Healing Arts Report

Practices for an Evolving Life

They Don't Tell You How

“You need to love yourself more.” “You shouldn’t feel that way.” “Always put other people first. Don’t be selfish.” The one thing that is missing from all this good advice is telling you HOW to do it. We introduce you to practical tools using your own character traits to support you in creating practical answers to those questions. Read more here.

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Two memoirs tell about times of extreme personal growth in the author’s life. Sunny Side Up is a window into the early 70s when certain young adults were searching for a way to head off society’s path bent on materialism. The Transparent Feather tells of a dying author passing the torch of writing to her new friend cum student.

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You can love yourself and other people as well. At Healing Arts Report we explore fulfilling personal development that at the same time serves to create the shift to a peaceful new world paradigm.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ―C.G. Jung

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What is Education? Part II

What is Education? Part II (continued from Part I) Bennett’s course was designed to educate the students with skills that would make them able to make uncompromising observations and then significantly strengthen themselves to work for the common good, not only for personal gain. He did this through an emphasis on several techniques: Self-Observation, Practical ...read more

What is Education? Part I

In 1972-73, I attended a ten-month residential course designed by the English philosopher/physicist, J.G. Bennett. His school allowed about one hundred students, including me, to experience his educational philosophy and learn first-hand by living it how it differed from the education most of us had growing up. According to Bennett, there are two ineffective prevailing ...read more

Freedom To Make Choices

As often happens in counseling, I recently had three clients whose most demanding issue was similar despite their outer circumstances being quite different. What they shared was a relationship to a controlling organization that forced each of them to behave in ways that weren’t consistent with their own values and ideals. They worried about what ...read more

Word Play

lonely/engaged, inert/unfolding, rigid/adaptable, limiting/expansive, exclusive/inclusive, one answer/many paths, opposing/striving together ...read more

Art Of The Story — Part I, Free Hugs

How can a story be so much richer a way to learn than through lectures and grades? Unlike stories that have a single correct answer or moral to them, more compelling stories are akin to the little known literary form called teaching stories. Teaching stories are a tradition from the Middle East and Afghanistan introduced ...read more

Thinking Too Small

I often hear people say that they aren’t creative. In general, I simply don’t believe them. Why? Because, for several years, I taught an art/psychology class to people who had not signed up to participate. They didn’t know they were going to have to attend as part of a meditative self-observation course. The course was ...read more

Positive Regard

Life is hard enough for people without purposely discouraging them. I call it emotional abuse when an adult responds to a child’s or another adult’s wish for a creative experience with something like: “You can’t make money doing that!” “What do you want to do that for?” (see thirteen-year-old’s story) “You have no talent for ...read more