James O’Dea on peacebuilding

“Those who recognize our essential qualities are the true peacebuilders: they let us know that they see the significance of our lives. Meanness of spirit stems from a place of neglect and the absence of nurturance and love. When we have not been seen and loved for who we are, we can turn sour and even violent.”

James O’Dea: Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st-Century Peace Ambassador

Person-centred personality theory…. And what we at this service see play through every day in the lives of the people we work with, and in our own lives… Presence and the core conditions offered in relationship invite our hearts to open and our spirits to expand.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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