Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Hope Chest: The writing on the wall – Kim Johancen-Walt

http://ct.counseling.org/2015/03/the-hope-chest-the-writing-on-the-wall/ Interesting couple of case studies with Kim’s thoughts, from Counseling Today, a publication of The American Counseling Association. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Monica Lewinsky – The Price of Shame

This is wonderful. Thank you to Sarah Birdsall on Facebook for drawing it to our attention. Deeply thought-provoking, intelligent, heartfelt and moving – an inspiring example of someone who has taken their own horrible experience and transmuted it with courage … Continue reading

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James Hillman on The Daimon

“Each life is formed by its unique image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny. As the force of fate, this image acts as a personal daimon, an accompanying guide who remembers … Continue reading

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The monsters of our minds – Anon (via berlin-artparasites)

Palace Gate Counselling  Service, Exeter

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Everything is a Mirror (until it’s Not) – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/03/23/mirror/ Powerful post on how valuable and important it is that we can inhabit our ‘no’, alongside our capacities for self reflection and loving kindness. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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‘Head Garden: A Lyrical Animated Film by Lilli Carré’ by Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/14/head-garden-lilli-carre/ Another lovely post from Maria Popova on brainpickings, featuring the work of Lilli Carré (whom the writer had not previously encountered). Not sure about the last line – seems like most of us ‘lose our heads’ more than once….and … Continue reading

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Marcel Proust on what to do with suffering

   ‘Eclipse Tree’ We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. Marcel Proust Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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