“The underlying principle of transpersonal medicine is that power in sources beyond the self or beyond what we ordinarily consider consensual reality is available to be drawn upon and used to help heal ourselves and others. Trans denotes not only 'beyond' (as in transcendental), but also 'across' (as in transfer). It implies change or action. These three aspects of transpersonal process – the cross-personal, the extra- or beyond-personal, and the ever-changing-personal- are all encompassed in the approach of transpersonal medicine.
Transpersonal medicine as a concept and practice, has re-emerged as a result of two major trends:
(Lawlis, G.F., Transpersonal Medicine: A New Approach to Healing Body-Mind-Spirit, 1996 pages 6 & 7)
Larson’s exploratory research on the transpersonal relationship in a therapeutic setting identified resonance as the healing metaphor. In particular it encompassed:
(Lawlis, G.F., Transpersonal Medicine: A New Approach to Healing Body-Mind-Spirit, 1996 pages 69)
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