Free Book Launch: 'Uncovering Mystery in Everyday Life' (with Bob Chisholm)

Free Book Launch: 'Uncovering Mystery in Everyday Life' (with Bob Chisholm)

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A free one-hour book launch for Bob Chilsholm's new book exploring psychotherapy, Buddhism and mystery.

About this event

Join Tariki Trust and Bob Chilsholm to celebrate the release of 'Uncovering Mystery in Everyday Life'. Caroline Brazier will be hosting the event and interviewing Bob about this fascinating new book.

About the book

This book is about psychotherapy. Written as a collection of tales about encounters between a therapist and his clients, it reveals why many people would turn to therapy for help, what they might look for, and what they might actually find. For Bob Chisholm, a therapist who draws on Buddhist psychology in dealing with his clients, helping someone find self-insight has less to do with understanding their life diagnostically than it does with appreciating their experience existentially-that is to say, in all its inherent mystery. The idea that uncovering mystery could be a way of freeing someone from their psychological misery may seem almost magical: like consulting a ouija board or gazing into tea leaves. But it is in the details and happenstance of a person's life-in the suspense of the everyday world-that the actual mystery of a person's life is sure to be found. Finding that mystery, and helping people come to terms with it, is what this book is all about.

This free event is open to all. It is not part of our general 'Ten Directions' ecotherapy training programme and it does not count towards Ten Directions students hours.

About Bob

Bob Chisholm trained in psychotherapy with the Tariki Trust and now works in Canterbury as a psychotherapist in private practice, and as a mentor at the University of Kent. He co-edited The Wisdom of Not Knowing with Jeff Harrison [Triarchy Press 2016] and recently published Uncovering Mystery in Everyday Life: Confessions of a Buddhist Psychotherapist [Triarchy Press, 2022]. In this presentation, Bob will be talking about the cultivation of trust in conditions of uncertainty as an essential feature of psychotherapy.

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