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Brian Thorne on the awesome task of the person-centred therapist

‘The person-centred therapist is charged with the awesome task of becoming fully human and the core conditions are the applied practice of that task. It is as if the work of the professional therapist in the person-centred tradition constitutes a … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on the true essence of the masculine

Lovely piece from Jason Hine about masculinity in our existing cultures, and in potentia. Try clicking on the title, but the link here has been problematic so, in case you cannot see it, here is a cut-and-paste! ‘I feel it … Continue reading

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How Societies with Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness – Bruce Levine

http://brucelevine.net/how-societies-with-little-coercion-have-little-mental-illness/ ‘Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', abuse, actualizing tendency, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, Bruce Levine, child development, communication, compulsive behaviour, conditions of worth, conflict, consent, cultural questions, diagnoses of ADHD, Disconnection, diversity, education, emotions, empowerment, equality, Eric Fromm, ethics, external locus, family systems, fear, growing up, human condition, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, non-conforming, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, power and powerlessness, psychiatric abuse, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, RD Laing, relationship, schizophrenia, self, self concept, teaching, values & principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Bradshaw on Community (with some thoughts on person-centred supervision)

‘Community is a synthesis between mutuality and individuality. The truer the community, the more solid the individuals within it. To put it another way, people best achieve individuality in a true community and they create a true community only when … Continue reading

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Madness and Beauty in the Heart of Darkness – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/05-27-15 Click on the link for (sadly) the last of Drake Spaeth’s series of posts for Saybrook, this time with some thoughts arising on the recent death of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life was the subject of Sylvia … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne – Credo

‘I believe that I am of infinite worth and all others with me. I believe that I need not be afraid of my inner world and must strive fearlessly to be in touch with it even if this is painful … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on Air, Space and Michelangelo

‘The generosity of air allows each object to emerge and to be. Air gives space. Without space individuality would be impossible. Form is the secret of individuality. And form is a line cut into space. In this sense air is … Continue reading

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The Rupture of the Mother Line & the Cost of Becoming Real – Bethany Webster

http://womboflight.com/2014/12/21/the-rupture-of-the-mother-line-and-the-cost-of-becoming-real/ Fascinating article by Bethany on the mother-daughter relationship, its deeper potential and meanings, and the wounds inflicted by our culture. She explores the feminine journey into realness and wholeness, with mother as initiator or wounded saboteur – and how … Continue reading

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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul – Claire Dunne

We think Jung was in many ways immensely person-centered in his approach. Here’s a quote from Claire Dunne’s interesting book: Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul, which feels timely and relevant now – some of the language is a … Continue reading

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James Hollis, the Inner Voice & Personhood

‘We must turn away from the cacaphony of the outerworld to hear the inner voice. When we can dare to live its promptings, then we achieve personhood. We may become strangers to those who thought they knew us, but at … Continue reading

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