Carlisle Bergquist, MA,
Psychotherapist, psychological researcher,
and relationship counselor, Carlisle Bergquist is skilled in Psychosynthesis, creativity, spiritual
emergence and transpersonal issues.
extends the traditional theories about the psyche to include the spiritual dimensions of
our being. This new paradigm incorporates both empirical and esoteric perspectives from
global traditions. Carlisle's interests combined with his broad educational,
professional, and experiential background provide a unique perspective on creativity,
healing, and the human spirit. He is committed to the idea that each of us has an innate
power to create, and as "creators" we scout for humanity. Thus, like shamans,
through our collective consciousness, we each hold the human potential to heal, or
"re-create" ourselves, and help heal society. Carlisle brings this
to his counseling work with individuals, families, and prison inmates.
Consciousness author and renowned psychological researcher Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. says
Carlisle's work is:
" . . .moving and carefully crafted . . . Bergquist weaves together various
materials to provide a stunning description of the creative process. This is an ingenious
plan . . . it deserves to be supported more urgently."
- - - - Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., author of Personal Mythology, Dreamworking, and
Spiritual Dimensions of Healing
Carlisle is a Doctoral Candidate in dissertation at Saybrook Institute, San Francisco,
California working with Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D., Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., and Tom
Greening, Ph.D. His psychological research focuses on altered states of consciousness for
creativity enhancement, personal transformation and societal healing. Carlisle has a MA.
in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and is a
licensed Clinical Marriage Family and Child Therapist in Kansas (#LCMFT169) and California
(#MFC31113). Undergraduate studies include a
BS. in Biology from Kansas Wesleyan Univ. specializing in native prairie flora with Wes
Jackson, Ph.D. at The Land Institute, and extensive training in music and drama at Univ.
of Southern Calif.
With three seemingly diverse professional interests; e.g., Transpersonal Psychology,
creative & performing arts, and the life sciences, Carlisle has become a synthetic
thinker developing common patterns and themes from divergent areas of knowledge. Prior to
his work in psychology, Carlisle developed and operated two other companies. He
was Vice President and Director of Artists & Repertoire for Suitewinds
Productions, Inc., Hollywood, California as well as being a featured artist and
writer. Landscapes By Greethumbs, a design/build firm, produced exquisite
outdoor environments in the Midwest. He has more than thirty years of experience in the
performing and creative arts. With this range of experience, he is well known as a
performer, songwriter, and businessman.
Carlisle heads Vantage Quest which utilizes his training in
psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis, and extensive recording background to research creativity
and alternative healing. He provides innovative personal growth
products, and counseling services. He has taken his work to a new level in the Vantage Quest System.
Vantage Quest is a tool for consciousness exploration available to anyone
with a compact disk player. A further outgrowth of Carlisle's varied background are the Accessing
Your Inner Creator workshops and seminars. These well-received programs for the
creative spirit have been presented at various locations including the Julia Morgan
Theater in Berkeley. They will be available nationwide in the coming months. The common
link throughout his work is creativity, healing, and life.
The Magenta Phenomena: An Exploration of A Brazilian Healer, The Journal of
Exceptional Human Experience, 1994, Co-authored with Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Accessing Your Inner Creator: The Way of
Beginning, Hot Rod Your Head, Dec., 1996, An Ezine on human potential.
Doorways in Consciousness: An Exploration of
Resonant Being, Future Harmonix, Spring, 1998.
Building A Better Thought Trap, Mother
Natures General Store, 1997.
To arrange private work in creativity, spiritual emergence, individual and family
therapy, or for workshop and seminar appearances contact him at (785) 827-1835 (9-5
Central Time) or by email anytime at email@example.com.
Vantage Quest and sync in to your creativity.