Regina U. Hess

Clinical psychologist

Type of intervention 1: Round table, led together with Galen Fous and Maria R. Sideri

Title: Inviting Human Sexuality and Multidimensional Intimacy into a Transpersonal Framework

Abstract: We are excited to initiate this effort to draw the vast somatic, soulful, primal, spiritual and ecological dimensions of human sexuality and multidimensional intimacy from a transgenerational transcultural and trauma-oriented deep-ecology perspective into a Transpersonal Educational and Therapeutic Framework.

This panel will make the case that sexuality and intimacy is an integral aspect of the human experience that has yet to find a formal home within the field of Transpersonal Psychology.

We intend to change that. We will start by offering emerging views, trends, practices and issues drawn from our own Transpersonal approaches to working with clients dealing with the complexities and challenges of their sexuality. Our focus is on the integration of a multidimensional approach of intimacy in its widest sense – a being in and with the world as lovers in harmony and integrity.

Our hope is to set this vision in motion at this conference and invite others into discussion of how to include and expand Transpersonal Sexuality and Multidimensional Intimacy as an integral track of future Transpersonal theory, education and practices. To take the initiative and discussion into action we offer in addition a processual workshop for creating an Interdisciplinary Transpersonal Sexuality – Multidimensional Embodied Intimacy Network of interested and like-minded colleagues.

Type of intervention 2: Workshop, led together with Galen Fous and Maria R. Sideri

Title: Creating an Interdisciplinary Transpersonal Sexuality Multidimensional Intimacy Network. Co-Creative Open Field Process

Abstract: We invite interested and like-minded colleagues from diverse fields to initiate an Interdisciplinary Transpersonal Sexuality Multidimensional Intimacy Network in this workshop with an co-creative multi-modal open field process. Our hope is to set this vision in motion at this conference and invite others into discussion of how to include and expand Transpersonal Sexuality and Multidimensional Intimacy as an integral track of future Transpersonal theory, education and practices. With embodied methods from movement, guided imagery, sensuality, creative and symbolic expression we will first explore the intentions and interests of the participants. In a second step we will work with constellations and body sculptures to tap deeper into the unknown and unconscious wisdom of the collective group to distill core components of this broad topic and to compose levels to be addressed. In a third step we will work on the translation into action through commitment according to interests and priorities. All colleagues interested in this topic or experts in this interdisciplinary field are welcome to join for this collective open field process of creating such a network and to develop steps for action. The panel before the workshop gives the opportunity for opening the space for plenary discussion and to bring these discussions into action by forming such a network as outcome of this workshop.

Resumed biography: Dr. Regina U. Hess is a clinical psychologist from Germany and holds a joint PhD in transpersonal psychology (USA/UK). She is a body-centered Gestalt psychotherapist, creative therapist, and transpersonal psychotherapist. She is the founder/director of the ASE World Forum – Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science in Amsterdam, NL, with a focus on the therapeutic use of altered states of consciousness. She is faculty at international universities and transpersonal institutes. Dr. Regina U. Hess is on the Board of Directors of the European Transpersonal Association and the International Transpersonal Association. She is co-founder of the international Transpersonal Research Network, and of the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research. She is a member of the Swiss Medical Association for Psycholytic Therapy and is in the Integration Team of the MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science.
Email: dr.reginahess@gmail.com, Webpages: www.drreginahess.com, https://independent.academia.edu/DrReginaUHess

Country: Netherlands/global

Language of the interventions: English