connecting psychotherapy and spiritual growth for human awakening
This website is about personal change and spiritual development. You may be seeking clarity and healing through counseling, transformation through depth psychotherapy, or spiritual growth and guidance. Whether you are new to this or have tried it before, here you can discover new ideas and practices, get help and encouragement, and find inspiration.
Your Essential Self: The Inner Journey to Authenticity & Spiritual Enlightenment, the new book by Richard Harvey, is now available from Amazon!
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“Being with” an issue means to reveal and explore it, to own and accept it without judging. The past is simply a projection of the present. We may find useful reference points for the personality through memory, but the solutions to our problems are not in the past, but in the only place where healing can occur—the present. The present is where we live life responsively and vibrantly, without reference to memory or anticipation, beyond the defenses of our character.
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Real change comes about through inner work, when we “attend to soul” and discover who we are. Only then can we can realize our potential for truth, power, creativity and satisfaction. But how do we proceed when faced with such a confusing array of approaches, often mixing modern psychology and ancient, usually Eastern traditions?
As a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher, I have explored deeply the relationship between personal therapy and spiritual growth, because they refer us to our innate capacity for wholeness. I found that they are connected by a middle stage of authenticity that brings our unique, compassionate self into true relationship with other people and the world.
My therapeutic approach is an innovative psycho-spiritual psychotherapy, which reveals a new understanding of what it is to know yourself and really change. To find out more about this inner journey, see human awakening.
On this site, you will find a wealth of resources for personal growth and spiritual awakening:
YOUR SACRED CALLING—TO BE PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER 2017!
Richard’s latest book Your Sacred Calling will be published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd, London in December 2017. Your Sacred Calling, more than any of Richard’s previous publications, invites us to take events in the outer world seriously and become custodians of the future, to re-discover and practice profoundly sacred rituals that will revive and renew sacred-spiritual wisdom. Read more in What’s New and in the Pipleine.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDIAN PSYCHOLOGY
We are pleased to announce that Richard Harvey has joined the editorial board of the International Journal of Indian Psychology. The Editorial Board is comprised of nationally recognized scholars and researchers in the fields of Psychology, Education, Social Sciences, Home Sciences and related areas under its Editor-in-Chief, Professor Suresh M Makvana, PhD. The International Journal of Indian Psychology is a psychological peer-reviewed, academic electronic and print journal published quarterly (see http://www.ijip.in/).
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Years later, I am still amazed at how different I am because of working with Richard. Everything that changed was for the better. His insight into spiritual matters is only rivaled by his ability to explain them. He is a genuine teacher, not blinded by spiritual pride like so many self-proclaimed 'gurus'. I can honestly say that my time spent with him was one of the most eye-opening experiences I've ever had. E. K.