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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, 2018
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, 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

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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GROUP

Posted by David Brazier on January 11, 2019 at 9:43 3 Comments

I’ve always been interested in groupwork. Recently I’ve been facilitating a rather challenging group. It includes an older man who is enjoying his retirement, an outdoor type who does not say so much but clearly regards the other members as wimps, a writer who has an irritating obsession with etymology, one I think of as the wanderer whose life problem seems to be that of never having learnt to settle down, who tells endless entertaining stories of travels, love affairs and so on, and I was…

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Sense on Brexit

Posted by Geeta Chari on December 16, 2018 at 18:51 0 Comments

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.

LONG JOURNEY

Posted by David Brazier on December 14, 2018 at 18:52 6 Comments

Carol drove me into Ottawa at midday on Wednesday 12th. I had spent the morning being interviewed and making a short film. In Ottawa we had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant and then went on to the airport where she dropped me off. I was to take a local plane to Montreal then fly to Paris and on to Bilbao in Spain with Air France, due to arrive at nine in the morning local time the following day. F would meet me in Spain and take me back to stay with him in a village near Vittoria.…

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MY REAL LIFE

Posted by David Brazier on December 8, 2018 at 15:00 4 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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