Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Longest Night by Angie Pickman

We are welcoming the Winter Solstice, and the slow return of the light, with this lovely little animated film by Angie Pickman. May the coming months bring many blessings. Here is Angie’s Facebook page, which has lots more to enjoy. … Continue reading

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Alan Watts – You’re It

Alan Watts doing what he does…. On the nature of reality, and on fear. Deep and thoughtful. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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David Whyte on Giving

A seasonal meditation from David… Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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Medard Boss on the highest aim of therapy

“We as psychotherapists ought to refrain completely from the vainglorious practice of preaching any kind of maxims or dogmas to our patients. We have to content ourselves with clearing away a little stone here and there, an obstacle, so that … Continue reading

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‘Lady Winter’ Theodora Goss

http://theodoragoss.com/2015/12/02/lady-winter/ This piece by Theodora Goss is absolutely beautiful, and profound. This darkest point in the year has a purpose and a wisdom, and we may all benefit from a visit to Lady Winter – the deep dreaming within (like the land … Continue reading

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John Welwood on awakening from our conditioning

“If Love is like a sun whose radiant warmth causes us to stir and expand inside the seed of the husk of our conditioned personality, then as this protective shell starts to crack open, we are bound to experience moments of … Continue reading

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Person-centred Basics: Janet Tolan on Subtle Contact

The fifth in our occasional series of person-centred fundamentals. “There is a further way in which we make contact with each other. There seems to be no term for it in Western psychological thought, and so I will call it … Continue reading

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