Articles about different forms of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

James Braid on Hypnotic Meditation

James Braid, the founder of hypnotherapy, was unaware of oriental meditation techniques until a few years after introducing his technique of eye-fixation hypnotism. He subsequently embraced the notion that hypnotism and yogic meditation were distant cousins, and even that they were more closely-related than hypnotism and its immediate precursor, Mesmer’s animal magnetism.

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Rabbie Burns: The Scots Poet as Philosopher

My translation into standard English of a poem by Robert Burns. This contains allusions to Stoic or Epicurean precepts on the “art of living” in just about every line… Contented With Little Contented with little and joyous with more, Whenever I meet with Sorrow and Care, I gave them a slap, as they’re creeping along, […]

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