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Book review of Alistair McIntosh’s book Soil and Soul. People versus Corporate Power (2004).

London: Aurum Press Ltd. As someone who did not grow up in the UK, I was shocked when I first heard about the brutality of the Enclosures Act in 1845. It seemed supremely selfish and just plain wrong to shut … Continue reading

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Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology

Navigating Climate change in the Anthropocene by Andrew Fellows. London, Routledge, 2019. In this well researched book Andrew Fellows, a Jungian analyst, faces the existential threat of climate change that the media brings to our attention almost daily now. By … Continue reading

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Living Like Crazy

ISBN: 978-1-9998683-0-7 Living Like Crazy, 2nd edition,byPaul Gilbert, York. Anmyn House, 2018. 610pp. It seems appropriate to review this book by Paul Gilbert, the originator of Compassion-Focussed therapy, at a time when Extinction Rebellion is desperately trying to draw attention … Continue reading

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Helpful books

Book blog Books have always been a weakness of mine. Throughout my life I have been guilty of buying and keeping far too many books, as I like to read them in my own time and refer to them whenever … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions – good idea or waste of time?

We all like the idea of turning over a new leaf, to make a fresh start or to have another chance. Some people are sceptical about this and see it as a waste of time; they say: – “you know … Continue reading

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Can’t sleep? Don’t panic!

My great granny used to say: “sleep is not essential, what matters is that you rest.” I think these are wise words. We often suffer more from worrying about being awake, than from lack of sleep. However, there are things … Continue reading

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How can talking help?

People often ask, “how does talking help? It can’t change anything can it?”  Well, actually, it can. It is true that no amount of talking can change the fact that you were made redundant, had a serious operation, were bullied … Continue reading

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Money for nothing, values for free

The turnout for the recent local elections was poor. When a young woman was asked why she had not voted she said, “Well, it makes no difference does it?  They’re all the same.”  How did we get to such apathy? … Continue reading

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The power of story

Psychotherapy is also known as ‘the talking cure’.   However, people often ask ‘how can talking about something help?  It doesn’t actually change anything, does it?’ Well, actually, talking about what bothers us, what hurts, what is difficult to come to … Continue reading

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Snow and transformation 2

As I walked in the snow-covered park I came across a group of young people building an igloo.  Some were busy filling black plastic recycling boxes with snow; others picked up the boxes and carried them over to someone inside … Continue reading

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