My work is now in psychotherapy, having been a psychiatrist for many years. My influences are Jung, psychoanalysis, existential (after Irvin Yalom), humanistic, cognitive, Zen, Tao, I Ching, and my training in physical medicine is a kind of basic prism for those other things to pass through. I am a member of my local Serene Reflection Meditation Group in Jersey. I have an interest in and had experience in the Therapeutic Community movement in psychiatry in the 80's. I like old buildings, cooking and gardening and free ranging conversation.
Is your primary interest...
Resident community, Volunteering, Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Gardening, Group Retreats
Other information / things you can offer
I work only 2 days/week now and have time to engage in interesting projects, so would like to get to know about what's going on at Eleusis.
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At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…
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…
“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