Monthly Archives: January 2015

Terri Windling: Stories are Medicine: “healing tales” in myth, folklore, and mythic arts

http://windling.typepad.com/blog/2015/01/myth-illness.html Click on the link to Terri’s blog for this deep and lovely exploration of the role of story-telling in various cultures (and thank you to Coyopa on Facebook for showing us this). Apologies, the tags are sparse on this so … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on being listened to, and being heard

“When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, … Continue reading

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Michael Leunig – More to Life

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Pema Chodron on Gloriousness and Wretchedness

“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant … Continue reading

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Michael Eigen on contact and suffering

‘Psychoanalysis often says that increased capacity for contact involves increased ability to undergo suffering. A person works towards sustaining intense psychic pressures. For example, Winnicott writes, ‘probably the greatest suffering in the human world is the suffering of the normal … Continue reading

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Johann Hari on Addiction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html Click on the link for this excellent article. We have seen this in a number of places over the past few days (thank you, Brent Potter and Monica Cassani), and it deserves a wide audience. The writer’s sense at … Continue reading

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Mutiny of the Soul – Charles Eisenstein

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/01/22/mutiny-of-the-soul/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, and this wonderful article by Charles Eisenstein. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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