The “Journey of the God-Children” and the “Darkness on the Path of Enlightment” – a personal review of transpersonal Crisis-Catalysts in different traditions.
The term “The Godchildren” refers to a quote from Dr. Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz. It defines people who have been placed in an early stage of life into deep transpersonal and sometimes traumatic experiences. If we follow the statement of the medieval mystic Master Eckhart “Suffering is known the fastest horse to God”; we can clearly build a metaphorical bridge to the Initiation-Crisis and Myths of the shamanic Traditions. Referring to my own biographical and therapeutic experience, from over 18 years of practice activities with people in crisis, I would like to discuss the odds on the path of self-realization, triggered by harrowing transpersonal experiences.
I refer inter alia to the experiences and background of an early near-death-experience and crisis of different types and massive transgenerational Traumas from second world war which finally brought me into the Mystic tradition and in the professional humanistic-transpersonal Field. As transpersonal therapist and supervisor who comes from a modern western culture, I went through the whole process of idealization, de-idealization and integration of ancient healing techniques. The shamanic Traditions and also Gestalttherapy and Theatre helped a lot to express the inexpressible. But during my own processes and the stories of many clients, I realized, that crisis where more often (unconsciously) induced than integrated. This also means emotional and sexual abuse as well as retraumatizations and physical death – which happened, for example – in a group in which I participated in, during a traditional two-week-Ayahuasca-Ceremony in the jungle.
Now it seems to me, that the most important issue in coping with transpersonal crisis as a resource, is preparation, ethics, professional guidance and (systemic cultural) integration. Especially the mindfulness-based meditation and the Holotropic Breathwork™ seem very suitable to guide people in their personal processes without psychedelic substance, or in preparation for psychedelic experiences.
Joerg Fuhrmann is an Expert for Crisis-Navigation, DeHypnosis and Trancetherapy. He has studied Social Science, Transpersonal Psychology and Dramatheatre. He travelled around the World to different Teachers and Shamans for 20 Years now. He´s on a guided spiritual Path of Mysticism by Zen-Master and Bendictian Monk Willigs Jäger and works as a Gestalttherapist (ECP/WCP)/ Eurotas Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist (ECTP) and as Eurotas- Supervisor (ESTP) in Switzerland, near Lake Constance. He´s Founder of freiraum-Institute and has worked many years as a Board certified Trainer for the National Guild of Hypnotists™ as well as a Speaker and Lecturer at different Universities. He´s also a Trainer at the biggest European Centre for Mysticism, Awareness and Zen. Since 2013 he is working on his PhD in Transpersonal Psychology. Actually he is accomplishing his 8-Year-Training in Holotropic Breathwork™ with Stan Grof and starting new Trainings in DeHypnosis and Transpersonal Trancetherapy with other Eurotas-Trainers.
Beyond the Brain - Ultimate Love and Holotropic States of Consciousness
Nothing is so fullpacked with hopes, emotions, ideals, visions and energy as a close relation. And it also brings up to Awareness all the other qualities, which we normally don´t want to have or maybe even don´t feel very much related too: fear, anger, pain, envy, guilt, shame, loss etc. So the Relation is always a risk and a big Chance at the same time. When we see the circumstances under which archetypal or biographical conditions and personal preferences people choose one another it really seems like an “miracle” that one finds another and stays with him for a long time – maybe for a lifetime. Especially the elemental Crisis which often occur sooner or later in close Relationships seem to be really good Catalysts for Breaking through into other States of Awareness and Mindfulness beside the classical western EGO-Structure.
My Thesis for this Presentation is, that “Love” is a – or is related to an – expanded State of Consciousness. For this we “modern Minds” generally need some sort of “Opener”. Often Clients experienced such kind of Opener in personal Crisis or Peak-States which where induced through some sort of spiritual Practice, like Meditation or Yoga, or through Sports and other Everyday-Practices like Walking in Nature. Studies show that close and intimate Relationships by Heart are also a very profound “Opener” for this Expanded Consciousness which can lead into a much bigger Understanding of “Love” that is not exclusive but including Life itself or in general. In our western Tradition we find this Experience quite clearly in the Love-Poems of the Middle-Age-Mystics.
In my presentation I want to investigate Methods and Techniques which are used in the psychotherapeutical Setting and which are suitable for inviting the so called “holotropic States of Consciousness” (Stanislav Grof). I further on want to give a Guideline for Safety and Setting.
Jörg Fuhrmann is an Expert for Crisis-Navigation, DeHypnosis and Trancetherapy. He has studied Social Science, Transpersonal Psychology and Dramatheatre. He travelled around the World to different Teachers and Shamans for 20 Years now. He accomplished the Training in Holotropic Breathwork™ with Prof. Stanislav Grof and did a 5-Year Training with Dr. Claudio Naranjo. Jörg Fuhrmann is on a guided spiritual Path of Mysticism by Zen-Master/ Bendictian Willigs Jäger and works as a Gestalttherapist (ECP/WCP)/ Eurotas Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist (ECTP) and as Eurotas- Supervisor (ESTP) in Switzerland, near Lake Constance. He´s Founder of freiraum-Institute and has worked many years as a Board certified Trainer for the National Guild of Hypnotists™ as well as a Speaker and Lecturer at different Universities. He´s also a Trainer at the biggest European Centre for Mysticism, Awareness and Zen. Since 2013 he is working on his PhD in Transpersonal Psychology: www.freiraum-institut.ch
Körperbasierte NGH™ Hypnoseausbildung Teil I -Freiburg-Kirchzarten am IAK
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Leitung Jörg Fuhrmann
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