Experiential Transformation Practices is a name for a group of emerging methods and procedures which are stunningly effective ways to create deep personal change. They are highly advanced alternatives to the old, worn-out ways of standard psychology, traditional psychotherapy and mental health counseling, personal growth methods that incorporate ideas from these, and old-world "spiritual" practices. The field is not very well defined yet, but this site attempts to bring it more into focus, and also give you links, articles and other resources to explore.
This site goes hand-in-hand with my Squidoo Webguide, and is best used in conjunction with that. That site give extensive background resources for investigating the whole new field of Experiential Transformation Practices. The site you are now reading goes into depth in explaining what this new field is and how it is used. If you use both of these sites you will get a very full understanding of the whole topic.
What Is Here
This site gives a general introduction to this whole emerging field. Follow along from page to page or select topics you are interested in from the menu on the left.
Also, I have created an advanced experiential transformation practice, based on my own extensive research and experience in this field. That is found here:
There you will find out how to get personal instruction for full self-realization - meaning, deep, true, lasting happiness based on real inner peace and unconditional inner freedom in pure awareness. People are going through the Free-Beingness program with great success.
Characteristics Of These Practices
All experiential transformation practices have common elements. These are:
1. They don't follow the old models of traditional psychology, psychotherapy or other standard personal growth practices.
2. They put more emphasis on direct experience than on analysis and interpretation.
3. They view the process of change as repatterning the basic elements of experience rather than as working through problems, issues, ailments, etc. ("Repatterning" will be explained in detail later.)
4. They aim to greatly expand the scope of actions, experiences and functioning in general, rather than trying to fix problems or treat diseases or dysfunctions.
5. Some of them bring in dimensions of experience that are beyond the current ideas of what is possible - sometimes erroneously called "higher states of consciosness."
6. They aim to create a state of living in freedom, through free exploration of experiencing, rather than adherence to some ideal norm.
7. They are self-empowering rather than creating dependencies on experts, authorities, doctors, etc.
8. They are mostly easy and painless because they take an indirect approach (called "repatterning" which will be explained in detail later) to existing pains, thereby not stirring up resistance and recoil.
9. Because of all of the above, they are remarkably quick, deep and far-reaching, sometimes having nearly miraculous results.
Each of the many experiential transformation practices is stronger in some
of these points and weaker in others. A unified practice, such as the
one I developed (Free-Beingness) would be strong on all points.
Examples Of These Practices
The disciplines we are referring to include such "somatic" or "psycho-somatic" learning methods as The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, The Trager Method, Body-Mind Centering, Emilie Conrad's Continuum Movement, Akter Ahsen's Eidetics, the "inner game" of tennis, golf, etc., Stanislawski's Method Acting (which is the "inner game" of acting and doing), Lester Levinsons's "Sedona" Releasing Method, Eriksonian Hypnosis, NLP and its derivatives, the Option Method (dialogue), Sensory Awareness, Sensory Integration, Gendlin's Focusing and Ilan Shalif's General Sensate Focusing.
These are some of the main ones that have been most useful. Many others could be mentioned also, but this is just to give you an idea of what is being referred to. No single one of these is a fully developed experiential transformation practice. As will be made clear in this site, what they do is to provide the basis and principles for what might be a full and deep practice.
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This site presents a basic introduction. If you want to, you can read about it in sequence by starting at the Introduction section.