Tag Archives: distress

‘In the bleakness of the Calais migrant camp, a light shines out’ Jonathan Freedland

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/25/calais-migrant-camp-refugees?CMP=fb_gu The writer has been watching the refugee crisis and the Calais situation with a similar mix of anger, despair and hope. It seems ever more futile to look to elected governments for ethics or humanity or any interest in the … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke on Solitude

“Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast. And … Continue reading

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Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason – Tim Lawrence

http://www.timjlawrence.com/blog/2015/10/19/everything-doesnt-happen-for-a-reason#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/ Immensely useful piece on the importance of grieving, and the unhelpful violence of platitudes and imposed ‘positivity’. As Tim says, we have a deeply harmful cultural inability to speak the language of grief or offer what is most needed – loving … Continue reading

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Why Does Mainstream Psychiatry Fear a Balanced Understanding of Psychosis? Ron Unger

http://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/2015/11/why-does-mainstream-psychiatry-fear-a-balanced-understanding-of-psychosis/#more-1682 Useful, interesting article on the BPS Report, ‘Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia’ and the mainstream psychiatric response. Thanks, Ron. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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Gabor Maté on what becomes of the desolate child

‘Paul Gillespie still can’t get used to the sounds of crying and pain in the graphic videos of children being raped and molested that he has seen all too often on the Web. “It’s beyond horrible to listen to the … Continue reading

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Person-Centred Basics – Janet Tolan on Listening to the whole person

This is is the first of an occasional series we are launching, refreshing some basics of person-centred theory. We are beginning with Janet Tolan, on the importance of affording the core conditions to self-structure. ‘Listening to the whole person One … Continue reading

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This Is What A Suicidal Crisis Looks Like From The Inside – Alaina Mabaso

http://www.depressionarmy.com/ourblog/2015/8/2/this-is-what-a-suicidal-crisis-looks-like-from-the-inside Very powerful piece by Alaina, for which many thanks. I know this landscape of bleak despair, and the urge to die. Since I was a teenager, I have visited it from time to time. During my training as a … Continue reading

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