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Michael Leunig on 7 Types of Ordinary Happiness

Thanks to Tara (and Sido) for this. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994 Advertisements

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Alan Watts – You’re It

Alan Watts doing what he does…. On the nature of reality, and on fear. Deep and thoughtful. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Jung on balance and the full palette

‚ÄúThere are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott on what we actually need to hear….

Well said. Often people come to this service who have been offered these pieces of advice or would-be comforting perceptions. They’ve heard them at home, from colleagues, on ‘inspirational’ sites, from a religious perspective, from therapists… this stuff pops up … Continue reading

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An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness & How to Live with Presence – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/06/alan-watts-wisdom-of-insecurity-1/ Useful article from Maria Popova at http://www.brainpickings.org on Alan Watts and ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity’. The writer especially liked Alan’s observations about awareness and thought:- ‘While you are watching this present experience, are you aware of someone watching it? … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Happiness: Sarah van Gelder

http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/how-america-lost-track-of-the-good-life-and-where-to-find-it-now Thanks to Brent Dean Robbins and the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 on Facebook for the link to this interesting article in Yes Magazine, on the subject of how we have lost our way as cultures, and what … Continue reading

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Existential Therapy by Richard Bargdill

A helpful diagrammatic summary from Richard, with thanks to him and to the Facebook page for the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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