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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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Protest Marches: What’s the point?

I was at the Climate Change March in London on Sunday. I hadn’t planned on going. “What’s the point?” I thought. I’ve been to many protest marches over the years and I’d begun to doubt if they made any difference. … Continue reading

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Nightmares

Modern Halloween is obsessed with the stuff of nightmares: the undead, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. What makes this fun rather than truly terrifying is that we remain in control. We play at being a zombie … Continue reading

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The Endorphin Effect

I’ve recently facilitated a series of workshops on mindfulness and spirituality at a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. The most popular workshop by far was the one where I taught people how to use William Bloom’s Endorphin Effect. Endorphins, which … Continue reading

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The psychotherapy of place

Blog posts to Bodymind Place have been scarce this year, and for good reason; I’m working on an MSc dissertation about the therapeutic relationship in outdoor therapy. But this morning my research reached out and touched the themes of this … Continue reading

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Relationship is the key: dirt and therapy

I’m just home from an event organized by my local Transition Town group that focused on soil, poetically described by Bill Logan as “dirt – the ecstatic skin of the Earth”. We watched the movie and then grounded the experience … Continue reading

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Occupy the bodymind place

The Occupy London movement have taken over empty offices owned by the banking group UBS. The space – now called The Bank of Ideas – hosts workshops on everything from mindfulness meditation to alternative economics. I joined a workshop on embodied stress management here on … Continue reading

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Eugene Gendlin

Writing a PhD thesis on embodied knowing was a tricky task and at times I doubted that I could research something so nebulous. My big breakthrough came when I read the work of contemporary philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin. Gendlin … Continue reading

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Counselling and psychotherapy

One thread runs though the considerable diversity of my life; a fascination with the human condition. That fascination has never been purely theoretical and I’ve always been concerned with how our lives might be nurtured to fuller flowering. As this … Continue reading

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Nature and health

Back in March I discussed research showing that we’re happier in natural environments than in cities (Happy yet? Naturally!) I’ve now found lots of similar research related to health. Dr Roger Ulrich was interested in whether a natural view from … Continue reading

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