Monthly Archives: February 2014

Carl Rogers & Gloria Pt 1

Carl Roger’s famous session with Gloria. Here are the remaining parts of this film:-

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The Velveteen Rabbit: Margery Williams – Becoming Real

“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ … Continue reading

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Beannacht: A Celtic Blessing – John O’Donohue

John (our one, I mean) posted a link the other day to John (O’D) talking – beautifully, fascinatingly, person-centredly – at a festival in 2007. https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/john-odonohue-greenbelt-talk-in-2007/ So this has been lingering around the edges of me since, and then John … Continue reading

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Phillip Askew & Lydia Walker

Variations on Surya Namaskara (music by Jonah Rank). Just beautiful and mesmerizing. What extraordinary beings we are.

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Sufi Rashani: ‘There is a Brokenness’

There is a Brokenness ‘There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable. There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy and a fragility out of whose depths … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue – Greenbelt talk in 2007

This is a link to a talk given at the Greenbelt festival in 2007 by John O’Donohue.  Someone who I’ve come to see as one of the most profound, alive, not to mention humorous, spiritual writers and thinkers in modern … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill on not yielding to force

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to….apparently overwhelming might…” Winston Churchill, Never Give … Continue reading

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Humans of New York: Mr Tejada We liked this Facebook story/picture (click on the title to follow the link). We can most of us remember a Mr Tejada somewhere along the line, and how much difference that person made. So … Continue reading

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The Conflict

Introduction Eighteen months ago, a conflict erupted in our service. It did not relate to our client work. In this vast, complex and messy battle, there has been no complaint by any client of this service, or any client off … Continue reading

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Sting: Fragile & James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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