Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Professional Training



Requirements for Individuals:  Some meditation and yoga experience preferred but not absolutely essential.  Individual Traya techniques are usually taught in workshops but can be done in small groups or even individually in person or via Skype.    

Requirements for Psychotherapists: Candidates must be a licensed (or in process of meeting requirements for licensure) mental health professional.

Location: In New York City, training is currently done one-on-one or in small groups of four or less. (*these sessions count towards supervision to attain “R” certification.)  Outside of New York City, please inquire about distance learning by clicking here.

What you will learn:

● Concepts of Eastern Psychology-- Buddhist, Yoga and Taoist that relate to personal growth and TRAYA psychotherapy 

● TRAYA perspective on the mind and it’s various components: body, intellect, experience, intuition and spiritual. 

● Primary Chakras—Sanskrit names, functions, attributes and psychological impact, including relationship to particular thought and behavior patterns and specific mental disorders. 

● Secondary Chakras—Sanskrit names, functions, attributes and psychological impact including relationship to particular thought and behavior patterns and specific mental disorders. 

● Sources of negative thoughts, feelings and embedded patterns, how psychological dysfunction and mental illness develop and how to reverse this process. 

● TRAYA techniques for working with the chakras to surface and dissolve negative energetic imprints from past experiences—the “Pranapana” process of mind-cleansing through the “digestion” of previous negative experiences and integration of positive energy. 

● TRAYA Diagnostics, Treatment Planning and Goal Setting 

● TRAYA Process of Change and Growth 

● TRAYA Dreamwork 

● TRAYA Pathwork as applied to various issues esp. Career and Relationship Issues

● TRAYA Couples Therapy 

● TRAYA approaches to DSMIV Disorders 

Anxiety Disorders 

Mood Disorders 


Personality Disorders 

PTSD and Trauma 

● TRAYA unique therapeutic stance and approach to transference and countertransference 

● TRAYA approach to resistance and defenses e.g. how to work with “Voices” and other negative energies 

● TRAYA approach to Spiritual Direction


Requirements for YOGA THERAPISTS: Candidates must be a certified (or in process of meeting requirements for certification) Yoga Therapist.  

Location:   Training is done via distance learning individually or in small groups. Please inquire by clicking here.


Yoga Therapists apply TRAYA techniques to support their clients in the following areas:

*Stress Reduction

*Recovery from Addictions

*Recovery from Codependence


Yoga Therapists learn to integrate specific Traya protocols for working with these issues into their sessions with appropriate clients. The Traya approach fits in well with the practice of Yoga therapy as it too is a path of self-investigation, transformation and realization with roots in the ancient world and is focused on eliminating impurities in the chakras.  Traya, like Yoga Therapy, works with prana and the gunas with the goal of reducing the separation between body, mind and spirit.  Yoga Therapists also learn simple unique techniques for "diagnosing" the health of a chakra.  


Copyright 2012 by Trish O' Sullivan