Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jason Hine on the curse, & blessing, of the Geis

This is an interesting post from Jason Hine, on the ‘Geis’ theme. It’s a ‘friends only’ Facebook post, which he has kindly given us permission to re-post. Jason links to an article on http://www.mythandmore.com – link right at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Building The World’s Largest Underwater Sculpture – The Creators Project

Fascinating project, where art, ecology and ethics meet. Here too is another clip, with more footage of the Cancun sculpture park:- And here’s the website:- http://www.underwatersculpture.com/ Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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To Go Beyond Thought – Karen Armstrong

Click on the link below for a wonderful, wide-ranging piece by Karen, with gratitude to Parabola Magazine. Here’s a taste:- ‘When a child dies, we want a scientific explanation but that’s not all we need. We need some kind of … Continue reading

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Rob MacInnis – Farm Series

This Facebook link shows one in a series of Farm portraits, taken and constructed by Rob. Some are lovely, some are funny, some are incongruous. All are layered. For the writer, there is something subtly disturbing and uncomfortable…. The images ask … Continue reading

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Ascension by Jacob Sutton, Opéra National de Paris

Just beautiful…. The dancers are Hannah O’Neill and Germain Louvet. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Laura Delano ‘Six Years after Booze’

Click on the link below, for a powerful post from Laura. We regularly feature her work on this blog. Huge respect for her personal journey, and her commitment to challenging the current toxic psychiatric paradigm. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on power in person-centred therapy

In this passage, Brian is looking at a 1986 paper by Jerold Bozarth and Barbara Temaner Brodley, exploring what they saw as supporting assertions implicit in Carl Rogers’ 19 propositions – and which may therefore be included in a person … Continue reading

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