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Gupreet Kaur
Mar 30, 2010

Paradigm Shift, Quantum Physics and Counseling

“We are not bound by the laws of physics as we know them today.” Gregg Braden
We are living in the time when a major shift in consciousness is taking place. We might think that drugs, wars, crime, and disasters are at the peak and the reality of today. When we look around, it seems that everything we thought is secured and steady is falling apart. It could be the weather patterns leading to global warming or upcoming ice-age, the horrors of 2012, nuclear powers, or the other global threats to our existence on planet earth. However, we are in a period of time never experienced before by human kind. There is a rapid shift in consciousness that is taking place, which is evident by our inclination toward spirituality, multiculturalism, tolerance of others, and finding ways to help each other more than ever before. Our bloody history of intolerance of others, no matter where we point on the globe, is making us realize how far we have come as far as acceptance and tolerance go. This shift in consciousness is moving us toward new beginnings and peace.

You must be thinking what does this have to do with counseling. You bet it does. What is said above is measurable and is being measured under various different topics and schools of study. One of them is the theory of quantum physics. Quantum physics is the explanation of physics at the level of atoms, particles, and sub-particles. It explains the relationships and principles at play at quantum level, which are mind boggling by the way. When I came in contact with these principles, I felt like I was living in the wrong world. What I read and understood was more confirming to me than the Newtonian physics laws I learned in school. Applying these principles in my life has tremendously helped me in overcoming my limitations and difficulties. It also helped me to take my counseling profession to the next level. I am still learning about quantum physics and how it continues to shed old paradigm we have been living with up till now.

Researchers and philosophers like Gregg Braden, Amit Goswami, Deepak Chopra and many more are very well aware of the importance of living with quantum mechanics. It is becoming obvious that in order for us to survive through this shift in consciousness, we need to align ourselves more with the laws of quantum physics because Newtonian physics laws are not holding to the truth anymore.

So, what does it all have to do with us as counselors? A whole lot! The quantum theory is changing everything around us the way we relate, live, teach, learn, etc. You bet it is changing our field of counseling as well. I will be talking about the quantum theory and its relativity to counseling field in upcoming blogs. Stay tuned…..



Gurpreet Kaur is a counselor who works at an outpatient clinic and also has a private practice. She is a doctoral student with professional interests in quantum physics, spirituality, self-actualization, and mindfulness practices as they all relate to counseling.

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