This book by Divine Charura, edited by Stephen Paul, has just been published. You can obtain it here

and there is a relevant blog post here

Here is an extract from my Forword:

Can a therapist really love all their clients? Is universal love a meaningful idea at all? Some might hold it as an ideal to love all others the same, but a person who is treated the same as all others does not feel loved. Love has something to do with making the love object special. To treat everyone the same may be a worthy value of social administration in a democratic society, but is that love? Is not love something about honouring the uniqueness of the individual and standing alongside them, even in struggles against other individuals. Is not love about taking sides? Can love and political correctness be reconciled? Should they be, or is there a necessary tension or even conflict between them? Is therapy a form of social administration and control or is it about liberation therefrom? A book of this kind has an almost limitless field. To reflect on such matters is also a kind of love and, one hopes, may lead us to dissolve at least some of the barriers to this most important of perennial mysteries.

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COURSES PLANNED FOR KOREA THIS YEAR

Posted by David Brazier on February 8, 2017 at 11:55 1 Comment

These are the courses that I am planning to offer in Seoul, S. Korea this summer.

THREE FIVE DAY PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP

7-11 August 2017 ~ Workshop 1

SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind,…

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Communication? Quelle communication?

Posted by Tamuly Annette on February 6, 2017 at 19:00 3 Comments

J'ai toujours pensé que la véritable communication  ne pouvait se faire qu'en face-à-face et que les communications virtuelles - si communes aujourd'hui sur les réseaux sociaux - ne sont que de déplorables pis-aller. Pourtant, à la réflexion, il me semble qu'il convient de corriger ce point de vue par trop simpliste. Certes, rien ne vaut la richesse d'une rencontre réelle où les paroles ne sont qu'un élément d'un ensemble où tout peut devenir signifiant. Les mots s'accompagnent de toute une…

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SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS

Posted by David Brazier on January 31, 2017 at 15:13 4 Comments

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