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The Psychology Spirituality Connection with Psychotherapist Jeffrey Bryan

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We live in tremendously exciting times. I call this the Age of Empowerment because of the explosive growth of our knowledge; knowledge that empowers us to act in powerful ways that fulfill and enrich our lives. We have extensive knowledge about psychology and modern spirituality, but knowing how to integrate psychology and spirituality is just beginning to develop. This talk is about that integration. We will learn how self-psychology contributes to our spiritual growth, and explore how our spirituality aids our psychological growth. We will:

  • Define self-psychology and spirituality
  • Talk about the benefits of linking our psychological understanding of our self with our spiritual growth
  • Examine beliefs and “issues” to see how they affect our spirituality
  • Consider an example to help us see how this can work

Today's special guest Jeffrey Bryan has been a psychotherapist, a licensed clinical social worker, for 39 years. His book The Operating Manual for the Self is based on over 44,000 clinical interviews. It is a comprehensive reference and self-help book that describes and integrates the most important concepts of the psychology of the self. Mr. Bryan then extends these concepts, and adds the innovative ideas that will take us into the rest of the 21st century. Along with theory, the book includes practices that the reader can utilize for personal change and growth.

Mr. Bryan has also founded the International Institute for Self-development (, which holds the vision of helping us to, “Awaken and Further Our Human Potential Through Self-Development.” The activities of the institute include: publishing books, giving worships and talks to a worldwide audience, and training new and experienced therapists.