Monthly Archives: August 2014

Listen to your Lostness – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/08/21/listen-to-your-lostness/ Click on the link for another beautiful, poetic post by Toko-pa. We love:- ‘This place without a foothold is the province of grace. It is the questing field, most responsive to magic and fluent in myth. Here, where there … Continue reading

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Hannah Linden – Slipstream and Rumplestiltskin

http://nutshellsandnuggets.tumblr.com/post/95083578267/hannah-linden-two-poems Click on the link for a couple of wonderful poems from Hannah, a remarkable local poet on an ascending arc…. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter    

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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul – Claire Dunne

We think Jung was in many ways immensely person-centered in his approach. Here’s a quote from Claire Dunne’s interesting book: Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul, which feels timely and relevant now – some of the language is a … Continue reading

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Bars & Melody – Britain’s Got Talent

Okay, Britain’s Got Talent is not our typical post on this blog – but click on the link for a remarkable performance of their own material by two awesome young men. We found the responses of their audience touching and … Continue reading

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Human Thing: The Be Good Tanyas

Click on the link to You Tube, for this gentle, loving and hopeful song from The Be Good Tanyas for your Sunday morning. ‘You got roots cannot be torn from under…’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defences of the Personal Spirit – Donald Kalsched

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/08/14/inner-world-of-trauma/ Click on the link to visit this post about Donald Kalsched’s book: The Inner World of Trauma, on Monica Cassani’s useful and resource-rich blog, http://www.beyondmeds.com. We do a lot of work at this service with people bringing traumatic experiences to … Continue reading

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Your Sexuality: Ask & Tell: Alyssa Royse at TEDxRainier

Forthright and sensible TED talk from Alyssa, making some valuable points about sexuality and the toxicity of sexual shame, backed up with a few hard-hitting statistics. She defines ‘sex’ as ‘a consensual act between adults, and gives focus to consent … Continue reading

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C Shaw ‘Depression is not a Disease but an Indication that Human Consciousness needs to Change’

http://vocesdetierra.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/depression-is-not-a-disease-but-an-indication-that-human-consciousness-needs-to-change/ Interesting article dated 12 August from C Shaw. We’re not entirely on board with all of it (for example the reference to ‘depression’ as ‘chemical and emotional imbalance of the brain’ – see Joanna Moncrieff on this subject), but … Continue reading

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A Personal Account of Despair

We have been asked to publish this piece on this blog. The writer does not want to be identified. She gives permission for the piece to be quoted from, or reproduced in its entirety, if that feels useful to the … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Love and worth

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love … Continue reading

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