How can Transpersonal Psychotherapy help me to transform my life?

Treating And Healing Depression without Drugs


Many people come on a Breakthrough Retreat saying that they suffer with depression for many years. The vast majority of people take prescribed medication for depression as well, believing it is their only option. But most people I see do not understand what depression actually is, or what causes it.


I, as you may know, am a Psychotherapist and Healer and work with the concept of energy, in particular, the concept of an "Energy Body" which surrounds our physical body. It is often referred to as an "aura". It is important to remember that the health of the energy body determines the health of the physical body, NOT the other way around.


The energy body feeds light energy to the physical body and needs to be kept clean and clear. It is kept clean and clear by positive thinking, good food, being in nature, exercise and of course, addressing our healing needs, whether from this lifetime or past lifetimes. However, Trauma, Stress, Worry, Negative Emotions, Shock, Ancestral issues and Past Life issues, and lack of good food and regular exercise can all affect the "Health" of the energy body.


Instead of being radiant and light, it gets clogged up with "Heavy Energy" We call Hucha. This heavy energy makes the physical body then feel similarly heavy. This is why it is common that we put on weight when we are depressed! And of course, with the Mind Body connection, we then feel heavy- minded, or Depressed. So prescribed medication may give you a little lift, but it does not clear the energy body, so the depression will continue, simply being masked by the drugs.


The vibration of the drugs themselves will also reduce the vibration of the energy body, clogging it up even further.


In addition, it is important to remember that depression is often utilised by the body or mind as a form of buffer. Let's say for example, that a woman was sexually abused as a child. The memory of this, along with the anger, rage, guilt, shame, fear etc, will of course be distasteful and unpleasant to her, so her mind will most likely create a great big lump of depression which will sit between "Her" and her difficult past, because we carry memories in each cell of our being.

So in some way, depression itself is a form of self-protection against things, which we find hard, unpleasant, or downright scary to deal with.


How Transpersonal Psychotherapy can help you reach your full potential


Maureen Courtney and her team at Breakthrough Retreats specialise in helping clients through the use of Transpersonal Therapy, an integrative method with a holistic and spiritual dimension.


The transpersonal approach sees all the symptoms as part of a larger picture and focuses on making a connection between who we think we are and who we really are. It helps you unravel areas of life, establish priorities and offer support.


It helps to not only alleviate a clients suffering, but also looks at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing by exploring potential and developing a persons inner resources and creativity. Transpersonal therapy is increasingly being used by those who want to understand their own behaviours and emotional reactions and is a powerful tool for personal growth and increased self-awareness.


"I follow the lead of each individual and provide what is needed to help activate and allow the individuals own healing system to flourish." says Maureen.


"I do not try and fit a client into a fixed theoretical approach but instead integrate various approaches such as psychodynamic interpretations, cognitive- behavioural strategies (CBT), body orientated therapy, solution focused tools and transpersonal elements."


"Clients may experience a sense of awe and wonder as they become aware of a ‘sense of eternity’, a feeling of a deep connection to the universe and seeing ourselves as existing beyond this body and this time." says Maureen.


Transpersonal therapy at Breakthrough Retreats attempts to empower you — to walk with you as you walk the path that’s healthy for you. It is a cooperative path meaning that you will be actively participating in the therapy to the extent that you are able to do so.


The focus is on you, and only you!

What is Transpersonal Psychotherapy?


Transpersonal Psychotherapy describes any form of counselling or psychotherapy which places emphasis on the transpersonal, the transcendent or spiritual aspects of the human experience.


Transpersonal psychotherapy is often viewed as a companion to other schools of psychology that include psychoanalysis, behaviourism and humanistic psychology.


The transpersonal psychotherapist's focus (In this case Maureen Courtney) for the client; would include spiritual self-development, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance and other metaphysical experiences of living.


As in psychosynthesis, the ultimate goal of transpersonal psychotherapy is not merely the alleviation of suffering, but the integration of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the client's well-being. It includes the exploration and focus of the client's potential, and the development of inner resources and creativity.

You Can Change Your Life!


Every day our lives get more pressurised. We are expected just to deal with it and cope.

Whether personally or professionally, we live in a time when it is important to seem to be in control. But what happens when we are not? After dealing with day-to-day family and personal relationships can really get us down and these all too familiar situations eventually take over and prevent us from living a happy and fulfilled life.