Monthly Archives: May 2014

Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 1:The Roots – Robert Whitaker

Okay, this is a long watch. However, if you are a therapist or taking, or thinking of taking, psychiatric drugs, it’s an important one. This is not about an agenda that people do/don’t make that decision – which we think … Continue reading

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Khalil Gibran, Oriah Mountain Dreamer & Challenges to our perceptions Click on the link to Facebook for this Gibran quotation and Oriah’s interesting and helpful comments. We think she makes an essential point, that often gets missed by ‘positive thinking’ … Continue reading

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Carl Jung: The Self

Interesting little clip on Jung and ideas of the Self. Here’s the text from You Tube:- ‘The Self in Jungian psychology is one of the Jungian archetypes, signifying the unification of consciousness and unconsciousness in a person, and representing the … Continue reading

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Paulo Coelho on Relationship & Actualising

“Love is not to be found in someone else but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person.” Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Micah Ingle on Loving Openly

‘One of the coolest things I saw in Houston this past week was at a Mediterranean restaurant. We were sitting outside and this clever bird found a great food source in the abandoned leftovers of customers who had just left. … Continue reading

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The Well of Grief: David Whyte Click on the title for this beautiful photograph from David’s Facebook page, and profound poem. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter THE WELL OF GRIEF Those who will not slip beneath the still surface on the … Continue reading

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The Topography of Tears: Rose-Lynn Fisher Click on the title for this beautiful and fascinating project by Rose-Lynn, mapping the microscopic structures of her tears and noticing that – like each snowflake – each tear differs. Tears of laughter and tears … Continue reading

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Rise & Root: Rima Staines

Rima Staines is an artist local to us. Her work is beautiful and mesmerizing, with a metaphorical, dream/fairy story, de profundis/depths-of-consciousness quality that reminds us of Jung. Her work weaves through symbol, archetypes, our ancestral roots and the rhythms of … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Mental Hospital: Glennon Doyle Melton at TED

Powerful account from Glennon of her personal journey – through conditions of worth and pretence into self-acceptance; through using alcohol, drugs and eating to disconnect from difficult experience/emotion, into organismic experiencing and connection with her feeling self/others. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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James Hillman: The Mirror of Your Life

“…you find your genius by looking in the mirror of your life. Your visible image shows your inner truth, so when you’re estimating others, what you see is what you get. It therefore becomes critically important to see generously, or … Continue reading

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