Dr Claude Brodeur, PhD
for Advances in
have been written by me, some recently and some during my academic
career in University. They are here listed by title.
- Action Thinking in the classroom
Theory without application , especially in professional courses,
lacks credibility with the student, who needs to see the relevance
of the theory to his or her own life. This is especially true
of psychology and related social sciences.
- Autogenic Relaxation Technique
Simple well-tested techniques are provided the reader,
based on the pioneering work of Schultz and Luthe.
- Being in Control
A serious yet tongue-in-cheek treatment of the subject,
arguing that to avoid manipulating and being manipulated there
must be counter-controls.
- Benefits of Osteopathy
A careful description of the benefits as well as the limitations
of Osteopathy as a medical modality of treatment. I thoroughly
enjoyed doing the research for this article after having benefited
from Osteopathic treatment.
- Body Language: how to read a person
Contains a description of various gestures and postures, suggesting
what they are communicating to the informed and attentive listener.
- A New Theory of Teaching: The Teacher as Model
The result of some experimental teaching I did at Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute in Canada while completing my doctoral thesis.
- Brain Mechanisms and Learning Styles
Left and right brain functioning and how dominance of one side
over the other affects the ease or difficulty in learning certain
subjects resulting from whichever brain is dominant. Most successful
elementary school teachers seem to be balanced between the two.
- Concept-Therapy and the Evolution of Consciousness
A description of the course of studies in Concept-Therapy and
Conceptology advanced by Dr. Thurman Fleet and currently promoted
by the Concept-Therapy Institute located in San Antonio, Texas.
- Course on Language and Consciousness
Consists of six chapters dealing with models of communication
impacting on human consciousness and effective communication.
- Creative Process in the Philosophy of Thomas
A profound treatment of the subject; an author to
read for anyone seriously interested in the subject of creativity.
An important factor in deep mental and physical healing.
- Do Other Animals Think Like Humans?
In some ways I think they do. A rather cursory examination of
- Mental and Emotional Transformation
A process of self-empowerment based on studies in
Concept-Therapy and Conceptology advanced by Dr. Thurman Fleet.
- Fourth Dimension of Consciousness...what could
The proposition that there is more to consciousness than meets
the eye of the beholder. What it is and how it can be attained
by anyone desiring to attain this dimension of awareness.
- Fraternal Associations, Fraternal Orders and
An examination of the tendency to join social or professional
organizations as either inborn or socially conditioned, or both?
- Freedom to Learn and Teach: A Transpersonal Approach
The likelihood that the way you learn or teach depends
upon your personal philosophy of life.
An historical appreciation of the development of the idea of
hypnosis. A very brief sketch with suggestions for further reading.
What makes good teaching? I argue that much depends upon the
personal philosophy of both teacher and student, prefering myself
a transpersonal perspective, namely that the highest purpose
of teaching is to provide an environment wherein the student
can expand and raise his or her consciousness.
Here I maintain that hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness
which can be used for special purposes, such as healing, creativity,
reprogramming the subconscious, or enhancing learning and physical
This is a research paper on the idea of the spiritual life, what
it could be and what it has been considered to be by scholars
and mystics. The article is well referenced. Not light reading.
- Scientific Research
Does knowing the results of the latest research really change
personal health practices?
Is the desire to care for other and to be taken care
of a genetic predisposition and a necessity for total physical
- Language as Therapy
This is a brief introduction to the SAVI model of interpersonal
communication, SAVI meaning the Sequential Analysis of Verbal
- Learning to Relax
A description of easy relaxation exercises anyone can do with
some excellent suggestions for books and audio tapes to assist
the student who wants a variety of exercise that can be used
at home, at work and school.
What are the mechanisms of aging have been identified? Are we
living not only longer but healthier? Can the aging process be
influenced, regardless of the age we start to change our lifestyle?
What are the mechanisms of consciousness? Do we in effect have
more than one brain? A paper published for an interdisciplinary
symposium sponsored by Sir Wilfred Laurier University, written
in the 1970's and delivered at Queens University in Ontario,
- Mind Power
Is the brain a high-powered computer? Or is it more than this?
What makes the brain so powerful?
Personal philosophy of freedom as a factor in health and healing
from a libertarian perspective.
- Freedom Revisited
More on Personal Freedom. What some philosophers have
said about freedom.
An attempt to understand the nature and cause of prejudice
- New Thought Movement in America
The influence of Thomas Troward and Rosicrucianism on the New
- Notes on the Care of the Psyche
Suggestions for maintaining good mental health.
- Nutrition for the Mind and the Brain
The best food for the brain and for enhancing your problem-solving
- Writing and Speaking
The importance of being clear in what you write and what you
- On Learning To Be Human
What it means to be a human being. Considered both philosophically
and psychologically. A description of what characterizes a person
as peculiarly human.
- Path of the Adept
What demands are made upon the one on a spiritual path who aspires
to attain higher consciousness.How can you know if such a path
is for you.
An eclectic approach to the uses and power of meditation.
Understanding the nature and causes of disease.
The recuperative power of rest. Along with sleep, relaxation
and recreation, a powerful natural inner resource for healing.
Is the quality of sensory input the basis of intelligence,
higher consciousness and the ability to learn?
The importance of self-image for good physical health.
The signs of brainwashing and some implications for teaching
- Subjective Conditioning
Guidelines for the use of audio tapes in meditation.
- Suggestion as Indirect Communication
Is it better to use indirect suggestions or direct
requests to communicate what you want?
- A New Theory of Teaching
My theory of teaching based on a neotech understanding
of the learning process.
- Teaching: A Humanistic versus Mechanistic Approach
Shifting from a psychometric to a developmental philosophy.
Hypnosis as a therapeutic process? Is it safe? And more questions
like this answered about hypnosis as it is currently used in
- A New Theory of Education
A theory of selective
excitation, a NeoPlatonic model, applying the latest developments
in neurophysiology. Suggestions for further scientific research
The keystone of truly satisfying
relationships. Understanding the nature of trust: a discussion
A discussion of its usefulness
and the limits to its usefulness as well as its potentially harmful
effect on our health and what we can do about it.
- Values Programming
This is written as
satire reflecting using religious symbols fto describe present
materialistic values of consumerism, the computer and ecommerce.
Why we are the way we are: a practical understanding
Simplicity: Living the simple life new!
A description of the
meaning of voluntary simplicity as conducive to the evolution
of consciousness and the development of a sense of a spiritual