My BBC Free Thinking talk – ‘Therapy vs Prayer’ – will be broadcast on Radio 3 on Friday 8th November, as ‘The Essay’. For those of you with something else to do on a Friday night, the talk will be … Continued
A few weeks ago I presented a short paper at a conference organised by the Asian Society for the History of Medicine, entitled ‘Doing Psychoanalysis in the Spirit of Shinran: The Relationship Between Theory and Worldview in the Lives of … Continued
A few weeks ago, Japan’s best-known Buddhist nun and activist Setouchi Jakucho was kind enough to give me an interview about her little-known period in psychoanalysis with Heisaku Kosawa, in the mid-1960s. (For Japanese readers, she discusses it briefly in … Continued
A natural element of my current Japanese psychoanalysis project is the question of transcultural or cross-cultural psychiatry – the variations in how mental health and illness is experienced, discussed, and treated across cultures. A small-scale project based at Glasgow University, … Continued
I had the privilege at the weekend of interviewing a man (I’ll be keeping his name anonymous) who had a course of psychoanalytic therapy with Heisaku Kosawa back in the mid-1940s, when he was a young man of 22 and … Continued
Just back from the Japan Society for the History of Psychiatry conference, at Aichi Prefectural University, where I presented some early thoughts on Heisaku Kosawa’s personal papers. We were in a part of the university built for the Expo back … Continued
I’ve recently joined Academia.edu, and have posted a book chapter I published in 2009, featuring Heisaku Kosawa. Take a look….!
This site is designed to give an overview of my research project on Heisaku Kosawa. I’ll post research updates here now and again, alongside my main blog – the distinctly uninvitingly named ‘Boredom Project‘…