Self-awareness – The Art of the Heart

To be human is to be self-conscious and self-aware. One consequence of self-consciousness and self-awareness is confusion and fear, and each civilisation has addressed this fundamental human problem by developing its own system to facilitate human life and ensure a feeling of security within an often hostile universe.

The Art of the Heart” article from a talk given by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée (one of my teachers)

Food for thought” a number of articles by Elisabeth.

An introduction to Mindfulness / Tranquility Meditation

Eastern philosophical concept of: Wu Wei (the non-resistance to what reality brings)

Wu Wei is a key concept within Daoism (Chinese philosophy) and refers to a serene acceptance of events. It’s a wisdom we’re very uninclined to remember in our own times.

“The Causative Factor” by Jack Worsley

5 Element acupuncture” is one of the greatest system of acupuncture that I studied. It is arguably the most holistic (the thought that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole) style of acupuncture. The system is based on the idea that our idiosyncrasy (our way or true nature) is the causative factor at the core of how we respond physically and emotionally to our environment. Jack Worsley introduced and developed 5 Element acupuncture in the UK. Beyond the therapeutic use, it is a precious system to understanding oneself.

What is Five Element Acupuncture? by Neil Gumenick

Xing & Ming In Daoism

Basics of Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg

Marshall Rosenberg has said that his system of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was strongly influenced by the Eastern practices of love and compassion.

We can make life miserable or wonderful for ourselves and others depending upon how we think and communicate.

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.