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15. Weird Therapists?

Like many professions when you witness a group together they take on powerful characteristics.  Therapists are similar – perhaps like artists, musicians, authors the world is seen as fluid, full of colour, shapes, impressions. Led by the irrational, feelings, & … Continue reading

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14. Billionaire Art

Billionaire Art? Can Art change the world? Can Art improve the world? Art is personal. We know music, art paintings, objects. They are present and from the past. Childhood shapes. Gallery visits. First time listening to pieces of music remain. … Continue reading

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13. Life of Shame

This article describes a life of shame from a daily dread of anxiety and fear. Not happy reading. Commonly many come to therapy to be changed, fixed, resolved. The idea to wrestle with is that we are created, have experiences … Continue reading

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12. The English Patient

The English Patient opens and closes with the shot of the desert from a plane loking like the surface of the brain. The English Patient (Count Almasy) has forgotten his name and identity aka Sam. The English Patient tells the … Continue reading

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11. The Death of Amr

Amr Abdallah. By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost On the morning Amr Abdallah was killed, he woke before dawn to say his Ramadan prayers with his father, mother, two younger brothers and aunt, in an open field in southern … Continue reading

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10. Lizzo Quits

LIzzo quits and then doesn’t. To this day we still see people of difference – race creed colour body shape attacked on social media. We appear to find other intolerable. We have to attack to the point where it goes … Continue reading

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9. Colin Murray Parkes

Dr Colin Murray Parkes (1928-2024) was one of the prominent personalities in the understanding of Bereavement. Born into loss, this was my path into the helping professions. We met at the London Hospital in the 1980s, where he had set … Continue reading

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8. Sabotage Shame

Sophie a 25yrs old Eastern European woman emailed me over a period of weeks to start therapy. I would offer her a space: then she would cancel: disappear then recontact some time later. She asked to have the sessions on … Continue reading

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7. Private School Sam

A beginning ….. Sam a private school man presenting with his girlfriend threatening to end their 2 year relationship if he doesn’t speak to someone. He works in the City, and is a Sports Club captain leading a competitve team … Continue reading

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6. Private School 2

and to continue ……. sitting in front of these lovely private school men is an exercise in an unequal duality. The smooth presentation dominates, an occasional glimpse of the boy behind comes through. Even though the boy is only glimpsed … Continue reading

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