This webinar will present a conception of anomalies, such as apparitions and poltergeists, as phenomena that spring from a palpable, biological source – the bodymind – and are spurred by emotion. A framework will be presented that defines “feeling” and “emotion” in bioenergetic terms, emphasizing how feelings traverse and connect the physical and mental, body and brain, soma and psyche – and how emotion fundamentally relates self with other.
Special attention will be paid to the thick-and-thin boundaries concept of the late Ernest Hartmann; and PTSD, migraine, and phantom pain will be offered as examples of the different paths strong feelings can take in the human organism. Ultimately, anomalies that are often dismissed as unreal and as unworthy of scientific scrutiny will be shown to originate from substantive, demonstrably human concerns and pathways.
When: May 19, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Emotion as Gateway to the AnomalousPlease register for the webinar at the following link:
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Bio for Presenter
Michael Jawer is a Washington, DC-based writer, speaker and researcher. His focus is the nexus of personality development, body/mind, emotion, and spirituality.
Jawer is the author (with Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD) of two previous books: The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion (Park Street Press, 2009) and Your Emotional Type (Healing Arts Press, 2011).
His papers have appeared in Frontiers in Psychology-Consciousness Research, Journal of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, Science & Consciousness Review, Explore, Seminars in Integrative Medicine, and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, while his feature articles and interviews have run in Psychology Today, Spirituality & Health, Aeon, Nautilus, Minding Nature, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, Edge Science, Noetic Now, Epoch Times, PsychCentral, and Scientific American.
Jawer has spoken to organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and the Jung Society of DC – and guest lectured at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, Drexel University, George Mason University, and the University of Virginia. Jawer also blogs for Psychology Today (“Feeling Too Much”).