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The mission of the Harmony Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling is to support people in expressing their uniqueness, and to help them live in harmony with themselves, with others, and with the world.  

Harmony Institute was founded in 1988 and is a center of humanist-oriented psychological help and education. Our professional position integrates different models of humanistic and existential psychology and is based on the following principles:

 

  • Human relationships are inherently valuable, and the "I-Thou" relationships are essential. Our work with clients must answer this need.
  • Every individual possesses creative potential, a source of vital strengths and internal wisdom; the task of therapy is to give an individual the possibility of reuniting with this source
  • In each person there is a need for self-realization - the expression of one’s human essence, one’s soul, and therapy must satisfy this need
  • There are different dimensions of human experience, for example, the personal and the spiritual; psychotherapy must not favor one dimension while ignoring another
  • The psychotherapist himself or herself is a tool of the professional activity and, therefore, he or she must be not only equipped technically, but also capable in personal and human respects
  • Our staff has been trained in different psychological training centers of Russia, the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Norway

 

HARMONY  INSTITUTE TODAY IS 

 

  • a center for advanced psychological training. In recognition of the high quality of its education programs, in 1996 Harmony was accepted as a full member at the Consortium for Diversified Psychological Programs (Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology) (USA)
  • one of the leading centers in Saint Petersburg providing individual and group therapy and counseling to adults, children, families, and couples
  • a training company, providing a wide range of personnel and leadership training programs for businesses
  • a partner of various international and national charities, designing and delivering rehabilitation and educational programs for helping professionals in Beslan and Chechen Republic
  • the founder of Russia’s first 24-hour telephone hotline service for children, adolescents, and their parents, which has been functioning for more than 20 years
  • organizer of annual international conferences which have been held for more than 15 years in Russia, Norway and the USA
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