This is a thought-provoking and helpful post written by Rick Belden about feminine response to masculine sadness, grief and pain. I really like his strand about the importance of intuitive connection, and responding from this place, rather than from an external/own stuff/Story-led perception of ‘what he needs is…’. Lovely.
Beyond Meds (sub-titled ‘Alternatives to Psychiatry’) is the interesting and useful blog created by Monica Cassani.
In her ‘About’ section, she says:-
‘This blog documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit.
My own experience as both (now – ex) patient and a mental health professional allows for some interesting and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the mental health system in the United States.’
Much of this is as relevant in the UK as in the U.S. Her blog amounts to a substantial body of resource, which I have found profoundly insightful, useful and supportive.
And so I think my connection with Monica and this body of resource also belongs here, in our new counselling service blog – which arises in the wish to make connections and build community, between those of us who (from within our unique journeys) find a sharing of values, ways of seeing and a common intention to manifest and nurture enhancing, healing, growthful ways of being, as individuals, in relationship, in our societies and in the natural world.
Lindsey Talbott, Therapist
Palace Gate Counselling Service
Thank you for your kind comments about my post. I’m glad to know you found it meaningful. If you’re interested, you can view the original version on my blog (http://blog.rickbelden.com), which includes some links at the bottom to additional items I’ve posted on the subject of men and grief.
Hello Rick, Thank you very much. I am planning a visit to your blog at the weekend (last weekend and this week I have been hijacked by a particular piece of work – hence my slow/late reply). I’m working with quite a few men at the moment (as therapist or, in a couple of cases, as client). I feel interested and alive around how all the currents of personal process, relational process, elements of gender, cultural paradigms meet and mingle in those relationships (within the overarch of how we may best serve ourselves and each other as human beings, and beyond….).
Best wishes, Lindsey