The hurricane is not a puppet master, but it’s destructive

When you feel that your sense of reality has been denied or distorted by a "specific person", are you being "gaslighted"? In other words, did this "specific person" deliberately carry out "strategies" to "drive you crazy"? Is this person really a "puppet master", an analogy some people used to refer "gaslighter" or "emotional manipulator"? From …

Gaslighting vs. Reality distortion field and Karpman Drama Triangle

When it comes to the understanding of emotional abuse and manipulation, some people (including therapists) talk about the technique of "Gaslighting." Gaslighting is more of a colloquial term originated from a play/movie, in which the male protagonist manipulated the gas light and other things, so he can deliberately convince his wife to doubt herself and …

Awakening the Dreamer

We all live in dreams whether we are awake or asleep. We certainly live in dreams at night. At the same time, during the day, we are constantly hypnotized by work, school, TV, movies, novels, games, social media, alcohol and all other substances. Last week, I completed a free-online-training, Game Changer Intensive, from Pachamama Alliance. …

Reflection on Doctor/Patient relationship – Comments on Chinese movie, The Great Hypnosis

Hypnosis is gaining its popularity in China to a degree that a movie was based on the stories of how a psychiatrist conducting therapy sessions with high levels of hypnosis techniques. Western therapists probably would immediately identify the “ethical issues” in this movie – this “smart ass” psychiatrist has too much power over his patients. …

Dust (Dance) with Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.8 in C minor

Shostakovich, a Russian composer, visited Dresden, Germany in 1960 after WWII (see the Bombing of Dresden on Wiki) Shostakovich wrote the String Quartet No. 8 in C minor. In 2014, Lin Hwai-Min, the choreographer of Cloud Gate - Dance Theatre of Taiwan, produced the new dance, Dust, based on Shostakovich’s string quartet. Here is the …