SPA at World Congress for Psychotherapy

July 24-28, 2017 UNESCO Paris, France

Sufi Psychology Association® (SPA) participated in the 8th World Congress for Psychotherapy: Love and Life in 21st Century at UNESCO in Paris, France from July 24-28, 2017. SPA presented four papers at the conference spanning a wide range of topics including Sufism: the Science of the Soul, the use of Sufi teachings in psychotherapy, reaching solitude through inner stability, and implications of Tamarkoz® on spirituality and its health benefits. SPA jointly with M.T.O. students at Paris offered a highly-anticipated Tamarkoz® workshop on The Way of Love followed by a radio interview on the topics of Sufism, Love, and Tamarkoz®. M.T.O. Sufi Psychology® presentations drew hundreds of attendees from diverse backgrounds, creating an inviting and engaging atmosphere that planted the seed of the heart-centered paradigm of Sufi Psychology at UNESCO. The participants not only had the opportunity to learn about the benefits of Sufi Psychology practices, but they were also able to experience them personally. SPA’s outreach reached its culmination when the Tamarkoz® workshop surpassed its full capacity, motivating the conference organizers to add an additional Tamarkoz® session.