Tag Archives: cultural questions

Marshall Rosenberg on what peace requires from us

“Peace requires something far more difficult than revenge or merely turning the other cheek; it requires empathizing with the fears and unmet needs that provide the impetus for people to attack each other. Being aware of these feelings and needs, … Continue reading

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Steve Silberman on Hans Asperger

Hans Asperger was born in 1906 in Austria-Hungary, and died in 1980. It was only after his death that his work began to be better known. He worked with – especially – children who would now attract the diagnosis that bears … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

The writer has at times this week been unable to see much else when she closes her eyes, but images of drowned children… Clearly she is not alone in that. One possible response is despair, powerlessness, inducing a slide into … 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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The Drugs Don’t Work, and Bipolar Disorder is the Proof – Chrys Muirhead

http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/08/the-drugs-dont-work-and-bipolar-disorder-is-the-proof/ Interesting personal perspective from Chrys Muirhead on Mad in America. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Yalom on Diagnostic Labels

‘The standard diagnostic formulation tells the therapist nothing about the unique person he or she is encountering; and there is substantial evidence that diagnostic labels impede or distort listening.’ Irvin Yalom: Existential Psychotherapy Yes, Yalom’s comment is daily evidenced in … Continue reading

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The Myth of Codependency – Julie Wilson

http://www.southlakeuniontherapy.com/codependency/ Click on the link for this helpful piece. The writer has a particular dislike for the word ‘co-dependency’, used in the culturally prevalent way as a term of abuse for self and/or other – and the accompanying inability to … Continue reading

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