Tag Archives: physical being

Apsley Street, Glasgow, 2008 – Kei Miller

I know you do not like the way I write moments, how they grow into some kind of magic you do not always recognise. I know you think things are simpler and it is enough to simply say how things … 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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Anne Lamott on The New Year Diet

Characteristic humour and depth from Anne, on a seasonally relevant theme…. This touches on personal experience for me. I have experienced similar battles to Anne’s. In my past life, I regularly embarked on diets. I have also found more of value in deeper connection … Continue reading

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Angel-A by Luc Besson

‘It’s difficult to love yourself when you cannot see your reflection.’ Beautiful piece with Rie Rasmussen and Jamel Debbouze, about how we need to (and how we learn to) see and love our own person. The context differs, but this … Continue reading

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Slip – @PhillipChbeeb & Renee Kester @ElliotMossMusic

  Beautiful, gentle, relational dance…. Enjoy. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994  

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Hafiz on how we open our hearts

‘How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened’ Hafiz Version by Daniel Ladinsky: Love Poems from … Continue reading

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David Whyte – Second Sight

‘To know those arms around you and to make your home in the world just by being wanted’ Thank you, David. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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