Monthly Archives: May 2014

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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Mary Oliver: From ‘The Uses of Sorrow’

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” Mary Oliver: From ‘The Uses of Sorrow’ Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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A Person-Centred Take on Conflict Resolution Click on the title for this Facebook picture and story. Like one or two of the commentators, I am not necessarily sure of the factual accuracy of this – and like others of the … Continue reading

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David Whyte: SANTIAGO (excerpt)

SANTIAGO (excerpt) ‘The road seen, then not seen, the hillside hiding then revealing the way you should take, the road dropping away from you as if leaving you to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up, when … Continue reading

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Alysia Harris & Aysha El Shamayleh at the 2008 Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Grand Slam

Moving performed poem about identity and gender….. ‘Melissa sits in the back of the classroom afraid to speak up, She pulls awkwardly at her extra loose khaki cargo pants, She doesn’t want the boys to notice her. James finds himself … Continue reading

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