Category Archives: supervision

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone – Heather Plett

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone Click on the above link for this wonderful piece on Uplift Connect from May this year by Heather – not generally a fan of ‘8 tips’ type articles, but been meaning … Continue reading

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Contracting & suicidal thoughts, a person-centred perspective

This is the text of a recent email to our therapists on these themes. We are aware of the very different way in which these issues are addressed within the NHS/similar medicalized contexts in health and social care – and the extent to which … Continue reading

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Person-Centred Basics – Janet Tolan on Listening to the whole person

This is is the first of an occasional series we are launching, refreshing some basics of person-centred theory. We are beginning with Janet Tolan, on the importance of affording the core conditions to self-structure. ‘Listening to the whole person One … Continue reading

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John Bradshaw on Community (with some thoughts on person-centred supervision)

‘Community is a synthesis between mutuality and individuality. The truer the community, the more solid the individuals within it. To put it another way, people best achieve individuality in a true community and they create a true community only when … Continue reading

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Feedback on our service

Through this blog, we spend a lot of time sharing some of how we see therapy at this service, and some of our experiences/thoughts doing this work. This feels important and useful, in terms of having and furthering dialogues in … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, & the Re-Occupation of Common Sense – Carol Black

http://www.filmsforaction.org/news/occupy_your_brain_on_power_knowledge_and_the_reoccupation_of_common_sense/ This is an absolutely brilliant article. ‘……it becomes quite interesting not only to look at what your children are required to learn in school, but at what they are not required to learn.  While your kids are very busy … Continue reading

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Therapist-Patient Bond Can Make or Break Psychosis Treatment – Traci Pedersen

http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/04/11/therapist-patient-bond-can-make-or-break-psychosis-treatment/83408.html?utm_source=PsychCentral&utm_medium=twitter No surprises here from our perspective. This article is a brief summary, rather than a more detailed/in depth exploration of the theme – worth passing on, nonetheless. Our experience at this service daily tells us it is the relationship … Continue reading

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