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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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"- CR bias nis ot surprising as I knew him personally - Freud himself did involve the families and he was certainly in favour of people becoming their own therapists. The fact that analysis has been hijacked by the well-to-do is not really his fault.…"
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"An enjoyable read if slightly biased toward someone called Carl Rogers.  It seems like a comparison in part to the debate between Evolutionists and creationists.  Freud et al being on the 'Creationist' whilst behaviourism is on…"
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THE THERAPEUTIC ELEMENT

When I originally learnt psychotherapy, psychoanalysis was the dominant force and its arch foe was behaviourism. Freud had claimed to offer the first scientific psychology. The behaviourists came along with what they claimed was really scientific. Humanistic methods were also on the rise and were a reaction against both the established antagonists. Humanists such as Rogers, Maslow and Perls stressed human potential and personal growth. In reality all of these three movements added to human…See More
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"Sounds as though we are not so far apart really."
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I am the son of Irene Brazier and am the originator of this project. I have written a number of books on spiritual, psychological and cultural subjects. I am interested in community and spiritual awakening.
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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted 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…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted 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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SUCCESSFUL FIRST ELEUSIS SEMINAR

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.

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At 21:53 on April 9, 2019, Liselotte Baeijaert said…

Thank you for the invitation, David. I hope you will get better soon. I just had Karin visiting at my holiday home in Holland. We talked about the ITZI conference. I look forward to attend. (Still need to register.) Cheers! 

At 16:52 on March 15, 2019, Daniel Bairey said…

It was good to be part of the talk and discussion. A unique experience from my kitchen in Tel Aviv as I prepare to fix our family dinne. I look forward to more !

At 22:42 on January 6, 2019, Jaume Pucahdes said…

Thanks for your invitation.

At 17:05 on September 14, 2018, Daniel Bairey said…

Thank you

At 17:26 on September 13, 2018, Daniel Bairey said…

Noble practice then: with confidence , at ease. Well centered. With an upaya to suite the person and situation, definitely not merely 方便 approach. But I cheat, for I am reading your book and still grappling with your mention of upaya: I had not dwelled on that one until your message. But I meant Upeksha - perhaps a good concept to associate with noble ?

At 19:37 on September 10, 2018, Daniel Bairey said…

I am wondering what characters render XinJin and AnJin - perhaps I can then locate the original Chan terms

At 6:48 on September 9, 2018, Daniel Bairey said…

 hoşbulduk, Baruch Hanimza” : both Hebrew and Turkish have developed apt responses to “Welcome”, perhaps each loosely rendered as “glad to be here “ and “Blessed is he/she already there”. Possibly in English that could be “Well Arrived” 。I have yet to find the Buddhist or Chinese response , so 全心欢迎您的回答 (“Whole hearted welcome Your response )

At 15:21 on August 1, 2018, Nando said…

Thank you,  I will try to join, at least single days if it's possible. For the next workshops during 2018 in Korea I will work out my attendance in a more relaxed way!

At 15:52 on June 22, 2018, Désirée Verstraete said…

Twice Istarted Italian lessons but could not continue through circomstances. You make me feel wanting to learn it again. Then I could understand one of my favourite films in it's original language!

La meglio gioventù (2003)  a film from Marco Tullio Giordana. 

At 21:23 on March 2, 2018, Alex Mancini said…

Sure David! It was a pleasure to meet you and to have those, always interesting, conversations. Have a good trip back to France. Cheers!

 
 
 

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

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…

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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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