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This group is a space for all things relating to International Zen Therapy Institute - a place for Eleusis members who are interested in ITZI to discuss, share and stay in touch with one another.

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SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT ZEN THERAPY

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

Buddhist Psychology has what we in the West might call behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and analytical aspects all together in a single system. In other words, it deals with all aspects of the process of internalising experience and turning it…Continue

ZEN THERAPY ABILITIES

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Peter Henderson on Tuesday. 3 Replies

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 a set of lego bricks. Rather it is an art. To play music you might need certain abilities with a keyboard or…Continue

THE AIM OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY

Started by David Brazier Aug 15. 0 Replies

In Buddhist psychology, the aim is somewhat different from most Western psychology. The latter aims to make the person self-assertive, self-sufficient, self-esteeming, and even self-entitled. This is expressed in such phrases such as “You deserve…Continue

CREATING LOCAL ITZI GROUPS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Mo Henderson Oct 31, 2018. 5 Replies

I just want to say that if you can get together three or more people to start a local ITZI group anywhere in the world, I am happy to offer what I can via skype, Facebook or e-mail to support it.Such groups can, amongst other things- discuss…Continue

PSYCHOTHERAPY: EVOLUTION OR DECLINE: The misuse of 'evidence'

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Aug 29, 2018. 4 Replies

I am at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Copnference in Anaheim, California. This conference attempts to showcase the best practice in psychotherapy. The presenters are exemplars for the profession and the information presented is intended to shape…Continue

BUDDHISM and TAOISM

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Jan Wizinowich Aug 21, 2018. 1 Reply

It seems that Taoism had a considerable effect upon Far Eastern Buddism. Thus, consider the fact that Dogen Zenji had his great awakening upon over-hearing the words “Let body and mind fall away,” spoken by his master to another practitioner. Where…Continue

ALCHEMY OF LOVE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by ANGELA ROMANI Jan 21, 2018. 10 Replies

I'm in Milan facilitating a workshop on couple relationships. We have looked at how many different schools of psychology and psychotherapy each contributes something important to our understanding of this theme but none can eliminate the mystery…Continue

SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG WITH PSYCHOTHERAPY

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Jan 2, 2018. 11 Replies

I am currently at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim, California. This conference is organised by the Milton Erickson association, though there seem to be few people here who really practice as Milton Erickson did. It has been…Continue

MILTON ERICKSON, ZEN MASTER

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Susthama Kim Dec 22, 2017. 9 Replies

On the final morning of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference I went to a workshop by Jeffrey Zeig called ‘Evocative Approaches to Change’. This experience went some way to redeeming the conference for me. Zeig is the director of the Milton…Continue

THE RUBICON

Started by Susthama Kim. Last reply by Jan Wizinowich Dec 18, 2017. 5 Replies

I have been attending a parent and toddler group at the Steiner school in Kings Langley for a little while. I first started going there with Selena and then started taking Dorian there in September. It’s a lovely place with a different outlook and…Continue

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Comment by David Brazier on September 12, 2017 at 8:25

Thanks, Mo, this page is developing even as we write.

Comment by Mo Henderson on September 12, 2017 at 8:23
Thank for this invitation David, For me the ITZI conference was an innovative and inspiring experience. This is a great idea to keep contact with all the friends made and to debate, support and follow their work
Warm wishes,
Mo
 
 
 

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

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