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Neurons to Nirvana: Gabor Maté Interview

A wide-ranging collection of excerpts from an interview with Gabor Maté, covering addiction, ayahuasca, past experience, transitional states, Western medicine and the mind/body division, and much more besides. As always, he is very watchable and he talks sense. Well worth … Continue reading

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Human Despair – Dr Gabor Maté

Gabor talking about human nature, and our cultures. Compelling, moving and accurate. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

Posted in child development, childhood abuse, compassion, conditions of worth, consciousness, core conditions, cultural questions, Disconnection, ecological issues, emotions, empathy, empowerment, ethics, external locus, Gabor Mate, human condition, interconnection & belonging, meaning, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, perception, photographs & pictures, political, power and powerlessness, psychiatry, reality, relationship, sadness & pain, self, self concept, self esteem, trauma, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, child development, compulsive behaviour, conditions of worth, core conditions, creativity, cultural questions, diagnoses of Asperger's, Diagnoses of autism, Disconnection, ecological, ecological issues, empathy, Gabor Mate, generational trauma, identity, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, meaning, medical model, natural world, neuroscience, paradigm shift, perception, person centred, political, power and powerlessness, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, relationship, research evidence, sadness & pain, self, self concept, self esteem, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, trust, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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A Herbal Remedy for Lifeache – Michael Leunig

Click on the link to visit the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page on Facebook, for this lovely gentle cartoon. We enjoyed the herbal remedy (which we know to be effective), and the therapeutic presence of the duck. Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters With ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ (Part 2) Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/11/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder-part-2 Click on the link for the second part of this excellent post by Jacqueline and Brent, drawing on their co-authored book on this subject:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Borderline-Personality-Disorder-Perspectives-Stigmatizing-ebook/dp/B00PMABJM6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416064246&sr=1-2&keywords=borderline+personality+disorder+potter We think the points they make are valid and important. Here too is the … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, actualizing tendency, awakening, borderline personality disorder, Brent Potter, childhood abuse, clients' perspective, cognitive, consciousness, cultural questions, Disconnection, emotions, empathy, empowerment, equality, ethics, external locus, fear, Gender & culture, healing, human condition, identity, internal locus of evaluation, Mad in America, medical model, mindfulness, non-directive counselling, paradigm shift, perception, political, power, power and powerlessness, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, relationship, sadness & pain, scapegoating, self concept, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, trust, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters with ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/10/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder/ Click on the link for Jacqueline’s and Brent’s article for Mad in America, which makes some interesting points, as do some of the comments (for example around the medicalization of distress/the human condition, and around gender bias in the … Continue reading

Posted in actualizing tendency, borderline personality disorder, Brent Potter, childhood abuse, conditions of worth, consciousness, cultural questions, Disconnection, emotions, empathy, fear, feminine, Gender & culture, healing, human condition, identity, Mad in America, medical model, non-directive counselling, Palace Gate Counselling Service, person centred, political, power, psychiatry, research evidence, scapegoating, self concept, suicide, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, trust, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment