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Yalom on Diagnostic Labels

‘The standard diagnostic formulation tells the therapist nothing about the unique person he or she is encountering; and there is substantial evidence that diagnostic labels impede or distort listening.’ Irvin Yalom: Existential Psychotherapy Yes, Yalom’s comment is daily evidenced in … Continue reading

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The Waking by Theodore Roethke

The Waking   I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.   I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.    I learn by going where I have to go.   We think by feeling. What is there to know?    … Continue reading

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Secret jewels of the darkness – Matt Licata

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/10/19/secret-jewels-of-the-darkness/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com for this lovely post on the therapeutic journey into wholeness (be that through talking therapy or any of the many, many other paths). Matt puts this in terms of moving from the … Continue reading

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David Whyte: SANTIAGO (excerpt)

SANTIAGO (excerpt) ‘The road seen, then not seen, the hillside hiding then revealing the way you should take, the road dropping away from you as if leaving you to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up, when … Continue reading

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