Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pema Chödrön on compassion between equals Click on the title for this Facebook picture (Art by Brian Jekel) and a wonderful quotation from Pema Chödrön, from her book, “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.” … Continue reading

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Robert M. Hensel: I choose not to place ‘dis’ in my ability Click on the title for a personal perspective on Asperger’s, and what is/isn’t helpful. Palace Gate Counselling Service

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When children are asked, antidepressants are no more effective than placebo: Susan Perry Click on the title for an interesting article by Susan Perry about a meta-analysis by Glen Spielmans, an associate professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University. Susan herself … Continue reading

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The Song of Wandering Aengus: W.B. Yeats

I WENT out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were … Continue reading

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Gordon Neufeld: What makes a child easy to parent?

Just been having a conversation with someone about conscious parenting, and she mentioned this man. He’s a Canadian developmental psychologist. She described him as profoundly person-centred – emphasis on relationship: the quality and nature of the relational engagement between parent … Continue reading

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Jung on coming to consciousness

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” … Continue reading

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e.e. cummings: you are tired (I think)

You are tired (I think) Of the always puzzle of living and doing; And so am I. Come with me then And we’ll leave it far and far away – (Only you and I understand!) You have played (I think) … Continue reading

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Recent BACP process

This is a slightly expanded version of a statement we have prepared about the BACP process that has just ended. We have some additional comments on this process, and those appear at the end of this post, under the heading … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all of us love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour – unceasingly. That is the great work … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez on Rebirth & Human Condition

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth … Continue reading

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