Forums, Presentations & Workshops in BC
Integral Counselling BC also furthers the field of transpersonal psychology and the tradition of mind-body-spirit integration through workshops and forums in Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland. Please refer regularly to this site for updates.
PSYCHEDELIC PSYCHOTHERAPY FORUM
Oct 11 – 13, 2018
An opportunity for psychologists, therapists, family physicians, body workers, integrated healing professionals, and anyone interested in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy, to engage in discussions/presentations/latest research about psychedelic medicine (MDMA, Psilocybin, LSD, Ibogaine, Ayahuasca) in the treatment of addictions, trauma, PTSD, end of life anxiety and depression. The 2018 keynote speaker is Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of Psychedelic Research, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Registration opens in April 2018 – click here for more details.
HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK(TM) WEEKEND
Nov 17 – 18, 2017
Holotropic Breathwork(TM) was developed by Christina and Stanislav Grof. It is a powerful method of self-exploration, personal transformation and healing, using accelerated breathing, music, art and focused release work. Participants’ experiences are integrated through mutual sharing in a wisdom circle. Participants enter non-ordinary states of consciousness. From within this altered state of consciousness, we tap our rich inner resources of wisdom, clarity and healing. Holotropic Breathwork mediates access to all levels of the human psyche andthe entire spectrum of transpersonal experiences — including unfinished personal history, birth, death-rebirth issues, and the spirit realms. This method is based on insights from many sources: modern consciousness research, depth psychology, spiritual traditions, and shamanic practices.
This event started on Friday evening, Nov 17, with an introductory session/panel talk and discussions/dialogue, followed by a full day workshop on Saturday, Nov 18. Dr. Stan Grof joined via live video conferencing on Nov 17. This event was led by certified Grof facilitators Dr. Ingrid Pacey and Carolyn Green, PhD.
EMBODIED INTEGRATION OF TRANSPERSONAL EXPERIENCES
June 24 (Sat), 2017, 10am – 6pm
Transpersonal psychology is a sub-field or “school” of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. The integration of transpersonal experiences into daily life can often present a challenge to clients working with unconventional modalities or altered states of consciousness and to therapists concerned about the optimum outcome for their clients. Yet it it the integration of the experience and not the experience itself where the real work of healing takes place. Working with somatically based practices of Kundalini Yoga, energetic boundaries, and self awareness, this workshop offers practical tools for clients and therapists alike.
Your guide: Jana Ziman/Guru Bhai Kaur, teacher and therapist working with groups since 2003.
The following workshops have been held in the past. If there is any interest in a customized workshop for your group/organization, please contact us:
PRACTICAL TOOLS TO RELAX AND RESTORE
THE ART OF LOVING COMMUNICATION – a workshop for couples
MINDFULNESS PRACTICE FOR STRESS REDUCTION