How would you like to treat yourself? Maria Arpa Many people I speak to find it really easy to be in service of others and find it very difficult to be in service of their self. The most obvious example of this is the personal ‘to do’ list. I can easily foil a person’s unconscious plan to make their own life less wonderful by asking a really simple question: ‘Would you give that ‘to do’ list to anyone else and expect them to feel it is a reasonable ask?’ Not surprisingly the… Read More
This is a personal list (obviously). I originally intended to start with my top ten, but the list just grew. I would be interested in others’ favourites. Robin Shohet Early influences. Mostly 60’s and early 70’s. I still think they might have something to offer If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him. Sheldon Kopp. In the mid-seventies, when I was new to therapy, I remember the sense of excitement in reading this classic. I think it stands the test of time. Uncommon Therapy. Jay Haley. Ditto. Describes the work… Read More
Robin Shohet (Article published in Self and Society Vol 45 No. 1 April 2017) People have reported not feeling supported by their professional bodies around complaints. As one of the aims of ISN is to create a supportive and challenging community, I wanted to post this article which might throw light on some of the issues that arise. It would be good to hear from people. Many professionals have a fear of a complaint being made against them. In this article my aim has been to throw some light on some of… Read More
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