Defensive? That’s the good news!
We are all equipped with a repertoire of psychic defenses. These defenses are part of a psychic immune system. We need those psychic defenses just as surely as we need physical defenses.
The medical system in the US is evolving. It is shifting from a ‘Disease Model’ to a ‘Wellness Model’. This shift is accompanied by a profound new respect for our capacity to defend ourselves in the event of an ‘attack’ or in the language of the new Wellness Model, stabilize ourself in the event of an imbalance.
‘In denial’? We have filters that limit full comprehension of threatening (destabilizing) information.
‘Projecting’? Imagining that others will be quite like yourself only to be disappointed? Assuming likemindedness allows us to open our hearts to others.
Can our defenses be working against us? You bet.
Learn about your psychic immune system and learn to work with it, not against it.
Note: This is an advanced Power Up Class. Students must have completed Power Up Your Mind Basic prior to enrollment in this class.
Walnut Creek, CA
1475 Creekside Dr. 94596
Aug. 10, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Palm Desert, CA
Henderson Community Building
72-559 HWY 111, 92260
Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 7:00-8:00pm
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.