Regression Therapy
Regression Therapy

Mario Simoes

Mário Simões Publications

De outros Mundos

De Outros Mundos. Portugueses e Extraterrestres no Séc. XX, published in 2009 it’s an academic revision of several aspects of the UFO phenomena in Portugal from the Social point of view till the clinical one. Two members of Earth, Mário Simões and Mário Resende, published an article about memories of alien contacts and abductions in regression therapy and the way to work them therapeutically. Based on the literature review and their clinical experience they present how to help clients to deal with the traumatic effects of these contents.

 

 

 

 

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Psicologia da Consciência. Pesquisa e Reflexão em Psicologia Transpessoal published in 2003 and coordinated by two members of Earth, Mário Simoes and Mário Resende, presents research data and articles about Transpersonnal Psychology and Transpersonnal Psychotherapy, where Regression Therapy is included. Of special interest, the articles about spiritual emergencies, the psychiatric approach to mystical experiences, the specific ethical problems of Transpersonal Psychotherapy, the personal process of the transpersonal psychotherapist and the research about spiritual content in dreams and about healing migraines with regression therapy. In Portuguese, published by Lidel a science publishing house.

Altered States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Mário Simões

Psychiatric University Clinic, Lisbon, Portugal

The main physiological and induced Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) are outlined, as well as methods of induction. The phenomenology of ASCs is described and related to psychopathology. A short commentary is given about ASCs used in some ethnopsychotherapies. Psychotherapies of Western origin using ASCs, especially hypnosis, Holotropic Breathwork, and Personalized Experiential Restructuralization Therapy (Past-Life/Regression Therapy) areoutlined and discussed.

Altered (Waking) States of Consciousness (ASCs)

CULTURAL ISSUES were included, although in a limited fashion, in the diagnostic manuals ICD-10 (World Health Organization,1992) and DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). As Fabrega (1995) points out, the study of the cultural sciences as they pertain to psychiatry offers a necessary corrective to the increasing impersonality and reductionism that has come to characterize the neurobiological approach. A major enterprise in cultural psychiatry in recent years has been the integration of clinical science and anthropology (Minas, 1996).

This paper is also an attempt to make such an integration. It deals with a psychological phenomenon that is rooted in the cultural life of a wide variety of peoples and which has only recently come to the attention of Western researchers, in spite of a long European tradition in research on Altered States of Consciousness (Beringer, 1927; Stoll, 1947).

There is a current view that accepts the existence of different levels of reality, according to the state of consciousness (level) which an individual is in at the moment. Normal daily consciousness (the ordinary state of consciousness) gives access to an ordinary reality, but altered states of consciousness, for example, in dreaming, permit contact with a nonordinary reality. Less familiar forms of consciousness are those categorized under the general designation of altered states of consciousness (ASC). These should be understood as altered or modified in relation to the waking state of consciousness, since this ordinary state of consciousness can be considered, itself, an unusual state, impossible to maintain for long, and secured only by a modicum of perceptual intake and continuous interior discourse (Gowan, 1978). In fact, a discrete fluctuation in the ordinary state of consciousness exists, giving rise to what Tart (1975) calls discrete states of mind. Read more

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Altered States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:34

Altered States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy

A Cross-Cultural Perspective*

Mário Simões

Psychiatric University Clinic

Lisbon, Portugal

The main physiological and induced Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) are outlined, as well as methods of induction. The phenomenology of ASCs is described and related to psychopathology. A short commentary is given about ASCs used in some ethnopsychotherapies. Psychotherapies of Western origin using ASCs, especially hypnosis, Holotropic Breathwork, and Personalized Experiential Restructuralization Therapy (Past-Life/Regression Therapy) areoutlined and discussed.

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De Outros Mundos

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:30

De Outros Mundos. Portugueses e Extraterrestres no Séc. XX, published in 2009 it’s an academic revision of several aspects of the UFO phenomena in Portugal from the Social point of view till the clinical one. Two members of Earth, Mário Simões and Mário Resende, published an article about memories of alien contacts and abductions in regression therapy and the way to work them therapeutically. Based on the literature review and their clinical experience they present how to help clients to deal with the traumatic effects of these contents.

 

Psicologia da Consciência.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:27

Psicologia da Consciência. Pesquisa e Reflexão em Psicologia Transpessoal published in 2003 and coordinated by two members of Earth, Mário Simoes and Mário Resende, presents research data and articles about Transpersonnal Psychology and Transpersonnal Psychotherapy, where Regression Therapy is included. Of special interest, the articles about spiritual emergencies, the psychiatric approach to mystical experiences, the specific ethical problems of Transpersonal Psychotherapy, the personal process of the transpersonal psychotherapist and the research about spiritual content in dreams and about healing migraines with regression therapy. In Portuguese, published by Lidel a science publishing house.

 

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