I have been out for dinner with my husband Simon, my brother Simon, and my sister-in-law and friend Jude. We decide to go to Stranges Lane to listen to Lyndon Puffin, a musician who is going to play at Simon’s 60th birthday in a couple of months’ time.
Tansy is a twelve-year-old Border Collie dog. When she is at home, she is a working dog and a pet, herding llamas and chickens and sometimes children, and playing with her son Mr. Brock, a Border Collie Huntaway crossbred. But Tansy has another important role. She comes with me, her pack leader, and companions me in the counselling and therapy work I do at the Urban Eden Psychotherapy Centre.
Sara Crane traces the journey of her psychotherapeutic work with three children, describing how she came to appreciate the therapeutic potency of the extraordinary elemental roles enacted by them. The work of the clinician is to understand the context and underlying value system of these frequently unattractive and antisocial roles, and to ensure that they are doubled, mirrored and harnessed to the progressive system.
Recently I spent two idyllic months on a canal boat in France. I kept my connection with my children and grandchildren by writing stories for them to read on my return. The themes that emerged were to do with self-sufficiency and transformation.
This paper addresses the nature of, and conditions for, resilience and hope after parental suicide.
Spontaneity With Children: Applications of Psychodrama that Enable Children to Express their Creativity,
Play therapy is the most commonly used term to describe therapeutic work with children. In essence, play therapy assists children to make sense of their experiences through play.
I have always loved animals. From early childhood, I persistently brought home strays, nursed forsaken fledglings, and spent many hours observing creatures in their natural environments.
This is the story of a psychodrama group where a young woman brought her baby boy. At the beginning of the group, he was 5 weeks old – beginning on the huge task of making sense of the world.
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