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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Living our full lives with our full being

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Living our full lives with our full being Click on the title for this link to Monica Cassani’s Beyond Meds blog, and this wonderful quotation from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross:- ‘It is not the end of the physical body … Continue reading

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Toko-pa: Sacred Restlessness

Toko-pa: Sacred Restlesness Click on the title for a gorgeous, poetic, resonant post from Toko-pa’s blog. She is talking about ‘calling things towards us from a place of presence’, rather than ‘those places where we might be striving, mimicking, or … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Vulnerability

David Whyte on Vulnerability Click on the title for this picture from David’s Facebook page, and thoughts on how vulnerability is our natural state and how breathing into this opens us to fuller aliveness. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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The Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression: Joanna Moncrieff

The Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression: Joanna Moncrieff Click on the title for a useful article from Joanna Moncrieff on this subject. As she puts it:- ‘A long overdue debate is raging about the chemical imbalance theory of depression. Having … Continue reading

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Dan L. Edmunds: Center for Humane Psychiatry

Dan L. Edmunds: Center for Humane Psychiatry Click on the title for an interesting Facebook post about a U.S. service which sounds similar in purpose and ethos to this one. Palace Gate Counselling Service

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Pema Chödrön on compassion between equals

Pema Chödrön on compassion between equals Click on the title for this Facebook picture (Art by Brian Jekel) and a wonderful quotation from Pema Chödrön, from her book, “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.” … Continue reading

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Robert M. Hensel: I choose not to place ‘dis’ in my ability

Robert M. Hensel: I choose not to place ‘dis’ in my ability Click on the title for a personal perspective on Asperger’s, and what is/isn’t helpful. Palace Gate Counselling Service

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When children are asked, antidepressants are no more effective than placebo: Susan Perry

When children are asked, antidepressants are no more effective than placebo: Susan Perry Click on the title for an interesting article by Susan Perry about a meta-analysis by Glen Spielmans, an associate professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University. Susan herself … Continue reading

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Jon Keyes: Traditional Healing & Psychosis

Jon Keyes: Traditional Healing & Psychosis Click on the title to follow the link to Mad in America, and therapist Jon Keyes at Hearthside Healing. We had a look around at Hearthside after yesterday’s post:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/jonathan-keyes-invisible-pain-recovery-from-psychiatric-drugs/ We came up with … Continue reading

Posted in Carl Rogers, cultural questions, Disconnection, healing, human condition, interconnection & belonging, Jon Keyes, Mad in America, medical model, Palace Gate Counselling Service, person centred, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, relationship, research evidence, sacred illness, spirituality, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Danger of the Monster Myth – Tom Meagher

The Danger of the Monster Myth – Tom Meagher Click on the title for an astonishing and powerful piece by Tom Meagher – his reflections on the man who raped and murdered his wife, on cultural attitudes to rape and violence, on … Continue reading

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