Paul Brenner will be presenting a short lecture
followed by our Council discussion.
tantalizing topic is:
Reason for Our Confusion; The
collision between our biology, our personal psychology
and our cultural instructions.
am quite excited about this month's Council topic.
This council evening will focus on Paul's recent
work on how our cultural instructions and media
proclamations are often in direct conflict with
our own emotional, behavioral and psychological
realities. This is the cause for a great deal of
stress and chaos in our lives as we try to fit
into a cultural stereotype that is often a far
cry from what our biology and personal psychology
is telling us from deep inside. This has also led
to a host of cultural 'norms' that are in fact
quite far from normal.
will look at and discuss how we can be more true
to our own emotional and biological realities and
identities rather than enduring the pain and chaos
of trying to fit into a media and cultural stereotype
of what our lives are 'supposed' to look
also looked at calling this Council topic - "Why
Am I Experiencing Chaos", or more controversially, "The
Myth of Monogamy and Other Absurd Realities." If
you know Paul, you know that his views and insights
can often be shocking in the fact that they usually
strike pretty close to the bone. And that
is why this dear friend has been such an inspiration
and influence in so many people's lives. There
is no B.S. with Paul. You may not always
agree with his concepts, but they always leave
you wanting to explore deeper into your own realities.
that is what the Council of hearts & Minds
is all about - opening up topics of discussion
that will send you home with fresh ideas, concepts
and insights that expand and inform your lives
as you evolve the essence of who you are.
Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., is an obstetrician/gynecologist
and psychotherapist. He left his successful clinical
and academic practice of obstetrics, gynecology,
and female cancer surgery in 1976 to counsel individuals
with life-threatening illnesses. The understanding
he obtained from these individuals led him to explore
and practice alternative methods of healing. Dr.
Brenner has been at the forefront of the alternative
Dr. Paul Brenner is
widely known in the medical community as well as
in the self-help field. He has lectured extensively
throughout the United States and Europe and has reached
national audiences as moderator of the PBS Series "Healing
Through Communication". Dr. Brenner's book, "A
Shared Creation", Saybrook Publishers, (1988),
was selected by the eminent psychologist, Dr. Rollo
May for the Mind Age Series. Paul has also authored
the book, Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes, and
has recently published his latest, Buddha
in the Waiting Room.