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Neurotechnology as a Tool for Inducing and Measuring Altered States of Consciousness in Transpersonal Psychotherapy | Valverde | NeuroQuantology


DOI: 10.14704/nq.2015.13.4.870

Neurotechnology as a Tool for Inducing and Measuring Altered States of Consciousness in Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Raul Valverde

Abstract


Transpersonal psycho therapy is based on transpersonal psychology and considers that the psyche is multidimensional and that there are several “levels of consciousness†and each has different characteristics and is governed by different laws. Transpersonal psychology is the study of human nature and proceeds on the assumption that human beings possess potentials that exceed the limits of their ego and integrate the spiritual experience within a broader understanding of the human psyche and consciousness. Altered states of consciousness have been used as psychotherapy in transpersonal psychology for decades. Although there are very well known techniques to induce altered state of consciousness as holotropic breathwork, neurotechnology offers an alternative way not only to induce these states for transpersonal therapy but also to measure the level of a state of consciousness. The objective of this article is to provide a review of the main concepts of neurotechnology and the main technologies that can be used to induce and measure altered state of consciousness for transpersonal psychotherapy.

Keywords


transpersonal psychology; neurotechnology; quantum biofeedback; altered state of consciousness

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The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

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