Monthly Archives: June 2016

Your Simple Wish – David Whyte

  David Whyte on how our destinations can be deceptive… Here’s the text, for those who have trouble seeing Facebook links:- YOUR SIMPLE WISH So that one day you realized,  that what you wanted had actually already happened,  and long … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Time For Compassion & Ditch The Spiritual Bypass – Clare Josa

http://www.dancinginyoursoulshoes.com/eu-referendum-spiritual-bypass/ Click on the link for this important article by Clare about how – and how not to – respond to shock, fear, grief and loss in others and in yourself. It includes a film with Clare talking about how … Continue reading

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Liz Gilbert on the Celtic Prayer of Approach

However aspirational this may seem (‘I am not subject to disappointment’), we agree with her about beautiful and wise. And it seems topical… Here are the words, for those who have trouble seeing Facebook links:- “Dear Ones – I’ve been … Continue reading

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Dave Mearns on the counsellor’s practice of self-care

Our view at this service is that by far the most important attribute of any therapist (and what we look for when therapists seek to volunteer here) is a strong, consistent commitment to their own self-care, awareness and personal growth. We take … Continue reading

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Professor Michael Dougan on the EU Referendum Debate

This may seem like an unusual post for a counselling service. However, this is a huge decision that will impact all our lives for many years to come, and the lives of those yet to come. Like Michael, we have serious … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on Kindness

Feels like an important theme this week….. Important to remember and weave into how we live. It’s the only antidote that works. Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links – beautiful photo from Ann Cahill too:- … Continue reading

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Lessons from life undercover – AJ+

‘Everybody believes they are the good guy….the only real way to disarm your enemy is to listen to them….as long as your enemy is a sub-human psychopath, that is going to attack you no matter what you do, this never … Continue reading

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