Tag Archives: friendship

Belonging: Be the Longing – Toko-pa

Click on the link at the end of this piece for Toko-pa’s wonderful post. ‘The ache to belong in friendship and community can be so pervasive that it colours everything we do.‘ The writer stumbled across these words yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on friendship & shadow

“There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves – our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and our drives – large parts of … Continue reading

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Charles Eisenstein ‘Kind is the new cool’

Interesting, hopeful post from Charles, which sits well with the post a couple of days ago showing Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians speaking to the United Nations:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/xiuhtezcatl-martinez-of-earth-guardians-speaking-to-the-u-n-in-paris/ Here’s the text of Charles’ post, as we have at least one regular reader … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, acceptance, bullying, Charles Eisenstein, compassion, conditions of worth, cultural questions, diversity, education, empathy, ethics, friendship, growing up, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, objectification, paradigm shift, parenting, power and powerlessness, relationship, sadness & pain, scapegoating, self concept, self esteem, shame, shaming, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting ready for school – Pennie Brownlee

http://penniebrownlee.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/4/3/10437917/getting_ready_for_school_2.pdf Sensitive, intelligent, useful piece on an important theme…. what is early schooling most usefully about, if it is to serve our children both in their childhoods and their lives as adults? We don’t work with under 18s at this service. We … Continue reading

Posted in child development, cognitive, communication, core conditions, creativity, cultural questions, education, emotions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, ethics, growing up, human condition, kindness & compassion, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, person centred, self, self concept, teaching, values & principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in blaming, Carl Rogers, communication, compassion, conditions of worth, congruence, consciousness, core conditions, cultural questions, cultural taboos, Disconnection, dying, emotions, empathy, encounter, external locus, fear, friendship, grief, growth, human condition, kindness & compassion, loneliness, organismic experiencing, power and powerlessness, presence, psychiatry, relationship, sadness & pain, shadow, suicide, therapeutic relationship, trauma, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saving Castaways via Upworthy

  Incredibly moving film about compassion, redemption and the value of all life. If you are looking for an antidote to some of what is going on in our world, and for some hopefulness, you could go further and fare … Continue reading

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