Here are two poems which William Ayot wrote for his and Juliet Grayson’s presentation on Compassion for the Perpetrator on July 3rd. We thought we would share them here: Pandemic You can catch it in a lift — on a crowded bus, on your way to work or noticing a stranger in the street who, catching your eye, looks down and away. Sometimes it’s something someone says, in a meeting, over dinner, even on a date. Like a half-suppressed but barked-out sneeze that sprays its lethal shower of droplets, a single word… 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
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