MULTIDIMENSIONAL TRAUMA AND TRANSFORMATION
Open Learning Course
Your Course Leader
Dr. Regina U. Hess is a clinical psychologist from Germany, and holds a joint PhD in transpersonal psychology (USA) and embodied phenomenology (UK). She is a body-centered Gestalt psychotherapist, creative therapist, and transpersonal psychotherapist. Regina has a broad experience in humanitarian fieldwork and research on issues of global health. She is the founder/director of the ASE World Forum – Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science, and maintains a private practice in Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, NL, with a focus on healing individual and collective/transgenerational transcultural trauma and the integration of different shamanic traditions especially the therapeutic use of altered states of consciousness. She is faculty at international transpersonal educational institutes and is an independent researcher. Dr. Regina U. Hess is on the Board of Directors of the European Transpersonal Association and the International Transpersonal Association. She is co-founder of the international Transpersonal Research Network, and of the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research. She is a member of the Swiss Medical Association for Psycholytic Therapy, and Founder/Lead of the Amsterdam Office of the MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science.
In this course, we will explore multidimensional applications for the transformation of individual, transgenerational, and ecological trauma, drawing on clinical, transpersonal, indigenous and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy approaches and research. Rooted in an inclusive approach to the development of the human person, the course integrates in its wholeness social, communal, economic, political, individual, collective, spiritual, and ecological factors. It also includes levels such as somatic, emotional, intellectual, creative, relationship, pre- and perinatal stages, birth and dying, life-span-development, transgenerational, transcultural, states of consciousness, and a Divine Feminine deep ecology perspective. Inclusive theories posit that there are ego-transcendent states of consciousness involving experiences of connectedness beyond the ego.
The goal of such an approach is to support the client’s innate capacity to restore the mind-body-spirit-balance and eventually wholeness, including such dimensions as interpersonal relationships and relationships with nature, the cosmos, culture and the community. C. G. Jung called the cultural complex of our modern Western civilization ‘a dissociative disorder’, in which our human nature separates us from primordial Nature and Nature as a whole. Entering altered states of consciousness may be beneficial for re-viving our archaic knowledge and integrating it into our modern mind. Consciousness-expanding practices, including the application of entheogens and psychedelics, have been used for thousands of years in ritualistic applications by cultures around the world to enhance psychospiritual development, healing and well-being towards wholeness.
Practical tools from clinical, somatic, transpersonal, and indigenous psychology and psychedelic science will be shared alongside different settings of application for the treatment of individual, collective and transgenerational, and ecological trauma. Consideration will also be given to how such an approach can be integrated into the student’s personal and professional life in the form of concrete actions to support consciousness evolution, social change and community building – from egoism to earthism – as a form of peaceful transpersonal activism.
Discover more about Dr Regina U. Hess and her course, Multidimensional Trauma and Transformation, in a short discussion with Alef Trust Director, Dr Jessica Bockler:
In this course you’ll get an opportunity to:
There are no formal entry requirements to join this course. Come and study purely for personal interest and enrichment … and get the same level access as our postgraduate students who will be studying alongside you!
Length of study: 10 weeks.
Before each course begins you will be provided with a Course Outline which will list the reading materials, time-lines, and any activities required as part of the course. This course features 2 discussion forums, experiential activities and several live webinars.
In addition to extensive course materials you’ll receive 1-to-1 tuition in our unique collaborative learning environment.
Start date: February 2020
This course runs for 10 weeks and starts in February of each year. You can study at your own pace and partake in the webinars and forums as much as you like.
If you would like to enrol, or request more information on our ‘Multidimensional Trauma and Transformation’ course, please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you. We offer a unique transformational learning experience and will be here to guide you through every step of your journey with Alef Trust.