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Consultants
German Karelsky
Psychologist, PhD in Philosophy
German Karelsky

About consultant

  • A founder and full member of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • A member of the Professional Psychotherapeutic League of Russia
  • The author and leader of the Intensive Integrative Pscychotechnology and Transpersonal Psychology training program at the International Institute of Integral Psychology
  • Coordinator of the Stalker holistic project (the project’s objective is to train everyone interested in integrative psychotechnology and socio-psychological rehabilitation of drug addicts)

Education

German received his first degree as a Programming Technician, and the second degree as a Systems Engineer. In the late 1980s, he became interested in wushu and other martial arts. Thanks to this hobby, he has developed an interest in Oriental religious and philosophical thought and holistic approaches in Western psychology.

In the early 1990s, he turned to rebirthing. He studied and worked at the Association of Free Breathing, and completed a certification program in Holotropic Breathwork under the guidance of V.Maikov at the Psychotherapy Training Center (1994).

In 2000, he received his Master’s degree in Practical Psychology at the International Academy of Psychological Sciences (Yaroslavl – St. Petersburg) (supervisor: Professor Kozlov).

His graduate thesis was titled “Holotropic Breathwork as a basic method for correcting the personality of an opium addict.”

At the same time, he studied in the postgraduate program at the Philosophy Department of the Moscow State University where he defended his dissertation titled The aesthetic features of experiences in the changed conditions of consciousness. In his work, he introduced and justified the term transpersonal aesthetics, and thus became a pioneer in this field of knowledge.

In the 1990s, German Karelsky attended the workshops by:
  • Stanislav Grof (Holotropic Breathwork)
  • Kirk Rector (Holodynamics)
  • Stanley Krippner (Lucid Dreams and Personal Mythology)
  • Jin Leonard (Vivation)
  • Leonard Orr and Dan Brule (Rebirthing)
  • Michael Harner (Shamanic Practices)
  • Michel Odent (Spiritual Midwifery)
  • Initiated to REIKI
In 2000 German took a three-year course of Arnold Mindell in process-oriented psychology.