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Methods of Psychotherapy


What is Psychodrama Psychotherapy?

Psychodrama is a deep psychological and creative method that has been developed by Jacob L.Moreno MD. It uses guided dramatic action for exploring presenting issues, in order to facilitate personal growth. Psychodrama incorporates group dynamics, role theory, experiential methods and sociometry to assist insight, clarification, integration, and emotional and physical wellbeing. It can be used in a group or individual setting and is for anyone with a personal, therapy or professional focus.

What is Humanistic Intergrative Psychotherapy?
Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy is embedded in humanistic philosophies and incorporates a range of influences to aid the process of personal and social growth. It is grounded on dialogical, experiential and relationship-based methods, to facilitate the integration of affective, cognitive, behavioural, physiological, and the transpersonal dimensions of the individual.

What is Transpersonal Therapy?
Transpersonal Therapy focuses on the Essential Self. The word "transpersonal" comes from the Latin "trans," meaning beyond and through; and "persona," meaning mask or personality. Transpersonal therapy is holistic, encompassing all levels of human experience, including the spiritual, seeking to reveal the person behind the personality. Transpersonal therapy draws it's methodology from the spiritual traditions of the world, including eastern philosophies such as Buddhism, the Yogic traditions of India, and Western Contemplative traditions, and integrates them with contemporary methodology.

What is Group Psychotherapy?
Group psychotherapy is a branch of psychotherapy that offers personal growth within a group setting. The size of a therapy group is usually 6 – 10 participants, which meets on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Group therapy is cost effective and can provide a rich and efficient experience to those who want to explore themselves and learn how to improve managing their personal challenges within a group context. Often participants experience they are not on their own with their issues and appreciate drawing on the collective knowledge and learning.

What is Deep Memory Process?
Deep Memory Process® is a practical and highly effective therapy of the soul developed by Roger Woolger which combines active imagination (Jung), bodywork (Reich) and psychodrama (Moreno) with shamanic/spirit journeying and integration between lifetimes derived from the Buddhist bardo wisdom of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Introduced as a technique in 2002, Deep Memory Process broke regression therapy out the narrow confines of hypnotherapy and talk therapy giving it embodiment and lived experience through psychodrama and bodywork. Rooted in yoga concepts of the subtle bodies and shamanism, and drawing upon Tibetan teachings about death and transition through various bardo or intermediary states, Deep Memory Process has been recognized as a major contribution to transpersonal psychotherapy.
It is a widely applicable therapy which has been successfully used in treating difficulties in:
- interpersonal relationships and fractured families
- issues of self-esteem and personal empowerment
- residual psychic scars from adult or childhood sexual abuse
- all forms of domestic and urban violence
- post-traumatic reactions to war, torture and devastating loss

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The use of therapeutic sandtrays
Dora Kalff, Jungian therapist, developed sandplay therapy in Switzerland in the 1950s and ‘60s based on her studies at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, in Tibetan Buddhism and with Margaret Lowenfeld, in England.

Therapeutic sandtrays can be used with all age groups in an individual or group process. It allows a client to construct their own microcosm using miniature objects and sand. The newly created microcosm then acts as a reflection of the client’s internal process and life, and allows them the opportunity to explore and resolve conflicts within a contained sandtray. The humanistic approach relies solely on the client to find solutions to their problems, using the sand as a tool for healing, and knowing that this process allows the client to find the answers that are already within them.


Group Creation

"Celebrating Togetherness"

“Think physically and you will become flesh;
think symbolically and you will become spirit.” C.G.Jung



Remember the door to the sanctuary is inside you." Rumi