The value of states of non-ordinary consciousness is in the therapeutic release they provide from the confines of personality. Taking patients beyond their personal, self-limiting beliefs and egos often opens up new dimensions in their minds. The process allows them to gain insights, new perspectives, a greater sense of potential, or attain heightened states of spirituality.
The transpersonal therapist understands that individuals access this alternative realm through meditation, prayer, hypnosis, guided imagery, dance, chanting, drumming, sweat lodges, shamanic journeying, martial arts, or other rituals. Patients often find it helpful to study or practice methods of mindfulness that lead to these states so they can regularly access their transpersonal consciousness in order to work on particular issues.
Transcendent experiences often provide the patient with a great sense of joy or profound peace. The ability to access these states is a life-changing tool that often becomes part of the patient’s daily regimen. The regular use of meditation, a martial art form such as Tai Chi or a spiritual ritual such as drumming – or any of the other methods used to access heightened consciousness – often reduces neurosis, bringing greater calmness and stability.
At The Holistic Sanctuary our high end rehab centers use all known and unknown ways to help our clients get to a state of higher self.