Blog – Dr. James Nourse


I am delighted to announce the release of my new book, Opening the Aloha Mind: Healing Self, Healing the World with Ho‘oponopono. The  book’s spiritual release occurred last Saturday when it was blessed at the Hauola City of Refuge, Kaua‘i by Kahuna Stanley Kopa Kaluahine and Annaleah Atkinson. Please visit the book’s home page (same title). It is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

I have been working with three principles identified by Hawaiian elder Hale Kealohalani Makua, given in The Bowl of Light by Hank Wesselman. These are clearly not just airy aphorisms but precepts that represent states of being to be cultivated with attention over time, much like The Four Agreements taught by Don Miguel Ruiz. The three kapus (sacred directives) of the spiritual warrior:

Love all that you see—with humility

Live all that you feel—with reverence

Know all that you possess—with discipline

 

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Judith and Jim Nourse with Kahuna Stanley Kopa Kaluahine

All people climb the same mountain. The mountain, however, has many pathways–each with a different view. A person knows only what he sees from his own pathway, and as he moves, his view will change. Only when he reaches the top of the mountain will he see and understand all the views of mankind. But who among us has reached the top of the mountain? Tomorrow, we too will see a different view. We have not finished growing.

                         –from Tales From the Night Rainbow, by Koko Willis and Pali Jae Lee

About

Dr. Jim, as his clients call him, has been in private practice since 1980. From 1975 to 1980 he served as Staff Psychologist and director of Clinical Psychology Training at the Hampton, Virginia V.A. Medical Center and as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Click here to learn more about Dr. Jim.

“I believe that the doctor/client relationship is both a professional and a sacred alliance. More than the application of technique, more that a way to reduce suffering or solve problems, it is a way to know oneself more fully, to enhance quality of life, and to become more fully alive.”

-- Dr. James Nourse
Contact Dr. Jim

Dr. James Nourse
6 Old Applewood Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Center for Integrated Health and Healing
35 West Jordan Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-698-8036
acushrink@mindspring.com