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The Psychology of Spirituality

Format Workshop
Presenters Nic Morrey, Paul Wooden, John Allison, Ketut Arsana
Description A 5 day intensive mindfulness-based Retreat

Spirituality is increasingly accepted as integral to human psychology, vital for physical and mental health. This workshop sets out what spirituality is as a line of intelligence, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing.

A psycho-spiritual approach to therapy provides a deeper understanding of people's problems, aiding recovery and helping them grow resilient. The workshop will cover latest research on 'trajectories' of spiritual development through several distinct stages, practical techniques and exercises for reducing anxiety, depression and addiction.

The workshop will create a bridge of understanding between the practice of yoga, meditation and psychotherapy with an aim to integrate the body and the mind. The workshop will also unravel how spirituality can hinder growth and development 'spiritual bypassing'. The workshop is delivered to serve as both personal and professional development, and includes a manual of all content covered over the 5 days.

This training will suit those not only interested in the cognitive understanding of spirituality, but to those who wish to also deepen their own spiritual practice via experientially opening doorways into the less analytical right hemisphere of the brain.

The workshop will be compelling for therapists, GP's, psychiatrists, social workers, chaplains, palliative carers and students who are wanting to better understand the role of spirituality and psychology and their applications toward better health. Participants are not required to have experience in yoga, meditation or psychotherapy, as the foundations of each discipline will be explored.
Location Indonesia
Venue Melati Cottages
Penestanan, Ubud, Bali

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 14 Oct 2012 to 18 Oct 2012
Time see brochure
Cost $1200. Early bird $1000, $950 for TPIG and couples
Notes All details are found on the brochure. This training cost does not inc airfare. Be quick to apply, as this retreat is limited to small groups and is filling fast. Ubud offers a sanctuary, a place where culture connects intimately with its land and spirituality. There is so much for Western culture to learn about mental health from this alone. The training includes immersing ourselves within Balinese Hindu Culture, inc Kecak dance, Jegog music, Ubud art and food markets, eating organic, massages and visiting temples with our guide Rus Price.
Organiser IG - Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group (TPIG)
Contact Name Nic Morrey
Telephone 0432 066 880