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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
Reply by David Brazier

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
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

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
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
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

Whatever Happened to Real Psychotherapy?

This article by Lori Gottlieb makes sobering reading. We have seen how the trend to supposedly evidence based practice has led to cognitive…

Started by David Brazier

8 May 16, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

Transparencia - ¿Puedes guardar un secreto? (Traducción de "Transparency - Can you keep a secret?"

Publicado por David Brazier el 31 de marzo de 2017 en el grupo “Therapeutae” Hace poco, conversando con alguien, salió el tema de la transp…

Started by Nati

0 Apr 13, 2017

TRANSPARENCY ~ Can you keep a secret?

I was recently engaged in a conversation in which the issue of "transparency" came up. There are two contexts in which this idea mainly has…

Started by David Brazier

9 Apr 4, 2017
Reply by Nati

SPACE THERAPY

One of the things that we observe here at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) is the therapeutic effect of people simply having space. Modern people…

Started by David Brazier

13 Feb 15, 2017
Reply by Tharakesh Palanisamy

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MY REAL LIFE

Posted by David Brazier on December 8, 2018 at 15:20 3 Comments

I'd like to try to say something about real life, which is the only thing that is really interesting.

I have been a bookworm ever since I learnt to read, which was not until I was seven years old. By that time I had already had important spiritual experiences. I was a rather odd child. Many ideas went through my head that tended to set me apart from other children.

Now,…

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More Will Be Revealed!!

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 5, 2018 at 12:46 2 Comments

Adjusting to the extreme contrast between India and England has been a truly enlightening experience for me and I will probably be processing it psychologically for quite a while to come! 

It is impossible not to be affected by the seething mass of raw energy that flows endlessly there, seemingly toward no apparent goal except pure survival. It often seemed like hell…

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MARY MIDGLEY

Posted by David Brazier on October 21, 2018 at 17:25 1 Comment

Born: September 13, 1919, London, United Kingdom

Died: October 10, 2018

Mary was a dear friend and inspiration. I first met her when she came to a meditation class I was leading. Her husband had recently died and she was grieving. She did not need meditation, she just needed to grieve and that be OK, which it definitely was, but she continued to come to meetings and made a…

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

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