I was initially attracted to work with Relationship and Couples as it reflected my own personal interest and journey .
Over the years I have studied Co- dependency, love addiction, Bioenergetics, Object relations approach to couples, Family System Theory, Essence work and Diamond Approach, and the newer work on Trauma and Attachment theory. As I have also been involved in meditation this work has a strong spiritual orientation , which includes meditation and a mindfulness based approach.
Each piece I have learned has contributed to the eclectic and intuitive approach that is reflected in the work of Loves Wisdom. My involvement in meditation has helped me to have an ontological depth and wisdom through my own access to my inner world and a deeper state of awareness of who and what we are and what love is.
Vasumati has been a psychotherapist and counselor for the last 30 years, specializing in the areas of co dependency, relationships, Essence and Tantra. After completing a psychology degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa she moved to London where she completed further education in Somatic Psychotherapy. She studied Reichian Bodywork with Gerda Boyesen, and completed a two year professional course. While in London she studied the humanistic psychologies that were emerging from Esalen Institute in California. These included Psychodrama, Gestalt and Family systems.
In 1976 Vasumati went to India to meet the Guru Bhagwan Rajneesh and spent many years in India learning meditation, working in the commune and practicing therapy in individual and group settings. This experience in India brought her to the understanding that there is a new type of therapy emerging called the Psychology of the Buddhas.This approach understood that the traditional therapies of analysis and later of emotional discharge could not promote change and healing on deeper levels if meditation was not brought in. And up to the present day Vasumatis work is based on the interface between psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation. In 1990 she became interested in Co dependency and trained in couple counseling at the Couples Institute in Palo Alto California..Today she works in a group, training and individual setting in Couple, Relationship and Family Therapy.
Her work takes place in a gentle and non invasive space, clients are supported to compassionately enquire into the issues and conflicts, fears, and tensions that hold us back from living at our full potential. Self understanding and communication skills provide the basis for deepening our intimate connections with each other. This will lead to respect, appreciation and a healthy mature love.
I would like to acknowledge the presence of my master Osho in all that my work involves. Although no longer in the body, Osho has served as my guide and inspiration since 1976 when I came to him, 24 years of age and looking for a life that had a richness of meditation, love and presence.
In my years with Osho I learned to open my heart, my intelligence and to live an onoing journey of consciouness. This has influenced all the work that I do, whether in group or individual sessions. I learned that therapy is an integral part of meditation and meditation an integral part of therapy.
“I teach you undivided existence. Remain undivided. Never think yourself separate from your sexual energy, or anything for that matter. You are it! You are sexual energy, you are love energy. You are consciousness. You are your body. You have many aspects. Your Diamond has many aspects to it. And all those parts together make you precious.”
The Human Being,
like a bird of the sea,
Emerged from the
ocean of the soul
Earth is not a final place of rest
for a bird born of the sea.
No,we are pearls of that ocean;
And if it weren’t so, why would wave upon wave arrive?
This is the time of union
the time of eternal beauty
It is the time of luck and kindness
It is the ocean of purity.
The wave of bestowal has come
The roar of the sea is here
The morning of happiness has dawned
- Shamsi Tabriz