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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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5. Private School

To follow on … Private School Adults especially men can come with this presentation: 1. No choice in going to a school miles away from home as a boarder, or living locally as a day student. Family culture informs the … Continue reading

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4. Bereavement & Loss

Running a Bereavement & Loss course one of the topics that came up was how in 2024 modern life is set up to be a distraction. There are so many ways to distract from the pain and suffering of human … Continue reading

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3. Tatzpitaniyot

The Tatzpitaniyot are the eyes & the ears of the Israeli army on the border with Gaza. Women soldiers of low rank: their job involves studying footage to detect different behaviours, & habits of the local population. They reported different … Continue reading

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2. Nihilism for Men

Why Nihilism for Men might have its difficulties. Nihilism being the study of how we put meaning to life where there is no meaning. The idea that life is meaningless & absurd and that it is us who have to … Continue reading

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