Love For Family and Loved Ones In The Context of COVID During The Holiday Season And Beyond

  During the holiday season, we all have a deep yearning to be with family and loved ones. In my view, that yearning is the eternal call of the soul toward Unity, fueled and energized by Love.  In that light, Love sees no barriers while Fear does. The expression of Love, however, can take many “forms” and can be expressed and received in infinite ways. We simply need to be “open” to giving and receiving Love in all its infinite “forms” and “expressions.” It is in the above context, then,

Maslow: a psychologist. Hartman: a philosopher. You: a conference attendee?

I only recently joined the AHP and look forward to building a broader  inter-disciplinary perspective about how to live an abundant life from my membership. I’m not a psychologist; rather, I am a management professor and consultant. I am also a student and scholar of the work of the late philosopher Robert S. Hartman [1910-1973]. It seems that, in the ‘60s, when the ideas of humanistic psychology were first being formed, there was a greater openness to inter-disciplinary thought than I find to be the case today, at least in

Person-Centred therapies under threat

Person-Centred therapies under threat Dear ADPCA colleagues The family of Person-Centred therapies is under threat in the UK and we are looking for signatories to the attached open letter. We would like ADPCA to sign if you think it appropriate, together with as many individuals as are willing (please feel free to circulate the email below). We are aiming for 10 October. ————- Dear Person-Centred Therapist or supporter of PCA, You may have heard of the SCoPEd project in the UK, which would marginalise Person-Centred practice in favour of other

We Are Always Connected and We Are Always Alone (Personal reflections evoked by the pandemic)

Human beings are always connected and always alone. This paradox is inherent in being human. It is a given of existence, no matter our status in life. We can be surrounded by thousands, or in a forest by ourselves. Whatever the circumstance, we will still be alone within ourselves and simultaneously connected to a planet of 7 billion-plus people. The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a light on this existential paradox. We are struggling to make meaning of the crisis and our place in it. I believe it will be helpful to explore

Humanity Rising For A New Humanistic Reality

In the wake of the entry of COVID-19 as a new entity on the planet, two important historic developments are unfolding. The first historic development is that, for the first time in human history, we all have been thrust into the same conversation. That conversation is about how best to “engage and communicate” with this new entity as an interdependent species so that it does not continue to do harm to our individual and collective Well Being (our minds-bodies-spirits). A part of that engagement and communication process involves the various

Impact of corona-crisis on existential well-being

COVID-19 does not only influence our moods, but also our existential well-being and the way in which we experience our lives and give meaning to our existence. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in partnership with Ghent University, aims to map the intercultural impact of the coronavirus on existential well-being. The researchers want to know how citizens are experiencing this period emotionally, how they are dealing with it, how it is affecting their health, sleep and above all their existential experience of life, and whether this period also offers opportunities to emerge

Free psychotherapy to deal with fear, anxiety, depression, and other problems due to the pandemic of Coronavirus. And free supervision and training for psychotherapists

IIMPAZ Institute is offering free psychotherapy online for people who are experiencing fear, anxiety, and stress in their lives. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of physical fitness. Scientific research has proven that good mental health leads to better working cognitive functions and also immunity. So, if you or your family are experiencing no choice, prolonged feelings of fear, depression, and anxiety being overwhelmed with emotions, we are here to help with psychotherapy, support, and be a friendly listener. Access your inner strength

Healing Our Race-Linked Wounds

“There is a World Summit unfolding called Humanity Rising. I have made several postings on their website as my contributions to the ongoing discourses. Attached is my latest post on their site related to events unfolding in the U. S. and globally that are connected to the murder of George Floyd.” Dr. Carroy “Cuf” Ferguson

AHP President Receives Bronze Best Book Medal Award

According to Independent Publishers, “the purpose of the Living Now Book Awards is to celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that can help us improve the quality of our lives…” The Living Now Book Awards, therefore, “are designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s very best lifestyle books and their creators.” Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in five “Evergreen Medal” categories in recognition of the “Year’s Best Books for Better Living.” The five categories are: EVERGREEN MEDAL FOR WORLD PEACE EVERGREEN MEDAL FOR HEALTH

Part II: Clues For Knowing If You Are Being a Conscious Creator/Co-Creator During Unsettling Times

In March 2016, I presented eight of twenty-four clues for knowing if you are being a conscious creator/co-creator in your personal, societal, and global life spaces during unsettling times. Here I want to present briefly the next eight clues. Overall, the purpose in presenting and sharing these twenty-four clues is that as human beings we are, in my view, at a point in our evolution, individually and collectively, whereby we can figure out how to consciously choose to grow with joy. While the first eight clues might best be characterized as

100-Year Old Holistic Superstar

100-Year Old Holistic Superstar Dr. Gladys McGarey, M.D., M.D.(H) Recently an article entitled “Living a Holistic Life by the Golden Rule” was published in the Arizona Republic newspaper. I’m proud to say it features my Mom. She has been a frequent speaker at AHP conferences, and I think she exemplifies many of the core concepts of Humanistic Psychology. Let me know what you think! How could a Golden Rule Moment possibly lead one to be known as the Mother of Holistic Medicine? For Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey, it began in

Good Communication through I-Statements

Good Communication through I-Statements Robert McGarey, M.A. Introduction When a relationship has been soured by misunderstandings, poisoned by distrust or bruised by hurt feelings, it’s hard to communicate with each other effectively. What’s needed is some way to rebuild a foundation of trust and cooperation between us and our partner. The most sure-fire way to build that foundation is with I-Statements. What I-Statements Are I-Statements give our partner information about us, and they do it in a way that’s far less threatening than the alternative: You-Statements. They form the bedrock