Monthly Archives: August 2015

MOAS & Refugee Blues

  Watching events unfold with horror… And also watching with horror some of the mainstream media and political response. Here is an initiative by one group, who were not willing to stand by. And a poem. ‘Say this city has … Continue reading

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Will Hall on Marijuana

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/26/marijuana-for-mental-health/ Wide-ranging, intelligent, balanced and informed contribution to the cannabis debate by Will – whose writing is consistently of high quality. The writer has no agenda about what drugs other competent adult human beings do/don’t decide to take – but … Continue reading

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Monica Cassani on the Shadow Child

Powerful, touching sequence, on the shadow child within who needs welcoming home, who needs our love and attention, if we are to be able to offer ourselves love and attention inwardly, and radiate that outwards in our lives. http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/20/rejected-shadow-child/ http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/21/shadow-child-part-ii/Continue reading

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Palace Gate Counselling Service – Independent Listener

This post introduces a new role: our independent listener. This is a new external resource for our therapists. The Context We structure this service to provide plenty of support to our therapists, in what can be an isolating profession. At … Continue reading

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William James on Trust, the leap of faith and a new paradigm

“We can and we may, as it were, jump with both feet off the ground into or towards a world of which we trust the other parts to meet our jump – and only so can the making of a … Continue reading

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When Children Lie – Patty Wipfler – Hand in Hand Parenting

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/when-children-lie/ This is a helpful site, and a helpful article, if you are looking to find effective ways to parent outside the culturally prevalent models of fault, blame and punishment. In the writer’s experience, most parents deeply want what is … Continue reading

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Slip – @PhillipChbeeb & Renee Kester @ElliotMossMusic

  Beautiful, gentle, relational dance…. Enjoy. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994  

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