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Yaya de Andrade replied to David Brazier's discussion INSIDE VIEW, OUTSIDE VIEW in the group ITZI
"very good article David. I am enjoying  talking to clients about "windows of tolerance" and some day I will write about it... it is always  relevant that clients see us, therapists, not as someone who will  guide them to a…"
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Yaya de Andrade replied to David Brazier's discussion TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY in the group BUDDHISM
"Good morning David. I am sending energy to you, to make you strong and well... Thanks for the article. and as I read it, it reminded me a situation with a client who was very angry, with uncountable grievances, and "placed" them on my lap,…"
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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I am a Psychologist who lives in Vancouver. Currently I teach at the City University of Seattle, campus Vancouver- the courses are part of a Graduate Program in Counseling, and the courses I teach are Psychological Trauma and Interpersonal Violence and Diversity, culture and Counselling. Both are my passion, and we talked a lot about mindfulness, compassion and the power of find meaning, practice gratitude, etc. etc.
I also participate in a few projects with aboriginals.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
David Brazier
Is your primary interest...
Resident community, Volunteering, Attending courses, Join Staff Team, Group Retreats
Other information / things you can offer
I can offer workshops on "the Canadian Model of Care" which is a way to help others towards wellness and adjustment (taking into consideration cultural beliefs, experiences and overall goals)

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Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 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…



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…



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


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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