Psychology WWW Virtual Library


    Professional Associations, Networks, and Societies

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling
    [An international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to improving the quality of education, counseling and care-giving pertaining to dying, death, grief and loss; to promoting the development and interchange of related theory and research; and to providing support, stimulation and encouragement to its members and those studying and working in related fields.]
  • Association for Holotropic Breathwork
    [To support the work originated (or retrieved and systematized) by Stanislav Grof.]
  • Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
  • Association for Transpersonal Psychology (Stanford, California, USA)
    [A professional and shared-interest association, which publishes a journal and holds a conference annually in early August on the California coast at the Asilomar Conference Center.]
  • Association Francaise du Transpersonnel (Paris, France)
    [L'A.F.T. est une association loi 1901 fondée en 1985, qui se veut un centre de rencontre et une facilitation de communication pour tous ceux qui s'occupent des divers aspects de la renaissance spirituelle et corporelle. Elle a pour objet la recherche, l'étude et la pratique de l'approche transpersonnelle, c'est-à-dire de tout dépassement de la notion ordinaire de personne et d'égo, pour accéder au Soi ou à l'Absolu. Ceci a déjà été le but des mystiques d'Orient et d'Occident et le mouvement transpersonnel travaille à leur jonction.]
  • Council on Spiritual Practices
  • European Transpersonal Association
    [A federation composed of national organizations (not individual members) in Europe.]
  • International Association for Near-Death Studies
    [The aims of IANDS are to respond to people's needs for information and support concerning Near-death and similar experiences, and to encourage recognition of the experiences as genuine and significant events of rich meaning.]
  • International Association of Spiritual Psychiatry
    [Founded in 1994 to promote the integration of the spiritual dimension into modern medicine, psychology and psychiatry.]
  • International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine - ISSSEEM
    [A wide range of links from a site with the goal "to be a central web resource for all organizations that deal with vital energy."]
  • International Society for the Systems Sciences
    [Founded in 1954 and has become one of the largest and most comprehensive professional societies of the systems movement. The primary purpose is the formulation, testing, and application of a general theory of systems. Founders of the ISSS were Ludwig Von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, Margaret Mead, James Miller, and Anatol Rapoport. They felt that this aspect of reality was lost in the fragmentation of phenomema typical of the conventional disciplines. Objectives of the Society are (1) to investigate the analogy of concepts, laws and models from various fields, and to help in useful transfers from one field to another; (2) to encourage the development of adequate theoretical models in fields which lack them; (3) to minimize the duplication of theoretical efforts in different fields; (4) to promote the unity of science through improving communication among specialists.]
  • Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
  • Psychosynthesis Home Page
    [Psychosynthesis is an approach to human development fostered by Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974) beginning around 1910 and continuing to the present day. It is both a theory and practice where the focus is to achieve a synthesis, a coming together, of the various parts of an individual's personality into a more cohesive self. That person can then function in a way that is more life-affirming and authentic. Another major aspect of psychosynthesis is its affirmation of the spiritual dimension of the person, i.e. the "higher" or "transpersonal" self.]
  • Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness
    [One of the component sections of the American Anthropological Association, and a multidisciplinary organization that promotes the study of consciousness in cross-cultural perspective.]

    Support through Transformations
  • GaiaMind (Mill Valley, California, USA)
    ["The GaiaMind Project is dedicated to exploring the idea that we, humanity, are the Earth becoming aware of itself. From this perspective, the next step in the evolution of consciousness would seem to be our collective recognition that through our technological and spiritual interconnectedness we represent the Earth growing an organ of self-reflexive consciousness. While we believe that the Earth is alive, and we are part of it, we also affirm the Great Spirit of Oneness found at the heart of all the world's great spiritual traditions. What is most important may not be what we believe, but what we find we all share when we put our thoughts aside to go into meditation and prayer together. . . . The GaiaMind Project is a not-for-profit trans-denominational effort dedicated to spreading awareness of global meditation and prayers as they arise. We are particularly interested in those which explicitly focus on the tranformation of global consciousness, but we support all posative efforts without regard to content so long as participation is open to all and does not require belief in any particular religion or ideology, including astrology."]
  • Kundalini Resource Center
    [Archived resources on kundalini experiences.]
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) FAQ
    [TIR is a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple and highly structured method for eliminating negative effects of past traumas. It involves repeated viewing of a traumatic memory under conditions designed to enhance safety and minimize distractions. The client does all the work; the therapist or counselor offers no interpretations or negative or positive evaluations, but only gives appropriate instructions to the client to have him view a traumatic incident thoroughly from beginning to end. Hence, use of the term "viewer" to describe the client and "facilitator" to describe the person who is helping the client through the procedure by keeping the structure of the session intact and giving the viewer something definite to do at all times. The facilitator confines herself simply to giving a series of set instructions to the viewer; she offers no advice, interpretations, evaluations, or reassurances.]

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