Recorded live in Cambridge England. Also published as “A Theory of Reconciliation”
I want to talk about something that is a bit heavy, rather controversial, and that has to do with the question, “Are people basically good?” This is a new version of an old theological issue: “If God is good, then why is there so much evil in the world?” Here, I will be addressing a related question: “If people are basically good, then why do they do bad things?” In a way I’m using some of my philosophical training, because, believe it or not, I was here at Cambridge in 1963, studying Moral Sciences. In honor of my time at Cambridge, I begin with a philosophical reference. I would like to refer you to Aristotle, one of my favorite philosophers.
He believed that there were two kinds of good: intrinsic goodness: things that are good in themselves, and instrumental goodness: things that are good because they lead to other things that are good. Looking around, you can ask yourself, “What things are good in themselves, and not just good for something else?” My conclusion is that the only thing that is good in itself is communion, the state of being related to another person or persons by means of communication, sharing of experiences, and affection. Everything seems to be related to creating relationships with people and the furtherance of our own and others’ well-being. This may be a controversial position, because some believe that it’s wrong to be person-centered; they hold that we should be life centered, we should value all life, and we should not necessarily value people above other life forms.
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Dr. Albert Garoli appeared on the Natural Healing for Everyone radio show with host Dr. Michael Holt. Albert Garoli reveals that human subconscious processes operate and react in relation to a physiological way of being that is hindered by an “evolutionary glitch” in our cortex. Coined the “Persona,” it is our internal error that lies at the root of various forms of depression, frustration, poverty, sickness, and general imbalance. This error has many
faces that can be seen, mapped, analyzed, and counteracted through a simple alchemic process described in The Evolutionary Glitch.
Based on more than 10 years of research in neurobiology, quantum physics, and psychology, The Evolutionary Glitch provides a major advancement in our understanding of human behaviour and dysfunction.
When Gary Craig, the creator of EFT, retired in 2010 he chose not to endorse any particular school of EFT but he did say on his website that the closest thing to learning EFT from the source was his daughter Tina’s program. That’s not surprising since she worked with her father for several years. In her first interview as Program Director for the ACEP EFT Certification Program Tina talks about the growth of EFT, where it is today, and her new program with host Alan Smith of the UnBreak Your Health Podcast.
Karen Sherman, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist in New York, has been in private practice for over 20 years. Her focus is relationships/marriage and helping people achieve their greatest potential. Karen is the author of “Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life” which enables people to let go of conditioned responses and empower them to make their own choices; the co-author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last,” and a contributor to “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 2,” writing a chapter about overcoming stress. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University. Her web sites, www.ChoiceRelationships.com or www.drkarensherman.com, offer free newsletters and programs. She and her husband have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage and have two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson
She’s a frequent guest on national radio and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications. Additionally, she was a former relationships expert on the “Bo Griffin Morning Show,” and a marriage expert on ClubMom.com. Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University.
Children’s author Theresa Fraser talks about her new book, Billy had to Move: A Foster Care Story with host Suzanne Lieurence.
Child Protection Services have been involved with Billy and his mother for some time now. He has been happily settled in a kinship placement with his grandmother and enjoys his pet cat, interacting with neighbors and even taking piano lessons. As the story unfolds, Billy’s grandmother has unexpectedly passed away and so the story of Billy Had To Move begins.Unfortunately, Billy’s mother cannot be located. Mr. Murphy, Billy’s social worker, places him in the foster home of Amy, Tim, and their baby “Colly.” Billy experiences great loss resulting not only from his grandmother’s death, but also the loss of the life he knew. Billy’s inner journey therefore has also begun and with the help of Ms. Woods, a Play Therapist, there is hope.
Juvenile Fiction : Family – Orphans & Foster Homes
Therapists’ Acclaim for Billy Had To Move
“This gem of a book gently frames the stages of a child’s natural quest to make sense of his story. Fraser has created more than a teaching story: she generously offers a sacred space that compassionately holds and supports the multidimensional realities of our foster children and their birth families, our social workers and foster families, our teachers and child psychotherapists.”
–Gisela Schubach De Domenico, PhD, MFT, R-PTS
“Billy Had To Move is a profound story about the complex issues children in foster care often face. Fraser provides important lessons for caregivers. The book gracefully introduces the sandtray and provides insight into how powerful the experience
can be when the child has an opportunity to explore their trauma in the sandtray.”
–Mark E. Hulbert, MA, LLP
“In this engaging, warm-hearted story, Billy grieving the loss of his grandmother, finds a way to heal by expressing his thoughts and feelings in Play Therapy. Highly recommended!”
–Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S
Director Emeritus, The Association for Play Therapy
Learn More About This Book at www.TheresaFraser.com
From the Growing With Love series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com