Mada Eliza Dalian on October 16th Presents “Healing the Body and Awakening Consciousness”

MadaElizaDalianMada Eliza Dalian began her quest for truth at the age of five when she witnessed her grandfather’s death. Becoming aware of her own mortality at such a tender age, she began to contemplate life’s existential questions: Who am I? Where have I come from? and Where will I go when I die?

At the age of twenty-four, she left behind her training in education and architecture and devoted herself to the search for truth and spiritual enlightenment. After years of meditation and introspection, she was blessed with several profound experiences that ultimately led to a powerful awakening experience at the age of thirty-three.

Mada is a world-renowned luminary and master of healing and spiritual transformation. She is the founder of the groundbreaking Dalian Method and the award-winning best-selling author of In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness, Healing the Body with the Dalian Method: An Advanced Self-Healing System for a New Humanity book and 2 CD set, and the creator of several meditation techniques. Combining her experience of enlightenment and extraordinary ability to accurately read the unconscious beliefs that cause pain, illness, and inner unrest, Mada has pioneered a completely new healing system, which helps to quickly transform pain and suffering into health and self-empowered consciousness. She offers Dalian Method seminars, retreats, coach and facilitator trainings internationally.

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9/19/14 Form to Formlessness : The Spiritual Journey of a Sufi Psychotherapist

AnnmarieAgostaOn September 19th we will welcome an ASP Member, Annmarie “Zhati” Agosta, LCSW, a Sufi dervish of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order, and primary psychotherapist and owner of Authenticity Psychotherapy.

Annmarie will share with us the beauty of Sufism, the esoteric “core” of Islam and how her spiritual journey has affected her work with her clients.

Traveling this mystical path, the essence of which is described as simply “love”, has had a profound impact on the development of Annmarie’s work as a therapist, in both subtle and apparent ways.

Annmarie will discuss this spiritual journey which, she says, is “indistinguishable from life itself”, and how it has merged and become one with her practice as a therapist.

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June 20th Meeting: Exploring your Unique Spiritual Journey With James Powers, LAC

JamesPowersExploring your Unique Spiritual Journey Yoga, Acupuncture, and Meditation With James Powers, LAC

We are delighted to have ASP member James Powers, NY State licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and yoga/meditation teacher, lead us on a journey of exploration of our personal spiritual landscapes via dialogue and experiential exercises. James will provide attendees the opportunity to utilize gentle yoga methods, including breathing exercises, in addition to ear acupuncture, and meditation to dive deep within to connect with their inner spiritual wisdom to shed light on their personal spiritual journey. 

All activities are optional, gentle, and do not require any special equipment or clothing. No prior experience in yoga or meditation is necessary.

The meeting will begin with a general discussion and sharing of our spiritual journeys including an examination of the destination of the spiritual unfolding process. We will also create our own creative, visual diagrammatic diary of our spiritual journey and the hindrances we have encountered on the journey. The next phase of the meeting will be experiential by utilizing very simple yoga movements/ breathing techniques, as well as ear acupuncture, and meditation to connect with our deepest wisdom to gain insight into our personal journeys and possible solutions to vexing obstacles in our spiritual progression. Finally, in the last portion of the meeting, we will share our collective experiences and insights to shed light and clarity on our unique spiritual journeys.

James Powers is a NY state licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, yoga and meditation teacher. He completed the 4 year Chinese medicine program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. James Powers has had extensive clinical training and has had success in treating pain, PMS, menstrual issues, headaches,  insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression and other common disorders. In addition to studying Thai acupressure in Chang Mai, Thailand and Advanced Pranic Energy Healing in the Philippines, James was certified in yoga at the Vivekananda Ashram outside of Bangalore, India. Furthermore,  James has lived in Japan for 1.5 years and studied the works of Hiroshi Motoyama, a famous Japanese psychologist, Shinto priest, yogi, and scientific researcher. James Powers has been a meditator for 25 years and resided at the Dai Bosatsu Zen Monastery studying with the monks as a resident student for a total of 3 years. Currently, James Powers is particularly interested in collaborating with mental health professionals to explore the complementary benefits of utilizing acupuncture and Chinese herbs to facilitate the healing process for common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and addictions thus synergistically creating with the mental health professionals new avenues of success and satisfaction for all involved in the healing process. He can be reached at or 212-340-4701 (voice mail only).



May 16th: The Tarot and Psychospirituality

The Tarot: Is There a Connection with Psychospirituality?

ruth-ann-amberstone-and-wald-amberstone-photoThe human psyche is as fascinating as it is complex. Understanding it is a major goal of psychologists, as well as anyone engaged in self-inquiry. There are many approaches one can take, and many tools that can help. Tarot is one such tool that is gaining in popularity as a way to support and facilitate personal understanding.

Meet Wald and Ruth Ann Amberstones, Teachers of The Tarot & Long Time Members of ASP.

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April 25th ASP Network Meeting: Kenneth Porter, M.D.

Kenneth Porter, M.D., a former President of ASP and Rosanne Annoni will present
The Diamond DiamondApproach Approach
a psychospiritual system of thought created by A. H. Almaas
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March 21 Case Presentation Network Meeting

The Therapist/Practitoner/Member Forum will focus on specific issues which come up in one’s practice as well as one’s personal life.
This month a case presentation will be delivered by Marcia Blau, LCSW, A Psychospiritual Therapist and ASP Professional Member. 
It will then be discussed and examined from a Metapsychiatric Perspective. Diana & Bruce Kerievsky, ASP dianaBruceCYMERA_20140207_144912Board Members & Long Time Students of Thomas Hora, M.D. will facilitate the meeting. Participation is welcomed
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Jan. 17th: ASP Open House Meeting

7PM at The One Spirit Alliance on the sixth floor at 247 West 36th Street

Come Join Our Board Members for an open discussion of everyone’s interests, both professional and personal. We have found that such programs help ASP to provide the kinds of presentations that members find most meaningful.

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Lisa Fawcett Speaking On The 7 Sacred Rays of Light


On December 13, 2013 Lisa Fawcett, LCSW, will be speaking at

The One Spirit Learning Alliance, 247 West 36th Street

The Seven Sacred Rays of Light, also referred to as the Rainbow Rays or the Sacred Fire, are Rays of Light used by ancient civilizations to sustain their people and cultures in high states of unity, peace, harmony and love. Although invisible to the eye these rays exist here today and are used by various individuals and groups to heal themselves and our planet. Each ray has specific attributes and applications that assist in itown unique way. During this evening I will talk about several of the rays, their specific qualities, and how each one can be used to help ourselves, our clients, and the planet. I will focus most particularly on the violet ray since it cleanses and purifies discordant emotions and thoughts as well as beliefs and concepts that are holding one back. It is known as the “miracle worker” because it has the ability to dig below the conscious layers and transmute what is blocking us unconsciously. I will then present a woman I worked with, a very difficult case that was going no where, and illustrate how the use of these rays helped what would otherwise be considered a “hopeless case.”

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Jo Ann Morris Presents Her Book “Ignite”: How You Can Catch Fire With Meaning

On November 15th, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:30 (registration at 7PM)
at the Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, NYC
ASP Presents

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jo-ann-morris-photo-272x300Jo Ann Morris is founder of Integral Coaching LLC and
co-founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners.
Executive coaching has been her primary focus for
more than 15 years. She also develops leadership,
organization and culture development services that
transform partnerships in support of organization
priorities. Jo Ann has a master’s degree in
Organization Management and Development from
Fielding Graduate University.


is about you
catching fire with meaning—
meaning that leads you to take
courageous action.




Can Spirituality and Psychotherapy Heal Anger?

diana-kerievskyMr-Bruce-KerieveskyOn October 18th, Diana and Bruce Kerievsky will facilitate a discussion around the topic of Anger, Spirituality and Psychotherapy. For the past 12 years, Diana and Bruce have taught “Existential Metapsychiatry: A Cognitive Spiritual Therapy” in the ASP One Year Program called “Developing A Spiritually Informed Approach  to Psychotherapy and Counseling.”

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