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IMG 0177 Our society has been so divided by the practice and unquestionable promotion
of idolatory behaviour in todays world. 
Most people have heard the 'all too easy' expression about needing to 
Love thy self.

This is all well and good, until we realise that unless we
actually possess,
mortgage free,
the self preserving esteem of
Yes, until we actually accept & return to possess self love we are incapable of giving love to any one.

One cannot give that which
One does not possess.

Emotional awareness to self idolatory behaviour has forever been within nature and seems to be adopted and promoted by all aspects of life where material and social benefits can be achieved through attachment to idolisation of material wares and human endeavours.
Self possessed by,
"Things & stuff".

Australia from space

Following here is a review to another amazing piece of literature which further acknowledges the disconnection with our move away from our spiritual connection to our life source as story tellers of time progressively lost contact with language of the universal spirit of life as they become mind driven and separated from the inner being arguing over the source of the Chicken & the Egg. 

We say practice Counselling because these days we find that each and every client teaches us more about the vagaries, expanding evolutionionary development and interrelated Universal connections to our air borne existence as mini micro human cells in the unlimited matrix of life. 

Yes in reality we most definitely have come quite a way from our ancestors when we start to consider the wisdom of those whose initial language development had an absolute & immediate connection to the life of our universal and earthly survival. 

Our work as Counsellors is about reconnecting people to the children they were born to be before they were cognitively led away to the never wilderness and left forever longing.
Left longing forever reaching out seeking love, wealth, material possessions, big homes, fast cars, social status, multiple partners.

Forever forgetting to see and appreciate the immediate surrounding air in which their body seeks and needs to live.

Todays society is comparable life of fish when we recognise that :
"The last thing fish discovers is water".
Or birds discover the wind beneath their wings.


Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

by Saul McLeod published 2007, updated 2014

Maslow wanted to understand what motivates people. He believed that people possess a set of motivation systems unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires.
Maslow (1943) stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fulfil the next one, and so on.
The earliest and most widespread version of Maslow's (1943, 1954) hierarchy of needs includes five motivational needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs five stage pyramid.

This five stage model can be divided into basic (or deficiency) needs (e.g. physiological, safety, love, and esteem)
And growth needs (self-actualization).

The deficiency, or basic needs are said to motivate people when they are unmet.
Also, the need to fulfil such needs will become stronger the longer the duration they are denied.
For example, the longer a person goes without food the more hungry they will become.

One must satisfy lower level basic needs before progressing on to meet higher level growth needs.
Once these needs have been reasonably satisfied, one may be able to reach the highest level called self-actualization.

Maslow Spirit 
    1) Physiological:hunger, thirst, bodily comforts, etc.;
    2) Safety/security: out of danger;
    3) Belongingness and Love: affiliate with others, be accepted; and
  4) Esteem: to achieve, be competent, gain approval and recognition.

    Maslow later differentiated the growth need of self-actualization.
Specifically identifying two of the first growth needs as part of the more generallevel of self-actualization (Maslow & Lowery, 1998)
Second one beyond the general level that focused on growth beyond that oriented towards self (Maslow, 1971).
They are:
      5) Cognitive: to know, to understand, and explore;
      6) Aesthetic: symmetry, order, and beauty;


Being Single;

Korro  Bella"Yes", she said. "I am happy."

However, directed by my own pre-conditioned, social expectations and ignorance I replied.

"But wouldn't you like to be in a relationship"?

She waited, took her time considering her reply,
then she gently prized open my pre-conditioned dysfunctional socially believed attitude by confidentially replying.

"Aren't I enough as I am"?

Fortunately one never stops learning even though, 
Many lessons are,
At first rather tough to accept.

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In recent years there has been good exposure and discussion about work place harassment and bullying which is certainly unacceptable and disturbing.
In writing this we must say that there are always two sides to any disagreement which generally are based on attitudes of right and wrong conduct where one party feels hurt or offended by the manner in which they are spoken to, spoken of, or spoken about, actually abused or in their mind mistreated.
Too often this alienation of personalities creates an emotional division where the offended individual believes they should resist that which to their belief is unacceptable behaviour.

Such resistance by the offended party is too often met by an increase in expectation by the offender to enforce their self righteous belief. 

Neither party being prepared to surrender their ground and all surrounding and associated employees become distracted by the swirling emotional tension radiating through out the work place.

This leads to further division and even arguments in the work force.

So you come together as freshmen and freshwomen right out of "big school" thinking you are "all growed up", now you can get away without Mum & Dad knowing what you are up to, free and ready to rock and roll.

As if your parents don't already know just what your likely to get up to, having walked the identical early life romantic road as yourself.

All bells and whistles, parental freedom, pretty dresses, beautiful, radiant, nubile young women and muscle bound  prancing princes, shiny, energetic, strong free spirited young stallions bearing charming persuasion and good tidings.

Late &  even later nights, without curfew or delegated family mass attendance on Sunday morning, including the possibility of taking Holy Communion to dispell any imaginings of "naughty" sinful behaviour.

Dream connections. Maud Chalard 08



Pained Face of Shamed little boy

Here is another piece of work from the Good Men Project about Raising Boys with shame which I basically feel I understand, so I on posted and liked it to Facebook.

Our interest is in an ongoing study that we are calling “Accents of behaviour” or how we unwittingly adopt and develop our individual responding behaviours to stifle the internal discomfort (internal response) generated by those influencing development of our formative baby years.
More of the “what we see and hear is what we become” theme in accord with the “Little pigs have big ears” .

In the miracle of life we are granted complete self knowledge at conception. Miraculously our spirit of life  knows how to develop us in the womb placing all the organs, skeletal structure and essential bodily functions according to natures design for, in our case, humans.
Like respiration and digestion the miraculous process to exchange waste and exchange gas for new fuel also came with conception, as did our cardio vascular, nervous, visual, audio, sensory systems all introduced in perfect working order according to the DNA blue print contained within the merging of egg and sperm.
There is a mysterious thing
That existed before Heaven  and Earth,
Silent and empty,
Alone and unchanging,
Ceaselessly turning,
It is the Mother of All things.

If I must, I’ll call it “Great.”
Greatness entails transcendence.
Transcendence entails going beyond.
Going beyond entails return to the beginning.

Tao Te Ching XXV

Peak experience

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Essential Needs

Peak experience

  1.     A peak experience is a moment accompanied by a euphoric mental state often achieved by self-actualizing individuals.
  2.     The concept was originally developed by Abraham Maslow in 1964, who describes peak experiences as "rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that  generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter."
  3.    There are several unique characteristics of a peak experience, but each element is perceived together in a holistic manner that creates the moment of reaching one’s full potential.
  4.    Peak experiences can range from simple activities to intense events.
  5.    However, it is not necessarily about what the activity is, but the ecstatic, care-free feeling that is being experienced during it.


Stories through 
Music & the Arts

Johnny Cash, sure he was a lad in his day,
A real Highwayman with a pistol by his side.
Johnny & the Highwaymen hung in there seeking recognition for the hurt souls who lived within their bodies.
Willie & others began Farm Aid in 1985.

We love Johnny Cash because he let us feel the rebel in all of us,
Johnny Cash challenged the mob.
He used every known method to avoid feeling that
Endless Aching Need of the wounded child.

As is the case with too many wounded souls Johnny went to prison. 

Later he returned to sing to the prisoners.

We all feel at times that he was singing those songs on our behalf.

Listen see and Hear Johnny Cash sing
About the negative aspect of Prisons.

Old Johnny in Video and singing
The Song Hurt.

e know too well that Hurt People Hurt People.

Johnny did his healing by sharing his story through his music.

Boy Named Sue.

God's Gunna Cut You Down.
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We offer here yet another interpretation to the legendary story of the Prodigal son;
Seemingly synonymous with most indigenous scriptures, such ancient teachings have interesting anecdotal & potential meanings for those with "eyes to see and ears to hear".

Counselling is akin to assisting in the exposure of our basic psychological delusion from our founding customs, those adopted cultural & religiously indoctrinating influences which we treat as normal, as who we are.

There are just so many of those 'founding reasons' for shaping the expectation of emotional sadness, disappointment and pain often unintentionally delivered by denial of emotional nourishment & the associated consequential suppression & witholding of the pain.

Often we unwittingly inflict this habitual behaviour upon our self simply by being led 'off track' to be left, metaphorically, lost in the 'wilderness', constantly being tempted to practice avoidance behaviour which is forever prominent and promoted and advertised in the environment around us.

Subsequently we loose touch with our inner strength and confidence.

Essential self sustaining spiritual nourishment, natural healing becomes available by quietly sitting with a "free" mind, returning to the child and life we were born to be at that moment of our conception. 
Should you be troubled!
Surely you would like to find your way out of that aching empty soulless wilderness and be released into the kingdom of peace of mind  and contentment of self.



The Brain That Changes Itself.

As Professional Counsellors it is in our & the interest of our clients for us to delve into, explore, understand & attempt to navigate the innate wisdom and workings of the mind of mankind. As we do so we continue to discover the plumbing of wisdom is somewhat synonymous with the endless depth of our universe itself.
That is,... as, if or when we consider we have made some enlightening discovery we then find we have simply passed through a former "black hole of consciousness" to expose yet another, more expansive dimension of enlightenment. 
Counselling provides a mind expanding opportunity to appreciate who we really are.
As against who we thought we were or in too many instances who we were told we were.
 “Since the earliest period of our life was preverbal, everything depended on emotional interaction. Without someone to reflect our emotions, we had no way of knowing who we were.”
― John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You

“Hell, in my opinion, is never finding your true self and never living your own life or knowing who you are.”
― John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You

There is no better adviser on this extremely critical psychological issue than the self recovered John Bradshaw.
A man who rebuilt his life after being virtually abandoned to the wilderness by alcoholic parents who themselves had come from identically hopless environments,
so they knew no better.
baby korro
They knew no better, but thanks to John Bradshaw's determination to rid himself of the burden of this socially inflicted disabiling wound of toxic shame we have here the opportunity to "COME OUT FROM HIDING" and allow the healing to happen.

After developing our own bodies in utero, complete with all 7 vital systems, organs, & glands functioning perfectly we are all born pure, innocent, brilliant, wholesome little children.

Here is the link to a series of 6 short videos in which author John Bradshaw speaks of "Healing The Shame that Binds you".
panic_disorderPeople with panic disorder suffer severe attacks of anxiety which can make them feel as though they are having a heart attack or are going crazy. Symptoms include heart palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, sweating, trembling, dizziness, difficulty breathing and feelings of losing control.

Panic disorder involves at least one of these attacks followed by a month or more of persistent concern about either
a) having another attack,
b) worry that the attack means he or she is going crazy or has severe health problems, or
c) a significant change in behaviour as a result of the attack (e.g. avoiding places where an attack might occur).

The American Psychiatric Association (2000) defines a panic attack as fear or discomfort that arises abruptly and peaks in 10 minutes or less, and can occasionally last for hours. They are usually unpredictable, and this can lead a sufferer to avoid certain places or situations where a panic attack may occur and from where escape would be difficult or embarrassing.

Mother DucklingFOR MORE than 10,000 years, natural therapies have been used, while conventional medicine is but 100 years old. Natural therapis deserve the recognition universities have given them as they have healing modalities and benefits proven by credible and peer-reviewed research. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than 80 per cent of the world's population relies on natural therapies to treat, prevent and cure diseases, yet in Australia we have closed-minded colleagues determined to damage and bring into disrepute the entire natural health profession.
There is a mysterious thing
That existed before Heaven  and Earth,
Silent and empty,
Alone and unchanging,
Ceaselessly turning,
It is the Mother of All things.

If I must, I’ll call it “Great.”
Greatness entails transcendence.
Transcendence entails going beyond.
Going beyond entails return to the beginning.

Tao Te Ching XXV

ollowing on from our natural therapies understanding where we know our body has the ability to grow repair and heal itself from the moment of conception.

We need to to discover how to sustain health of body soul & mind, that magic world so brilliantly portrayed in the movie Avatar.




Us from the start:

Contained within the chromosomes of the female and the male species are all the essential ingredients, genetic intelligence and blue printed mapping which, when combined into one at the moment of fertilization produces a new being of the parent species.

We believe that in that instant of fertilization the component and energetic spark of life itself is transferred into the new being.

It is this spark of life which germinates and ignites the genetic intelligence which then begins to pulse and can be readily observed and recorded microscopically and later seen pulsing through ultra sounding technology.


That life is a force, once commenced does all it possibly can do to remain alive and initially nourishes itself on the yolk of the maternal egg soon imbedding itself into the already engorged wall of the uterus where the cyst oblast sack soon attaches itself parasitically whilst the activated genetic material gets on with natures plan to develop the entire new being.



Working with the debilitating mental, emotional and physical after math of Depression is becoming a daily occurrence in our Bondi Junction Counselling practice.

Here below are some articles which we on post from Beyondblue the nationally recognised organisation dealing with Depression.

One of the major deterrents to attending Counselling for the Australian community is the erroneous self held belief that we should be able to look after our self.
Unfortunately our social conditioning and childhood exposure to many and varied forms of dysfunctional social attitudes and behaviour leaves us with the belief which our psyche reverts to when ever some emotional trigger of discomfort activates a contracting fear driven response, an inward breath holding response from old learned unconsciously stimulated behaviour.

andrew_johnsAndrew Johns the amazing football player in a down moment.

His career was plagued by high personal expectations which most probably placed too great a demand on his total being and the slumps, wounds and disappointments were at times too distressing for him to manage, so he "partied" through them to arrive at an even great abyss to be met.


thronbosisThe dangers of being desk bound

Research just out suggests that those of us who spend long hours working at a desk are more likely to develop deep vain thrombosis (DVT).

It was previously thought that DVT mainly struck passengers on long haul plane flights - not anymore. We look at the ways you can avoid this new office danger.

Sitting at a desk for hours working at a computer may earn you brownie points with your boss, but doctors are now warning that it could also damage your health. While most of us are aware of the risks of sore eyes or a stiff neck, it now appears that lack of movement could make millions of workers vulnerable to a new health risk - 'e-thrombosis'.

E-thrombosis is a type of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and is the same condition known to affect airline passengers which has killed several apparently healthy passengers. Thrombosis, or blood clots, form when people are sitting for long periods in one place, especially where the legs may be cramped or circulation restricted.

DVT has previously been linked with long haul air travel and with the elderly, but research just out of New Zealand suggests that office workers are also at risk.
A study at the Medical Research Institute in Wellington, New Zealand, examined the cases of 62 people with DVT and discovered that 34 per cent had spent long periods sitting at their desks at work.



Relaxation techniques are valuable stress reducers. At a physical level they lower blood pressure, slow heart rate and breathing, and bring brain waves into Alpha mode, which is the ideal level of activity for creative problem solving, extracting things from your memory, and programming the subconscious with positive concepts (especially useful when goal setting).

Create a buffer zone between you and your trigger point. The more regularly you do any of these stress busters, the quicker the results.

Aim to create a routine, almost a ritual, to go with your main relaxation process.

Just beginning the familiar elements will trigger a drop in stress levels. You may use candles, a prayer, a familiar place, a particular posture or breathing routine.

Develop something you can use as a quick trigger wherever you are.

Begin your day with positive thoughts. (See affirmations below). If you are challenged for time, say (or better still sing) them in the shower, with as much emotion as you can.

Whenever you review what is coming up, phrase your thoughts positively, and expect the best possible outcome, even if you don't currently know what that is.



Master Therapist & Hakomi Founder Ron Kurtz
& Rod McClure
"Hakomi Is Gold"

Rod, I'm pleased to give you permission to link to the articles on my web page.
My regards


  The late Ron Kurtz,

Ron Explains Hakomi Therapy



brain_imageWe all get upset from time to time and like fine clocks some of us are more finely calibrated than others, so it takes very little to be disturbed or rocked from the general parameters of ‘normality' and occasionally with a 'knock' we might miss a beat or two or possibly become derailed completely.

The human system is a classic organic clock with the heart keeping the beat

nut_crackerWorking with and studying stress and trauma is exciting and rewarding to both our clients and our self as we take on broader, more expansive and deeper self awareness with body sensitive psychotherapy as a form of self study to better know and understand the path way upon which we make life's journey.

After spending most of my life denying or more to the point suppressing the exposure of my strong defensive emotion I have now progressed to a place confident enough in myself to allow my emotions to be expressed with the deliberate intention of getting the experience into the open where I can have a look at it and study the reasons underlying my regular disturbance and apparent lacking sense of safety about which I need to defend and protect myself.

Why am I afraid?

What am I afraid of?

Or am I afraid at all?


Counselling and Body Centered Psycho Therapy

....something seems to be missing in my life.

Our Counsellors are trained, mature, experienced, professionally qualified, psycho therapists who are able to assist untangle lifes confusion of anxiety, frustration, depression or disappointments.

So you may clear your way from former inhibitions. Find and recover strengthen confidence and your self esteem so that you become mindful to emotional sensations, becoming self aware, in so doing we become able to avoid being disassociated or endlessly wounded, by feeling small, shy, frustrated, angry, embarrassed or simply not good enough.


susan_blackmoreRecent research progress is expanding social appreciation with awareness of somatic body therapy for physiological and psychological development detailing irrefutable, break through knowledge for the "progressive" rate and method of survival
for all life forms including planet earth.

Technology and the internet is certainly mushrooming this renewed multi dimensional enlightening merge of scientific awareness coupled with biological evidence across every cellular memory of all living organicity of our universe.

Most certainly this knowledge supports the physical practices of body massage therapy and psychotherapy to take on new found respect with greater sensitivity and understanding to the science of touch through actual body therapy and with it the release of all forms of unconsciously retained toxic energy, the unresolved waste of all trauma.

richard_dawkinsNow thoroughly qualified theses once theoretical studies reveal evolutionary developmental meaning wonderfully captured by the term meme a word coined by Professor Richard Dawkins (pictured) to describe the selfish gene is now being expanded into an advanced continuing technological evolutionary theory by Susan Blackmore.

Physiological and Personality Development

From our years of working "hands on" with massage and psycho therapy we do well know and understand the progressive influence
to physical conformity often due to some restricted protective or defensive mental attitude, and burdened foundation experiences
which also become apparent through developmental behaviour, body shaping stance, flexibility, movement and personality all contributing to structural conformity of body shape to survive in safety.

Our body and mind therapy is about releasing those unconscious withholding constrictions due to false alarms and inherited mental patterns to allow the human body to fully develop its natural potential to simply be itself.

ADD/ADHD in Children

Recognizing the signs, symptoms and effects

All children get fidgety or impatient from time to time. Now and then, their attention wanders or they need to run around and blow off steam. And as we know, sometimes kids say the darndest things. But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it's important to identify the symptoms and get help.

What is ADD or ADHD?

You know these kids: the ones who can't sit still, the ones who never seem to listen, who don't follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. There's at least one in every classroom, and that one may be yours, because attention deficit disorder (ADD) affects people across the spectrum of race, class, gender, and age.

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a neurological condition that makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses-responses that can involve movement, speech, and attentiveness. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that between 3 and 5 percent of children in the United States have ADHD. This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, at least one is likely to have ADHD.

Types of ADD/ADHD

There are three subtypes of ADD/ADHD:

1 - Predominantly inattentive
2 - Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
3 - Combined: inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive

That means children with ADD/ADHD don't all have the same problems. Some are hyperactive, while others sit quietly (with their attention miles away). Some put too much focus on a task and have trouble shifting it to something else. Others are only mildly inattentive but overly impulsive. Still others have significant problems in all three areas.


Early Years Of John Winston Ono Lennon

lennon-bioNot until one is really prepared to look at and makes a study of the amazing peacework John Winston Ono Lennon performed through out his short life as he evolved from basically a neglected abandoned orphan in the occasional care of his Aunt Mimi does one begins to wonder just how the mind of man develops considering we are all unique individuals.

John Winston Ono Lennon was an enlightened soul freed from dysfunctional bondage which often traps us in multiple forms of dependency and attachment.

Such a beautiful sensitive knowing soul living on with us through his courage and music to free the wold of bondage and greed.

A Beautiful boy

u_s__vs_john_lennonIn the documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon we are given a very interesting overview of the patriarchal domination and corruption of the order of the world according to the disgraced US president Richard Nixon who history has shown obviously would go to any length to hold power.

Seems as though the identical situation is occurring now as we approach the 2008 Beijing Olympics as China's wicked oppression of its people is receiving some exposure in the international media, however very little will change as the great martyrs of the world have proved since time began. They have all been shot or crucified for the cause.

Such is the shame ridden and fear blinded world in which many remain imprisoned.In saying many remain imprisoned I mean mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually and psychologically imprisoned because we have unconsciously developed a natural personality or set of fear motivated behavioural practices, both conscious and unconscious, setting up an ever vigilant arousal to any perceived danger as we have needed to protect our self from very very early child hood traumatic wounding.

Many people do actually believe they have to fight to stay alive.
Fight to accumulate, to fearfully protect, to keep, their valueless toys, and egotistically held possessions of status.

That is so so sad. So so sad.
When there is more than enough to go around for all.



Observation by Rod McClure JP

Over the years many of us have experienced moments of anxiety to varying degrees.
Why it was  "just yesterday" when  I made mentioned my partner about one of her grand sons starting school that day.
Immediately her eyes welled with fresh tears as the realisation of the little baby boy was moving out of his infant zone and growing up to 'big school boy'.

Even though this little man has already experienced a graduation from "Gum Nuts" to "Dolphins". Now the big school calls for big hats and big school bags, new lunch boxes and big school clothes.

baby_bellakObviously this touching moment set off some deep seated or shallow seated lurking emotion memory within her being.
Following many years of self development our awareness to these natural instances becomes accepted, allowed, expressed and understood, after all there is a sense of bonding loss in such a weaning, a separation and with this there is natural grief to be experienced as there is with any loss.

We are experiencing more cases of anxiety in our work as the world "progresses".
Of course as we become more sensitive and familiar with our selves we also become more aware of this unconscious wound of separation which actually begins in this life at our day of birth. 
Some other esoteric teachings may take this situation to the beginning of living existence.

We prefer to just work from a level where all people may accept, their birth.
This infant has "bubbled "along dividing and developing for 280 or so days, or about 10 moons from conception.
All snug as a 'bug in a rug' tucked up in Mother's warm nourishing womb and then at some pre determined hour the flood gates open and we are pressured to make our way out down a narrow dark passage and into this whole new noisy world of bright lights, new sterile smells and the incredible and frightening experience of having air enter our lungs as the embryonic fluids and fetal meconium are cleared from our air ways .

Now the once little boy is finishing high school woosh.........




Now we may easily imagine the two tablets of stone being the left and right hemispheres of the brain into which has been scored the commandments which were later interpreted as rules and regulations for getting on with your brothers and sisters and cousins and in laws, all.

We could then imagine ourselves going up that mountain within ourself to the very same place for some inner conversation and enlightenment from the "free side" of consciousness which connects us as one with the universe and so we become prophetic and connected to previously unimagined possibilities.

Extending the possibilities of these amazing exciting options for change allows us to oversee "psychological walls" of conditioning from a simpler more organic natural perspective which immediately reveals the open pathways of prior hedges and obstructions. The path is instantly revealed when in that elevated detached frame of mind.

Realizations, new learning occur here in this place of mindfulness.

heart to brain

Serpentine spine


Spiritual Implications of Brain Research

by Peter Holleran

"There is no machine that can measure a person's realization."

- Tsoknyi Rinpoche

This will be a short summary of the results of brain-wave studies conducted on mediators over the past thirty years, and conclusions that may be drawn from them.

One of the first areas of study involved Transcendental Meditation (TM). While touting the many healthy benefits of meditation, it was shown that TM reduced certain brain wave frequencies and increased others in research subjects, which was assumed to imply stress reduction. There has been much written, both pro and con regarding these results and other effects of the technique and organization.

According to TM, slowing alpha activity during meditation indicates deeper relaxation. This conclusion was challenged, however, by Arthur Janov and his associates at the Primal Institute in Los Angeles. Janov conducted his own studies after having some advanced Vedanta monks come to his clinic for therapy after suffering nervous breakdowns. Janov was of the opinion after seeing such types that meditation was definitely "anti-primal", or dissociative of the body and feelings.

His research showed that in neurotic meditators (i.e.,those who had not done primal therapy) the results were similar to those produced by the TM people, with reduced alpha and beta wave frequencies, but that the wave amplitude was increased, which to him implied that an element of deep repression still existed in the meditators.

In other words, the TM form of meditation they did only achieved symptom suppression (pseudo-calmness) and not deep release or healing of core repressed pain. The natural history of the nervous system remained intact, and there was no integration between the reptilian, limbic, and cortical levels of the brain, which when achieved Janov saw as the sign of mental health and freedom from neurosis.


A Simpler Way

Margaret Wheatley & Myron Kellner-Rogers

Being conversant with Margaret J Wheatley's earlier work in Leadership and the New Science a 1992 publication by Berrett- Koehler Publishers Inc. we came upon a review of the above book by Paul Schumann and decided to post some points of interest from that review here on our Relationship Counselling segment for those people interested in expanding their understanding of self, systems generation and group dynamics as we progress towards a wholesome momentary understanding, towards the ever evolving possibility and potential of the ‘self'.

Burning Child  Alex Milov

"Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships." 

People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition."
Margaret J. Wheatley

So our Counselling motto is

If we change the way we look at things the things we look at can change.

This way we all have the opportunity to grow and progress towards a wholesome organism

To actually become aware of the self just as we are in the moment..


Our intention here is for the possibility of seeing that maybe we could get on better with those around us if we loosened up some of our old attitudes and expectations.

That is of course taking into consideration the possibility that we are prepared to ‘turn the other cheek' or in other words step back for moment and mindfully study and observe what is occurring with in us at any given moment when we feel some what disturbed, up set, angry, offended or excited.

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