Twenty years of research, study, training and practice have led
me to the work that I am presently doing. My areas of research
have included eastern and western philosophies, humanistic psychology,
as well as spiritual approaches. Over a long period I have meditated,
observed and written in order to deepen my understanding of the
functioning of the human being and of how life works in a more
general sense. I have participated in many meetings-of-minds with
other therapists, trainers and spiritual teachers. I have long
and extended experience helping individuals on a one-on-one basis,
and I have also done much group-work.
It is the non-dualist spiritual philosophies (advaita) which
have influenced me most as well as those closest in similarity
to my own path. Within these philosophies of life, the attention
is put on the present and on the reality which surrounds us, rather
than the ceaseless stream of thoughts which with we seem sometimes
to be engulfed. This attitude is what leads to a calming of the
mind and spirit. It leads also to a certain detachment in the
face of the worries and fears that so often preoccupy our thoughts.
Observation and direct knowledge of the things of this world are
primary methods leading to understanding. Unconditional liberation
and realization of who we really are represent the ultimate goals.
Non-dualist philosophies are intense and direct approaches, often
containing no religious rituals, beliefs, specific types of worship,
or special religious practices, but which do not rule these things
All of these approaches have allowed me to better, and more deeply,
understand the observations and findings I had made at the beginning
of my journey. At that time, my work focused intensely on thoughts,
beliefs and the presence or absence of love in the lives of human
beings. I observed how these elements, above all, condition and
determine the ways in which we see our lives, and the ways in
which we live them.