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Toko-pa on listening with presence

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Anne Lamott on what we actually need to hear….

Well said. Often people come to this service who have been offered these pieces of advice or would-be comforting perceptions. They’ve heard them at home, from colleagues, on ‘inspirational’ sites, from a religious perspective, from therapists… this stuff pops up … Continue reading

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Lao Tsu on the power of listening deeply

‘It was as though he listened deeply, and such listening as his enfolds us in silence in which at last we begin to hear what we are meant to be. Lao Tsu Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors & patients get fooled by antidepressants – Jonathan Shedler

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201502/antidepressant-superstition Thank you to John, and Brent Potter for drawing our attention to this worthwhile article by Jonathan, originally published in Psychologically Minded. The writer does not herself use the terminology of ‘depression’ or ‘disorder’ – and the points here … Continue reading

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