Tag Archives: adverse childhood experience

‘Is mental illness real?’ Jay Watts

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/12/is-mental-illness-real-google-answer?CMP=share_btn_tw Click on the above link for this interesting and important piece in the Guardian’s ‘Comment is free’ section, showing how these perceptions are gradually making it into the mainstream media…which is encouraging. For the writer, Jay still speaks in … Continue reading

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‘Let’s talk about how we address mental health’ Dainius Pūras

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21480&LangID=E Click on the above link to visit this U.N. site, for this address by Dainius Pūras on World Health Day. He is a psychiatrist, and representative of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. If you are … Continue reading

Posted in anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, autonomy, borderline personality disorder, civil rights, client as 'expert', community, compassion, cultural questions, diagnoses of bipolar, Disconnection, DSM, emotions, empowerment, ethics, external locus, Gender & culture, healing, hearing voices, interconnection & belonging, medical model, objectification, paradigm shift, perception, political, power, psychiatric abuse, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, research evidence, sadness & pain, scapegoating, schizophrenia, shadow, shame, shaming, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, vulnerability, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HUMAN: Kindness can come from anywhere

‘What magic, this out-stretched hand. Like sparks of light in what we call human folly.’ Watched this with tears. Here’s the short description for the ‘Human’ project/fim:- ‘What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', awakening, beauty, compassion, core conditions, cultural questions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, ethics, family systems, fear, good, gratitude, human condition, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, love, meaning, power and powerlessness, relationship, risk, sadness & pain, trauma, trust, values & principles, violence, vulnerability, Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Human – Francine Christophe

An excerpt from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s remarkable film, ‘Human’. It speaks for itself. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', communication, compassion, core conditions, cultural questions, Disconnection, empathy, encounter, ethics, fear, gratitude, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, power and powerlessness, relationship, resilience, sadness & pain, shadow, trauma, values & principles, Viktor Frankl, violence, vulnerability, Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Human

For the writer, this says all that is necessary. It illustrates what is (catastrophically) left out of account by the ‘perpetrator’/’victim’ binary mindset favoured in our cultures as they stand…. Thank you to Yaacov Darling Khan for posting this on Facebook, and … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', abuse, accountability, anger, awakening, blaming, childhood abuse, communication, compassion, conditions of worth, core conditions, criminal justice model, cultural questions, Disconnection, emotions, empathy, encounter, forgiveness, Gabor Mate, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, love, meaning, paradigm shift, relationship, sadness & pain, self, self concept, shadow, transformation, trauma, trust, violence, vulnerability, Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Anne Lamott on the challenges (and grace) of being alive

‘Love and service are my business’ With humour, grace and gratitude. Thanks, Anne. Helpful reminders. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994  

Posted in Anne Lamott, beauty, child development, cognitive, communication, compassion, compulsive behaviour, conditions of worth, conflict, congruence, consciousness, core conditions, cultural questions, Disconnection, dying, Eating, education, embodiment, emotions, empathy, encounter, ethics, family systems, fear, friendship, generational trauma, gratitude, grief, growing up, guilt, human condition, humour, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, kindness & compassion, loneliness, loss, love, meaning, mindfulness, natural world, organismic experiencing, parenting, perception, physical being, power and powerlessness, presence, psychiatric drugs, relationship, resilience, sadness & pain, self concept, spirituality, teaching, tears, trauma, trust, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 'evil', abuse, acceptance, accountability, anger, childhood abuse, Eating, emotions, fear, forgiveness, growing up, healing, identity, parenting, poetry, power and powerlessness, relationship, resilience, sadness & pain, self, shadow, trauma, trust, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments