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COUNSELLING AND BUDDHISM

This is a piece I wrote in August 2012 Somebody showed me a piece of writing about how counselling and Buddhism relate to one another that…

Started by David Brazier

2 Dec 29, 2019
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Dharma Based Person Centered Approach

A paper by Gisho Saiko on Dharma Based Person Centered Approach in Japan http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~yamakaz/Dharma-based%20PCA(Saiko).pdf…

Started by David Brazier

2 Dec 19, 2019
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

ITZI Newsletter November 2019

Please click on ITZI Newsletter November 2019 for the latest news.

Started by Susthama Kim

1 Nov 13, 2019
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

THE WRONG EVIDENCE

There is a good deal of concern these days that psychotherapy should be “evidence based”. This has led to a neglect of, for instance, psych…

Started by David Brazier

12 Oct 24, 2019
Reply by Juline Smit

ONENESS AND DIFFERENCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

SHARING: SOME INITIAL POINTS Recently I was involved in a discussion about “oneness”. Clearly, to some people in the Buddhist world, onene…

Started by David Brazier

5 Oct 4, 2019
Reply by David Brazier

THE THERAPEUTIC ELEMENT

When I originally learnt psychotherapy, psychoanalysis was the dominant force and its arch foe was behaviourism. Freud had claimed to offe…

Started by David Brazier

3 Sep 21, 2019
Reply by Juline Smit

INSIDE VIEW, OUTSIDE VIEW

Thinking about psychotherapy I notice that there is an important distinction to be made about two different viewpoints or perspectives. Sim…

Started by David Brazier

10 Sep 21, 2019
Reply by David Brazier

ZEN THERAPY ABILITIES

I could have called this ZT Skills, but I don’t like the idea of reducing therapy to a set of skills, as though you could build it up like…

Started by David Brazier

4 Aug 26, 2019
Reply by Juline Smit

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT ZEN THERAPY

Buddhist Psychology has what we in the West might call behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and analytical aspects all together in a single…

Started by David Brazier

2 Aug 26, 2019
Reply by Juline Smit

THE AIM OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY

In Buddhist psychology, the aim is somewhat different from most Western psychology. The latter aims to make the person self-assertive, self…

Started by David Brazier

0 Aug 15, 2019

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This Holds Me

Posted by Robert McCarthy on May 20, 2020 at 6:19 0 Comments

What seems to hold me in recent years is a sense of what could have been; how ecstatic living could have actually occurred within our living if we had been held in a different cultural paradigm.

This view is not embracing bitterness or blaming or even divisiveness. This amazing place we just seem to have appeared in, we know it's potential to nurture, to wisely inform and to grow mutual love.

It inspires me to view the utopian, it may just break out in some other time and place. That… Continue

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