When psychology and spirituality meet
Discover a holistic path of liberating transformation
Many of us have chosen to take the integrative path that combines psychology and spirituality, therapy and meditation. This feels intuitively right and natural. However, these two aspects of the path sometimes seem to clash and contradict one another – especially when we are lacking a unified perspective.
How can we go through a journey of awareness that honors and includes these two approaches in a way that can truly benefit us?
The search for the meeting point between spirituality and psychology has occupied both Itai Ivzan and Shai Tubali for many years. For Itai, this question has led him to his expertise in transpersonal psychology and mindfulness and to the discovery of awareness as the common thread for transformation.
For Shai, this question has propelled him to develop methods that utilize the power of higher states of consciousness for the sake of emotional transformation.
Now the two invite you to join in a transformative dialogue: how can you activate and harmonize both perspectives and practices in your life and realize your psychological holistic self without losing sight of the spiritual reality of no-self?
Join us on this four-day retreat, dedicated to this passionate inner discovery through cognitive, emotional, and experiential practice.
when PSYCHOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY meet TO FLOURISH INTO EACH OTHER
A complete paradigm shift
The most significant difference between spirituality and psychology lies in their approach to the self: psychology aims to improve and correct the self, whereas spirituality strives to dissolve it.
In other words, psychology allows us to establish a relationship with the self and become aware of its segments – while spirituality invites us to dissolve the self that psychology reflects for us.
Nowadays, there is a booming interest in self-healing and self-love. Many people are becoming aware of their traumas and wounded selves. As a result, they turn to different types of therapy and healing. On the other hand, ancient spiritual teachings like Buddhism and Hinduism tell us that our personal self is an illusion.
With our growing psychological awareness, it seems no longer possible to embrace the spiritual teachings while ignoring our need for therapy. Somehow, the two approaches need to flourish within us and to empower one another. Spirituality without psychology ends in spiritual bypassing; psychology without spirituality can greatly limit our knowledge of our expanded Self.
We need to offer a complete paradigm shift.
WHAT AWAITS YOU
If you have been attracted to, and in need of, both approaches, you will find these questions fascinating:
How do you know that you’re not getting stuck in psychological processes only to avoid deeper truths and realities?
Are we here to improve the ego or dissolve it?
Is this a linear process, in which you first develop yourself psychologically and only then progress on a spiritual level?
Can you go through self-transformation and self-improvement at the same time?
How do you face darkness, turbulent emotions, and ego from each perspective (psychological and spiritual) – and how do you combine both to create a wholesome approach?
Can meditation replace therapy? How do you know that you’re not spiritually bypassing – avoiding important issues in your life – when you choose the no-self perspective?
What does a spiritual life that embraces therapy look like? And how can we invoke spiritual practices to enhance our therapeutic processes?
This is what enthusiastic participants say
“For me, a new door has opened where I have more power and use my energy purposefully and not just waste it in emotions that I misunderstood before. At the same time, I can now accompany clients and friends on this path as well, to feel in and discover this inner wisdom that is in all of us.
At one point I asked myself: why didn’t I learn about this earlier? Why didn’t I do this much earlier? Because I think that’s the foundation to really understanding what it means to be human.”
"My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source."
“My personal transformation process was an immense opening to the inner source.
This connectedness, from which I can draw at any time in order to give, is probably the most sacred thing I have realised. I have experienced so much peace in my being that emotions no longer take up so much space. I react much more calmly and clearly when a storm breaks in from the outside. Decisions are no longer based on offended ego, but in compassion and peace.
I would definitely recommend this training. This training is key and there is probably no one who could not use this kind of healing. Especially now in this time when there is a global awakening going on.”
Dr. Nir Brosh
Medical Doctor, Meditation Teacher
"It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation."
“The meditation retreats with Shai Tubali had been one of the greatest engines of true spiritual transformation for me, combining profound spiritual wisdom, with crystal clear guidance, imbued with depth and inspiration. Shai is a true master of spirit, and the atmosphere in the retreats is highly supportive and well thought through- it is evident that every little detail is taken into consideration, in order to create a highly transformative and empowering spiritual field. It is a haven for true seekers of truth and transformation.”
Dr. Bettina Preney
"It is a wonderful intimate journey to oneSelf. "
Bathing in Shai’s pure Energy, we are cleansing and purifying ourselves – like in a bath of Light.
Especially his powerful Life-Force-Meditations let us experience the Unity we are – since I am sure that there are no real boundaries between us – that we are all this flowing Life-Energy.
Really, that gives such happiness!
In the time between the meetings with Shai, we can walk in beautiful landscapes, Yoga-exercises are proposed, Dynamic Meditation – and last not least, we have delicious vegan food.
So, I’m really grateful that I can participate in this new Retreat 2023, thank you for organizing such beautiful events!
"This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this retreat! "
This Universe is unbelievable and full of miracles – and so is this retreat!
Thank you with all of my heart for all the Love!”
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
How the Retreat is structured
During this retreat, Itai and Shai will be teaching together, in a form of open and spontaneous dialogue, based on short teachings and direct responses to participants, in which they will offer reflections together.
These teaching sessions will be empowered by techniques that will be guided by both Itai and Shai. Each of them will introduce the techniques that have been truly effective in their own practice and that they deem the most beneficial for this integrative path. Practices will include psychological shadow work, mindfulness exercises, breathwork, writing exercises, nature meditation, meditation (silent sitting), expansion techniques, and mindful games.
Friday’s first part will be dedicated to the first half of the picture: introducing and practicing the psychological approach and solutions.
Friday’s second part will be devoted to introducing and practicing the spiritual transformative perspective and its solutions.
philosopher and spiritual teacher
Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher – Shai is a prolific and renowned author, with 23 books published to date. His bestselling books have been translated into five languages and have won awards in Israel and the United States.
In his teachings Shai makes use of ancient mystical knowledge to enlighten our human experience. He believes that transcendent states of consciousness have the power to pour meaning, depth, order, and clarity into our deeply complex and sometimes troubled life. In his work, I aim to clarify the principle of psychological and spiritual transformation as much as possible.
Based on his own direct and ongoing revelation of cosmic consciousness since the age of 23, he is a pioneering figure in the field of self-transformation who has helped thousands of people to transform their lives in his many years of teaching around the world.
As the developer of the methods taught in The School of Inner Wisdom, he will design and guide us through the structure of the school and its content. Shai will be leading and teaching profound theoretical understanding and teach us how to systematically access expanded states of consciousness and use them for decision-making processes, in order to shape your destiny, direct your life, reach your goals and build a strong sense of confidence.
psychologist and mindfulness expert
For the last 20 years, Itai Ivtzan has devoted himself to the journey of personal transformation. He has taught as a University Professor, started his own school, ran numerous international workshops and retreats, and created many online courses. He also wrote 5 books, 50 scientific publications, and hundreds of popular science readings.
Through consciousness expansion, meditation, psychology, spirituality, and many other growth tools and paradigms, his work is multi-dimensional and filled with awareness. Combining his spiritual and scientific background, he created a life-altering learning process. His thousands of students testify and share: it is a life-altering work that leads to incredible freedom.
He teaches with integrity, knowledge, and a smile.
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How You Can Participate
May 4 – 7, 2023
The retreat begins at 18:00 with a group dinner. Arrival vom 14:00.
The retreat end on the last day at 14:00 after lunch.
SEINZ Wisdom Resort
82433 Bad Kohlgrub
Interactive Live Streaming
You can also participate online from home. The whole retreat will be streamed live via our interactive live broadcast platform.
+49 178 5175 114
We charge 390 Euro \ 330 Euro (early bird until 1.3.2023) for our retreat program with Itai Ivtzan and Shai Tubali.
The price for the room and food is paid directly to the hotel.
You can pre-register now to secure both your place and the early bird price.
Seinz Seminar Hotel
The price for the accommodation is paid directly to the hotel.
These are your room options:
|Room Option per Night, per Person||Price in Euro|
|Single Room Comfort||522|
|Double Room Comfort||417|
|3-/ 4 Bed Room Comfort||387|
SEINZ Wisdom Resort
Telefon: +49 8845 970
THIS IS WHAT YOU GET
Join the Retreat Now
Participate live on-site with vegan organic menus that are designed to support the Psycho-Spiritual processes. This package includes online access to all of the video-recordings.
- Date: May 4-7, 2023 — Four nights of full-board hospitality
- Three meals per day: vegan, organic, energizing menu that is carefully designed to support the body’s processes.
- Learn how to confidently walk the integrative path of awareness and to combine psychology and spirituality, self-healing, and self-transcendence.
- Experience therapeutic interventions and self-transcendent realizations to benefit from both perspectives.
- Participate in a free-flowing dialogue with psychologist and mindfulness expert Itai Ivtzan and philosopher and spiritual teacher Shai Tubali.
- The opportunity to ask questions in written form throughout the retreat, so you can be supported optimally in your individual process.
- Instruction in English or with simultaneous translation into German.
- No prior knowledge required.
Price: 390 Euro \ 330 Euro (early bird until 1.3.2023) + Accomodation
Secure Your Place Now
The official registration begins in mid-January.
You can pre-register now to secure both your place and the early bird price.
Once the official registration opens in January, you will be the first to be notified.
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