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‘Surrender more. Seek less’ – Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds

Surrender more. Seek less. Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s treasure trove site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for a post on how trying to change yourself can be an ineffective strategy. Carl Rogers agreed with her on this (and so do we):- … Continue reading

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Matt Licata – Jewels hidden in the dark soil of the body

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/12/20/jewels-hidden-in-the-dark-soil-of-the-body/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this post on what we need from each other when we are in pain….and the value of the darkness as well as the light. May 2015 bring us all less pain … Continue reading

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The most alive sadness in your heart – Matt Licata

Click on the link to visit this post on http://www.beyondmeds.com – beautiful words from Matt about an inward process of awakening, and coming to a deeper, fuller experience of what it is to be human:- http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/23/sadness-in-your-heart/ This includes a link … Continue reading

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“I Much Prefer the Idea of Humans Just Helping Humans”: Daniel Mackler

http://madinamericainternationalfilmfestival.com/much-prefer-idea-humans-just-helping-humans-interview-daniel-mackler-open-dialogue-healing-homes/ Click on the link for this great interview with Daniel Mackler, for Mad in America (thanks Laura Delano for putting us onto this). There is tons of good stuff here. We too prefer the idea of ‘humans helping humans’ over … Continue reading

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Joanna Moncrieff: A Critique of Genetic Research on Schizophrenia

…or, as she subtitles it, ‘Expensive Castles in the Air’. Click on the link to http://www.beyondmeds.com (thank you, Monica) for a post on this with a link onwards to Joanna’s own site. Beyond Meds offers a vast treasure chest of … Continue reading

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The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defences of the Personal Spirit – Donald Kalsched

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/08/14/inner-world-of-trauma/ Click on the link to visit this post about Donald Kalsched’s book: The Inner World of Trauma, on Monica Cassani’s useful and resource-rich blog, http://www.beyondmeds.com. We do a lot of work at this service with people bringing traumatic experiences to … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry – The Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down … Continue reading

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