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THERAPEUTAE

A place to discuss therapy and personal growth, health, wholeness, and transformation of the psyche.

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The original therapeutae were people who combined elements of Jewish, Hellenistic, Egyptian, and Christian spirituality. They worshipped a god called Serapis who combined characteristics of many of the Ancient Greek gods. Their main centre was in Alexandria in Egypt. We have taken their name for this group to designate a place where any aspect of spiritual psychology or body-mind-spirit psychotherapy can be discussed.

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH GRIEF COUNSELLING?

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SUDDEN AWAKENING AND GRADUAL TRANSFORMATION

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SOME FREUDIAN THEORY

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REFLECTIONS UPON A LUMP IN THE THROAT

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TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP

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THERAPY AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

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Whatever Happened to Real Psychotherapy?

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TRANSPARENCY ~ Can you keep a secret?

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SPACE THERAPY

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SKANDHAS, KELLY & VICO (en español)

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SKANDHAS, KELLY & VICO

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HAPPINESS OR MEANING

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SEPARATION

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THREE KEY CONCEPTS IN BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY - Part Two

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Some Thoughts on Spirit and Psychology

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ANSHIN: PART SIX ~ Faith in Therapy

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A BULIMIC WORLD

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EPOCHE

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Comment by Massimo Tomassini on December 4, 2015 at 18:16

this Serapis space is very interesting. I was wandering if it would be possible to dedicate a corner of it to group practices that are not explicitly "therapeutic" but have very much to do with curing and healing as they help people to re-think their ways of living and working and to open new paths of individual and meta-individual understanding.

I recently carried out a group counseling intervention in an ICT company with colleagues of mine. It was not easy but in the end it was a success. Very rewarding. It is probably an example of the kind of new therapeusis (how to call it?) that I would like to reflect about. Maybe it has something to do with Rogers' groups (but some research would be necessary for better focusing differences and similarities).

The video (link below) has been produced by one of the participants in the intervention. He presented it in the last day of the intervention, in which we invited the participants to bring something which could symbolically witness the meaning for each one of the many hours spent together. He used many key words we suggested during the intervention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vjP2NS7VA4

 
 
 

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