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    Training Institutes

  • Esalen Institute (Big Sur, California, USA)
    [A workshop and retreat center that offers programs by advance reservation. It was founded in 1962 as an educational center devoted to the exploration of unrealized human capacities. It became known for its blend of East/West philosophies, its experiential/didactic workshops, and its beautiful grounds with natural hot springs. Esalen is situated on 27 acres of coastline with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising sharply behind.]
  • Foundation For Shamanic Studies
    [Courses and workshops offered by Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and others.]
  • Grof Transpersonal Training (Mill Valley, California, USA)
    [Starting with a workshop format in 1976 that utilized what the Grofs (Stanislav and Christina) call "the practice of Holotropic Breathwork," GTT has begun to develop a more comprehensive transpersoanl educational program.]
  • Institute for Consciousness Research
    [Dedicated to Investigating Kundalini and consciousness, along lines inspired by the writings of the late Gopi Krishna.]
  • Monroe Institute (Virginia, USA)
    [A nonprofit research and education organization that promotes a personal understanding of consciousness through educational programs and coordinated research. Offers workshops and training programs based on a patented auditory-guidance technology called Hemi-Sync as a tool for exploring consciousness. Hemi-Sync encourages coherent brainwave activity.]
  • Omega Institute for Holistic Studies (Rhinebeck, New York, USA)
    [A residential study center that offers summer workshops and short courses for spiritual development and "inner work." An institution of the Sufi movement in the West.]
  • Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna, Austria)
    [The Institute is a non-profit scientific society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, the so-called Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy, was developed by Frankl and first published in 1938. It regards the search for meaning as the primary human motivation. The person is not a puppet of drives or circumstances but always free to take a stand towards inner and outer conditions. It is the objective of the psychotherapy based on this anthropological view to accompany the client on his way to finding concrete meaning possibilities in his respective life-situations. Logotherapy offers help at re-orientation and recovery by strenghtening the trust into the unconditional meaningfulness of life and the dignity of the person.]

    University-Type Programs
  • California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, California, USA)
    [CIIS is an an accredited institution of higher learning and research that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the earth. The Institute's programs seek to integrate the intellectual and spiritual insights of Western and Eastern traditions in study and practice. Learning, teaching, and research proceed along three parallel lines — the intellectual, the experiential, and the applied.]
  • Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Palo Alto, California, USA)
    [The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, founded in 1975, provides graduate programs in psychology and counseling. ITP builds upon the base of more traditional psychological and spiritual models, integrating experiential work with theory and research. The on- campus program offers a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and two M.A. Programs. The Global Program gives students the opportunity to study at any location in the world and offers both M.A. and certification programs.]
  • John F. Kennedy University, School of Holistic Studies (San Francisco - Concord, California, USA)
    [An academic unit of the university.]
  • Naropa University (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
    [Naropa offers an M.A. degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology.]
  • Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
    [Academic concentrations include Consciousness and Spirituality, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, Integrative Health Studies, Organizational Systems, and Social Transformation.]
  • University of West Georgia, Department of Psychology (Carrollton, Georgia, USA)
    [Program and faculty information, useful directory relevant to transpersonal psychology.]

    Directories of Programs
  • Graduate Programs in Humanistic-Transpersonal Psychology in North America

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