Category Archives: grieving

Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting)

.Increasingly so as the years have passed, I have come, for a whole raft of reasons (many of which will unfold over the course of these pages) to return again and again to one – for me at any rate … Continue reading

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Beyond Self? (Cont’d from most recent posting).

Following the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth and according to Christian teaching, “the Christ”···, belief in the resurrection of the dead became the great proclamation and witness of the Christian Church and the principal doctrine concerning “life after … Continue reading

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Beyond self? (Cont’d from previous blog).

By now we have surely witnessed and are hopefully in agreement concerning the point that by any functional definition, brain and body are as inseparable, as (in its day) was – say – the world famous Concorde from its Rolls-Royce … Continue reading

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Hope, when all hope seems lost. (Cont’d from previous blog).)

The second experience, which I will relate here, concerned a female patient who I had known and who had been visiting my clinic on a regular basis for all of two years and more. Over that period of time, we … Continue reading

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Hope, when all hope seems lost. (Cont’d from previous blog).)

The entire thrust of whatever therapeutic approaches are cited and reviewed in this series of blogs has been to demonstrate credible and viable ways of reinforcing patients’ ability to cope. Yet again, “Rome was not built in a day”. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Evidence of mind control; Hypnosis: All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The Evidence.

Not infrequently, patients experiencing mood- and stress-related side effects of a life threatening illness and treatment have raised the possibility of the use of hypnosis. Does it at such times represent a helping strategy, which can somehow deflect or in … Continue reading

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’Shades of Einstein”·. (Cont’d from previous blog). Postscript.

When I was in my late ‘teens, I used to participate on certain weeknights in a ‘soup-run’ down to “Cardboard City” (as in those days we called it) on the Thames Embankment. Sometimes the soup was returned (not in quite … Continue reading

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’Shades of Einstein”·. (Cont’d from previous blog).

Textbooks will ‘tell’ you that it was one Aaron T Beck who originated a theory of emotion and emotional problems, by defining their core problem in depression as a “thinking disorder”. This disorder, so he explained, developed out of “negative … Continue reading

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Thinking your way out of trouble. (Cont’d from prev.)

As with thinking, so also with behaviour: we can and we must sometimes unlearn problem and negative behaviour and replace it with something better, more productive. Indeed, it is the application of just such a proposition that leads the sports … Continue reading

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The Make-up of Mind: The Conscious and Unconscious mind. (Cont’d from previous blog).

Quite apart from what I have written in the final paragraph of my most recent posting, I have left this blog concerning the conscious and unconscious mind until now in “the makeup of mind” for reasons which should also be … Continue reading

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