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The Stranger in You – David Whyte

Click on the above link to visit David’s Facebook page for another haunting image and some beautiful words… The theme of coming home to ourselves – including more of who we are – is so central to therapy. It is … Continue reading

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Laura Delano on Feeling your feelings, empathy, compassion – & the shrink

Click on the above link to visit Laura’s Facebook page, for this moving, accurate, important post. We work outside the ‘mental health’/psychiatric system and terminology here. We choose our therapists for their willingness to do their own work and their … Continue reading

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Bringing yourself to the room as therapist

It is vitally important the therapist authentically brings their wholeness of being to the room – and not a presentation: a sanitised, tidied, diluted ‘professional’ version of themselves. We need to risk being ourselves, because that then invites the client … Continue reading

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The Invisible World – John O’Donohue

John O’Donohue’s work is of importance to the writer, hence his frequent appearance on this blog. This brief passage captures the tone and quality of his writing and way of being, which may help to explain that…. Here’s the text, … Continue reading

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‘The Poet and the Shepherd’ by Joshua Boettiger

https://parabola.org/2017/01/31/the-poet-and-the-shepherd-by-joshua-boettiger/ Click on the link to visit Parabola Magazine for this astonishing article by Joshua Boettiger:- ‘We could say the search for meaning – which is a holy search – becomes imperiled whenever the poet-self and the shepherd-self are out … Continue reading

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James Hillman on ‘Depression’

“Depression is still the Great Enemy. More personal energy is expended in manic defenses against, diversions from, and denials of it than goes into other supposed psychopathological threats to society: psychopathic criminality, schizoid breakdowns, addictions. As long as we are … Continue reading

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