Integral ResiliencewithJulian Gresser

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Julian Gresser, MA, JD, has been an adviser to many companies and governments and has had an international law practice in Tokyo, Japan. He is also a practitioner of Zen Buddhism and qigong. He is the author of Environmental Law in Japan (1971), Partners in Prosperity: Strategic Industries for the U.S. and Japan (1985) Piloting Through Chaos (1995), Explorer’s Mind (2013), Laughing Heart: A Field Guide to Exuberant Vitality for All Ages (2017), and Integral Resilience (2019). He is currently chairman of Alliances for Discovery and Big Heart Technologies. His websites, relevant to this interview are and

Here he points out that the topic of “resilience” is one that cuts across many disciplines from medicine to city planning. It can also be examined at the levels of cultures and civilizations. The discussion touches on the resilience of the Japanese, Chinese, Jews, and black Americans. He claims that resilience is a skill that can be taught at the individual and community level. One example of a simple technique to promote resilience is smiling — for which we know there are a variety of physiological benefits. At a large-scale level, he addresses issues associated with 5G wireless technology.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.

(Recorded on November 7, 2019)

Published on November 18, 2019


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