Vera Pizzichini Saldanha
Integrative Transpersonal Approach: Spirituality in Psychology
Spirituality has been increasingly highlighted as an essential dimension to healing processes, personal and social transformation, and the evolution of our species. Values such as compassion and empathy are more recent acquisitions of our brain, which for Maslow, have a close connection with genuine experiences in the individual. For this author, one of the central axioms of transpersonal psychology is that from spirituality emerge positive, constructive values, intrinsic to being, higher and more universal. For this reason, traversing the paths of psychology since William James and spirituality in deep processes of transformation in individuals and groups; For more than two decades, we have developed a methodology that contemplates this integration, which was the subject of our doctoral thesis. Called Transpersonal Integrative Approach – AIT, it presents a universal cosmic map, with a methodology at the service of the psycho-spiritual development of the human being, in different areas of application of Psychology.