The Psychology of Freedom


The Psychology of freedom is an approach that utilizes a combination of well-established and contemporary perspectives and methodologies that draw on modern psychological knowledge as well as timeless spiritual traditions.

Clinical psychology has acquired an extensive theoretical understanding of the  internal emotional makeup and the psychological challenges facing the modern human being. Many theorists have attempted to theorize about what they observe in the treatment room and in the world of research, as well as what factors they believe aid in achieving therapeutic relief among the various populations they have worked with. Today, a diverse variety of theories,  tools and techniques have accrued over time, which can help individuals who experience psychological suffering to find significant and effective therapeutic solutions.

In addition to the theoretical aspect of the therapeutic endeavor, a great deal of knowledge has been gathered regarding the practical challenges and dangers that therapy, at times, entails. The therapist takes on a tremendous responsibility when a person chooses to share his or her soul and pain. This recognition has led over the years to the development of protective clinical methodologies, including the establishment and maintenance of  boundaries that create a safe therapeutic framework, as well a comprehensive code of professional ethics that safeguard the patient. These understandings aid in preventing errors and counteract the potential harm an individual may face when taking the courageous step of seeking emotional help.

Psychological therapy is tailored specifically to each person who seeks emotional help – the individual is perceived as unique, and thus a unique therapeutic framework is created to suit each individual and the difficulties s/he is facing.

Seemingly contrary to foundations of psychotherapeutic understanding, spiritual knowledge assumes that our difficulties and challenges do not belong to us personally. As children, we tend to identify unconsciously with collective pains and fears we absorb from our environment; these develop as a result of where and how we were raised. These identifications alienate us from ourselves and from our true nature, and thus create perpetual psychological anguish. A spiritual process of experiential discovery helps us to understand and reconnect with what we really are, helping us to discover our true nature—to relax, be fulfilled and content, regardless of external stimuli.

The specific spiritual knowledge that is conveyed in the Psychology of Freedom’s framework is termed “non-duality.”  Non-duality reveals that the true nature of everyone and everything is peace, and that when returned to ourselves we can abide in this peace ongoingly. The main spiritual traditions from which  inspiration is drawn are among others, Advaita Vedanta and Tantra, which is adapted from Kashmir Shaivism.

This perennial spiritual knowledge is based not on worldviews, opinions, concepts or beliefs. It is based exclusively upon the direct experience of the individual, and this is one of its greatest strengths; Beliefs breed doubts, they require a leap of faith; but there can be no doubt in experiential understanding. When such un understanding occurs, it is crystal clear; if it is not experienced, there can be no true understanding, and thus no change can occur.

Theoretical frameworks that we utilize and experience are shadow work, object relations and relational theories, and others.

Psychology of freedom is an approach that offers practical and trustworthy knowledge that can help anyone who is interested in undertaking a deep transformative process of healing and self-discovery.