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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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Lessons from the Mental Hospital: Glennon Doyle Melton at TED

Powerful account from Glennon of her personal journey – through conditions of worth and pretence into self-acceptance; through using alcohol, drugs and eating to disconnect from difficult experience/emotion, into organismic experiencing and connection with her feeling self/others. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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Alysia Harris & Aysha El Shamayleh at the 2008 Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Grand Slam

Moving performed poem about identity and gender….. ‘Melissa sits in the back of the classroom afraid to speak up, She pulls awkwardly at her extra loose khaki cargo pants, She doesn’t want the boys to notice her. James finds himself … Continue reading

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Alanis Morissette – Empathy

Good summing up of therapeutic relationship (of whatever kind). “Empathy” ‘There are so many parts that I have hidden and denied and lost There are so many ways that I have cut off my nose to spite my face There … Continue reading

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Brené Brown: Listening to Shame

Brené talking about vulnerability as courage, and as the source of creativity and change – so personally, relationally and culturally vital. She talks too about the importance of engaging with shame. She comments that she did not learn about the … Continue reading

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