Vitor Fernandes Rodrigues
Track: Inner Ecology, Collective Psyche and Social Transformation
On how to be a Visionary
We want to move towards a better future. We want to envision how it can be, what we might become, what is the way ahead to our Humanity. But where is this coming from? Our human mind? Our personal ego? And how should we build the whole thing? What would be the characteristics of a real transpersonal vision, one coming from the Soul level? Would we be tapping into our own person at its best or something else? Would we be searching for ideal projections of our wishes or tapping into the minds of the Gods? How would we do that? This talk brings on some questions and some possible ways for finding the answers to them. The importance of ancestors is questioned and so is the way we might be doing more of the same we want to leave behind.
Track: Transpersonal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Clinical Studies
Workshop: Psychic Defence and Psychotherapy
There is one theme psychotherapists in our field seem to bypass almost all the time. Taboo? Perhaps. Necessary? for sure. I mean Psychic Defence and the way we can get in trouble out of ignoring "energetic" dangers coming from our work as therapists. Entities from subtle levels can interfere, strike, polute our work or move against ourselves as we help people they are damaging. Clients can bring subtle energies that may have to dealt with in a conscious and intentional way to both help them and ourselves. In this workshop we will be dealing with such themes as: new age naivete; black vs white magic; entities and all sorts of psychic dangers; the many ways and levels of psychic attacks and of psychic protections; the place of prayer and meditation; the way fear or overprotection can go against spiritual development - and the way protectiing our clients and helping them deal with psychic attacks may be decisive in their processes
Vitor Rodrigues, Ph.D, owns a Dcotoral degree in Psychology and is a psychologist and Psychotherapist since 1985. He was the President of EUROTAS, 2005-2009, and of Alubrat (Portuguese-Brazilian Transpersonal Association), 2003-2009. He also coordinated the EUROTAS Committe for Certification and Accreditation, 2000-2013. He taught educational and developmental psychology at Portuguese universities for 17 years and is the author of 12 books published in Portugal including self-help manuals, sci-fi, social criticism. He is a psychotherapist resorting to regression therapy, hypnosis, meditation, dreamwork, psychic defence, and currently owrking on his own model, Awakening Transpersonal Psychotherapy.