Robert Jan Fencl
  • 54, Male
  • Nesoddtangen, Akershus
  • Norway
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Robert Jan Fencl joined Sinead Devane's group
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Anthropology in Business

A forum for sharing the value added of anthropologists in corporate settings
Jun 8, 2011
Robert Jan Fencl joined Julia Yezbick's group
Jun 8, 2011
Robert Jan Fencl joined Carsten Wergin's group
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Music and Sound

Information is not knowledge.Knowledge is not wisdom.Wisdom is not truth.Truth is not beauty.Beauty is not love.Love is not music.Music is the best.
Jun 8, 2011
Robert Jan Fencl joined Dan O'Maley's group
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Digital Anthropology

A group for people interested in digital anthropology. What should people interested in digital anthropology be paying attention to right now.See More
Jun 7, 2011
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Anthropology of North America

For anybody interested in the anthropological study of North America, past and present.
May 4, 2011
Ian UK commented on Robert Jan Fencl's blog post Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care
"I am from the Uk, and am aware that mindfulness has become the latest idea in mental health here being a retired (through disability) social worker in that field. I personally use mindfulness for my own pain management a la Kabat Zin. I…"
Feb 13, 2011
John McCreery commented on Robert Jan Fencl's blog post Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care
"Hi, Robert. My points of entry into this subject are, first, having forty years ago spent a year and a half working with a Daoist healer in Taiwan and, then, much later, spending several years involved with a crisis counseling telephone line that…"
Jan 18, 2011
Robert Jan Fencl commented on Robert Jan Fencl's blog post Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care
"Hi John, Thanks for your interest. I'll be primarily focusing on the use of mindfulness among practitioners and what its popularity in mental health care has "to say" about the field. Pretty much a methodological nightmare at…"
Jan 17, 2011
Robert Jan Fencl joined Àngels Trias i Valls's group
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Anthropology of Transgression

This is a forum for anyone wanting to discuss issues of transgression. I am interested in sexual transgression but this is only one of the many remits of the discussion, use it for talking on transgression in art, economics, politics, academia, bodie
Jan 17, 2011
John McCreery commented on Robert Jan Fencl's blog post Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care
"A fascinating project. Is your primary focus mindfulness in the subject who has suffered trauma or mindfulness in the therapist for whom mindfulness is a tool for getting her own reactions and feelings our of the way of paying better attention to…"
Jan 17, 2011
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Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care

Although Buddhism has long been a source of inspiration in psychotherapy, the recent shift of attention in Western clinical psychology from pathology, diagnosis, and treatment towards cultivating positive mental health appears to be accompanied by a growing interest in the connection between Buddhist spirituality, suffering, and well-being in mainstream mental healthcare. This trend is perhaps most apparent in Norway in the explosive growth of training programs and interventions aimed at…See More
Jan 16, 2011
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Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care

Although Buddhism has long been a source of inspiration in psychotherapy, the recent shift of attention in Western clinical psychology from pathology, diagnosis, and treatment towards cultivating positive mental health appears to be accompanied by a growing interest in the connection between Buddhist spirituality, suffering, and well-being in mainstream mental healthcare. This trend is perhaps most apparent in Norway in the explosive growth of training programs and interventions aimed at…See More
Jan 16, 2011
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Jan 16, 2011
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Jan 16, 2011
Robert Jan Fencl joined Mylene Hengen's group
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Art and Anthropology

A group to promote and exchange ideas related to art and anthropology, whether it be museum anthropology, anthropology of art, or indigenous art studies... all scholars in the field welcome
Nov 4, 2010
Robert Jan Fencl joined Giovanni da Col's group
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Anthropology of Tibet and Tibeto-Burman societies

A forum for anthropologists who did (or intend to) conduct long-term fieldwork in Tibetan societies and Tibeto-Burman language-speaking groups ranging from Nepal (Tamang, Gurung, Limbu, etc.) to Southwest China (Naxi, Mosuo, Yi, etc.).
Oct 29, 2010

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Robert Jan Fencl
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University of Oslo, Department of Social Anthropology

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Currently Researching: Mindfulness and Trauma in Western Mental Health Care

Although Buddhism has long been a source of inspiration in psychotherapy, the recent shift of attention in Western clinical psychology from pathology, diagnosis, and treatment towards cultivating positive mental health appears to be accompanied by a growing interest in the connection between Buddhist spirituality, suffering, and well-being in mainstream mental healthcare. This trend is perhaps most apparent in Norway in the explosive growth of training programs and…

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At 10:07pm on October 28, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Welcome to the OAC, Robert! Let me know if I can be of any help. Keith
 
 
 

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