Liberals and progressives will benefit from acquiring deeper psychological knowledge to bring to the political fray. As a psychotherapist, I see plenty of blind spots in my fellow liberals. I have, incidentally, sympathy and respect for conservative points of view. … [Read more...] about Liberals Need More Psychological Insight
Is there perhaps one basic insight, one key awareness, that we humans have to learn, and learn quickly, to help us avoid catastrophe from climate change, nuclear weapons, spreading psychosis, and multispecies extinction? I recently purchased a book titled A Gap in Nature: … [Read more...] about Why We Urgently Need Inner Truth
Earlier this month I received an email from a young psychotherapist, in practice for just a few years, who was struggling to understand how, despite his best efforts, a client of his had committed suicide. He wrote, in part: I recently experienced a therapist’s worst nightmare … [Read more...] about Notes to Psychotherapists on Addressing Inner Passivity
Everyone needs a story, as the saying goes. The best kind of story provides us with meaning and purpose, and it reflects values and beliefs to which we subscribe. Ideally, it tells us right from wrong, explains our suffering, and guides us going forward. Such stories, which go … [Read more...] about Are You Living Your True Story?
Our body, mind, and psyche are fundamentals of our existence. Our body is visible to us and our mind is at our disposal. But our psyche tends to hide in the mist of our unconscious, like the hint of a person lurking in the background of a dream. When we don’t know basic … [Read more...] about Another Visual Portrayal of Our Psyche’s Dynamics