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Bringing yourself to the room as therapist

It is vitally important the therapist authentically brings their wholeness of being to the room – and not a presentation: a sanitised, tidied, diluted ‘professional’ version of themselves. We need to risk being ourselves, because that then invites the client … Continue reading

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John Bradshaw on magical thinking

“Children are magical. “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.” Magic is the belief that certain words, gestures, or behaviours can change reality. Dysfunctional parents often reinforce their children’s magical thinking. For example, if you tell children that their … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on stepping into our lives

Thank you to Steph Bradley on Facebook for reposting this lovely poem, and thank you to Matt Licata for writing it. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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The Rupture of the Mother Line & the Cost of Becoming Real – Bethany Webster

http://womboflight.com/2014/12/21/the-rupture-of-the-mother-line-and-the-cost-of-becoming-real/ Fascinating article by Bethany on the mother-daughter relationship, its deeper potential and meanings, and the wounds inflicted by our culture. She explores the feminine journey into realness and wholeness, with mother as initiator or wounded saboteur – and how … Continue reading

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