martes, octubre 28, 2008

Abriendo portales atraves de la intuicion

Arte Terapia y Creatividad.

La sesión de este sábado de Arte terapia en la Universidad de Sydney, trascurrió entre colores pasteles rojos, amarillos, naranjas, azules y violetas ,junto a una paletas de emociones y sensaciones físicas que abarcaron una paleta de miedos, rabias, alegrías ,reflexiones,ideas nuevas ,Insight , lo poderoso del arte en mi propia experiencias la conexión con metáforas muy profundas y donde el significado de mis propios trazos lo realizo desde mi conexión mente cuerpo bien alejado de la arrogancia y el sectarismo del psicoanálisis, la jornada fue intensa sentí la sensación de relajación y libertad, conectado con mi historia personal, familiar y cultural y con la determinación aun mas firme de seguir mi propio camino con mi intuición como brújula, siendo el héroe de mi propio viaje.

Felix Gomez ,MD

Sydney, Primavera
Octubre 25.

sábado, octubre 25, 2008

Talks Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: "When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life." He is the architect of the notion of "flow" -- the creative moment when a person is completely involved in an activity for its own sake.Csikszentmihalyi teaches psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University, focusing on human strengths such as optimism, motivation and responsibility. He's the director the the Quality of Life Research Center there. He has written numerous books and papers about the search for joy and fulfillment.

"A man obsessed by happiness."

Richard Flaste, New York Times

About Art Therapy.

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.
Art therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms), and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. Art therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, groups, and families to assess and treat the following: anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional problems and disorders; substance abuse and other addictions; family and relationship issues; abuse and domestic violence; social and emotional difficulties related to disability and illness; trauma and loss; physical, cognitive, and neurological problems; and psychosocial difficulties related to medical illness. Art therapy programs are found in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics, public and community agencies, wellness centers, educational institutions, businesses, and private practices.
Art therapists are masters level professionals who hold a degree in art therapy or a related field. Educational requirements include: theories of art therapy, counseling, and psychotherapy; ethics and standards of practice; assessment and evaluation; individual, group, and family techniques; human and creative development; multicultural issues; research methods; and practicum experiences in clinical, community, and/or other settings. Art therapists are skilled in the application of a variety of art modalities (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other media) for assessment and treatment.

martes, octubre 21, 2008




jueves, octubre 16, 2008

Daniel Goleman brought the notion of "EI" to prominence as an alternative to more traditional measures of IQ with his 1995 mega-best-seller Emotional Intelligence.Since the publication of that book, conferences and academic institutes have sprung up dedicated to the idea. EI is taught in public schools, and corporate leaders have adopted it as a new way of thinking about success and leadership. EI, and one's "EIQ," can be an explanation of why some "average" people are incredibly successful, while "geniuses" sometimes fail to live up to their promise.
"Emotional Intelligence, Goleman's highly readable and wide-ranging exploration of the best research available by modern psychologists and educators, provides important insights into the true meaning of intelligence and the qualities it encompasses."
David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle.

lunes, octubre 13, 2008

Sonidos en el Tiempo.

Los sonidos son los mensajeros del mundo acústico para nuestros oídos, cada sonido puede evocar en nosotros las más variadas emociones,el sonido de la rama de un arbol en primavera puede llevarnos a nuestra primera experiencia sexual en una laguna en una noche en medio de un oráculo de cigarras y búhos cuando éramos adolescentes desbocados por la canción animal de nuestras hormonas.Nuestro nombre perfectamente pronunciado, con un determinado tono y volumen puede darle a quien nos llama un especial poder sobre nuestras emocionalidad.Nuestro cerebro procesa la información auditiva mientras la inquieta acetilcolina lleva la grabación de nuestra ultima sinfonía del día por nuestra jungla neuronal ,al paso que le gritamos al conductor del al lado que se mueva mas a la derecha.El sonido puede llevarnos a un la cumbre de un K2 emocional o a un descenso en apnea a mas de 200 metros de nuestra tristeza .No hay cultura que no conozca el poder de los sonidos sobre nuestra vida y mas de la música, mantras, rituales de sonoridad los tambores por ejemplo nos conectan con el pulso caoticamente creativo de la vida de millones de eones mientras se sincronizan con los latidos de nuestro corazon en un concierto de rock.

Felix Gomez.


Prologue by Loreena McKennitt/Quotes from Rumi

Helen Fisher's courageous investigations of romantic love -- its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its vital importance to human society -- are informing and transforming the way we understand ourselves. Fisher describes love as a universal human drive (stronger than the sex drive; stronger than thirst or hunger; stronger perhaps than the will to live), and her many areas of inquiry shed light on timeless human mysteries, like why we choose one partner over another.

Almost unique among scientists, Fisher explores the science of love without losing a sense of romance: Her work frequently invokes poetry, literature and art -- along with scientific findings -- helping us appreciate our love affair with love itself. In her research, and in books such as Anatomy of Love and 2004's Why We Love, Fisher looks at questions with real impact on modern life. Her latest research raises serious concerns about the widespread, long-term use of antidepressants, which may undermine our natural process of attachment by tampering with hormone levels in the brain.

"In hands as skilled and sensitive as Fisher's, scientific analysis of love only adds to its magic."
Scientific American

Talks Helen Fisher: The brain in love

domingo, octubre 12, 2008

Gabriella Cilmi. Cantante Australiana

Cilmi was born on October 10, 1991 in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. She lives with her parents Paula and Joe (Italian-Australians whose origins are in Calabria, Italy) and her brother Joseph. She attended Sacred Heart Girls' College, but now continues her education via correspondence.At an early age she developed an interest in a wide range of musical styles, including Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, The Sweet, T.Rex and Cat Stevens.[2] Despite her natural aptitude and vocal talent, she was told that she lacked the discipline necessary to pursue a singing career. Idolising Janis Joplin, during this time she sang with a band performing cover songs by Led Zeppelin, Jet, Silverchair and others.[3]Cilmi recorded original songs with writer/producers Barbara and Adrian Hannan of The SongStore.[4]In 2004, she captured the attention of Michael Parisi, a record company executive from Warner Music, while giving an impromptu rendition of the Rolling Stones' song "Jumping Jack Flash" at the Lygon Street Festa, a community festival in Melbourne. At the age of thirteen, Cilmi travelled to the US and UK with Adrian Hannan and was offered four major US deals. She eventually signed a contract with Island Records UK.

martes, octubre 07, 2008


Ron Mueck

(born 1958) is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain.
Mueck's early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo, and the Jim Henson series The Storyteller.Mueck moved on to establish his own company in London, making photo-realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry. Although highly detailed, these props were usually designed to be photographed from one specific angle hiding the mess of construction seen from the other side. Mueck increasingly wanted to produce realistic sculptures which looked perfect from all angles.In 1996 Mueck transitioned to fine art, collaborating with his mother-in-law, Paula Rego, to produce small figures as part of a tableau she was showing at the Hayward Gallery. Rego introduced him to Charles Saatchi who was immediately impressed and started to collect and commission work. This led to the piece which made Mueck's name, Dead Dad, being included in the Sensation show at the Royal Academy the following year. Dead Dad is a rather haunting silicone and mixed media sculpture of the corpse of Mueck's father reduced to about two thirds of its natural scale. It is the only work of Mueck's that uses his own hair for the finished product.Mueck's sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images. His five metre high sculpture Boy 1999 was a feature in the Millennium Dome and later exhibited in the Venice Biennale.In 1999 Mueck was appointed as Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London. During this two year post he created the works Mother and Child, Pregnant Woman, Man in a Boat and Swaddled Baby.[1]In 2002 his sculpture Pregnant Woman[2] was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia for AU$800,000.

domingo, octubre 05, 2008