connecting psychotherapy and spiritual growth for human awakening
Welcome to my website! Here you find out 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.
Sacred Calling: Awakening the Soul to a Spiritual Life in the 21st Century,
the new book by Richard Harvey, is now available from Amazon!
To order, click: Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com,
or see Your Sacred Calling for more details.
The exploration of our psyches is a serious business; it carries its own laws of engagement and one of them is that our attitude is paramount. When we are sincere, earnest and resolute; willing to let go of all that we ‘know’ about ourselves, then we are bound to succeed. However, when our motivation is tainted with self-aggrandizement, mental or spiritual materialism and desire, we are destined to fail – at least until therapy and inner work has revealed these hidden motivations to us.
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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:
BOOK TRILOGY PUBLISHED IN E-BOOK FORMAT
The trilogy of books–Dharma Sky, Moksha Dawn, and Bodhi Ocean–containing the annotated transcripts of forty-two psycho-spiritual lectures given by Richard Harvey are now available in e-book format. In order to read the e-book format you can use e.g. GoogleBooks, iBook (on your computer or smartphone) or any e-book reader (e.g. Kindle). See Whats New? for links to purchase these e-books on Amazon.
SACRED ATTENTION THERAPY GROUP WORK MANUAL JUST PUBLISHED!
For those who want to set up and run Human Awakening or therapy groups but are not quite sure how to do it. The manual, based on Richard Harvey's 40 years of experience, can be purchased at Books on the Center for Human Awakening website,
For all updates, see What's New?
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.