Monthly Archives: July 2014

Justina Pelletier is returned home

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/30/no-one-should-be-put-through-that-no-one-justina-pelletier-speaks-out-on-her-treatment-while-under-govt-care/ Here is a link to an article about the court ruling returning 16 year old Justina to her family, after a year and a half of forced psychiatric hospitalization and ‘treatment’. In our view, Justina’s experience raises serious issues … Continue reading

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Christine Caldwell on Acceptance & Internal Locus

‘Most of us have learned to view acceptance with suspicion and mistrust. We equate acceptance with acquiescence, or with the condoning of indiscriminate behaviour. This occurs when we get confused about what acceptance is. Acceptance is not something we can … Continue reading

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James Hollis, the Inner Voice & Personhood

‘We must turn away from the cacaphony of the outerworld to hear the inner voice. When we can dare to live its promptings, then we achieve personhood. We may become strangers to those who thought they knew us, but at … Continue reading

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Mark Walsh: The Disembodied Mess We’re in

Click on the title/link for this powerful and passionate plea from Mark Walsh about our deep need for an embodied experience of ourselves, and the cultural sickness evidenced and perpetuated by our disconnection from our own bodies. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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The Compliant Kid: Russell Baugher

Click on the title/link for this powerful ‘client’s eye’ account from Russell Baugher about his experience in childhood and beyond taking psychiatric drugs, and his recovery/healing process, posted on Monica Cassani’s resource rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. http://beyondmeds.com/2014/07/02/the-compliant-kid/ Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Neurocardiology: Your Heart Has A Brain: Steven Templin Click on the title for this interesting post on Facebook….. Excerpt: ‘Did you know that your heart consists of more neurological tissue than muscle? Your heart actually has its own brain, a … Continue reading

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