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Marshall Rosenberg on what peace requires from us

“Peace requires something far more difficult than revenge or merely turning the other cheek; it requires empathizing with the fears and unmet needs that provide the impetus for people to attack each other. Being aware of these feelings and needs, … Continue reading

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Paul Gordon on art, complexity & ambiguity

This extract is from a recent acquisition to the library here, ‘The Hope of Therapy’ by Paul Gordon. He describes it as “an argument for… therapeutic freedom” as an essential element of creativity. His premise is that therapy cannot meaningfully be reduced to techniques, … Continue reading

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Rachel Naomi Remen on Serving

“Many times when we help we do not really serve. . . . Serving is also different from fixing. One of the pioneers of the Human Potential Movement, Abraham Maslow, said, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks … Continue reading

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Will I die a Muslim? Raad Rahman for Guernica Magazine

https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/raad-rahman-will-i-die-a-muslim/ Powerful, important, topical article, well worth a read. Here’s Raad’s blog:- https://wondersonder.wordpress.com/ And here’s a book link:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Framed-Butterflies-Novel-Raad-Rahman-ebook/dp/B00MD08DKE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448707639&sr=8-1&keywords=raad+rahman+framed+butterflies Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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Forty Days – Paul Kingsnorth

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/articles/forty-days A counter-cultural invitation by Paul to explore the creative potential of withdrawing and of being alone, in the context of his own longings for withdrawal. As the introduction here puts it:- ‘He explains and reinterprets his childhood dreams of withdrawal … Continue reading

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Marshall Rosenberg on cultural beliefs

“…there is considerably less violence in cultures where people think in terms of human needs than in cultures where people label one another as “good” or “bad” and believe that the “bad” ones deserve to be punished.” Marshall B. Rosenberg, … Continue reading

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The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage – Kelly Flanagan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-m-flanagan/the-9-most-overlooked-thr_b_5972534.html Click on the link for this helpful slant on what works in primary relationship – and what can get in the way. We’ve seen this pop up in a few places on Facebook and elsewhere in the past week … Continue reading

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