Chromatika

Practice

The Centre for Philosophical Practice “Chromatiques whiteheadiennes” (A.S.B.L. — non profit organization), is managed by Michel Weber, Ph.D.

Founded in 2006, the Centre specializes in three complementary axes (research, publication and counselling), each reflecting in its own order the guiding principles of the philosophical act (creativity, efficacy, and vision).

Philosophy

Since 2007, the practical activity of the Centre consists in the organization of a philosophical counselling service mainly exploiting the knowledge acquired with its theoretical work on process philosophers such as A. N. Whitehead (1961–1947), H. Bergson (1859–1941) and W. James (1842–1910).

The Centre welcomes individuals in their quest for meaning, be it global or local. Diagrammatically, this quest can present itself as an existential crisis or as a more limited problem —whatever its nature (depression, behavioural, mourning, ethical legitimation of a decision…). Two important specifications have to be underlined from the begining. First, the philosophical practice should not be understood as an absolute alternative to existing disciplines in the field of mental health. It is the individual quest itself that constitutes the criterion, allowing the discrimination between the applicability of philosophical counselling and psycho-therapies. No solution should be a priori excluded when what matters is the soothing of somatic, psychical or spiritual suffering. Second, from a striclty philosophical perspective, one has to remember, on the one hand, the historical —Socratic— root of the philosophical practice; and, on the other, the relevance of Whiteheadian scholarship in the (broadly understood) psychotherapeutical field.

Hypnosis

Since 2009, the practical activity of the Centre comprises the implementation of hypnotherapeutic tools directly inspired by the works of Milton H. Erickson (1901–1980). The goal is two-fold : to reframe the psychosomatization of issues raised during the Socratic dialogue and to address the traumatic events themselves.

[The English-speaking part of this site is still in the making. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.]

Contact : Praxis AT chromatika.org

Practice : Centre médical Kinos, Louvain-la-Neuve

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