Charlene Diane Jones
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"Very astute and sensitive reading David of the space between client and therapist, friend to friend. Thank you!"
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Charlene Diane Jones replied to David Brazier's discussion REFLECTIONS UPON A LUMP IN THE THROAT in the group THERAPEUTAE
"Karin thank you for this and for your reply to David's important thread here. I want to offer to you yes. Yes to the rising of old unhealed emotional and sometimes physical pains through the pain of the present. I am sorry you had a bike…"
Jan 22, 2018
Charlene Diane Jones replied to Susthama Kim's discussion TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP in the group THERAPEUTAE
"This sounds like an important book, Susthama. thank you for bringing it to this forum..."
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Charlene Diane Jones replied to David Brazier's discussion REFLECTIONS UPON A LUMP IN THE THROAT in the group THERAPEUTAE
"Our bodies speak emotion. Strong memories remain in our bodies. If we emote the original scene thoroughly, we do in fact  "get over it." This means the original memory no longer a) goes into the unconscious where it can magnetize like…"
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Charlene Diane Jones replied to David Brazier's discussion MILTON ERICKSON, ZEN MASTER in the group ITZI
"Susthama Kim to your point about the exercise not mattering if it's based on reality is coherent with neuroscience which demonstrates that imagination alone convinces our brains the event is occuring in real time/space. Imagining one is loved…"
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Charlene Diane Jones replied to David Brazier's discussion MILTON ERICKSON, ZEN MASTER in the group ITZI
"What a clear exposition, David. Thank you so much. I am struck by much of what you have written about working with people in distressed states. So much feels so true. One point...the timing you mention as vitally important seems somehow inextricably…"
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Charlene Diane Jones commented on David Brazier's group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"Robert McCarthy thank you. I read a bit of Neuroscience and have noted none of the authors use the word Consciousness. Good to know there are areas of science interested in exploring how our perceptions weave with what we believe is "out…"
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Meditation Teacher, Writing Teacher (M.Ed/M.A) 45 years Tibetan Vajrayana meditation, author, grateful recipient of David Brazier's sharp mind and generous heart
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Lucked onto David Brazier through LinkedIn
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As a writer I can offer my skills in articulating, editing, revising and producing written works of high quality.

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Meditation as Writing/Writing as Meditation

Posted on January 3, 2016 at 17:42 0 Comments

I have been asked to talk tomorrow at 11am EST on the subject of Meditation as Writing and Writing as Meditation. 

The topic fascinates. My Master's thesis explored teaching Visualization in order to teach reading and writing as it has always seemed to me that the same process applies. We "picture" the story as our eyes move across the page in much the way we learn to picture a Tibetan deity, for instance, Medicine Buddha. 
However as I contemplate, I see again. In…

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At 19:54 on December 22, 2015, David Brazier said…

The books have arrived - thank you very much - wonderful.

At 6:47 on December 22, 2015, Carol English said…
Hi Charlene, you're Gerry's sister aren't you? Just saw Gerry and Nomi in Ottawa a month or so ago when they were passing through.
At 17:04 on December 16, 2015, David Brazier said…

Hello. Nice to see you are visiting the site. Have you noticed the new chat feature?

At 22:45 on December 9, 2015, David Brazier said…

Charlene, would you like to put an entry about your book in ? Put it in the Discussion Forum section. Look at the discussion item JUST AS YOU ARE and add something equivalent. If you find it too tricky, send me what you want to say plus a j-peg of the book cover and I'll add it for you.

At 22:38 on December 8, 2015, David Brazier said…

Thank you very much. Do send them to me at

La Ville au Roi, Bessais le Fromental, 18210 Cher, France.

At 21:38 on December 8, 2015, David Brazier said…

Big welcome to you, Charlene - lovely to have you in our network. Hope you enjoy the site. Do join some groups, read stuff and comment. This is quite an active site so there is plenty to get involved with. Warm wishes - David


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Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

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