Tag Archives: sexual violence

Deeyah Khan ‘Women Are Part of the Solution to Extremism’

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/deeyah-khan/muslim-extremism-women_b_8251832.html?utm_hp_ref=uk&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067 Interesting, useful article by Deeyah. The writer (who is a woman) takes a reflective approach to posting pieces with a gendered approach. This is because her own sense is that the underlying issues in our cultures are about human … Continue reading

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Mia Leijssen on Working with the Inner Critic

Interesting excerpt from Mia’s essay on Focusing, in this excellent book edited by Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers. Mia looks at working with someone who experiences interruptions from the ‘bad parent’/superego voice. She follows this with a brief illustrative case … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

The writer has at times this week been unable to see much else when she closes her eyes, but images of drowned children… Clearly she is not alone in that. One possible response is despair, powerlessness, inducing a slide into … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', awakening, communication, compassion, conflict, core conditions, cultural questions, dying, emotions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, equality, ethics, friendship, good, grief, human condition, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, love, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, paradigm shift, person centred, poetry, political, power and powerlessness, relationship, sadness & pain, sexual violence, trauma, values & principles, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eyes Open by Jess Davies

https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/eyes-open-by-jess-davies/ Click on the link for this powerful and moving poem about sexual experiencing, written and spoken by Jess Davies. Thank you to Jess, Reuben Woolley and ‘I am not a silent poet’ on Facebook and WordPress. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, communication, conditions of worth, consent, creativity, cultural questions, emotions, empathy, feminine, Gender & culture, internal locus of evaluation, organismic experiencing, perception, poetry, political, power and powerlessness, relationship, sexual being, sexual violence, touch, trauma, trust, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Consent – Sex and Tea

This is cool. Consent explained in terms of having a cup of tea. It’s less than 3 minutes long, amusing, and deftly makes the relevant points. Seems like a useful resource in a school context…. Thank you to the following … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Happiness: Sarah van Gelder

http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/how-america-lost-track-of-the-good-life-and-where-to-find-it-now Thanks to Brent Dean Robbins and the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 on Facebook for the link to this interesting article in Yes Magazine, on the subject of how we have lost our way as cultures, and what … Continue reading

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Hannah Linden – Under the Bridge

http://poetry-24.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/under-bridge.html Click on the link for this – powerful and moving – recently published poem by a local poet, Hannah Linden. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Posted in abuse, childhood abuse, creativity, criminal justice model, growing up, Hannah Linden, poetry, power and powerlessness, sadness & pain, sexual violence, trauma, trust, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment