Category Archives: What works?

Rethinking Power, Remaking Connection

Who has power? Political leaders tell us that they have the power and the media frequently reinforce that idea. But we have a choice; we can simply accept that, and hand over our power, or we can take steps to … Continue reading

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How to keep your New Year Resolution

Every year people make New Year resolutions but 92% of them will fail (Journal of Clinical Psychology). Maybe it’s time for a different approach. Forget ‘I should’ and embrace ‘I want!’ New Year resolutions are typically something like “I’m going … Continue reading

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Focusing and Experiential Listening skills for activists

I’m excitedly preparing to co-facilitate a workshop which will introduce social change activists to Focusing and experiential listening. It’s emerged from an event about psychotherapy and activism that I posted on last October. The workshop is part of my Focusing … Continue reading

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Floating

I’ve been exploring how bodymind and place are woven together, but what happens when there is no place for the bodymind to be in? The floatation tank was originally developed by John Lilly, who was – amongst other things – a psychoanalyst and philosopher. It’s basically a sound and light-tight tank of salt … Continue reading

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming

I’ve just been to a Neuro-Linguistic Programming workshop about managing emotions, and it reminded how cool NLP can be. Some of my friends have a pretty negative impression of NLP. They think of it as some kind of psychological voodoo that will mess with their … Continue reading

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