Tag Archives: teaching

What to do when you’re not the hero any more – Laurie Penny

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2015/12/what-do-when-youre-not-hero-any-more Good article from Laurie Penny, about the shifting sands of contemporary cultural heroism in fiction. The writer (like one of the commentators on the article) thinks Laurie is a touch unfair to Joseph Campbell, and that his work is more balanced, … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', anger, awakening, civil rights, communication, conditions of worth, conflict, consciousness, creativity, cultural questions, cultural taboos, diversity, education, empathy, empowerment, equality, ethics, external locus, fear, feminine, Gender & culture, good, growth, identity, internal locus of evaluation, Joseph Campbell, Laurie Penny, loneliness, masculine, meaning, metaphor & dream, non-conforming, objectification, paradigm shift, perception, political, power and powerlessness, reality, sadness & pain, self, self concept, shadow, therapeutic growth, transformation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jeff Foster on the fundamentals of healing, teaching (& therapy)

Update 29 December: for some reason, this link is not showing up for all readers (thank you, Thad!). In case that includes you, the Jeff Foster quotation is:- “A true healer does not heal you; she simply reflects back to … Continue reading

Posted in actualizing tendency, awakening, beauty, consciousness, core conditions, cultural questions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, equality, growth, healing, immanence, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, Jeff Foster, kindness & compassion, love, organismic experiencing, Palace Gate Counselling Service, person centred, power and powerlessness, presence, relationship, teaching, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trust, unconditional positive regard, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting ready for school – Pennie Brownlee

http://penniebrownlee.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/4/3/10437917/getting_ready_for_school_2.pdf Sensitive, intelligent, useful piece on an important theme…. what is early schooling most usefully about, if it is to serve our children both in their childhoods and their lives as adults? We don’t work with under 18s at this service. We … Continue reading

Posted in child development, cognitive, communication, core conditions, creativity, cultural questions, education, emotions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, ethics, growing up, human condition, kindness & compassion, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, person centred, self, self concept, teaching, values & principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Woven By Lidia Yuknavitch

https://www.guernicamag.com/features/woven/ Stunning piece of writing, by Lidia, weaving folk tale and metaphor around a deeply personal narrative. Don’t miss it. Two themes that comes up regularly in the therapy room and supervision at this service:- how expressive, transformative and healing … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', childhood abuse, conditions of worth, congruence, consciousness, emotions, feminine, grief, growth, guilt, human condition, identity, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, loss, love, masculine, meaning, metaphor & dream, parenting, perception, power and powerlessness, reality, relationship, resilience, risk, sadness & pain, self, self concept, shadow, shame, spirituality, teaching, transformation, trauma, trust, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, & the Re-Occupation of Common Sense – Carol Black

http://www.filmsforaction.org/news/occupy_your_brain_on_power_knowledge_and_the_reoccupation_of_common_sense/ This is an absolutely brilliant article. ‘……it becomes quite interesting not only to look at what your children are required to learn in school, but at what they are not required to learn.  While your kids are very busy … Continue reading

Posted in awakening, civil rights, cognitive, communication, conflict, consent, creativity, cultural questions, dependence, Disconnection, diversity, ecological, ecological issues, education, empowerment, equality, ethics, external locus, internal locus of evaluation, natural world, non-conforming, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, political, power, power and powerlessness, regulation, risk, spirituality, supervision, sustainability, teaching, transformation, trust, values & principles, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Patrick Speaks – Unreported World

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/patrickspeaks?source=feed_text&story_id=10206189718128168 This is just lovely….the writer cried at the point where he begins to get what is being offered – seeing the fire of hope catch and leap….Magical and inspiring. Gratitude to Raymond for the work he is doing, lighting … Continue reading

Posted in actualizing tendency, awakening, beauty, civil rights, communication, consciousness, dependence, Disconnection, education, empowerment, equality, good, healing, identity, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, political, power and powerlessness, relationship, self concept, teaching, therapeutic growth, transformation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bruce Farrer – Letters to our future selves

Bruce is a teacher. This is a lovely piece about his commitment to an idea that has clearly been profoundly significant for many of his students – both the personal meanings they have found in the idea itself, and in … Continue reading

Posted in communication, e.e. cummings, education, emotions, growing up, human condition, interconnection & belonging, love, relationship, self, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment