What we're about

This is a group for anyone fascinated by psychology and the human mind.

The aim of the group is to make the UK's leading psychology lecturers accessible to the general public.

To do this, we'll organise one 'Day on Psychology' on the last Sunday of each month, where you'll get a full day of fascinating psychology lectures from the UK's leading psychology academics, researchers and mental health practitioners.

Upcoming events (2)

A Day on Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Online event

A fascinating series of talks exploring the transformative potential of transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.

**Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.**

For information on the lectures, speakers, and tickets, please see: https://bit.ly/meetup-transpersonal-psychotherapy

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The term “transpersonal psychology” was first introduced by humanistic psychologists such as Victor Frankl and Abraham Maslow in the 1960s.

As a field of study, transpersonal psychology is concerned with the totality of human experience, aiming to integrate spiritual and transcendent elements within the framework of modern psychological science.

Unlike other traditions, it values wholeness, and sees an individual’s wellbeing as inseparable from, and interconnected with, the entire pattern of being of which they are apart. According to the transpersonal view, your mental health doesn’t just exist “in your head” as many other approaches assume.

Instead, transpersonal psychology views human beings in the broadest possible context; taking mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social considerations into account.

Transpersonal approaches are increasingly being utilised in a wide range of psychological therapies to help clients heal, self-actualise, and live with a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in day-to-day life.

In this online conference, we’ll explore three of these approaches, with talks on:

- The History and Future of Psychedelic Therapy; The fascinating history of how psychedelic plant medicines have been used as tools for healing and transformation in human cultures for millennia, how they are being integrated with modern psychotherapy to catalyse the therapeutic process, and what role these mysterious compounds are likely to play in the future of psychological therapy – Jules Evans

- Victor Frankl, Logotherapy, Existential Analysis & the meaning of life; How Frankl’s experiences in Nazi concentration camps informed the development of logotherapy and existential analysis (EA), why the search for meaning is our deepest motivation, and how EA brings together philosophy, psychotherapy and spirituality through a scientific methodology to help individuals unlock a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in their lives – Dr Alfried Längle, M.D., PhD

- Meeting the Shadow: Carl Jung's Discovery of Gold in the Dark Side; How the shadow forms in childhood, the common ways we experience it in day-to-day life, and how ‘shadow-work’ can lead to deeper self-knowledge, greater authenticity, and more freedom over our thoughts and behaviours – Dr Connie Zweig, PhD

You’ll learn how these insights can benefit your own life, but also your ability to help others too.

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**Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.**

https://bit.ly/meetup-transpersonal-psychotherapy

A Day on Transpersonal Psychotherapy #2

Online event

A fascinating series of talks exploring the transformative potential of transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.

**Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.**

For information on the lectures, speakers, and tickets, please see: https://bit.ly/meetup-transpersonal-2
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The term “transpersonal psychology” was first introduced by humanistic psychologists such as Victor Frankl and Abraham Maslow in the 1960s.

As a field of study, transpersonal psychology is concerned with the totality of human experience, aiming to integrate spiritual and transcendent elements within the framework of modern psychological science.

Unlike other traditions, it values wholeness, and sees an individual’s wellbeing as inseparable from, and interconnected with, the entire pattern of being of which they are apart. According to the transpersonal view, your mental health doesn’t just exist “in your head” as many other approaches assume.

Instead, transpersonal psychology views human beings in the broadest possible context; taking mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social considerations into account.

Transpersonal approaches are increasingly being utilised in a wide range of psychological therapies to help clients heal, self-actualise, and live with a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in day-to-day life.

In this online conference, we’ll explore three of these approaches, with talks on:

- Neuroscience, Dreams & Psychotherapy; what latest scientific research has revealed about the neural mechanisms of dreaming, why we dream, what our dreams really mean, and how these insights can inform, and improve our approach to psychotherapy - Professor Mark Solms, PhD

- Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy & The 4 Dialogues; why this experiential and highly emotive form of psychotherapy is currently undergoing a renaissance, how clinicians all over the world are integrating it into their practice, and how chairwork can be applied to heal from grief and loss, work through traumatic memories, and heal relational wounds from the past - Amanda Garica Torres, LMHC and Dr Scott Kellogg, PhD

- Already Free; Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation; how ancient wisdom from Buddhist teachings can be paired with modern psychotherapy to reduce unnecessary suffering, break limiting patterns from the past, and lead to greater levels of flourishing in day to day life - Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT

You’ll learn how these insights can benefit your own life, but also your ability to help others too.

For a full breakdown of the lectures, speakers (and their reading recommendations) emailed to your inbox, please click here:https://the-weekend-university.mykajabi.com/reading-recommendations
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**Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.**

https://bit.ly/meetup-transpersonal-2

Past events (56)

A Day on Healing Trauma #2

Online event

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