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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, 2019
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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, 2019

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, 2019
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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, 2019
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
Reply by David Brazier

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
Reply by David Brazier

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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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