Welcome to Dr Donna Golding
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- Mission Statement
- Work Opportunities
- Psychology Counselling Services
- What is Transpersonal Psychology?
Golding Transpersonal Counselling & Education is dedicated to excellence in counselling, training, supervision and research in psychology and transpersonal development - enhancing knowledge, understanding and skills for all who desire to benefit, either personally and professionally. We strive to be expert in the field of Transpersonal Psychology through ongoing research and development of transpersonal programs, books and other resources.
There are opportunities for those interested in psychology and technology (students, graduates...) to assist with developing YouTube videos and other presentations. Contact me via email with your expressions of interest please.
Psychology Counselling Services
1. Supportive Counselling using a range of therapeutic strategies including Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal and Rational-Emotive Therapies, Solution Focussed Therapy, Psychoanalysis and Transpersonal psychotherapy for:
- Emotional feelings (e.g. sadness, fear, anger, frustration, disappointment, worry, hurt, shame) that can decrease our confidence, self-esteem and motivation and inhibit our quality of life in personal and social relationships, work or study.
- Rational perception including problem solving, creativity and finding direction.
- Spiritual and transpersonal issues including spiritual and religious confusion or adjustment, metaphysical or spiritual experiences and self-identity issues.
2. Educational Training and Tutoring in Transpersonal Development, Transpersonal Psychology and Transpersonal Counselling. This may be on an individual or small group basis, or through seminars, workshops or longer courses. Please see the SERVICES page for the schedule of national workshops:
1. Effective Techniques & Strategies for Assessing and Working with Clients with Spiritual & Identity Issues
2. How to Understand and Interpret Experiences Presenting as Spiritual, Metaphysical or Transpersonal vs Psychotic
3. Private Supervision for Counsellors and Students
- For counselors in any of the health industries and especially for those who wish to go beyond the traditional psychologies and include a transpersonal psychological approach in their work.
- For Honors, Masters, and PhD students, especially students researching or studying within the field of transpersonal psychology, but also other psychological or humanistic/sociological fields.
4. Hypnosis and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
- Hypnosis typically incorporates relaxation; and this is one of the side benefits. Hypnosis helps to clear the clutter from the conscious mind so that the creative subconscious mind is more available, acceptive and receptive to changes that you want. As you go into a hypnotic trance, you can choose how deep you will go - people generally go as deep as they need to and are comfortable with. Prior to the hypnosis session(s) we determine the best strategies (e.g. distraction, eye focus, muscle relaxation) to enter (mild, medium or deep) hypnosis states. The first hypnosis session will be for relaxation and to just experience this relaxed hypnotic state and in subsequent sessions we will progress into therapy.
What is Transpersonal Psychology?
Transpersonal Psychology is a progressive field of study emerging from earlier branches of psychology including psychodynamic, behaviorism, humanistic, phenomenological and cognitive psychology that incorporates spiritual dimensions of experience in the scientific study of human beings. Transpersonal psychology focuses mainly on mind, expanded states of consciousness and human potential. Research into transpersonal states of consciousness provides new psychological theories on perception, self-identity and ways of knowing.
"Transpersonal" refers to beyond (trans) our personal and corporeal sense of self to include, for example, transcendent experiences such as near death experiences (NDE) where our consciousness extends beyond our usual perceptual abilities. Transpersonal experiences, and there are many categories, have unique characteristics. They are often referred to as spiritual or metaphysical experiences because they seem beyond the limitations of physical reality and mundane experience. Transpersonal psychology and other areas of science, such as Quantum Physics, provide new theories, insights and speculation on human potential and the world we live in.
Within the context of Transpersonal Psychology, spirituality refers to a universal dimension that is both transcendent and immanent. Transpersonal psychology recognizes the importance of integrating spiritual with physical and mental reality; that spirituality is one part of the whole. Transpersonal Psychology is not an ideology or a religion. It is not New Age. It is about increasing individual awareness of body, mind, soul and spirit with a view to transforming the way we perceive ourselves and our relationships with other people and the environment.
My clientele often are are open to or discover that including the spiritual or trans(beyond) personal(physical body) elemental energy and consciousness provides additional, or more holistic means to psychological wellbeing. Mind, body, soul and spirituality - whether or not you are religious - offers a broader approach to natural health and harmony.
Enquiries are welcome regarding combining hypnosis with transpersonal, -- conscious, (personal) subconscious and (collective) super-conscious awareness/creativity.
Points Describing Transpersonal Psychology:
- Includes, but extends beyond traditional branches of psychology
- Main focus: the study of mind, body, spirituality and expanded consciousness
- Trans = beyond: personal = ego. Transpersonal refers to beyond our personal ego to include awareness of higher or expanded states of consciousness
- Associates 'transpersonal consciousness' as higher or expanded consciousness, including consciousness of a transcendent spiritual dimension
- Distinguishes between religion and spirituality: religion refers to adherence to the beliefs and practices of an organized church or religious institution whereas spirituality refers to a transcendent dimension and force that people can experience
See SERVICES page for national Professional Development Workshops in Transpersonal Psychology :- counselling and the phenomena of spiritual, metaphysical, transpersonal experiences.
We provide the following services:
- personal self-development coaching
- transpersonal psychological counselling
- spiritual counselling
- metaphysical intuitive awareness
- relationship emotional counselling