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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 23:27 on February 4, 2013, Mirjam Hartkamp said…

Hi Mark,

Nice to have you here!!

hope you are doing well,

warm wishes,

Mirjam

At 19:30 on February 3, 2013, David Brazier said…

That's fine. There will be other opportunities :-)

At 16:16 on January 18, 2013, David Brazier said…

Welcome Mark! ... and, yes, please, we would love to use up some of your free time :-) Very much looking forward to seeing you again.

 
 
 

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 Comments



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…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

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…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“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

Sit

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

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

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