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Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium: Research Models and Methods for Transpersonal Research

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20th Transpersonal Psychology Section Annual Conference: Spirituality, Psychology & Wellbeing: Transpersonal Psychology in Practice

Colloquium: Wednesday 14th September - Friday 16th September 2016 - Highgate House, Northamptonshire

Conference: Friday 16th September - Sunday 18th September 2016 - Highgate House, Northamptonshire

The mission of each annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium is to engage researchers worldwide in dialogue and training related to research methods and procedures that further the study of transpersonal, spiritual, and related topics. The theme for TRC 2016 is Research Models and Methods for Transpersonal Research. TRC 2016 will be co-sponsored by the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section, the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research, the Integral Transpersonal Institute, and the Transpersonal Consultancy.

The Transpersonal Psychology Section takes as its theme for this year's Annual Conference: 'Spirituality, Psychology & Wellbeing: Transpersonal Psychology in Practice', reflecting the Section's longstanding interest in the relationship between spiritual beliefs and practices and the wellbeing of practitioners, as well as the communities of which they are part. That relationship can take many forms, from the impacts of secular approaches to 'mindfulness' in the classroom and GP surgery, to the adoption of transpersonal perspectives in making sense of spiritual crises. Transpersonal psychology takes a critical perspective in evaluating these claims and practices, researching their value and evaluating their relationships to ideas promulgated in Psychology. The conference will explore these themes in relation to the intersection between transpersonal psychology, positive psychology, psychotherapy and psychosis.

Keynote speakers

William Bloom, Spiritual Companions Trust
"Sub-personalities and meditation: The psychology and physiology of herding cats"

Isabel Clarke, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
"Psychosis, spirituality and beyond: Finding your way and helping others"

Glenn Hartelius, California Institute of Integral Studies
“Body maps of attention: Tools to simplify spiritual practices for wellbeing”

Itai Ivtzan, University of East London
“Second wave positive psychology: Self-transcendence and wellbeing”

Call for Submissions

The presentation format for the colloquium will be collaborative and egalitarian giving each participant equal time to speak. Ample time will be provided for discussions and networking with other participants and for initiating collaborations for ongoing or newly created research projects. The final TRC 2016 program will be co-constructed depending on accepted proposals. TRC presenters are expected to attend both days of the TRC. Submissions of proposals for the TRC closed on 1st June 2016, for further information please contact B.L.Lacse@jua.knatrlm.cu.

Submissions for the Transpersonal Psychology Section Annual Conference closed at 23:59 on 26th June 2016. Please make your submission via the online submission system.

For the conference we have adopted the theme of “Spirituality, Psychology & Wellbeing” and our keynote speakers have been chosen to reflect this. However, there is no requirement for individual submissions to reflect the conference theme; any topic of relevance to transpersonal psychology will be deemed appropriate for consideration.

Bursaries

The Transpersonal Section Committee has agreed to underwrite a bursary scheme for individuals who are student members of the section that have submissions accepted for the conference. The award is to the value of £25 for each day of the conference for which the awardee is registered and will be deducted from their registration fee. This is a competitive award with limited places. Those wishing to apply need to confirm their student member status and their wish to apply for the bursary when submitting their abstract.

Registration fees for the TPS Conference can be found on the booking form. Please note bookings for the Second Transpersonal Research Colloquium have now closed. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.

Agenda

Friday 16th September 2016

Please note this is a provisional agenda and subject to change

17:00Registration & coffee
19:00Dinner

Saturday 17th September 2016

Please note this is a provisional agenda and subject to change

08:50Welcome
09:00Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
10:20Coffee
10:40Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
12:00Keynote: Body maps of attention: Tools to simplify spiritual practices for wellbeing, Prof Glenn Hartelius
13:00Lunch
14:00Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
15:20Coffee
15:40Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
17:00Keynote: Sub-personalities and meditation: The psychology and physiology of herding cats, William Bloom
18:00Day one close
19:00Dinner

Sunday 18th September 2016

Please note this is a provisional agenda and subject to change

09:00Transpersonal Psychology Section AGM
09:40Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
10:20Coffee
10:40Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
12:00Keynote: 12:00 - 13:00 KEYNOTE: Second wave positive psychology: Self-transcendence and wellbeing, Dr Itai Ivtzan
13:00Lunch
14:00Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
15:20Coffee
15:40Parallel Sessions - please see programme below
17:00Keynote: Psychosis, spirituality and beyond: Finding your way and helping others, Dr Isabel Clarke
18:00Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Dr William Bloom

Keynote Speaker
Dr William Bloom is director of the Spiritual Companions Trust. His books include The Power of Modern Spirituality and The Endorphin Effect. He is currently developing a new Ofqual qualification ‘Practical Spirituality and Wellness.’ His doctorate is in political psychology from the LSE where he also lectured. His background also includes ten years working special needs adults and a two-year spiritual retreat. He co-founded the Alternatives Programme of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, and is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation.
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Dr Isabel Clarke

Keynote Speaker
Dr Isabel Clarke is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who trained in mid life with the intention of effecting change in mental health services. Her interest in spirituality and her work with people diagnosed as experiencing psychosis combined in the edited book on ‘Psychosis and Spirituality ‘(2001 - latest edition, 2010). She then worked out her ideas more broadly and accessibly in ‘Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God’ (2008). These publications led to conferences, an internet presence and contributing to the foundation of the Spiritual Crisis Network in the UK in 2005. She has been active in the Network ever since, providing a vital alternative way of making sense of exceptional/unusual experiences. She has continued to work within the NHS, where she has developed a radical, trans-diagnostic, mindfulness based model within Acute (hospital and community) and Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.

www.isabelclarke.org

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Prof Glenn Hartelius

Keynote Speaker
Prof Glenn Hartelius serves as Associate Professor for the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA, where he is also the founding director of the online PhD degree in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. He is an internationally known scholar in transpersonal psychology. As Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS), he restored the publication into a leading transpersonal journal, with 80,000 unique visitors per year. As co-editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology he has helped envision, organize, and produce the most current and most comprehensive scholarly overview of the transpersonal field and garnered over 140 citations in the literature. In his own research, Glenn has developed a novel, pragmatic way of describing attention and states of consciousness that reflects direct inner experience yet can be measured and described in terms that simplify access to quiet meditation, clear focus, and leadership presence. He is working toward a practical, presence-based transpersonal model of mind that may be useful in bridging the gap between psychological theory and lived experience.
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Dr Itai Ivtzan

Keynote Speaker
Dr Itai Ivtzan is passionate about the combination of psychology and spirituality. He is a positive psychologist, a senior lecturer, and the program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London (UEL). He published several books, as well as many journal papers and book chapters. His main interests are positive psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ivtzan has run seminars, lectures, workshops and retreats in the UK and around the world, in various educational institutions and at private events. He is a regular keynote speaker in conferences.

www.AwarenessIsFreedom.com

Venue

Highgate House

Highgate House, Grooms Lane, Creaton, Northampton, NN6 8NN •  Website•  Directions

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