Two Poems by William Ayot
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
My Favourite Books on Therapy
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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