Archive | Quantum Psychology

The Non-local Moment?

There is ‘buzz’ about non-local space in new age circles but think about it; if space/location is ‘non-local’, then space/time must be non-local, right? Yes, two paired particles, separated in space, will simultaneously react to stimulation of one. The science is there folks. Numerous experiments have confirmed this. This phenomenon explains the success of such things as distance healing and the power of prayer, hence the buzz in new age circles.

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.

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The Power of the Moment

First and foremost, taking what I like to call a ‘Buddhist Pause’, permits us to witness our own interior processing. We can then see the patterns of thoughts and feelings flowing by as if they were ‘debris’ floating upon the stream of consciousness. We become witness the very business of being.

Secondarily, any and all opportunities to influence that internal activity exist in real time only.

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.

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Recollections are What Exactly?

Each moment you reminisce you are tapping your imaginational wherewithal. You are tapping the record of your past experience and, picking and choosing from that ‘data’, a piece of the puzzle.  The event in real time was necessarily filtered; you saw from your own vantage point only. And now, something in the moment has triggered [...]

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.

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Become a Botanist of Mind

Botanists get the ball rolling. They identify plant forms. They identify the position of each form on the phylogenetic chart. They distinguish it as a type. They note it’s relationship to other types. From that, much science follows. Typing permits one kind of understanding; the nature of the form, it’s history, it’s wherewithal. Exploration of those characteristics [...]

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.

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‘Witness’ your Thoughts

Can you witness your thoughts at least twice today? Obviously you are aware of your thoughts. We are typically immersed in our thoughts, profoundly influenced by them.  Hopefully, we are frequently entertained by our them. This is good! However ‘witnessing’  your thoughts is tricky. Imagine yourself sitting beside the stream of your own consciousness. Oh,  There’s [...]

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.

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Free Won’t as Opposed to Free Will: Where the Action Is..

Visitors here at Phenomenal Mind are coming to appreciate how much that flow of inner thoughts just happens. It does just happen. Yes, we can override the free flow reading a book or directing our focus to a task but, within the nooks and crannies of those moments we think the thoughts. It’s as if [...]

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.

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Psychic Agency

I just read a friend’s post, ‘Quit Your Bitchin’ and Get on With It!‘  What a concept, eh? Easier said than done? Well, yes and no. Forgive me for a moment as I indulge myself and spout some science: Not to worry. With discipline and repeated use of ‘Free Won’t we can reduce the likelihood [...]

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.

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Ambivalence-Evidence of the Quantum Aspect of Mind? Yep.

Have you ever said ‘I’m of two minds on the subject?’ or ‘I do and I don’t want to do it?’ We have the extraordinary ability to witness parallel processing in our brain. This constitutes a glimpse into the quantum aspect of mind. Why the quantum aspect? Because the quantum domain is about the relationship [...]

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.

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Quantum Aspect of Mind Dictates ‘Therapeutic’ Approach

The science is here folks; Mindfulness and exercise of Free Won’t provides the platform for growth. Call it therapy if you like. I don’t call it ‘therapy’ myself. Like Freud, I see our ways of being as simply the end result of a trajectory. We’ve been building our world view and  ’templates for action’ for [...]

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.

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The Quantum ‘Aspect’ of Mind

Thoughts firing, neurons firing, chemicals released…all are of the material world; hence classical physics applies. Which thoughts occur, which neurons fire, which chemicals are released…is ‘determined in the ‘quantum domain’. Huh? Never fear; no doubt you already allude to the quantum domain in the course of everyday life. Have you ever said; “what are the [...]

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.

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