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Aug 11, 2014
Jai Michaell commented on Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D.'s blog post Deeply Gay
"Thank you for your insightful article. I am a 55 yo gay man married to a 30 yo gay man for 8 years now. I can see many hooks in your article to which I could resond and with which I agree. Love as a focus of meditation (similar to bhakti) is…"
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Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. commented on Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D.'s blog post Homophobia Enemy of Curiosity
"Thanks very much Bonnie."
Aug 22, 2011
Bonnie Bright commented on Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D.'s blog post Homophobia Enemy of Curiosity
"Hi Payam. Just wanted to thank you for sharing this very thoughtful and well written piece on a topic that still needs lots of attention and exposure in every aspect of our culture.
I really appreciate that you have brought it here to a place where,…"
Aug 22, 2011
Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. replied to Mark Winborn's discussion New Book - "Deep Blues" - 20% discount for advance orders
"Congratulation on publishing your book. It sounds interesting."
Aug 21, 2011
Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. replied to Cassandra Williams's discussion The struggle for balance....
"Thanks for sharing your dream and your perspective on good vs.  evil.
 
As long as many of us have dualistic perspective, we will never see the end of the battle between the forces of light and dark. This "you versus me" mentality has increased the…"
Jul 25, 2011

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  • thanks a lot.

    i am waiting for your comment about my work.
  • Hi Payam. I'd like to add my welcome to Ed's. I'm glad you've found the Alliance-I'm sure you'll make some wonderful connections here in the community and find lots to read and ponder. I hope you'll jump in and engage right away by joining a discussion, commenting on others' posts, sharing links or articles that are meaningful to you. .

    I'll send you some tips on navigating the site in a separate email. Enjoy the site! ~Bonnie Bright, Founder

  • Welcome Payam,

    Your website lists your many skills and trainings. I hope you will add your thoughts and experiences to the many blogs, forums, and groups presented in the Alliance. Our membership ranges from those new to depth psychology as well as seasoned practitioners and authors. I look forward to your posts.

    Ed

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"Having gratitude for the body’s role in deepening one’s spiritual practice is important. The lived experience of one’s practice through the body is a different process than reading about those practices. It is like the difference between reading about wine versus drinking wine. The latter can lead to mystical intoxication.".....…

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Personal Myth

 

For over twenty years, I have been listening to life stories of many incredible people. It is part of my job.  Many people might think I am listening to their problems, but I hear stories. People who come to me are brave storytellers. It is a privilege to hear a personal mythology that has never been shared before. There are times when someone’s story is a mixture of broken pieces of tragedies and losses. No matter…

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LGBT Suicide and the Trauma of Growing Up Gay
By Payam Ghassemlou MFT, Ph.D.

As a mental health counselor for the past twenty years, I have listened to many painful stories by some of my lesbian and gay patients regarding growing up in a homophobic and heterosexist world. Many of my gay and lesbian patients, including a number of bisexual and transgender individuals, shared with me that as young as age five they felt different. They were unable to articulate why they felt…

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Deeply Gay

Deeply Gay

By

Payam Ghassemlou MFT, Ph.D.

 

Many gay men who do not find meaning in a “work & play” lifestyle are seeking connection to something more meaningful. Those of us who have gone through the emotional labor of tearing down the closet door and working through painful issues that were inflicted…

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