|"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt by the heart" - Helen Keller
Bonnie Hart, Ecopsychologist
M.A. Transpersonal Psychology
Offering Counseling, Reiki, Yoga, Meditation
17000 Commerce Parkway
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
One Hour $75
I am often asked what is Transpersonal Psychology? Well, the word “Transpersonal” means “Beyond the Personal.” So taking a transpersonal
approach to the challenges in our life means looking at the bigger picture. When there are upsets in our life like the ending of a relationship or the
loss of a job, it is easy to blame the others involved for the pain we are feeling. The transpersonal approach asks questions like, “Could this ending be
a blessing in disguise?” “Is this ending leading me to a great new opportunity?” We start to adopt the viewpoint that the events in our lives aren’t
happening to us but for us.
"From the right point of view, every storm and every drop in it, is a rainbow"
- Henry David Thoureau
We begin to view painful events in our lives as opportunities to learn and grow. Contained within every problem is a gift. So our healing work is
centered on how to discover the gifts within the situation and then move on with an open heart.
"Grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change; COURAGE to change the things I can; and WISDOM to know the difference"
- Reinhold Niebuhr
For most of us, the mind is wandering constantly into thoughts that create fear, worries, and doubts. But we can learn to live beyond fear by living
from the heart. The heart is a place of compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and gratitude. And when we move through life leading with the heart our
lives are much different - brighter, richer, lighter.
Buddhist masters like the Daili Lama tell us pain is a natural part of living. But suffering is clinging to the pain. The transpersonal approach helps us
minimize the painful episodes in our lives, teaching us to think thoughts that empower rather than weaken us.
For example if you are used to thinking “this will never work out,” we’ll look at the events in your life that led you to that mind set. Then we can
address the source of the pain, find the gifts contained therein, and change the thoughts to the more affirming, “this could really work out.” And you
won’t just be saying it, you’ll genuinely be feeling it as you begin living from the trust of the heart rather than the fear of the mind. So the transpersonal
approach uses simple and power techniques that change the way you view life so you can more easily get beyond the upsets in life and live life in a
more relaxed and meaningful way.
One Hour $75
Reiki is a form of hands on healing that has been practiced throughout history. It has gained new popularity
in recent years as the medical community has learned what Reiki practitioners have known for years; Reiki
promotes health and vitality. It is now often used in hospitals in concert with medical procedures to relieve
pain and quicken the recovery process.
Reiki works with the lines of energy in the body called meridians and chakras. These enery centers can be
understood better if we liken them to the cirulatory system of the body that carrys blood to the organs. We
know that our circulation system carrys the blood into and out of the heart in a specific way. And if the blood
is too thick it leads to problems like strokes and if it is too thin it leads to problems like anemia.
The lines of energy in our body also need to flow in a specific direction and rate of flow for us to feel healthy.
If our energy is running too fast we'll feel nervous and if it is too slow we'll feel lethargic. Reiki gives the
energy flow a tune-up, making adjustments to the energy so it moves properly. Consequently after a
Reiki Session people feel a sense of vitality, relaxation, and balance.
Reiki works very well as an overall stress reliever but is great also for specific problems such as
insomnia, emotional upsets, grief, and physical pain.