From the category archives:

evolutionary

How therapeutic change becomes you

10.19.2011

Research shows that therapeutic change comes about quicker and feels deeper if three things are perpetually and mindfully present in the dialogue and encounter between a psychologist/counsellor and a client:  BOND, GOALS AND METHODS.  I’ve found in my counselling work  that too much structuring and stratifying of the therapy session stifles the client’s spirit and inhibits the flow of [...]

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Your Three Brains and You

09.01.2010

Ever wonder why you react, respond and resonate differently given different situations?  Actually it’s because human evolution has given you three brains, so, in a sense, there are three selves in you.  The “Triune Brain Hypothesis” (Dr. Paul MacLean) details how your physiology/neurology is comprised of: a “reptillian brain“-your instinctive, reactive self; a “paleo-mammilian brain”-your emotive, responsive self; and, [...]

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On Intentionality

07.23.2010

 All that humankind has created on our earth has arisen from intentionality.  Intentionality is human adaptive-awareness-in-action.  It is goal-directed knowing.  It is the projection of purpose and meaning into reality by the perceiver of that reality.  Ironically once a person sets and triggers their intentionality, amazing natural forces seem to conspire to bring it about.  [...]

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Sustenance that Sustains Self: The Care and Feeding of Self

06.17.2010

Common sense says that each of us is or has a self. But having a self isn’t about possessing something that is static. It is about intentionally and lucidly participating in the emergence of something that is dynamic. The human act of “selfing” is our most precious renewable resource. Yet, how does one go about [...]

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The Art of Becoming Human

05.02.2010

If we are ever going to achieve the goal of becoming human we need to go beyond the science of life by engaging in the art of living. The art of becoming human is sketched and colored by a lived life that includes: delving into in the elusive beauty of subjectivity; committing to egalitarian  encounters [...]

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