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John Rowan on the nature of assuming personal power

‘During the process of working with the real self, consciousness changes. The mental ego is mainly either existence-oriented or relationship-oriented. If existence-oriented, then the main concern is with power, mastery and control. If relatedness-oriented, the main concern is with conformity … Continue reading

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The Longing for Belonging – Charles Eisenstein

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-eisenstein/indigeneity-and-belonging_b_8011302.html Originally written for our local Schumacher College, in the context of a course Charles was leading. Charles features regularly on this blog – the writer believes him to be one of the important thinkers and writers of our time. … Continue reading

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How Societies with Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness – Bruce Levine

http://brucelevine.net/how-societies-with-little-coercion-have-little-mental-illness/ ‘Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Does Not Exist – Jay Watts

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/03/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-not-exist/ Interesting, politically savvy post by Jay Watts on the Mad in America site. Just as relevant here…. ‘By conflating a number of vastly divergent approaches with strikingly different ideas of what it means to be human and to suffer, … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté: On Storytelling, Health, and the Ruling Class, with Ryan Meili

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/gabor-mate-storytelling Click on the link for Part 2 of this fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Gabor Mate (Part 1 was yesterday’s post). The writer is often struck with the strong links between what Gabor is saying, and person-centred. For example, Rogers … Continue reading

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Rune Moelbak: Is Talking Disappearing from Depression Therapy? (Commentary)

http://www.bettertherapy.com/blog/depression-therapy/ Click on the link for this post from Rune Moelbak in the U.S. Rune is psychodynamic in orientation, so his language and ideas differ somewhat from our person-centred perspective – but we resonate with the points he makes. Our … Continue reading

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David Whyte on ‘Hiding’ Click on the title for the full excerpt on Facebook. Subtle, complex, perceptive words from David Whyte’s essay on ‘Hiding’, in his forthcoming book of essays: CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. Any therapist … Continue reading

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