13/05/2013

Living good without God

‘Sex, death and the meaning of life’ is a three-part documentary presented by Richard Dawkins which explores what reason and science might offer in major events of human lives. He argues that ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God’s purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years, and he believes science can provide answers to some of these old questions we used to entrust to religion.

In the first episode, ‘Sin’, he examines issues surrounding the notion of sin and explores the rituals that surround mating and the science of disgust and taboo.

In the second one, ‘Life after death’, Dawkins tackles death. He investigates different beliefs about death and afterlife from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York. He bring together neuroscience, evolutionary and genetic theory to examine how we age and why we crave life after death.

Finally, in ‘The meaning of life’, he examines how both religious and non-religious people struggle to find meaning in their lives. To the question ‘Why does an atheist bother to get up in the morning?’, he argues that we each have to forge our own sense of meaning.

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Es además creador del máster en desarrollo personal y liderazgo de la facultad de economía de la Universidad de Barcelona, que dirige desde 2009, socio fundador de la consultora Koerentia, especializada en potenciar la dimensión humana de las organizaciones, y director de La Akademia, un proyecto educativo sin ánimo de lucro orientado a promover el autoconocimiento entre los jóvenes. Desde 2006 viene impartiendo habitualmente cursos y conferencias, y actualmente es profesor en Porta22 —Barcelona Activa—, en la Fundació Àmbit y en diferentes másteres de coaching e inteligencia emocional.'We are going to a world in which there will be less excuses to avoid responsibilities'. Journalist specialized in personal responsibility, leadership in values and organizational development. Among other publications, collaborates with El País Semanal and Negocios, the economic supplement of the same newspaper. As a writer has published the book 'Encantado de conocerme' —Glad to know me, Plataforma, 2008—, 'El Principito se pone la corbata' —The little prince gets his tie, Temas de hoy, 2010— and 'El sinsentido común' —The common nonsense, Temas de hoy, 2011—. He is also creator of the master in personal development and leadership of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Barcelona, wich he directs since 2009, a founding partner of the consulting Koerentia, specialized in strengthening the human dimension of organizations, and director of The Akademia, an educational project nonprofit aimed at promoting self-awareness among young people. Since 2006 he has been giving regular courses and conferences, and is currently teaching at Porta22 —Barcelona Activa—, the Ambit Foundation and different masters of coaching and emotional intelligence." 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Estudió derecho en la Brooklyn Law School y se doctoró en medicina en la Universidad de Ginebra. Entró en contacto con Wilhelm Reich, uno de los primeros discípulos de Sigmund Freud, y estudió con él desde 1940 hasta 1952, año en el que empezó a dedicarse a la práctica profesional de la terapia psicocorporal. En 1956 fundó el International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (Instituto internacional de análisis bioenergético), con el objetivo de garantizar la formación adecuada de los terapeutas. Bastante antes de conocer a Reich, Lowen ya se había sentido atraído por la relación existente entre cuerpo y mente, tema sobre el que había investigado con auténtico interés. Según afirmaba, dicho interés era debido a su propia experiencia con las actividades físicas deportivas y con la calistenia, una técnica gimnástica destinada al desarrollo de la musculatura. Durante los años 30 se dedicó a estudiar a fondo el método Eurythmics del compositor Émile Jaques-Dalcroze y la Relajación Muscular Progresiva de Jacobson. Todo ello afianzó su convicción de que el ser humano puede influir en el funcionamiento de su mente si trabaja su cuerpo de forma sistemática y con los métodos adecuados, como explica en este vídeo.Alexander Lowen was an American doctor, psychotherapist and professor, mostly famous for his studies about bioenergetics as a form of therapy. He studied Law at the Brooklyn Law School and obtained his PhD in Medicine at the University of Geneva. He got to meet Wilhelm Reich, one of Sigmund Freud’s first disciples, and studied with him from 1940 to 1952, year in which he started to dedicate himself to the professional practice of psychocorporal therapy. In 1956 he founded the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, aimed at guaranteeing the adequate training of therapists. Much before knowing Reich, Lowen had already felt drawn by the relationship between mind and body, a topic on which he had researched with a real interest. According to what he said, such interest was due to his own experience with physical activities/sports and with 'calisthenics', a gymnastic technique aimed at building up the muscles. During the 30’s, he dedicated himself to studying in depth the Eurythmics method from the composer Émile Jacques-Dalcroze and Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation. All this comforted him in his conviction that human beings can have an influence on how their mind works if they exercise their body in a systematic way and with the right methods, as he explains in this video." 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Licenciado en medicina y cirugía por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, se especializó en farmacología clínica en el Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica IMIM-Hospital del Mar siendo doctor en farmacología por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona —sobresaliente cum laude y diploma de mención de doctor europeo—, máster en toxicología por la Universidad de Sevilla y máster en homeopatía por la Universitat de Barcelona. Los primeros años de su trayectoria profesional se centraron en la medicina hospitalaria, la docencia y la investigación científica. Durante dos años fue director clínico del centro de desarrollo de medicamentos y neuroimagen de GlaxoSmithKline en Londres —Clinical Imaging Centre—. Es además profesor honorario de farmacología y toxicología en el departamento de toxicología experimental del Imperial College de Londres. Actualmente es el director médico de la clínica Omegazeta de Barcelona, especializada en medicina integrativa: un enfoque innovador que combina las terapias de la medicina convencional con las medicinas alternativas o complementarias validadas con procedimientos y métodos científicos.'Future medicine will integrate the physical and the emotional parts'. Degree in medicine and surgery from the University Complutense of Madrid, specialized in clinical pharmacology at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM-Hospital del Mar being doctorate in pharmacy from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona —cum laude and European Doctor Mention diploma—, MA in toxicology from the University of Seville and Master in homeopathy from the Universitat de Barcelona. The early years of his career focused on hospital medicine, teaching and scientific research. For two years he was director of clinical drug development center and neuroimaging of GlaxoSmithKline in London —Clinical Imaging Centre—. He is also professor emeritus of pharmacology and toxicology in the department of experimental toxicology at Imperial College London. He is currently the medical director of the clinic Omegazeta Barcelona, specializing in integrative medicine: an innovative approach combining therapies with conventional medicine or complementary alternative medicines and procedures validated scientific methods." 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Sobrevivió desde 1942 hasta 1945 en varios campos de concentración nazis, incluidos Auschwitz y Dachau, y a partir de esa experiencia escribió el libro 'El hombre en busca de sentido', en el que describe la vida del prisionero de un campo de concentración desde la perspectiva de un psiquiatra y expone que, incluso en las condiciones más extremas de deshumanización y sufrimiento, el hombre puede encontrar una razón para vivir basada en su dimensión espiritual. Esta reflexión le sirvió para confirmar y terminar de desarrollar la logoterapia, una psicoterapia que propone que la voluntad de sentido es la motivación primaria del ser humano y que es considerada la tercera escuela vienesa de psicología, después del psicoanálisis de Freud y de la psicología individual de Adler. Siendo muy joven, Frankl había mantenido relación epistolar con Freud, quien le publicó algunos de sus escritos, pero muy pronto abandonó la escuela psicoanalítica y se orientó hacia la psicología individual de Adler, que también terminaría abandonando por diferencias doctrinales. Publicó más de 30 libros, traducidos a numerosos idiomas, impartió cursos y conferencias por todo el mundo y recibió 29 doctorados honoris causa por varias universidades, entre ellos uno de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín de Guatemala, institución que también le honró con la clínica de psicología que lleva su nombre. En esta entrevista explica su visión sobre las relaciones entre conceptos como libertad, circunstancias, responsabilidad o actitud.Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. He survived from 1942 to 1945 in several Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Dachau, and from that experience he wrote the book 'Man's search for meaning', which describes the life of the prisoner of a concentration camp from the perspective of a psychiatrist and explains that, even in the most extreme conditions of dehumanization and suffering, man can find a reason to live based on their spiritual dimension. This reflection served to confirm and finalize the development of speech therapy, psychotherapy that proposes that the will to meaning is the primary motivation of human beings and that is considered the third Viennese school of psychology after Freud's psychoanalysis and individual psychology of Adler. Being very young, Frankl had maintained correspondence with Freud, who published some of his writings, but soon abandoned the psychoanalytic school and oriented towards the individual psychology of Adler, who also end up abandoning because of doctrinal differences. He published more than 30 books, translated into many languages​​, taught courses and lectured around the world and received 29 honorary doctorates from several universities, including one from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, an institution that also honored him with the psychology clinic that bears his name. In this interview he explains his views on the relations between concepts like freedom, circumstances, responsibility or attitude." 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