Category Archives: encounter

Keeping Quiet – Pablo Neruda

Keeping Quiet ‘Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. … Continue reading

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Out Beyond Christianity – Fred LaMotte

‘Out beyond Christianity Magdalene and Jesus are dancing in a garden where things grow wild, where things grow into what they are. Many paths lead here, not one, and the gates are always open. Over each gate there’s a sign: … Continue reading

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Bringing yourself to the room as therapist

It is vitally important the therapist authentically brings their wholeness of being to the room – and not a presentation: a sanitised, tidied, diluted ‘professional’ version of themselves. We need to risk being ourselves, because that then invites the client … Continue reading

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Helping my daughter become whom she is meant to be

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/2012/06/helping-my-daughter-become-who-she-is-meant-to-be/ Click on the above link to visit http://www.handinhandparenting.org for this gorgeous and profound account of a mother supporting her 3 year old daughter through manifestations of distress, and thereby in dropping down into re-experiencing/processing and releasing birth trauma – with … Continue reading

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‘All Together Now’ George Monbiot

http://www.monbiot.com/2017/02/09/all-together-now/ Click on the above link to visit George Monbiot’s own site for this article about how we might begin to restore community. Like George, we believe the antidote to our manifold ills as societies lies in connection, relationship and … Continue reading

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When We Were Trees – Ivy Bourgon

‘there was a time, not so long ago, that we were trees. trust me, we were. we grew old very, very, very old we lived at the whim of the seasons with no control over our many appendages that would … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Transgender People: National Center for Transgender Equality

  We have therapists at this service with experience working with transgender people* – and in this culture that work inevitably tends to include experiences of bigotry, discrimination, othering, intrusive behaviour, false assumptions and generalisations…the list goes on. Their clients’ … Continue reading

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