210 Psychological Explorations for Objective & Compassionate Self-Study: 2015-2019 (Paperback)
All too often psychological self-study and self-evolution is either theoretical which only serves to stimulate our intellectual mind. More is needed and these exercises and themes focus on the process of experiential learning involving all of our major parts; body, emotions and mind. You are the person that needs to learn to study and experience yourself, and accept what you learn and find. This process of self-study and acceptance is transformational and transmutational. These exercises have been worked on by a group over a four-year period and have provided increased learning for each person. Now they can be used by anyone with any particular background, be it Gurdjieff or other practices, or any particular line of development or spiritual discipline. All that is necessary is an honest wish to learn about oneself. All lines of authentic experiential inner work lead to the same source.
Dr. Russell Schreiber, clinical psychologist, has worked with the Gurdjieff system of inner development for over forty years. He explains, in depth, how modern psychology and Gurdjieff's Work enrich each other. Dr. Schreiber explores Gurdjieff's methods within a psychological framework useful for beginner and advanced student. Current psychological theory relevant to enhance Gurdjieff's system is presented. Emphasized throughout the book is the gradual development of self-compassion as the foundation of self-study and inner evolution. Practical exercises are given to facilitate the ability to experientially apply self-study in an objective and compassionate manner. Some areas covered include: • Attention • Self-observation • Sensing • Development of Inner Life • Specific psychological traits as focus for self-study • Transformation of Negative Emotions • Advanced method of Participation • Compassion & Self-Compassion Dr. Schreiber is a practicing clinical psychologist in a community-based psychotherapy clinic in Northern California. As a staff psychologist, he supervises and trains psychologists and psychotherapists. He specializes in depth psychology and somatic psychotherapy. His recognition of the need for the development of self-compassion in his clients is emphasized in his clinical practice.