The Fourth Phase of Water’s Many Puzzlers

As described in the separate post, the book The Fourth Phase of Water offers solutions for many curiosities that have defied explanation for centuries, the most famous being the problem of Brownian motion undertaken by Einstein in 1905.

Just for fun, here is a list of some of the puzzles posed by the science of water, focusing just on simple direct observations that have had no clear and satisfactory explanation. Excluded are another list of … more

Book Review: The Fourth Phase of Water

The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapor
By Gerald Pollack
Ebner and Sons, Seattle, 2013. 357 pages.

Review by John Chitty

This is a spectacular book, a must-read for all those interested in the science behind “energy medicine” as well as science in general. Pollack gives us a revolutionary theory, solving puzzles that have vexed scientists for centuries. He backs up his speculations with solid, convincing experiments. The … more

Book Review: The Divorce Remedy

The Divorce Remedy, by Michelle Weiner-Davis (Simon & Schuster, 2002) was recently recommended by a colleague and fills a useful niche in a very crowded genre.

What I liked about this book includes:

  • Emphasis on the value of trying to save a marriage or relationship, even if it is in a difficult condition. I think too many counselors steer clients toward divorce, perhaps due to their own unhappy experiences in intimacy. Divorce has a … more

Ancient Wisdom Makes a Comeback

It is great to see the practice of Mindfulness rising in recognition and prominence, as the cover of the above popular science magazine attests. Similarly, the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium last month in Washington, DC had numerous presentations and references to Mindfulness, a further indication that this method is gaining high popularity.

Mindfulness as it is presently developed (by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfeld and others) derives from Zen Buddhist meditation and practices. It also has some … more

How Psychotherapy Networker Symposium Presenters Misunderstand Polyvagal Theory

Psychotherapy Symposium Attending the 2013 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington DC March 22-24, I was very impressed at the number of participants, quality of presentations, and the joyful community spirit that pervaded the event.

I was paying particular attention to how many people were familiar with Polyvagal Theory and its very significant implications for counseling. If I could … more

How Hollywood Could Be Sabotaging Your Relationship

A Polarity Therapy “Three Principles” Perspective on Relationships
By John Chitty, RPP, BCST

In an era when long-lasting marriages are increasingly rare, Polarity Therapy principles offer guidance for strengthening this vital institution.

Three Principles RelationshipDivorce has many negative consequences, including financial loss, emotional distress and one person ending up more wounded or disadvantaged in the process. When … more

Reconciling the Direct and Indirect Healthcare Factions

It is common to hear “Direct” and “Indirect” healthcare providers snipe at each other. This article encourages a truce between the two camps.

The Direct camp — mainstream medicine and science — often ridicules1 the many versions of Indirect camp — a very diverse sets of holistic practitioners and alternative providers. The Indirect advocates frequently launch counter-attacks. The fact that the Indirect camp is experiencing excellent marketplace growth adds spice to the debate. However, even within the … more

Book Review: The Demise of Guys

This new e-book is a fast tour of psychological issues facing boys and young men — generally age 35 and under. It offers many research-based observations about a mental health crisis facing this population which is losing its sense of direction and motivation to participate in real world activities like relationships and careers, due to brain (particularly within the nucleus accumbens and pleasure-reward circuits) and behavioral changes which are adaptations to over-use of online pornography … more

Book Review: Sills’ new Foundations Vol. 1

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume One, by Franklyn Sills

This is a spectacular achievement by Sills in basically totally overhauling his 2000 starter book. This book replaces the original Volume One but goes far beyond the first try in terms of clarity, scope and effectiveness. I knew this was coming and was oh-so-curious to find out which way Sills would go. It could have been a simple clean-up and update, but this new version is … more