Archive for the ‘Psychotherapy’ Category

~julian 3.14.05 great line of thought jpt! narcissism in non-clinical ternms usually, as you say, refers to a kind of annoying self-centeredness and inability to relate in a considerate way. we are all like this sometimes – some of us more than others in more clinical terms, i think it’s helpful to make a distinction […]

Jim 3.13.05 One element I’d like to see added to the list of four factors that contribute to therapeutic change is the factor U Chicago psychologist Eugene Gendlin identified in his research. I’ve posted on this before and will paste in just a bit from an earlier post (that I posted on the older version […]

~julian 1.24.05 yes that is called counter transference and a therapist would work on his counter transference with his spiritual guide called a supervisor. he would take responsibility for his stuff” as it gets triggered by the relationships with his clients and work it out elsewhere , so as to keep the space clean for […]

~julian 1.24.05 mark david, even in cases where the client has “seduced” the therapist, the therapist still carries the responsibility in a legal sense and loses their license if they are discovered. it is not a defense to say – well he/she wanted it. they asked for it. they are an adult and have equal […]

MarkDavid 1.24.05 Hi julian. This is a nice riff on transference. And I am a therapist (or post-doc in training in any case), so I empathize with aspects of this view of course. But you must also understand that the notion that people regress in some kind of total fashion in the process of therapy […]

~julian 1.23.05 when anyone is in a position of authority there is a psychological power imbalance. this is not wrong. it is not a choice. it is psychologically unavoidable. it starts with our relationship to parents and other adults when we are kids. we idealize them. we imagine them to be all good, all powerful, […]

~julian 11.27.04 hmmm actually what i am saying heru is that everything is not relative. there is a difference between integral thinking and relativism. this is precisely the new age error: a lack of discernment in the name of non-judgment. you are doing it here too, imo :O) the half right part of you create […]

~julian 10.26.04 hey guys, reading the interesting dialog on adyashanti below. here are some of my observations. these are not about adya in particular, but come from having been in and around the satsang based groups since 1996: spending 8 months or so in a gangaji group (watching videos of satsangs and then discussing/meditating), going […]

~julian 10.5.04 paul, i am responding to your questions re: how i have seen/experienced these initiations occurring a) the direct experience of the primal emotional layer of the psyche essentially, as i was saying before, this is about softening the ego-defenses and breaking through into the underlying emotional pain, grief, rage, shame, etc that we […]

~julian 9.17.04 hey heruka, i hear you saying i have a limited perception of you. sure. this is a limited medium. sorry if i have characterized you unfairly. i see that you are tasting and trying, exploring and experimenting, as are we all! yeah! we did have a good heated discussion about cohen a while […]