Category Archives: bodywork

Jason Hine on presence, and the over-use of force

Useful thoughts from Jason. We think this is an issue for all of us, not only those self-defining as men. We all contain a balance of energies, and we participate in cultures which devalue or under-value body awareness, ‘beingness’ and … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott on The New Year Diet

Characteristic humour and depth from Anne, on a seasonally relevant theme…. This touches on personal experience for me. I have experienced similar battles to Anne’s. In my past life, I regularly embarked on diets. I have also found more of value in deeper connection … 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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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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