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"the truth is that you already are what you are seeking"


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Founding philosophy

Adversity in life is not to be confused with one's morality; the presence of challenges is not indicative of character flaw or intrinsic weakness. The act of simply being alive lends itself to countless moments of struggle. Thus, an individual is not their experiences, but rather a composite being navigating this journey called life. 

S.U.E.S.S. draws inspiration from Eastern philosophy, in its implementation of transpersonal psychotherapy. Guiding philosophers of this practice include, but are not limited to: Lao Tzu, Adyashanti, and Osho. 

Transpersonal psychotherapy utilizes a three-stage transformational approach. The first stage is rooted in awareness; issues can only be addressed once they are conscious. Following the exposure and exploration of an issue, there is movement towards acceptance. This second stage encourages an integration of this new information into one's self-concept. The third stage is distinguished by a shift from the emotional charge associated with the issue to an expansive neutral stance. Often in this stage, there is a facilitation of connection beyond the level of the individual which speaks to the transpersonal component of psychotherapy.

It is crucial to note that this three-stage approach is not linear, but rather is cyclical; a moment-to-moment process that must continually be re-engaged.

Although transpersonal psychotherapy is the primary paradigm, a myriad of techniques, many which draw from other philosophical approaches, are utilized. The use of these techniques is dependent upon the needs of each individual or group.     

The use transpersonal psychotherapy by S.U.E.S.S. is endorsed by Gary Tzu, PhD. His mentorship has played an instrumental role in the development and evolution of S.U.E.S.S. 



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