Monthly Archives: April 2014

Jon Keyes: Traditional Healing & Psychosis

Jon Keyes: Traditional Healing & Psychosis Click on the title to follow the link to Mad in America, and therapist Jon Keyes at Hearthside Healing. We had a look around at Hearthside after yesterday’s post:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/jonathan-keyes-invisible-pain-recovery-from-psychiatric-drugs/ We came up with … Continue reading

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The Danger of the Monster Myth – Tom Meagher

The Danger of the Monster Myth – Tom Meagher Click on the title for an astonishing and powerful piece by Tom Meagher – his reflections on the man who raped and murdered his wife, on cultural attitudes to rape and violence, on … Continue reading

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Jonathan Keyes: Invisible Pain (recovery from psychiatric drugs)

Jonathan Keyes: Invisible Pain (recovery from psychiatric drugs) Click on the title for this important and useful article by a therapist, Jonathan Keyes, on the theme of iatrogenic illness, and the severe difficulties often experienced by those seeking to come off commonly used psychiatric … Continue reading

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Melissa Benn: Education’s culture of overwork is turning children and teachers into ghosts

  Melissa Benn: Education’s culture of overwork is turning children and teachers into ghosts Click on the title for this excellent article by Melissa Benn in the Guardian. It’s all worth a read – and we were especially struck by … Continue reading

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko: A Magical Miniature World

Vyacheslav Mishchenko: A Magical Miniature World Click on the title to follow the link to the work of this Ukrainian photographer. This might on the face of it seem like another odd post for a person-centred talking therapy service (thinking of … Continue reading

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What is it that you desire most?

What is it that you desire most? This is a commercial. Click on the title to view it via Facebook. It doesn’t make us more likely to buy life insurance. But it did make one of us cry. Give it … Continue reading

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Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge

Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge Click on the title for an interesting, useful quotation from Howard Thurman – apt for the time of year too, ‘the upward reach of life’. Thank you to Monica Cassani for the post. Put us … Continue reading

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Toko-pa: Disappointment: An Invitation to Create

Toko-pa: Disappointment: An Invitation to Create Click on the title for another interesting and lovely post from Toko-pa, about how experiences of disappointment, staleness or boredom carry the seeds of inspiration, creativity and transformation….. We love the quotation she ends … Continue reading

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A Person Centred Perspective on Isaac Asimov on Conscience & Sovereignty

A Person Centred Perspective on Isaac Asimov on Conscience & Sovereignty ‘It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.’ Isaac Asimov Click on the title for the full quotation. … Continue reading

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Deena Metzger on Sacred Illness & Revisioning Medicine

‘A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, … Continue reading

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