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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on living while we’re alive

“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade … Continue reading

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Not This – Liz Gilbert

A helpful post from Liz (‘Eat, Pray, Love’) Gilbert. Many of the people who come to our service have reached the point of ‘Not This’. Those arriving at this realization may have no idea how to extricate themselves from the situation they are … Continue reading

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Brené Brown on Living in the Questions

http://mariashriver.com/blog/2016/04/prime-book-brene-brown-courage-vulnerability-peter-freed/?utm_source=Current+Users&utm_campaign=6c8a4c7de2-April_8_Send_Out_4_8_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_53bf79976c-6c8a4c7de2-35203661&mc_cid=6c8a4c7de2&mc_eid=baf214491e Brené talking about what the maturation process has looked like for her… We agree – learning to live in the questions is also what we see unfolding in therapy. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994 … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on Loneliness

“There are many ways of looking at loneliness, but I wish to focus on two elements of the sense of aloneness which we so often see in our clients and in others. The first is the estrangement of man from … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Mental Hospital: Glennon Doyle Melton at TED

Powerful account from Glennon of her personal journey – through conditions of worth and pretence into self-acceptance; through using alcohol, drugs and eating to disconnect from difficult experience/emotion, into organismic experiencing and connection with her feeling self/others. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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