“The Diamond Approach helps us penetrate through the personality structure. We use psychological understanding to help understand the twists and turns of the ego structure.“
Sandra Maitri, Diamond Approach Teacher. Author of “Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram”.
The Diamond Approach is a contemporary Western spiritual teaching which draws on the insights of depth psychology and the knowledge of many ancient spiritual teachings for the purpose of self-realisation. Its founder is Hameed Ali, who writes under the pen name A.H. Almaas. He has authored some eighteen books such as The Void, The Pearl Without Price, and The Point of Existence. These cover various aspects of what he and others have found in the journey of self- realisation. Blending spirituality with modern psychological understanding, he expands upon object relation theories, depth psychology and Kohut’s work on narcissism.
The Diamond Approach invites each person to get in touch with their own inner guidance, allowing them to discover and fulfil their own potential in their own time and way. Teachings include presentations as well as experiential exercises done by participants. The central practice of Diamond Inquiry(TM) is supported by diasomatic work that includes breath and movement. So in time each person’s experience will become increasingly informed by the innate qualities of Being, such as love, joy, strength, will, compassion, and peace.
With a new group (DHUK), beginning to meet in London, there is now the opportunity to experience the teachings firsthand. You are welcome to attend up to two or three weekend teachings to find out if the Diamond Approach is for you. If it is, then we will ask you to undertake the process to join DHUK.
“I am in no doubt that the Diamond Approach has changed me & also how I work as a Psychotherapist & Supervisor. I now have the ability to be fully present & provide a holding environment that is greater than & goes beyond the core conditions taught in therapy training. Also, the DA teachings have provided an additional perspective on how I understand my clients & work with them.“
UK Diamond Approach Student – Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Fueled & guided by the love of truth for its own sake, the initial teachings that are being offered to the group cover the qualities of strength, joy, will, compassion and peace, which are the primary supports for your personal journey. Also at this stage the importance of understanding and defending against the super-ego/ inner voice will be looked at and worked with.
The workshops in April, May and July we will explore our heart’s desire and our relationship to joy. What do we want? Are we free to enjoy wishing? Can we only wish for things we’re certain to get? And how does our attitude towards wishing and wanting limit what’s possible in our lives and our journey toward our inner nature? Together we’ll investigate how freeing our heart from these habitual constraints opens us up to a universe of inner joy, curiosity, spontaneity and lightness.
Each weekend will include teachings, Diamond Inquiry exercises, meditation practices and group discussions.
Dates: 9 – 11 April, 22-23 May, 9 – 11 July 2021
Cost: April May £175; July £220 (sliding scale)
Location: Currently online.
To register for a weekend: http://www.domliber.com/dhuk
For counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists these weekends can be counted towards your annual CPD.