the idiotplayers podcast 19: Russell Schreiber

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The idiotplayers podcast is a caravanserai of conversations with important thinkers, be-ers and doers. The idiotplayers podcast aims to explore art, creativity and expression.  If there is an elephant standing in the dark, as the Sufi story goes, we want to do more than grope and theorize. We invite conversations with people who aim from the heart to make practical, the far-reaching.

Dr. Russell Schreiber

Clinical psychologist Dr. Russell Schreiber has worked with the Gurdjieff system of inner development for over forty years. He’s interested in how modern psychology and Gurdjieff’s Work enrich each other. Dr. Schreiber explores Gurdjieff’s methods within a psychological framework useful for beginner and advanced student. His book explores the modern psychological theory relevant to enhance Gurdjieff’s system. Schreiber emphasizes the gradual development of self-compassion as the foundation of self-study and inner evolution. He gives practical exercises to facilitate the ability to experientially apply self-study in an objective and compassionate manner. Some areas covered include: • Attention • Self-observation • Sensing • Development of Inner Life • Specific psychological traits as focus for self-study • Transformation of Negative Emotions • Advanced method of Participation • Compassion & Self-Compassion.

Dr. Schreiber is a practicing clinical psychologist in a community-based psychotherapy clinic in Northern California. As a staff psychologist, he supervises and trains psychologists and psychotherapists. He specializes in depth psychology and somatic psychotherapy. His recognition of the need for the development of self-compassion in his clients is emphasized in his clinical practice.

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