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New audio download released! – “Music as Aspirational Play: A Case Study”

A talk by John Diamond, M.D.

By working with an amateur recorder player and encouraging her to approach her music-making as “aspirational play,” Dr. Diamond is able to help her overcome her deep suffering. There is no need to deal directly with the patient’s psychological problems: these can be easily transcended when music is used in this manner.

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New audio download released! – “No Loneliness – and No Worries”

A talk by John Diamond, M.D.

We tend to worry too much and that is because, as Dr. Diamond shows, at an unconscious level, most of us feel we need to. The underlying problem relates to the thyroid (triple-heater) acupuncture meridian and is specifically connected with the emotion of loneliness: having problems, we hold onto the past and somehow this makes us feel less lonely.

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New audio download released! – “Life Energy and Time”

A seminar by John Diamond, M.D.

A wide-ranging seminar which presents a number of common Life Energy problems associated in some way with the concept of time. Topics range from the specific to the very general and include: traumatic anniversaries; the “Post Virginal Syndrome”; the three-week love cycle; sequential thinking; living in the moment; the Safety Net syndrome; nostalgia; and fear of death.

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New audio download released! – The “Endum”

The Best Attitude for Working with Our Meridian Problems

A talk by John Diamond, M.D.

Dr. Diamond shows us the best approach to working with our meridian problems, or more generally, with any kind of self-improvement. The key is the concept of the “endum,” a Latin phrase meaning “requiring to be done.”

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New audio download released! “Music as Fun”

A seminar by John Diamond, M.D.

One of the biggest problems affecting the Life Energy of music is that the fun has been taken out of it. Working with a group of musicians, both professionals and amateurs, Dr. Diamond demonstrates the universality of the problem in those that have had “serious” training and reveals how it relates to the acupuncture emotional syndrome of deviousness (liver meridian).

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New audio download released! “The Value of Discernment”

A talk by John Diamond, M.D.

The way to find our truest selves is to practice detachment, and a key to this is the embracing of the concept of discernment, rather than judgment. Discerning rather than judging allows us to step outside the splitting of existence into good and bad, which in turn allows the acceptance of the “As Is,” and for us to view our lives in terms of choices that will get us closer or further to our life goals.

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Now streaming: The 1968 Jim Cairns Interviews

Dr. Jim Cairns (1914-2003)

The pioneering interviews which Dr. Diamond undertook with Australian politician Jim Cairns in 1968 have had lasting significance, and mark a highlight of Diamond’s career in Australia before his move to the US in 1972. Cairns (1914-2003) was a leading left-winger in Australia’s labour party. At the time of the interviews he was an MP for Lalor (a suburb of Melbourne) and had been appointed shadow minister for trade and industry by party leader Gough Whitlam.

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New audio download released! “All Perfect Now”

A talk by John Diamond, M.D.

An exploration of the perfection of the universe, and of our lives, as viewed through several spiritual traditions and figures: Buddhism (focusing on Shinran and Dogen), Taoism, Shankara, and Shakti. Dr. Diamond links the underlying philosophy to acupuncture meridian problems, so finding that there in reality are no true problems – all are just denials of perfection.

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