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SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT RESONANCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND INTER-PERSONAL RELATIONS

Resonance is the transmission of a vibration from one body to another. Bodies are so constituted as to be amenable to vibrating in distinct…

Started by David Brazier

4 Jul 12
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ITZI DISCUSSIONS

Today the ITZI Support Group discussed the theme "The Wounded Healer" Points that came up included some people become healers because they…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jun 27

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Shakespeare asked this question, commenting “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This is spoken by Juliet in the play Romeo and…

Started by David Brazier

6 Mar 19
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SOME POINTS ABOUT BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY

[The following flows from a discussion that we had recently on ITZI Supprt Zoom] What follows below is quite condensed yet by no means exha…

Started by David Brazier

6 Mar 15
Reply by Désirée Verstraete

WHAT'S WRONG WITH GRIEF COUNSELLING?

I was recently reviewing the work of one of my students and she brought my attention to a body of  literature on research into bereavement…

Started by David Brazier

2 Nov 25, 2018
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SUDDEN AWAKENING AND GRADUAL TRANSFORMATION

TRANSFORMATION IS ABRUPT Transformation of the human mind occurs abruptly. If one discovers that a person one had always regarded as a frie…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jun 23, 2018
Reply by Kaspalita

SOME FREUDIAN THEORY

I've been rereading Freud's Mourning and Melancholia, an essay that he wrote round about the time of the start of the First World War. I wr…

Started by David Brazier

0 Apr 2, 2018

REFLECTIONS UPON A LUMP IN THE THROAT

It is interesting how memory and experience work. Yesterday morning I was sitting in a classroom for the first time in a long while. I am t…

Started by David Brazier

12 Jan 24, 2018
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TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP

i have been reading a relatively new book about Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker and just how important sleep is to all parts of our body. It…

Started by Susthama Kim

2 Jan 14, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

THERAPY AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

I have recently returned from a visit to S Korea where I led a teaching programme in Buddhist psychology and its therapeutic application. T…

Started by David Brazier

2 Sep 5, 2017
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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 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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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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