Altered states of consciousness have been used as psychotherapy in transpersonal psychology. Altered states of consciousness cover transpersonal experiences that involve an expansion of consciousness beyond the limits of time and space. Altered states of consciousness allow us to answer the questions of who we really are and why we are here. One of these techniques is known as holotropic breathwork that is achieved through hyperventilation, which involves the individual breathing deeply and rapidly for several minutes. Through this technique, a therapist can cause a crisis that leads to an altered state of consciousness.
Biofeedback and Neurotechnology introduces the use of biofeedback and neurotechnology for the transpersonal therapist to induce and measure altered states of consciousness to deal with persons having mental conditions. The therapist and the patient can benefit from self-exploration and self-realization of altered consciousness that could be responsible for the mental condition of the patient.
Chapters in the book start with an introduction to the theory of consciousness and transpersonal psychology followed by an explanation of the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness model. The book then progresses towards in depth topics such as biofeedback which covers the measurement parameters for understanding consciousness and computer-based technologies that help induce altered states of consciousness. Finally, the book concludes by linking all the concepts together to guide the transpersonal psychologist to measure and support transpersonal psychotherapy through a cybertherapy system. Transpersonal Psychology: Altered States of Consciousness, Biofeedback and Neurotechnology is an ideal guide for the transpersonal psychologist and psychotherapist and the enthusiast who wants to understand the science behind altered states of consciousness from a theoretical and experimental framework.
About the Editor/ Author:
Raul Valverde has a PhD from the University of Southern Queensland, MSc from the University of West of England, MEng from Concordia University, a MPsy from the Latin American College of Advanced Education, a BSc from Excelsior College and a graduate level 4 certificate in Spiritual Science from the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences in Montreal Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and holds a Certified Transpersonal Psychotherapy designation from the European Transpersonal Association, a Psychologist License from Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico, a Professional Engineer license from the Professional Engineers of Ontario, a Naturopath in Therapeutic Counselling designation from the Association of Professional Naturopaths of Quebec and a Minister of Religion (Interfaith) license from the Director of the register of civil status of Quebec. He is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Coop program at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, adjunct professor in Transpersonal Psychology at UTEL University in Mexico City and director of the Institute of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology in Montreal. He has published in more than 75 peer reviewed articles in the fields of Transpersonal Psychology, Management, Spiritual Science and Consciousness. His research interests include Technology and Psychology, Consciousness, Executive Coaching, Transpersonal Psychology, Management of Technology and Spiritual Science.
Biofeedback, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Neurotechnology, Consciousness, Quantum theory, Neurofeedback, Brain waves, Holotropic therapy, Spirituality
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