Kundalini Process Counseling

This modality of internal work is for people interested in self-knowlege, consciousness and direct connection with what may be called their internal teacher. In this work, awareness of the subtle body is used as a map which helps one understand, navigate, and predict the transformations of what is in effect one's soul.

In early studies of Kundalini, researchers thought that Kundalini is a specific energy which awakens in the body and causes peak spiritual experiences and psychological difficulties-- Kundalini crisis. However, such  crisis-like upheavals happen only to a very small percent of people. To use William James' phrase,  "way the energies flow",  the flow of your "energies" is not a single event, but rather, a life-long process.  According to Kundalini teachings,  transformational

changes of consciousness are completely embodied. Deep foundational thoughts, spiritual insights, ideas of Ultimacy and Onenness, the scripts of our love relationships and other important matters of cognition are coded in the subtle body. This code is visible in direct subtle perception.  If this internal landscape can be perceived, it can be also described,  and one's spiritual and psychological conditions may be explained and advanced.  Most importantly, intuition of the Kundalini process helps one understand what the great Sufi Sheikh ibn 'Arabi thought to be the most secret aspect of consciousness, i.e. one's internal predisposition and destiny.

I treat  direct perception of embodied consciousness as a gift which can help people understand their own development.  In my own process, the central feature is seeing and articulating the principle which lies at the heart of all things. Consequently, I can help you understand your own developmental stages and stations, see the next steps, establish tasks for your inner work, as I  suggest how you may adjust your lifestyle, chose correct internal practices, and address and work toward resolving  problems of life and health. In working with your "Kundalini script", I use not only the direct perception of the internal energy landscape, but also my knowledge of spirituality, psychology, medicine and non-dual philosophy, drawing on my long experience of teaching  embodied spiritual practices. My goal will always be to help you appreciate yourself and the Reality of your being.



Related Publications

  • Louchakova-Schwartz, O. 2012. Self in the Path(o)s of the New Enlightenment: Towards a New Clinical Theory. Agathos. An International Review of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1 / 2012,
  • Louchakova-Schwartz, O. 2011. [Review of the book Kundalini yoga meditation for complex psychiatric disorders: Techniques specific for treating psychoses, personality and pervasive developmental disorders, by D. S. Shannahoff-Khalsa]. The Humanistic Psychologist, 39(1), 60-62.
  • Louchakova, O. 2009. Kundalini and health: Living well with spiritual awakening. In Kundalini rising: Exploring the energy of awakening (pp. 97-115). Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True.
  • Kozhevnikov, M., Louchakova, O., Josipovic, Z., & Motes, M. A. (2009).The enhancement of visuospatial processing efficiency through Buddhist deity meditation. Psychological Science, 20(5), 645-653.
  • Contra Husserl, body supports spiritual awareness. How? Flesh of the world in Tantric meditation. Toward a Science of ConsciousnessJune 11-14, 2009Hong Kong, ChinaConsciousness Research Abstracts142,142a.
  • Louchakova, O. 2008. Reconstitution of the self during the study of Advaita Vedanta (Traditional Indian teachings of non-dual consciousness): Phenomenological investigations. Toward a Science of Consciousness, April 8-12, 2008, Tucson, AZ, Consciousness Research Abstracts315, 194.
  • Louchakova, O. 2007. Ontopoiesis and spiritual emergence: Bridging Tymieniecka's Phenomenology of Life and transpersonal psychology.  In A.-T.Tymieniecka (ed.), Analecta Husserliana: From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind (Vol. 94) (pp. 43-68). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer.
  • Louchakova, O. 2005. Awakening to spiritual consciousness in times of religious violence: Reflections on culture and transpersonal psychology. In J. Drew & D. Lorimer (Eds.), Ways through the wall: Approaches to citizenship in an interconnected world (pp. 32- 46). Lydney, UK: First Stone.
  • Louchakova, O. 2004. Via Kundalini: Intentionality of consciousness according to Shakta-Vedanta. Toward a Science of Consciousness April 7-11, 2004Tucson, AZConsciousness Research Abstracts220, 88.
  • Louchakova, O., & Warner, A.  2003. Via Kundalini: Psychosomatic excursions in transpersonal psychology. The Humanistic Psychologist, 31(2-3), 115-158 (with A. Warner).
  • Louchakova, O. & Wall, K. 2002. Evolution of consciousness in responses to terrorist attacks: Towards a transpersonal theory of cultural transformation. The Humanistic Psychologist30(3), 252-273.
  • Louchakova, O. 1998. Kundalini yoga/Cognitive science: The study and model of human emotions. In B. Greenwell and O. Louchakova (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium, Kundalini Research Network “Understanding Kundalini: Quantum evolution for the new millennium” (pp. 61-70). Norcross, GA: Simpson.