An introduction to the analysis of transpersonal paradigm

Kuhn had used the term "pre-paradigmatic" for social science. However, his psychological model still remains influential to the practice and development of transpersonal psychology, [18] and transpersonal themes remain a central part of his own work.

In his revision of transpersonal theory Ferrer questions three major presuppositions, or frameworks for interpretation, that have been dominant in transpersonal studies.

Various sub-disciplines within psychology have begun to establish their own critical orientations. In the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology announced that it was changing its name to Sofia University.

Winnicott, Sovatsky integrates his approach to psychotherapy with an expanded understanding of body and mind, informed by the philosophy of Yoga. Cortright [44] and Sovatsky [45] made contributions to transpersonal psychotherapy.

Within contemporary psychoanalysis it has been suggested that, from a clinical point of view, postulating a transcendent dimension to human experience is theoretically necessary in promoting non-reductive approaches to therapy.

Another important figure in the establishment of transpersonal psychology was Abraham Maslowwho had already published work regarding human peak experiences.

Smart and Smart [] recognizes the addition of the category, and similar improvements in the fourth version, as a step forward for the cultural sensitivity of the DSM manual.

According to Friedman [58] this category might include several approaches to the transpersonal that lie outside the frames of science.

In he formed Integral Institute. Consequently, in the last section of the book, Holzkamp discusses forms of "expansive learning" that seem to avoid the limitations of classroom learning, such as apprenticeship and learning in contexts other than classrooms.

Turner and Francis Lu. Washburn has contrasted his own perspective, which he calls spiral-dynamic, to the developmental theory of Ken Wilber, which he calls structural-hierarchical. Within psychiatry the term anti-psychiatry was often used and now British activists prefer the term critical psychiatry.

Both authors published their primary work as part of the SUNY-series. The journals still tend to be directed to an academic audience, though the Annual Review of Critical Psychology runs as an open-access online journal.

Rowan [62] even states that "The Transpersonal is not the New Age". Another important contributor to the field, Michael Washburn, was drawing on the insights of Jungian depth psychology. Transpersonal art is one of the disciplines considered by Boucovolas, [53] in listing how transpersonal psychology may relate to other areas of transpersonal study.

This search culminated in plans to write a major work on life leadership in the specific historical context of modern capitalist society. They found three dominant themes that define the field: The University of West Georgia offers a Ph.

According to Sovatsky these are maturational processes, affecting body and soul.

The Transpersonal Paradigm

For many people, the transpersonal is synonymous with spirituality, and many areas of interest to transpersonal researchers have traditionally been associated with religion e. These are the frameworks of Experientalism the transpersonal understood as an individual inner experience ; Inner empiricism the study of transpersonal phenomena according to the standards of empiricist science ; and perennialism the legacy of the perennial philosophy in transpersonal studies.

Chinen [20] notes that the inclusion marks "increasing professional acceptance of transpersonal issues", while Sovatsky [45] sees the addition as an admittance of spiritually oriented narratives into mainstream clinical practice.

Attention to language and ideological processes, others would argue, is essential to effective critical psychology - it is not simply a matter of applying mainstream psychological concepts to issues of social change.

This manifesto argues that critical psychology should include the following four components: Note d Many of the psychological difficulties associated with a spiritual crisis are not ordinarily discussed by mainstream psychology. Critical psychology is currently the preferred term for the discipline of psychology keen to find alternatives to the way the discipline of psychology reduces human experience to the level of the individual and thereby strips away possibilities for radical social change.

He also addresses clinical issues related to meditation, spiritual emergency, and altered states of consciousness. As of Mayonly a few works have been translated into English.

In their view there exist criteria for differentiating between spiritual problems and mental disorders such as psychosis. In order to bring structure to the psychodynamic and perinatal levels Grof introduces two governing systems, or organizing principles: Wilbers understanding of the levels of consciousness, or reality, ranging from matter to body to mind to soul to spirit, [32] or from prepersonal to personal to transpersonal, [72] [73] is often referred to as the "Great Chain of Being".“transpersonal” when “it allows for the presence of the spirit of both—then the event of the moment expands the limits of openness and has the ability to expand human capabilities” (Watson,pp.

). Critical psychology is a perspective on psychology that draws extensively on critical ultimedescente.comal psychology challenges mainstream psychology and attempts to apply psychological understandings in more progressive ways, often looking towards social change as a means of preventing and treating psychopathology.

One of critical. However, once a paradigm for research has been chosen, it is by no means settled what strategies and types of data collection and analysis are to be employed. All too often, research studies are criticized for their methodology without any consideration of the paradigm within which they fall.

Transpersonal Psychology: The Role of the Afrocentric Paradigm

Following an introduction to participatory spirituality, the paper discusses three ways this approach has been understood in the transpersonal literature: as disciplinary model, theoretical orientation, and paradigm or paradigmatic epoch.

Incorporating the Metaparadigm of Nursing with the Theory of Caring Words 6 Pages I. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to present a personal belief about the metaparadigm of nursing and to incorporate it into that of.

48 International Journal of Transpersonal Studies International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 35(2),pp. Kaminker Jacob Kaminker John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill, CA, USA Introduction to the Special Topic Section: Jung and Transpersonal Psychology.

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