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Ending Power Struggles with Children – Hand in Hand Parenting – Patty Wipfler

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/ending-power-struggles-with-children/ At the heart of person centred is the idea that we each have inherent value, and that there is a fundamental equality between us. Whatever differences there may be in our life experience, culture, age, gender, race, ability, education, … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté – Toxic Culture, Bioneers Conference 2012

‘The birth and death of any phenomena is connected to the birth and death of all other phenomena. The one contains the many, and the many contains the one.’ The Buddha Insightful talk that the ever-watchable Gabor Maté gave at … Continue reading

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How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-why-americas-culture-of-shame-is-killing-us/ This article by Mark is wonderful, and the writer was crying before the end…Although the title gives a masculine focus, the points made are valid for us all, however we self describe/make sense of gender. This is the second … Continue reading

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Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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When Another Child Hurts Your Child – Patty Wipfler

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/when-another-child-hurts-your-child/ Interesting, helpful article from Patty from Hand in Hand Parenting. This one explores helpful/unhelpful responses in this emotionally demanding situation, to the child who has been hurt, to the aggressor and also looks at how the parent can best … Continue reading

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Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-touch-isolation-how-homophobia-has-robbed-men-of-touch/ Intelligent and humane article from Mark Greene via http://www.goodmenproject.com. In the writer’s view, this is a cultural issue going beyond touch between men, and issues around sexual identity or homophobia – huge as these are. As Mark acknowledges, our … Continue reading

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Contact Improvisation: An Intuitive, Non-Verbal and Intimate Dialogue: Itay Yatuv at TEDxBGU

Click on the link for this interesting TED film/talk by Itay, artistic director of the Hakvutza Dance School in Jaffa, Tel Aviv. Itay has been practicing and teaching Contact Improvisation for over 10 years to professional and amateur dancers. He … Continue reading

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To Fix School, Make it Consensual – Blake Boles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-boles/to-fix-school-make-it-con_b_6158284.html Click on the link to visit Blake’s article on Huffpost – on the importance of consent, and the case for person-centred education….. Thanks to Brent Potter for putting us onto this. Here’s a link to Blake’s book:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Self-Directed-Learning-Unconventional-Education/dp/0986011959/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416420321&sr=8-1&keywords=blake+boles+art+of+self+directed+learning Palace … Continue reading

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Michael Mantas on Grief, Empathy, Compassion & Ritual

Michael Mantas has kindly given us permission to blog his Facebook post of this touching film, showing a little boy grieving for a dead fish – and Michael’s comments on death and empathy which we thought were beautiful, and which … Continue reading

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Sleep and the Teenage Brain – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/07/17/sleep-and-the-teenage-brain/ Click on the link for Maria’s excellent article on sleep needs in teenagers, how these have developmental meanings (rather than moral meanings, as our culture tends to ascribe), and the consequences of ignoring this. Important read, especially if you … Continue reading

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