Tag Archives: wellbeing

Embodied peacemaking

This is the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War. Over 16 million people died. This was not to be the ‘war to end all wars’: conflict continues around the world, and many millions more have … 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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Sex, sensuality and the natural connection

I can’t help thinking that Valentine’s Day is too early in the year: Sex in the great outdoors is often as good as it gets, but not in mid-February! The Pagan celebration of sex and fertility, Beltane, falls on May … Continue reading

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Activists, burnout and eco-therapy

Environmental action was a key factor in my becoming a therapist so I’m pleased to be part of an event about psychotherapy and activism. The event organizers have come up with a few questions to kick off discussion. ‘Where does a … Continue reading

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Living Embodiment Conference

I’ll be presenting at the Living Embodiment Conference this October. I’m very excited about this event, mainly because it brings together some of the most innovative embodiment trainers in the World. The line up includes people like Don Hanlon Johnson, … Continue reading

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Running Late

I was running late, so instead of going to my usual sit spot I headed for a small park near work. I sat on a park bench and opened my sensory awareness to the place. Despite the closeness of a … Continue reading

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Architecture and the bodymind

I’ve discussed the healing power of nature elsewhere in the this blog (Nature and health), but of course architecture can work in a similar way. Esther Sternberg, MD, a neuroimmunologist and medical researcher, describes how simply changing the ceiling tiles in an intensive care unit … Continue reading

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Janus January: Looking back and forward

January is a good time to look to the past and the future, so, like the Roman god Janus, I’m casting a look over some images from 2011 and giving a glimpse of 21012. Our Nature Connection workshops went well in 2012 … 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 Connection Workshops: Reflections

Back in the Spring I wrote about the new series of Nature Connection Workshops Karen and I had planned. Now I find myself in early Autumn preparing for the last workshop of the year. The more I do of this work the more … Continue reading

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