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Laura Delano on Feeling your feelings, empathy, compassion – & the shrink

Click on the above link to visit Laura’s Facebook page, for this moving, accurate, important post. We work outside the ‘mental health’/psychiatric system and terminology here. We choose our therapists for their willingness to do their own work and their … Continue reading

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Disorderly Conduct – Charles Eisenstein

http://charleseisenstein.net/disorderly-conduct/ Magnificent piece by Charles Eisenstein. Charles transmutes a painful personal experience into a beautiful exposition of the cultural and psychological issues it raises:- ‘the presumption that legally constituted authority should decide what is an acceptable level of safety for oneself … Continue reading

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Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Irvin Yalom on spontaneity and uniqueness in therapy

‘At its very core, the flow of therapy should be spontaneous, forever following unanticipated riverbeds; it is grotesquely distorted by being packaged into a formula that enables inexperienced, inadequately trained therapists (or computers) to deliver a uniform course of therapy. … Continue reading

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Resisting “Children’s Mental Health Care” in America and Beyond – Laura Delano

http://recoveringfrompsychiatry.com/2015/03/childrens-mental-health-care-in-america/ Click on the link for Laura’s powerful piece about medicating our children. This has a U.S. perspective – and these are also live issues in the U.K. We are concerned about many aspects of this, not least the power … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté: On Storytelling, Health, and the Ruling Class, with Ryan Meili

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/gabor-mate-storytelling Click on the link for Part 2 of this fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Gabor Mate (Part 1 was yesterday’s post). The writer is often struck with the strong links between what Gabor is saying, and person-centred. For example, Rogers … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Food Marketing

This might seem like an odd post for a therapy service, but I just watched it and it fascinated me and made me cry, and I want to share it as widely as I can. In fact, I would like … Continue reading

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