Tag Archives: family systems

‘Is mental illness real?’ Jay Watts

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/12/is-mental-illness-real-google-answer?CMP=share_btn_tw Click on the above link for this interesting and important piece in the Guardian’s ‘Comment is free’ section, showing how these perceptions are gradually making it into the mainstream media…which is encouraging. For the writer, Jay still speaks in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter of Hope to Parents – Hand in Hand Parenting

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/2015/12/an-open-letter-of-hope-to-parents-around-the-world/ Message of hope for families feeling the pain and fear of some of what is happening in the world. This lovely site is full of helpful resources for parents and adults who want to find new, more helpful ways to relate … Continue reading

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Chelsea Fields on the decision to circumsize her baby son

The writer found it difficult to reach the end of this deeply moving personal account, because of the extent to which she was crying. There’s a quotation from James Hillman we tweeted the other day:- ‘..the question of evil….refers primarily … Continue reading

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Mia Leijssen on Working with the Inner Critic

Interesting excerpt from Mia’s essay on Focusing, in this excellent book edited by Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers. Mia looks at working with someone who experiences interruptions from the ‘bad parent’/superego voice. She follows this with a brief illustrative case … Continue reading

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Will Hall on Marijuana

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/26/marijuana-for-mental-health/ Wide-ranging, intelligent, balanced and informed contribution to the cannabis debate by Will – whose writing is consistently of high quality. The writer has no agenda about what drugs other competent adult human beings do/don’t decide to take – but … 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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Adyashanti & Toko-Pa on Ancestral Pain & Healing

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/12/15/ancestral-healing-2/ Click on the link to visit Monica Cassani’s wonderful, resource-rich site for this helpful post. We too like Toko-Pa’s blog, and have previously linked to this piece on ‘Ancestral Healing’ and quite a few others. The Adyashanti passage feels … Continue reading

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