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The Psychology of Spirituality

  • Northcote Town Hall Hall 189 High Street Ground floor room 2 Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia (map)

The Transpersonal Psychology Interest group presents

The Psychology of Spirituality

A night with Claire Dunn and Nic Morrey

29th June 7 till 9:30pm Northcote Town Hall

• What is Spirituality? And how do we best assist spiritual development?

• What are the therapeutic benefits of integrating Western psychology’s stage focus        approach with an Eastern contemplative state focus approach?

• What is spiritual bypassing? (when spirituality gets in the way of what really matters)

• How to differentiate between mysticism and madness?

• How to differentiate between times for ascending spiritual practices and the need for  descent into soul – the dark centre of our individual selves and into the fruitful mysteries    of nature?

• What can nature-based rites-of-passage such as Vision Quest & ceremony offer for the  contemporary spiritual life?

• What are the practices of deep nature connection - and how can they lead to attributes  of wholeness, empathy, deep listening and a quiet mind?

• What are the benefits of art, music, dance and eco therapy, and how do these state  changing practices develop a spiritual life?

• How much meditation and breath work should we be directing within our treatment  plans and which clients respond best to these mindfulness state changing techniques?

• What are the differences between IQ, EQ and the physical line of Intelligence PQ? And  how do they connect to form a definition of spiritual intelligence SQ?

• What are the core values of the contemplative traditions such as Sufism, Buddhism,  Hinduism, Christian and Jewish mysticism? and how to incorporate these values into your  therapeutic practice?

• How can we best support clients who are interested in their dreams?

About the presenter(s)

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Nic Morrey (Psychologist) brings his spirit of adventure to running local and international training programs such as 'The Psychology of Relationships’ & ‘The Psychology of Spirituality’ for personal and professional development. Nic is a trained facilitator who’s teaching style is influenced by his experiences in Hakomi, Insight Meditation, Mondo Zen, The Diamond Approach, Integral Psychotherapy, Imago, Men’s Wellbeing, Lacanian Psychoanalysis & PACT. Nic is the author of ‘The 4 Faces of Love’, a tool for finding one’s centre, spent several years running a men’s shed and is now working privately. Two years ago, Nic survived a major life changing car accident which has informed a renewed practice style and passion in his work.

Claire Dunn is a writer, educator and journalist. Claire worked for many years as an environmental campaigner, before studying deep ecology with Joanna Macy, eco-psychology, and wilderness survival skills. In 2010, Claire embarked on a year of bush retreat. Her recent book My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in search of the Wild is the best-selling memoir of that journey, Claire is currently working on another memoir, this time exploring wildness in the urban landscape. Claire is a trained Dancing Freedom facilitator, and a passionate advocate for ‘rewilding’ our inner and outer landscapes. She facilitates nature-based reconnection retreats, contemporary wilderness rites of passage and individual mentoring.



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