Tag Archives: sacredness of life

Jez Hughes on the cultural/collective context of ‘mental illness’

“If we were to approach something like schizophrenia as an extreme example of an underlying disease in our society; that those suffering the mental torment are the ones actually taking the knocks for the whole of the culture as they … Continue reading

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Erich Fromm on the situation of a sane man in an insane culture

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on Presence (and tigers)

“There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on the awesome task of the person-centred therapist

‘The person-centred therapist is charged with the awesome task of becoming fully human and the core conditions are the applied practice of that task. It is as if the work of the professional therapist in the person-centred tradition constitutes a … Continue reading

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Saving Castaways via Upworthy

  Incredibly moving film about compassion, redemption and the value of all life. If you are looking for an antidote to some of what is going on in our world, and for some hopefulness, you could go further and fare … Continue reading

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Mutiny of the Soul – Charles Eisenstein

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/01/22/mutiny-of-the-soul/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, and this wonderful article by Charles Eisenstein. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko: A Magical Miniature World Click on the title to follow the link to the work of this Ukrainian photographer. This might on the face of it seem like another odd post for a person-centred talking therapy service (thinking of … Continue reading

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