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Thinking Allowed Productions

Works: 358 works in 563 publications in 1 language and 5,155 library holdings
Genres: Interviews 
Classifications: BF204.5, 153
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Spirituality and psychology by Frances E Vaughan( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
An interview with transpersonal psychotherapist and author Frances Vaughan, who says that psychology is incomplete without an understanding of the spiritual yearnings of human beings. She stresses that all spiritual traditions ultimately offer a means toward transcendence of the limited self
Communication and congruence ( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Many of us are afraid to communicate to others our true feelings. One of the most influential modern psychologists and a founder of family therapy, Virginia Satir describes how internalized "rules" for social behavior limit our communication. Ms. Satir demonstrates various communication styles--depreciation, blaming, intellectualizing and irrelevance--which people use to cover up their feelings of low self-esteem. The late Ms. Satir was one of the most influential psychologists of her day. She was the author of Conjoint Family Therapy, Peoplemaking, Self Esteem and numerous other books
The Human Dilemma ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Series moderator Jeffrey Mishlove interviews Rollo May on existential psychology and the role of anxiety in our lives
Humanistic psychotherapy by James F. T Bugental( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Humanistic-existential psychotherapy is a journey toward greater wholeness and aliveness. The late James Bugental, Ph. D., was the first president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, president of the California State Psychological Association. He is author of The Search for Authenticity, Psychotherapy and Process and several other seminal books. The client in this process does not necessarily alleviate symptoms or change behavior--but rather completes therapy with a larger sense of who he or she is
Compassion in action ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Ram Dass probes deeply into the nature of helping relationships. He suggests that when we see deeply into each human being, no matter how desperate the situation, we are able to honor and learn from them. If we view ourselves as the "helper," we become trapped in the prison of our own self-image -- and this interferes with genuine compassion. Ram Dass' own path has led him to look for God in every person and situation. Following this path, his life of service has included working with refugees, with the blind, and with the dying. In this moving, two-part program, he examines the delicate state of awareness in which one acts compassionately for social change while also accepting the world exactly as it is
Guide to rational living ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Discussion focuses on how our behavior, emotions and our ideas are interrelated
Memory, suggestion and abuse ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
With regard to memory, the human brain functions neither like a computer nor a video camera. Memories, says Dr. Michael D Yapko, are more a function of reconstruction than reproduction. Many factors affect memory, and detailed memories, accompanied by strong emotions, can readily be obtained through hypnotic suggestion --even when such memories have no basis in fact. Dr. Yapko reviews the psychotherapeutic interactions that often lead to a diagnosis of childhood sexual abuse and enumerates various therapeutic pitfalls. Michael Yapko, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist and author of Trancework and Suggestions of Abuse: True and False Memories of Childhood Sexual Trauma
Does mind matter? ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Series moderator Jeffrey Mishlove interviews speakers on the relationship of mind to body or brain; comparision of the mind to computers; and the mind in Buddhism
Awakening intuition ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
We can train our own intuitive faculty by learning to quiet the mind and listen to internal signals. Frances Vaughan, Ph. D., says intuition involves a direct knowing without mediation by human senses or logic. She points to several types of intuition--spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical
Cultivating and applying intuition ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A gifted intuitive and a professional psychologist, Helen Palmer, Ph. D., describes the relationship between intuitive and psychic abilities. Palmer says that intuition training frequently involves the use of disciplines such as concentration, visualization and contemplation, and this often leads to personality growth and spiritual development
Psychodynamics of liberation by Kathleen Riordan Speeth( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Underneath the apparent separation of individuals there is a level of unity and interconnectedness. True liberation, suggests Kathleen Speeth, involves attaining an awareness of this level. In Part I of this program, Dr. Speeth enters into an intensive dialogue on the nature and meaning of liberation as viewed in both eastern and western traditions. In Part II, Dr. Speeth focuses on our tendency to sabotage ourselves -- to act against our own best interests. She maintains that a distinction can be drawn between inner weaknesses for which we may forgive ourselves and those inner criminal impulses toward which we must remain forever vigilant. Kathleen Speeth, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist and co-editor (with Daniel Goleman) of The Essential Psychologies. She is author of The Gurdjieff Work and Gurdjieff: Seeker After Truth. She is a faculty member of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Menlo Park, California
Addiction, attachment and spiritual crisis ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Christina Grof describes her own struggle to overcome alcoholism and suggests that the impulse that leads to addictive behavior stems from our yearning for spiritual union. Crises of spiritual opening, she says, may often look like episodes of acute psychosis and are often difficult and even painful. Unlike psychosis, however, such crises can lead to higher states of personality integration. Christina Grof is founder of the Spiritual Emergence Network. She is author of The Thirst for Wholeness, and is a developer, with husband Stanislav Grof, of Holotropic therapy
Lucid dreaming ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Researcher LaBerge discusses techniques for inducing lucid dreams as well as some practical applications. These include anxiety reduction, practicing various skills, creative problem solving and exploring decision scenarios. Stephen LaBerge, Ph. D., is a research associate at Stanford University's sleep and dream laboratory. He is founder of the Lucidity Institute in Palo Alto, California, and is author of Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreams
A guide to rational thinking ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Working to change your personal philosophy is a valid therapeutic technique -- one which can lead to genuine growth. Behavior, emotion and cognition, says Albert Ellis, are all interrelated. He tells us how to recognize irrational belief patterns based on musts and shoulds. He then presents methods for self-analysis and therapy. Dr. Ellis discusses and demonstrates the modeling approach, the use of humor, the use of cognitive homework, unconditional acceptance of clients, the use of strong language and dealing with low frustration tolerance. In a moving manner, he also describes the application of these principles in his own life experience. (A program in two parts) Born in 1913, Albert Ellis, Ph. D., is one of the most influential figures in the history of psychology. He is author of over 600 academic papers and more than 50 books including A Guide to Rational Living, How to Live with a Neurotic, Humanistic Psychotherapy, The Art and Science of Love and Sex Without Guilt. Dr. Ellis is considered the grandfather of cognitive behavior therapy, the founder of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) and one of the architects of the sexual revolution
Understanding your dreams ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Every dream has a unique meaning that can be learned. In part one of this two-part interview, Dr. Gayle Delaney presents her unique method of dream inter-viewing, and distinguishes her approach from the classical methods of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. She emphasizes the importance of not imposing one's own interpretations upon the dreamer. Suggesting that dreams afford us an opportunity to face our inner fears, in the hour-long second part of this program, she discusses the question of spiritual experiences in dreams and talks about the dreams of various gurus and spiritual teachers. She amplifies on the details of her dream interviewing method and demonstrates the method by working with Jeffrey Mishlove to interpret one of his dreams. Gayle Delaney, Ph. D., is the founding president of the Association for the Study of Dreams. She is director of the Delaney and Flowers Dream Center in San Francisco and is author of Living Your Dreams and Breakthrough Dreaming
Boundaries of the soul ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Jeffrey Mishlove interviews June Singer about the theory and practice of Carl G. Jung's analytic psychology
Transcending limitations ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
We all limit ourselves by attachment to old attitudes and outworn ideas. James Fadiman, Ph. D., author of Be All That You Are, offers several techniques to help us recognize and discard such attitudes and set goals for the changes we desire. A distinguished humanistic psychologist, Dr. Fadiman is past-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Approaches to consciousness ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
(Cont.) In "Working with comas" Arnold Mindell discusses the unique methods he has developed for working with individuals in comatose states. Using the techniques of "process psychology" he is able to find channels into the minds of comatose individuals that allow him to establish communication. In "The art of psychotherapy," Irvin D. Yalom discusses his novel When Nietzsche wept, which highlights the existential issues of human consciousness which are the basis of his own therapeutic approach. The soul-searching self-examination of the philosopher Nietzsche is contrasted with the methodical approach of Joseph Breuer, a renowned physician and pioneer psychotherapist
Living philosophically ( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Series moderator Jeffrey Mishlove interviews speakers on the self as it relates to society, the universe, religion and thought
The total self ( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
What is the nature of the Self? In this intriguing program, Dr. Hal Stone proposes that we are not unitary beings, but that we consist of many autonomous sub-personalities and energy complexes. These express themselves as voices in our minds. Some of these voices are "primary personalities" which we normally consider ourselves. Other voices are "disowned" parts of ourselves which we typically project on to other people. Total self- understanding, says Dr. Stone, must include a detached awareness of both the primary and disowned parts of ourselves. In Part II he describes how he discovered the "Voice Dialogue" method of contacting his own sub-personalities. The process, as it has evolved, includes elements of gestalt therapy, psychosynthesis, psychodrama, transactional analysis and Jungian analysis. Dr. Stone describes various sub-personalities such as the "protector-controller," the "pusher" and the "critic." The Voice Dialogue technique is demonstrated with Jeffrey Mishlove and Dr. Stone each taking a turn as therapeutic subject. Hal Stone, Ph. D., is author of Embracing Heaven and Earth and co-author, with his wife Dr. Sidra Winkelman, of Embracing Our Selves and Embracing Each Other. He and Dr. Winkelman are developers of the "Voice Dialogue" psychotherapeutic process
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