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Awareness, Perceptual Awareness, and Consciousness- what?

  Hello Consciousness Explorers, Welcome to the third of this particular series of blogs on Awareness and Consciousness. But first, a riddle (I’m an Eriksonian hypnotherapist after all): Is a flowing stream of water the water, the flow, or the stream?  Let’s continue our exploration. Last time we posed some basic questions to help us… Read more »

The Big 6 Questions of Awareness

Remember the Game of Two Rings we played last time? It introduced us to two the two different modes of Awareness. We’re busy with a series of articles on some fascinating musings on awareness. This is the second in many to come. You’ve wondered, haven’t you, what goes into being aware? We often tell us… Read more »

Awareness: A Game of Two Rings

I’m fascinated by how our Awareness works, aren’t you? Instead of going into the technicalities of focused attention vs open monitoring, states of awareness and other such interesting stuff (which later posts will most likely do), for now – how about a game? It’s a game that plays with different types of awareness. Read and… Read more »

The Wisdom of Anger

During a recent video call with a group of professional and trainee Authentic Self Empowerment (ASE) and Transpersonal coaches, we exchanged some ideas about anger. One of us was honest enough to describe what most of us often experience: raw reflexive anger, triggered by someone in our life. Anger is one of those incredibly powerful… Read more »

The Dog and Rapport

  Only last week, sometime in the evening, I was mildly upset about some inconsequential thing. I thought I was hiding it to everyone and it would pass unnoticed. My little black dog, even though she has a chronic hip condition, immediately came to me, tail wagging furiously, with a conciliatory look all over her… Read more »

Mindfulness

Mindfulness “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something”                                                                                              … Read more »

Integrating Pain

What, really, is pain? Of course, we have all sorts of labels for pain, don’t we? For example, we may differentiate between “physical” pain and “emotional” pain, or “acute” pain and “chronic” pain. We may classify pain and grade pain and use all sorts of words for it. There are so many different definitions of… Read more »

What does wellness and being healthy mean to you?

Maybe for you, it’s not having disease, or being ill but “pushing” through it, “fighting” it, or not letting it get you “down”. For me, as a doctor and a health coach, it could be when the body and the mind and the spirit are “aligned”. Or maybe, true wellness is just about being “happy”,… Read more »