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‘Surrender more. Seek less’ – Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds

Surrender more. Seek less. Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s treasure trove site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for a post on how trying to change yourself can be an ineffective strategy. Carl Rogers agreed with her on this (and so do we):- … 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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Laura Delano ‘Six Years after Booze’

Click on the link below, for a powerful post from Laura. We regularly feature her work on this blog. Huge respect for her personal journey, and her commitment to challenging the current toxic psychiatric paradigm. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter … Continue reading

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Why Does Mainstream Psychiatry Fear a Balanced Understanding of Psychosis? Ron Unger

http://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/2015/11/why-does-mainstream-psychiatry-fear-a-balanced-understanding-of-psychosis/#more-1682 Useful, interesting article on the BPS Report, ‘Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia’ and the mainstream psychiatric response. Thanks, Ron. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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There is nothing wrong with you

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/07/06/there-is-nothing-wrong/ Very helpful post, as so often, from Monica Cassani’s rich collection of resources, links, articles and reflections: http://www.beyondmeds.com Monica’s body of work is invaluable to anyone engaging with what it is to be human, anyone working in our own … Continue reading

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Person-centred Basics – Dave Mearns & Brian Thorne on building trust via the core conditions

The second in our occasional series of refreshers in some of the fundamentals of a person-centred approach to therapeutic work. The following examples from Dave and Brian cluster around the central theme of building trust, and which core conditions may … 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

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