Monthly Archives: September 2014

Jung on the Persona, and the Consuming Fire

‘Every calling or profession has its own characteristic persona. It is easy to study these things nowadays, when the photographs of public personalities so frequently appear in the press. A certain kind of behaviour is forced on them by the … Continue reading

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The Way that You Walk – Toko-Pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/09/17/the-way-that-you-walk/ Click on the link for this beautiful, resonant post from Toko-Pa, about how it may serve us in our current circumstances to walk slowly…. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Heidegger on Being a Poet in a Destitute Time

“To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world’s night utters the holy.” Martin Heidegger Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices: Rachel’s recovery

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/16/rachels-recovery-from-psychiatry/ Click on the link for this powerful film of Rachel talking about her experience, on http://www.beyondmeds.com – which has a wealth of resources for those interested in alternative viewpoints on this subject, and ways of healing that are not … Continue reading

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Healing happens when you get out of the way: Jeff Foster

Here’s a Facebook post from Jeff, which beautifully captures much of how we see the intention in person-centred therapy. We believe this is a helpful and healing way for any of us to be with someone in crisis, although challenging … Continue reading

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Corazon Por Corazon – Cambiemos El Mundo

Extremely powerful. Follow the link to Andre Gayle’s Facebook page to see this short film, which made the writer cry – at first in grief and then in hope. Gratitude to Andre for translating and reposting this (and to its original … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on Being Deeply Heard

“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, “Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like … Continue reading

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

Click on the link for Brene’s famous TED talk on vulnerability. And here she is on shame:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/brene-brown-listening-to-shame/ Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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“I Much Prefer the Idea of Humans Just Helping Humans”: Daniel Mackler

http://madinamericainternationalfilmfestival.com/much-prefer-idea-humans-just-helping-humans-interview-daniel-mackler-open-dialogue-healing-homes/ Click on the link for this great interview with Daniel Mackler, for Mad in America (thanks Laura Delano for putting us onto this). There is tons of good stuff here. We too prefer the idea of ‘humans helping humans’ over … Continue reading

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The Pale Blue Dot: The Sagan Series: Reid Gower

‘It underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the only home we have ever known…’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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