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Presentness and Presence

Presence has become a focus of much recent writing in the field of psychotherapy, and in Gestalt therapy in particular. But, much of the writing is vague regarding what exactly “presence” refers to. It is my impression that there is confusion between two different...

Self and No Self

“In conscious life cosmic being reoccurs as human becoming. Spirit appears in time as a product of nature, and yet it is spirit that envelops nature tirelessly.” Martin Buber This is a topic which includes and transcends both psychological and spiritual traditions. We...

Presence

I have been developing an interest, both theoretical and experiential, in what I refer to as Presence over the course of the past forty years. In this blog I would like to begin to elucidate some of my clinical, theoretical, and personal findings regarding Presence,...

Meditation

In the last decade, there has been a lot of attention given to meditation in the psychotherapeutic community. Much of this attention has been focused on Mindfulness meditation, in which attention is given to any object of awareness that enters the mind, with full...

What Is Awareness?

Awareness is the central element in any approach to psychotherapy or human behavior, but it is likely the most neglected aspect when it comes to our inquiry. In psychoanalytic theory, “awareness” was seen as being synonymous with “consciousness”, but was not defined...