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The Universal Mind by Peter Weisz  is on virtual book tour. The non-fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. ...

The Universal Mind by Peter Weisz is on virtual book tour.

The non-fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Although there are many types of clinical conditions where the brain has been damaged, is malformed or misfunctions, such as in Savant syndrome, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Tourette’s, Schizophrenia or Dementia for example, there are also a number of psychological conditions that fall under the heading of “Mental illness” that can be treated with therapy. These can range from Addictions – (to drugs, prescription or otherwise, gambling, shopping, work, exercise, computer games, violence, criminal behaviour, sex or pornography, money, - also incorporating alcoholism, self-mutilation, anorexia nervosa or bulimia , plus many more) and a number of other emotional sicknesses categorized with the label of “Borderline Personality Disorders” including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Asperger’s syndrome, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, hyper-anxiety, anger issues, co-dependence, narcissism, body dysmorphia, social anxiety and stress, as well as a host of other debilitating mind/body afflictions. More serious problems can include psychosis, psychopathic behaviour or certain types of schizoaffective disorders which can result from serious trauma or abuse.
Those who have developed these types of maladies always exhibit self-destructive and abnormal behavioural and thinking patterns. Life, with all its daily challenges and complications can seem overwhelming because these conditions often cause emotional retardation or regression and the inability to form rational thought processes. These persons will find it extremely difficult to cope with general daily situations. Desperation, hopelessness and despair will often set in and in severe cases may even lead to thoughts of, or actual suicide attempts.
It is almost impossible to recover from these types of psychological and emotional difficulties without help and appropriate support. Therapy or counseling can be invaluable, as a professional therapist will be able to listen to a person’s stories and secrets, offer empathy and suggestions as to how to let go of supressed emotions which build up inside and are the root cause of many of the “mental” ailments listed above.
Whilst specific types of medication can treat symptoms, one to one therapeutic support sessions provide the best results for recovery, as the aim of therapy or counseling is to get to the main root of the problem. The therapist develops an interpersonal relationship with each client and addresses their unique and particular needs. This is of the utmost importance, as no two people are the same and therefore each client needs to be treated differently. There are no written rules or procedures that a therapist must follow, rather the therapist must be able to use their own intuition, based on their own personal experience, knowledge and expertise and by the phenomenon known as “transference” (the ability of the therapist to “read” or “feel” a person’s emotions beyond the spoken word), in order to devise the best way to treat each individual client accordingly. The success rate will depend on the client’s willingness to trust the therapeutic process, to open up and talk about their problems and ultimately to be able to release the pent-up emotions which lay within. Therapy, is a process of helping to re-train a person’s brain to enable them to develop new thinking patterns and therefore new and healthy coping mechanisms in order that they may sensibly deal with life’s daily challenges. Recent studies in the field of Epigenetics have shown that with support and guidance, regarding certain personality disorders, a person is able to “think themselves well” through the application of the power of their minds, thoughts and intentions which can alter their own brain chemistry. This, of course, takes time and practise, but this is at the very essence of - and the very reason for why therapy works for so many people.


Peter is a recovering drug addict and has been working as a psychodynamic counselor and specialist addictions therapist since 1998.

The Universal Mind
by Peter Weisz
Genre: Speculative Non-fiction, Spiritual, Mystical 

Are we all slaves to a gross illusion? Who are we? What is the mind, what is consciousness and what is reality? This book offers educated answers and explanations to all these questions and more. This book motivates the reader to reconsider everything they think they know about themselves and the world today, examining the different models of creation, evolution of humanity and the universe, the essence of matter and of life itself, exploring all manner of scientific, theological, psychological and philosophical and metaphysical hypotheses and offering insights into ancient mystical wisdom and the road to enlightenment. Can it be, that this complex, living, breathing, sophisticated, opinionated, creative and conscious entity that we call human, is made up merely from a few invisible atoms of nothingness? We are not simply made from flesh and blood - we are beings of an infinity of dimensions, too vast to contemplate, but our brains and our senses are only able to perceive that which is rooted in matter, for that is the substance from which we believe we are made. What we call reality, is most definitely not what it appears to be.

Peter Weisz (Dip Psych, HND, BACP) was born in London, England in 1961 and practices as a psychoanalyst and therapist, specializing in psychodynamics and the study of the subconscious and unconscious mind. He majored in psychology, music, English language and literature. He is the founding director of “One2 One Counseling”, an organization offering personal therapeutic support to those with emotional and psychological disorders. He has worked at a number of private rehabilitation facilities and treatment centres since 1998 including the world renowned PrioryClinic in London, England. 

Peter is knowledgeable in ancient and contemporary philosophy, transcendental thought, general science, theology and mystical & esoteric writings, both classical and modern. He has also worked as a professionalmusician, singer/songwriter, producer and stage director for 25 years, travelling the world with a variety of bands and is the founding director of “AMajor Events”, a music production company in Cape Town, South Africa, where he currently resides.

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1 comment

  1. This book sounds like a real good read. I love the cover


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