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Henri Nouwen on Compassion

A couple of lovely quotations from Henri on this theme:- “Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to places where they are weak, … Continue reading

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Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide – Sarah Knapton for the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12126146/Antidepressants-can-raise-the-risk-of-suicide-biggest-ever-review-finds.html?utm_content=buffer3d1d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer We are deeply concerned at this service by the extent of public misinformation and baseless assumptions about the justification for, efficacy/side effects of and withdrawal consequences attached to these drugs – in children and adults. Many GPs appear ill informed and/or disingenuous … Continue reading

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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 Science of Compassion – James R. Doty

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-r-doty-md/science-of-compassion_b_1578284.html Follow the link to Huff Post Science, for this worthwhile article by James Doty, who is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and also the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research … Continue reading

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Thomas Szasz on ‘Freedom and Psychotherapy’ in conversation with Randall C. Wyatt

http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/thomas-szasz Click on the link for this fascinating interview with Thomas Szasz, professor of psychiatry emeritus at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York, where he has taught since 1956. Randall describes him as ‘the foremost psychiatric critic of … Continue reading

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Jonathan Keyes: Invisible Pain (recovery from psychiatric drugs) Click on the title for this important and useful article by a therapist, Jonathan Keyes, on the theme of iatrogenic illness, and the severe difficulties often experienced by those seeking to come off commonly used psychiatric … Continue reading

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Counselling as effective as CBT for ‘depression’: Research evidence Thank you, Carol Wolter-Gustafson, Jo Hilton and The Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32’s Facebook page for this link. Click on the title to go to Carol’s post. Or here is … Continue reading

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The Conflict

Introduction Eighteen months ago, a conflict erupted in our service. It did not relate to our client work. In this vast, complex and messy battle, there has been no complaint by any client of this service, or any client off … Continue reading

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Our Service Ethos, and Carl Rogers’ 19 Propositions: A revisiting

We chose in October last year not to renew our organizational membership of the BACP, although many of our 30 or so individual therapists remain members of this, UKCP or another such organization. We continue to support them in working … Continue reading

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