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Educating Yorkshire – Mushy Finds His Voice

This is just lovely. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Shauna Shapiro: The IAA Model of Mindfulness

This is a worthwhile 10 minutes about the practice of mindfulness. It identifies three components: intention, attention, attitude. We think this is an extremely useful way of making sense of mindfulness, and picks up the key elements of presence in … Continue reading

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Living beyond limits: Amy Purdy at TEDxOrangeCoast

“If my life were a book, and I were the author, how would I want the story to go?” Amy as phoenix, rising from the ashes of her life to realize herself. “I was absolutely physically and emotionally broken”. Found … Continue reading

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El Teide: TSO Photography – Time Lapse film

We live in an extraordinary world…. This gives a bit more information about the location and making of this film: Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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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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John O’Donohue on Addiction, with Declan Tarpey

The language of ‘addict/addiction’ is not necessarily how we would frame it from a person-centred perspective. We resonate with the content, both in terms of what Declan says and John’s wonderful poem. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Addiction: For An … Continue reading

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Mr Happy Man – Johnny Barnes

Gentle 10 minutes with a man who thinks we would benefit from offering each other a little more love….. With him on that one. Here’s the Vimeo/Films for Action write up (had trouble getting Vimeo to play, hence You Tube):- … Continue reading

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Violence – a family tradition: Robbyn Peters Bennett at TEDxBellingham

Found this powerful and moving – thanks, Monica, for posting it. It’s about parenting and child development, and especially the harmful impact of physical punishment (something on which over 90% of the research evidence agrees). We especially like how Robbyn … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 1:The Roots – Robert Whitaker

Okay, this is a long watch. However, if you are a therapist or taking, or thinking of taking, psychiatric drugs, it’s an important one. This is not about an agenda that people do/don’t make that decision – which we think … Continue reading

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Carl Jung: The Self

Interesting little clip on Jung and ideas of the Self. Here’s the text from You Tube:- ‘The Self in Jungian psychology is one of the Jungian archetypes, signifying the unification of consciousness and unconsciousness in a person, and representing the … Continue reading

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