• Conscious Multidimensional Communication Construction In-the-Moment

    In this Field Note I will offer you an idea and a practice to cultivate the vital energy in connection; listening and speaking simultaneously—‘conscious multidimensional communication construction in…

    31 January Posted by Avraham Cohen 6 Comments
  • Minding What Matters

    What Matters… Meaningful experience, meaningful life: humans’ need for meaning can be as strong as the most basic needs. This is demonstrated time and time again by those…

    31 December Posted by Avraham Cohen 4 Comments
  • The Natural Order

    In life there are some ideas that most people seem to have about natural order. Here is one: in the realm of life and death, the youngest should…

    30 November Posted by Avraham Cohen 12 Comments
  • Paradise Lost; Paradise Gained

    Paradise Lost; Paradise Gained “I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend…” ― John…

    31 October Posted by Avraham Cohen 2 Comments
  • Hell is Other People

    This statement comes from No Exit, a play by the French existential philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre. The meaning of this line is in reference to the loss of subjectivity…

    29 September Posted by Avraham Cohen 4 Comments
  • What Camus Said…

    Albert Camus, was one of the well-known early French 20th century existential philosophers. Following the Second World War, existentialism became a prominent philosophical tradition, and Camus, along with…

    31 August Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • RECALIBRATING MINDFULNESS

    Here is the video that Heesoon and I created about our chapter, Recalibrating Mindfulness in the 2017 book edited by M. Powietrzynska & K. Tobin and published by…

    06 July Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • The ‘Quest’ for Vulnerability as Openness

    Within the realm of existential-humanistic psychotherapy, there is a high value placed on vulnerability. This seems to be in contrast to the dominant culture and the apparent value…

    29 June Posted by Avraham Cohen 3 Comments
  • Choosing and Not Choosing a Counsellor: Being a Counsellor Who is Chosen or Not-Chosen

    Of course a reference from someone you know and trust is a very good starting point. However, if you are calling without such reference, or want to confirm…

    12 December Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments
  • Perception: Life Affirming and Life Eroding Experience

    I prefer the terms, “life affirming and life eroding” to the usual terms of positive and negative about behaviors, feelings, and actions. These latter seem to me to…

    10 December Posted by Avraham Cohen 0 Comments