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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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The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Another wonderful talk from Gabor Maté, this time coming in at a little under 19 minutes. We think he’s bang on, both in terms of what he says about addiction and in terms of the wider implications of this for … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté ‘Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human’

As promised a couple of days ago, here is an whole hour of the wonderful Gabor Maté, sharing his thoughts on this theme. The writer watched this last night, and found it spell-binding. He’s original, profound and funny – and … Continue reading

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The Roots of Addiction – Gabor Maté

Powerful, moving film with Gabor Maté talking about the origins and nature of compulsive behaviours and substance use. We are going to post some longer films of Gabor Maté’s work – this is another taster, at just over 3 minutes. … Continue reading

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Nicole Homer performing one of her amazing poems

(We are reposting this as a new post – because it’s the only way we can find to correct the path-name! See Back Story below. You can see the old post and the comments under yesterday’s date, if for any … Continue reading

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Nicole Homer performing one of her amazing poems

We re-posted this on 6 February 2014, in order to correct the pathname – this was the only way we could find to do it. So this is effectively a duplicate post – and we are leaving it in place … Continue reading

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