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by Alice Chan, PhD

Life is much more like a mysterious labyrinth than a straight path. Think about it, a big source of our angst and fears often stems from navigating the labyrinth...

 

Editor's Note from Blaze, aka Barbara Lazarony:  Alice Chan shares metaphor of the labyrinth in our lives and business, join her to walk the path...

 

PsychoSpiritual


by Naomi Sachs

This is a crossover book, meaning that it’s for everyone from scientists to “educated laypeople” – non-scientists, anybody who might want to find a healing space. It’s also for architects, designers, students, and other young people – which is why I used more populist language, metaphors, and examples...

 

Editor's Note from Marie' Sakai: Naomi Sachs is the Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network. She interviews, Esther M. Sternberg, M.D, author of the Healing Spaces: The Science and Place of Well-Being and asks Dr. Sternberg about the landscape of what a healing space is and how we can heal. This book is for anyone interested in the mind, brain and ideas. This interview outlines Dr. Sternberg's belief in that anyone-regardless of if they are scientists, artists, archiects, students, educated or not-healing spaces are for everyone and are available to those who are in need of healing.

 

 

Arts & Art Therapy


by Ron Crouch

When I first began meditating and read about things like the “path,” “way” and “journey,” I assumed that these terms were just metaphors that described a kind of personal growth that takes place on one’s spiritual quest. I had a vague notion that if I meditated I would gradually become a better person, and that it was this personal transformation that was referred to by the language of “paths” and “journeys...”

 

Editor's Note: Perspectives on enlightenment differ dramatically from tradition to tradition. In some, enlightenment is rarely, if ever, discussed at all. In others, it is seen as something only attainable by the ancients. What's so interesting about Hawaii-based meditation teacher Ron Crouch is that he spells out states and stages explicitly. Is this controversial? Yes. Is it a perspective worth considering? Count me in the camp that says "absolutely!"

 

Meditation


by Slade Roberson

I find computer, internet, and technology metaphors extremely helpful in wrapping my brain around metaphysical concepts. Not the esoteric, complex, mechanical explanations, but the simple way we relate to virtual environments in everyday life...

 

 

Intuition & Symbols


by Linda Yael Schiller, LICSW

Let’s start with story. Our dreams usually come though with some kind of story line.  It may be a very short story of a sentence or two, or at times a full-length narrative. We can examine our dream story both for it’s personal meaning (for healing, problem solving, spiritual questing, etc.) but also as a story in and of it’s own right.  What is the major plot?  The dynamic tensions between the characters?  The sources of conflict, and how/if they are resolved?  Is there an inner or outer journey involved?  These types of questions and use of other literary devices can both provide the basis to turn our dream story into art, and to re-create the story of our own lives as metaphor or road map...

 

Editor's Note from Cynthia Greb: Linda Yael Schiller, as a psychotherapist and long-time dreamworker, brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and skills to the art of working with dreams.  In this article she gives examples of some psychotherapeutic techniques which can be used to uncover deeper layers of our dreams.

 

Dream Medicine


by Susan Wright

Today I asked my son, what should I write about? He said, “Chocolate.” So I asked, “What would you want to say about chocolate?” He said, “to give it, everyone can have chocolate at a party and eat chocolate with cake.” Sounds good to me!...


by Lisa McCourt

I love Halloween. It’s a Juicy-Joyful holiday –  a brief opportunity to replace our day-to-day masks with more outrageous ones. Maybe you’re planning which mask you’ll wear this year, but I want to give you a far scarier challenge. What if you decided to acknowledge and remove some of the numbing metaphorical masks you’ve been walking around behind? How honest are you with yourself about your truest, deepest desires?...

 

PsychoSpiritual


by Maryhelen Snyder

There are only the two of us. The poet and the page. The therapist and the client. These are the central creative activities of my life. And each is an intimate experience that I and others have compared to that of being a midwife. Because the fact is that the primary satisfaction lies in waiting. And then, as a poem or a person emerges, in being receptive, and sometimes astounded...


Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Maryhelen Snyder takes us on a journey as a poet and a therapist to explore topics of: new beginnings, becoming the other, not knowing, metaphor, creative energy, and most of all--love.

 

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


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