Saving Castaways via Upworthy


Incredibly moving film about compassion, redemption and the value of all life. If you are looking for an antidote to some of what is going on in our world, and for some hopefulness, you could go further and fare worse.

Deep gratitude to National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton, Colorado, Theresa Strader, the Prison Trained K9 Companion Program, Debi Stevens, and the people in prisons who bring these dogs back from trauma and give them another chance.

Here’s the Facebook page and the website, if you want to learn more:-

This may at first glance seem like an odd post for a UK therapy service – yet it seems to the writer that the values behind this programme are essentially person-centred values. This is what the core conditions look like when the context is dogs and prisoners, this service is what the core conditions look like when the context is therapists and those they work with…

It feels important to acknowledge, and make connection with, those who share these values and are also seeking to make them real in our world.

Here’s our first ever post on this blog: Paul Hawken on all those groups who – in diverse contexts – are working for societal change, and transition to more holistic and loving social models. Apologies for the subtitles – the original version has vanished from You Tube.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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