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Liz Gilbert on the Celtic Prayer of Approach

However aspirational this may seem (‘I am not subject to disappointment’), we agree with her about beautiful and wise. And it seems topical… Here are the words, for those who have trouble seeing Facebook links:- “Dear Ones – I’ve been … Continue reading

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Dave Mearns on the counsellor’s practice of self-care

Our view at this service is that by far the most important attribute of any therapist (and what we look for when therapists seek to volunteer here) is a strong, consistent commitment to their own self-care, awareness and personal growth. We take … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on when the ground falls away

The writer is noticing how hard, painful and confusing life is feeling for many in her world, both those she works with therapeutically and others – and how this is often her experience too at the moment. Lots of change and loss … Continue reading

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To Go Beyond Thought – Karen Armstrong

Click on the link below for a wonderful, wide-ranging piece by Karen, with gratitude to Parabola Magazine. Here’s a taste:- ‘When a child dies, we want a scientific explanation but that’s not all we need. We need some kind of … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on Trust in the Fires of Disintegration

Matt Licata on how our movement into what Carl Rogers described as ‘the good life’ – as we actualise – tends to involve our feeling our feelings more intensely, and more connection to our vulnerability, rather than the floaty Zen detachment … Continue reading

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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

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