Welcome to my blog.
Visiting my loved ones these days requires a bit of travel. Given that, I love being able to maintain my personal and professional relationships so easily via the internet.
I grew up in Oakland, California and ‘stepped onto the stage of life’ as a young white woman in the 1960′s. That alone says a lot. I treated my formal education rather like a potluck meal enjoying every opportunity to study a wide range of subjects.
I studied psychoanalytic theory and practice . I administered batteries of psych tests and I completed an internship under the supervision of a well known psychoanalyst. Then I had the good fortune to travel to India for cross-cultural studies.
So much for my ‘formal education’. What I am most grateful for is my informal education.
My children have taught me a lot and I am an inveterate reader. In my ‘clinical’ practice I have had the privilege of helping many folks who were inclined to sort themselves out. I have learned a great deal being privy to their efforts and for that, I am grateful.
During the course of my independent study (call it ‘following my nose’ if you will) I have found Yogi Philosophy to be thought provoking and not inconsistent with good psych theory. Additionally, study of yogi philosophy has helped me to better understand popular books about quantum theory.
Karl Pribram, a far-sighted neuroscientist, has been exploring the relationship between ‘mind’ and the quantum domain for some years now. That exciting theoretical work has provided an anchor point for much that I have learned in both my personal and professional life.
You will see, tracking my blog that I am in awe of our phenomenal minds. Our brains are ‘work horses’ of inconceivable power assisting us as we navigate our lives. There is, as we now know there must be, a quantum aspect to our experience. All recommendations posted here are anchored in developments in hard sciences. Neuroscience, quantum theory and ancient wisdom are integrated here in an effort to help us appreciate the wonder of ourselves and work with, not against, our own wherewithal.
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You might want to view my application of David Bohm’s quantum theory of psychology, see www.insightcenter.net I warn you, it’s ‘heady stuff’.
About Diane Kern
Diane has been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. She is credentialed to teach college level psychology, social science and anthropology. She has taught at California Community Colleges and Universities. She studied psychoanalytic theory and practice in the School of Criminology at the University of California at Berkeley where she earned her doctorate degree. She traveled to India to study cross-cultural conceptions of mental illness. Research was undertaken in social work agencies and at the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. She has had a balanced yoga practice for twenty five years.