Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Biggest Problem in Mental Health Treatment – Monica Cassani

The biggest problem in mental health treatment Click on the above link to visit Monica’s extremely valuable resource base at http://www.beyondmeds.com for this post – which accords with how we make sense of our work at this service:- ‘The biggest problem … Continue reading

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Robert Macfarlane on using landscape to make sense of ourselves

‘I have long been fascinated by how people understand themselves using landscape, by the topographies of self we carry within us and by the maps we make with which to navigate these interior terrains. We think in metaphors drawn from … Continue reading

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How To Create A Homemade New Year’s Ceremony – Elizabeth Gilbert

The writer agrees with Liz, on the importance of ritual and ceremony, on its unhelpful neglect in our cultures, and on the ‘how’ of creating our own (arising from within, not imposed from without). Don’t be put off by missing … Continue reading

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