SATURDAY Oct. 8th, 2016
OPENING THE GRIP OF THOUGHT:
AWARENESS, MEDITATION, AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Meditation is awareness.
Both meditation and psychotherapy seek to free us from the grip of life limiting mental states. Psychotherapy tends to focus on life’s difficulties while meditation often draws people seeking bliss and peace. Yet an awareness based mediation actually confronts thought and loosens its grip in a manner compatible with therapy.
Through the process of “seeing and separating” we will practice the art of slipping out of the roaring stream of thought. By balancing focus and alertness we can be both separate from and yet know thought. Whether as a method within therapy or as a personal daily practice, this approach can bring us a quiet freedom and sanity. We will learn both the theory and practice of “seeing and separating.”
Alan Lopez, Ph.D has practiced psychotherapy and meditation for 40 years in CT, Germany, and worldwide via the internet. He lives and works in Thailand.
Saturday Oct 8, 10-11:30 Fee $10
Connecticut Center, 244 Main St Colchester 860-537-3977