Category Archives: body psychotherapy

‘The Death Mother’ Toko-pa

The Death Mother Click on the link for this interesting and profound book review from Toko-pa – containing several useful links – on the archetype and meanings of the Death Mother:- ‘If you were the child of a mother crippled by her own … Continue reading

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How to prepare emotionally for the death of a difficult parent – Jeff Brown

http://soulshaping.com/soulshaping/difficult-parent/ Helpful piece, thanks Jeff. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Christine Caldwell on Acceptance & Internal Locus

‘Most of us have learned to view acceptance with suspicion and mistrust. We equate acceptance with acquiescence, or with the condoning of indiscriminate behaviour. This occurs when we get confused about what acceptance is. Acceptance is not something we can … Continue reading

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Mark Walsh: The Disembodied Mess We’re in

Click on the title/link for this powerful and passionate plea from Mark Walsh about our deep need for an embodied experience of ourselves, and the cultural sickness evidenced and perpetuated by our disconnection from our own bodies. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar: Touching the Relational Edge

‘There are some pubs where any topic of conversation is allowed except for politics. The combination of alcohol and political discourse usually ends up with fists. In these pubs you may speak and fight over football, rugby, or the royal … Continue reading

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