between our actions and our world, the Association is dedicated to encouraging and enhancing practices and perspectives that will lead to a conscious, sustainable, co-evolution of culture, nature, and society.
Spiritual Emergency Resource Center Spiritual crises can be mistaken for psychiatric disorders, and this can lead to tragically unnecessary hospitalizations and stunting of the growth potential of such experiences. This site is both a guide for clinicians working with spiritual issues and a self-help resource for persons integrating a spiritual emergency. Personal experiences also can be shared. This site is run by Dr. David Lukoff.
Holotropic Breathwork Training Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. The name Holotropic means literally “moving toward wholeness” (from the Greek “holos“=whole and “trepein“=moving in the direction of something). Christina Grof was the original founder of the Spiritual Emergency Network.
Spiritual Competency Resource Center The Spiritual Competency Resource Center provides access to online resources that enhance the cultural sensitivity of mental health professionals.
Institute for Spirituality and Psychology The ISP has a Therapist Directory of highly qualified San Francisco Bay Area clinicians to serve those interested in spiritually informed psychotherapy.
Holos Institute Holos Institute is a non-profit organization offering holistically oriented psychotherapy and educational programs. Their counseling offices are based in both Oakland and San Francisco and offer a range of affordable, high quality psychotherapy services with advanced marriage and family therapist interns who are participating in the Holos ecopsychology training program. They also offer unique group experiences in nature/wilderness therapy and vision quests. In addition to psychotherapy services, Holos serves as a public and professional forum for topics in ecopsychology, holistic, and integrative psychology through ongoing lectures, workshops, and experiential programs.
International Association of Yoga Therapists The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) was founded in 1989 by Larry Payne, Ph.D., and Richard Miller, Ph.D., and had well-known Yoga teacher Lilias Folan as its honorary president for many years. Since its establishment, IAYT has consistently championed the cause of Yoga through annual conferences, an annual journal, and a newsletter. In particular, IAYT has served well the growing number of Yoga teachers, especially those who use Yoga therapeutically. This link leads to the article: “Spiritual Emergence, Spiritual Emergency, and Psychospiritual Healing” by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
California Institute of Integral Studies The California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher learning and research that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth.
Center for Spirituality & Psychotherapy The Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy (CSP) was formed in response to the rapidly growing interest in the relationship between spirituality and psychotherapy. It is the first center of this kind within a major psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training institute. It is committed to the study of how psychotherapy can foster the emergence of the spiritual dimension in our lives, and how spiritual practice may enhance our personal lives and the psycho-therapeutic experience. Drawing from all religious and spiritual traditions, psychological perspectives and scientific theory and research, we emphasize how the individual can awaken to the spiritual traditions and practices.
The Hoffman Institute The Hoffman Quadrinity Process is an 8-day retreat that empowers you to resolve previously immovable blocks to healthy relationships, self-knowledge, emotional freedom, and radiant spirituality. It is based on the principle that persistent negative behaviors, moods, and attitudes experienced in adulthood have their roots in the experiences and conditioning of childhood. Until this conditioning is understood and resolved, it continues to undermine our adult lives.
Stuart Sovatsky Stuart Sovatsky has been quietly pioneering the application of East/West spiritualities to a wide variety of social problems for some 30 years. Dr. Sovatsky is a world expert in kundalini yoga, having authored two books and many articles on the subject. He is Vice President of International Kundalini Research, founded by Gopi Krishna, and Board Member to Georg Feuerstein’s Yoga Research Institute, and Co-President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Greenwell Bonnie Greenwell, Ph.D., is a transpersonal therapist and author of Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process, a guide for experiencers and therapists based on her dissertation research. Over the past fifteen years she has lectured , trained therapists, and consulted with hundreds of individuals who have experienced spiritual emergence phenomena. She has training in Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga, acupressure, and breathwork. She is a founder of the Kundalini Research Network.
Judith Orloff MD Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Larry Dossey and Dean Ornish have done for mainstream medicine – she is proving that the links between physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual connectedness cannot be ignored. She has worked as a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA and is an internationally known writer and lecturer. She is the author of Guide to Intuitive Healing and Second Sight.