Posted by on May 17, 2019

“There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate—the genetic and neural fate—of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; - Read More

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Jig-saws

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Psychotherapy might be thought of as a jig-saw puzzle.  We lay the pieces out in front of us and attempt to see how they fit together to make a harmonious whole – a picture we can comprehend.

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Raise your words, not voice….

Posted by on August 27, 2017

“It is rain that grows flowers,
not thunder”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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At the core of the personality…

Posted by on August 27, 2017

..is creativity.  That is where our freedom lies.

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A fork in the road….

Posted by on August 27, 2017

…always take it!

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“What we are…..

Posted by on August 9, 2017

today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow:  our life is the creation of our mind”

The Dhammapada.

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“The most crucial decision…..”

Posted by on April 14, 2017

on which mental growth depends is whether frustration is evaded or faced.  Encountering a painful state of mind, does the individual immediately engage in one or more of numerous defence mechanisms readily available for the purpose of getting rid of awareness of the frustration, or, is there an attempt to remain open to it – to tolerate it – to think about it?”

The mind grows through exposure to the truth.  The foundation for both mental development and truth are emotional experiences.

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Our task.

Posted by on January 27, 2017

Is to give birth to ourselves – to be as much of ourselves as we are capable of being.

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Saying “NO”!

Posted by on January 27, 2017

“What we call a beginning is often an end

And to make an end is to make a beginning

The end is where we start from”

T. S. Elliot.

 

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A thought experiment

Posted by on February 16, 2016

A thought experiment – “Eternal Recurrence.
From “Thus Spake Zarathrusta” (Nietzsche)

“What if some day or night, a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sight and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence – even the spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. - Read More

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