Our school offers advanced therapist training programs in integrative psychotherapy based on holistic, humanistic, transpersonal, systemic and change-focused principles. The curriculum prepares the student by furnishing him or her with the most effective and advanced tools that are currently available in the world of therapy. With these tools, the student will become an excellent master in psychotherapy. The school’s uniqueness resides in an approach that combines techniques from the most familiar as well as latest toolkits in psychotherapy on one hand, and in a worldview that emphasizes liberation from the shackles of restricting beliefs and perceptions, and the adoption, in its place, of a connection to the authentic, to purpose and meaning, on the other hand.
Our curricula are based on the following worldviews:
Humans consist of a complex of interacting parts; therefore, effective treatment should address the entire gamut of human physical, emotional, mental (thoughts) and spiritual aspects in order to produce lasting change.
Comprehensive human self-realization involves the experiences of choosing and responsibility, and a connection to creativity, authenticity, and one’s true self.
In addition to one’s personality and ego, human beings are also replete with layers that are expressed, for example, in their contact with a deep tranquility, strong intuitions, and a connection to a sense of purpose and meaning, presence and being. Integrative therapy relieves the person from some symptoms on one hand and connects him or her to these important layers, on the other. The transpersonal approach is a fusion between the traditional wisdom of the spiritual world and the study of modern psychology.
People are always part of larger systems that have a great influence on their choices. It is impossible to grasp the client’s behavior, thinking, emotions or problems without an understanding of the systems he or she is part of. In our study program, a special emphasis is put on the client’s previous dyadic and family systems as well as the present ones.
5. A change-centered approach
Therapy does not have to be a long and tedious process. In many cases it can be short-term, creative, exciting and intriguing. Emphasis will be placed on techniques that bring results within a short time accompanied by pleasure and excitement.