Monthly Archives: July 2015

Therapist feedback on working for Palace Gate Counselling Service

In June, we published a new page on this blog giving examples of client feedback we have received recently:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/client-feedback/ In the next couple of days, we will publish a companion page of feedback from our therapists, past and present, … Continue reading

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What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? Katherine Reynolds Lewis

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/schools-behavior-discipline-collaborative-proactive-solutions-ross-greene Thank you to Brent Potter and Elements of Self-Destruction on Facebook for the link to this useful article by Katherine. This is written from a U.S. perspective, but is just as relevant here. The writer feels simultaneously grateful for … Continue reading

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Turn Sideways into the Light – David Whyte

More beauty from David, thank you. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Lauren Southern on Feminism and Equality

The point she is making feels like an important one. The writer would say that we have a deep, primary need to belong….Outcomes tend to bleak for those of us unable to meet this need adequately. Few would perhaps argue … Continue reading

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Stretching the Receiving Muscle – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/07/20/stretching-the-receiving-muscle/ There is a mantra, not sure where from:- ‘Courage to give, courage to take, courage to receive.’ …the point being we need all three. Many of us favour one kind of courage in this sense, to the detriment of … Continue reading

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James Baldwin on the meaning in death

“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the … Continue reading

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Ron Unger – Radical uncertainty: a healing stance for all

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/07/19/radical-uncertainty/ Gratitude to Ron and to http://www.beyondmeds.com for this interesting post. The psychiatric paradigm defines (and invites us to define) our distress or disturbance as ‘illness’ in need of ‘treatment’. Ron argues this thereby precludes the most effective healing agent … Continue reading

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