Rev. Dr. Raul Valverde
Raul Valverde has a PhD (Psychology) and is a naturopath member of L’Association des Naturopathes Professionnels du Québec. Certified in Counselling and Coaching, he is a graduate member of the Canadian Psychological Association. A registered minister of religion, he performs marriage ceremonies with the directeur de l'état civil du Quebec. He is also certified in Transpersonal Psychotherapy by the European Transpersonal Association. A minister of the Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada, he is a graduate in therapeutic counselling and spiritual sciences (Level 5), from the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, in Montreal. His expertise includes neurofeedback, biofeedback, transpersonal psychology, altered states of consciousness, applied metaphysics, executive coaching, consciousness research, neurotechnology, and gas discharge visualization technology.
He is also the founder of the Institute of Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. Transpersonal psychology supports the integration of spirituality, humanistic values, holistic philosophy, energy therapies, and traditional practices.
The institute offers programs in Naturotherapy in Applied Metaphysics, and Holistic Psychology, which are accredited by the L’Association des Naturopathes Professionnels du Québec, L'Association des Naturothérapeutes du Québec, the International Metaphysical Association
and the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry
Graduates of the Naturotherapy in Applied Metaphysics can apply to be ordained metaphysical ministers with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry—able to perform wedding ceremonies in several provinces in Canada and provide pastoral counselling. They can also apply for membership with the International Metaphysical Association (http://metaphysicalassociation.org/). Both graduates of the Naturotherapist of Applied Metaphysics, and Naturotherapist in Holistic Psychology, can apply for the Naturotherapist designation from the l'Association des Naturothérapeutes du Québec (https://www.anqnaturo.ca/) and the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada (http://www.acnn.ca/), and be eligible to write insurance receipts for their customers and apply for liability insurance for their practice.
The institute also offers a Doctorate in Consciousness and Transpersonal Studies, through Ballsbridge University in Dominica, and offers the possibility to get a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal and Consciousness Studies, to those graduates of our naturotherapist programs from the same university.