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If They Stayed: A Letter to You – Kristin Ryan

https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/if-they-stayed-a-letter-to-you-by-kristin-ryan/ Powerful piece by Kristin. With many thanks to her, and also thanks to ‘I am not a silent poet’ and Reuben Woolley. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994 Advertisements

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Jason Hine on the true essence of the masculine

Lovely piece from Jason Hine about masculinity in our existing cultures, and in potentia. Try clicking on the title, but the link here has been problematic so, in case you cannot see it, here is a cut-and-paste! ‘I feel it … 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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James Garbarino on the connection between adult violence & childhood trauma

Here’s a brief excerpt to give you the flavour. James Garbarino is a psychologist, a writer, and a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, who has spent years working with men convicted of violent crimes. His (experiential and evidenced) perspective … Continue reading

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The human trauma and transformation – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/04/04/the-human-trauma/ This is utterly gorgeous (whether you are of the Christian or another faith, or none), and follows on from last night’s Thomas Merton post, on this Easter weekend. James Finley, talking about Thomas Merton, Path to the Palace of … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Darkness

‘It is in the darkness, when there is nothing left in us that can please or comfort our minds, when we seem to be useless and worthy of all contempt, when we seem to have failed, when we seem to … Continue reading

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