In 1998, Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen, two filmmakers and a motivational speaker published a book, Fish!, based on a film that they had made about the fish sellers in Seattle’s “Pike Place Fish Market”. It is a… Continue reading →
One of Carl Roger’s three [most] core conditions is ‘congruence’. I’ve come across quite a few people using this term in ways that don’t really seem quite right, and have been trying to understand why and to think of ways… Continue reading →
Some people think that this means being very transparent to our clients… In other words, if we are having a ‘bad hair day’ we shouldn’t pretend otherwise to our clients. It is true that we don’t put on a mask… Continue reading →
Produced to support a level 4 (first-year undergraduate) course in therapeutic counselling.
“My personal pronouns: ‘he, him and his’” Earlier this year, the Association of Colleges, the representative body of the FE sector, publically endorsed this approach. Their argument is that this serves several purposes; It allows individuals whose name and/or identity… Continue reading →
Integrative psychotherapy, when the term is used properly, relates to an approach that tries to support the client while they “integrate” their body, mind, spirit, and emotions. There are a number of organisations that train therapists to work in this… Continue reading →
Life is not a straight line. Perish the thought that we should discover its meaning when we are 21 and have nothing more to learn or subsequently re-frame our perspective. Some therapists eschew the term ‘eclectic’ and I don’t really like to… Continue reading →
How to cope in the CV-19 crisis… an interview with the MICE Backstage group about the problems of the hospitality and conference sector… anxiety, innovation, and positive news…
It is hard to imagine ourselves being creative when we are in what feels like a crisis. However, the same rules apply here as at any time, and let’s be honest people have come through crises far worse than this… Continue reading →
Does your profession expect you to use reflective practice (RP) to maintain the ability to practice? Increasingly professional bodies are seeing that attending workshops and conferences have limited long-term impact without the habit of RP. This is particularly true of… Continue reading →
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