«Dissociation, in a general sense, refers to a rigid separation of parts of experiences, including somatic experiences, consciousness, affects, perception, identity, and memory. When there is a structural dissociation, each of the dissociated self-states has at least a rudimentary sense of "I" (Van der Hart et al., 2004). In my view, all of the environmentally based "psychopathology" or problems in living can be seen through this lens.»

Elizabeth F. Howell

«The traumatic stress field has adopted the term “Complex Trauma” to describe the experience of multiple and/or chronic and prolonged, developmentally adverse traumatic events, most often of an interpersonal nature (e.g., sexual or physical abuse, war, community violence) and early-life onset. These exposures often occur within the child’s caregiving system and include physical, emotional, and educational neglect and child maltreatment beginning in early childhood»

Bessel A. van der Kolk

«A Etimologia tentou separar duas raízes: de um lado a raiz-lua que, com men (lua) e mensis (mes) pertence a raíz ma do sacrifício mas; e de outro, a raiz sânscrita manas, com menos (grego), mens (latim) etc., que representa o espirito por excelência.»

Erich Neumann

«Should' assumes that when either willingness or ability is lacking, it may be compensated for by an abundance of the other. This is simply not realistic.»

Agnostic Zetetic

«...American psychology effectively guaranteed its place as a cultural icon by helping to create the pathologies it simultaneously promised to treat. (p. 37)»

Alvin Dueck

«James Tilly Matthews was not a prophet. He was a gifted, perhaps fragile individual who suffered intensely, and for little if any reward.»

Mike Jay

«The self-centered man will always expect nothing but praise. He will hope and expect all incoming criticism to be mere self-projection from the critic because when you're self-centered, self-projection is all you can imagine one can do.»

Criss Jami

«Most of the supposedly Sufi organizations, exercises and “orders” are in fact only of archaeological interest.»

Idries Shah

«Psychologists call these fully absorbing experiences flow»

Ilona Boniwell

«Besides,love is only a feeling.»

Christina Westover

«We think of 1789 as the date of the French Revolution, and the storming of the Bastille as its defining event. Yet as late as halfway through 1792, most of the familiar images of the revolution had yet to occur. Louis XVI was still king, and the Assembly was negotiating a new constitutional arrangement for the monarchy, not so different from Britain's Glorious Revolution of 1688.»

Mike Jay

«Emptiness and the not-“I” is the quality that arises when the therapist consciously moves out of his own way without hindering the therapeutic process through his own ideas, attitudes, expectations and concepts. He is present, available and responds with the truth in the moment.»

Swami Dhyan Giten

«It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.»

Gabor Maté

«In the therapeutic process based on awareness, there exists no ”I" – it just exists a presence, a light, a love and a silence.»

Swami Dhyan Giten

«But money spent while manic doesn't fit into the Internal Revenue Service concept of medical expense or business loss. So after mania, when most depressed, you're given excellent reason to be even more so.»

Kay Redfield Jamison

«Although the client-centered approach had its origin purely within the limits of the psychological clinic, it is proving to have implications, often of a startling nature, for very diverse fields of effort.»

Carl Rogers

«Because sugar is not arsenic, many graves are full.»

Idries Shah

«Human Nature is not a problem that can be fixed by rules and regulations. All solutions to the existing problems must be based on how people behave, not on how we think they should behave.»

Kirk Chisholm

«Beyond the fiction of reality, there is the reality of the fiction.»

Slavoj Žižek

«They were determined to find something mechanically wrong with him - because broken machines are easier to fix.»

Lionel Shriver

«You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it. ~Pat Obuchowski»

Laurie Stevens

«There is no divinity achieved unless the individual mind submits itself to a mind supposed supreme. The Bible in its simplest form is simply that—a book. When you give it your mind it becomes powerful.»

Dew Platt

«As it almost always was when I'd been too self-centered to see the truth of the matter, I felt impossibly foolish.»

Jaida Jones

«When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.»

William Gibson

«Forms have changed through the centuries in obedience to the external world to which all forms belong.»

Idries Shah

«In India an explanation is often more confusing than what prompted it.»

Tahir Shah

«Spirit does not belong to any particular religion because It has nothing to do with any religion and humanity cannot claim any exclusivity to It because we and our planet is nothing but a drop in the ocean of this endless Universe.»

Thomas Vazhakunnathu

«It is time to climb the mountains of our mind»

Tim Macartney-Snape

«Being in a state of denial is a»

Sarah E. Olson

«Projections' - attempts to blame all and sundry for my own past folly - will be found of no avail, and we must learn to withdraw them. None other is to blame for our body, home or circumstance, our friends and enemies, our job and place in the world. We made it all; let us accept and use and better it.»

Christmas Humphreys