Claustrophobic and nihilistic, a disturbing universe with dramatic lighting. An award-winning poet explains why he immersed himself in film noir for his Booker-prize shortlisted debut novel
— Read on www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/12/a-pas-de-deux-of-sex-and-violence-a-poets-guide-to-film-noir
I love this book! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Probably because I’m possessed by all things couple therapy. Though because of that i’d hate it if it was terrible therapy. Most of the stuff in movies is bad. This one surprises!
I love the bit where a client is about to walk out, and the therapist says “Sit down!”. Sounds terrible, but it’s perfectly timed, authentic, edgy for the therapist, and good for the client as it turns out.
I’m still puzzling how a law professor could write a book with such grasp on the art of therapy.
Later: Sunday, 11 November 2018
A wonderful interview with John Jay Osborn.
The link is to Pocket casts – a great app for iPhone – but I’m sure you can find other ways to listen to it.
A remarkable book and writer! And a good interviewer.
November, spring. BOOM!
Bloom, bloom, bloom—bloom blossoms bloom,
blossom while you can!
Podcast — Audio
As I listen to this interview I was glad to have the proposal and petition for the Therapeutic Village online. I’m determined it will happen! Listen and notice how the Village idea fills the gap.
This is a link to the submission: The Therapeutic Village
There is also a petition on OurActionStation that will be delivered to the Government and again to the Inquiry at the end of November 2018
Please sign and spread the word.
4 September 2018
the line is crossed
live this life
there’s no return
surrounded by enemies
lurking & pounding
24 October 2018
On the deck — Pokaka
breath flows freely
shining, the sun warms everything
the dog drops her bone
sleep sleep sleep no sleep
night grabs me vigorously—
work with possession
back in the office
fading memories of rest
linger & refresh
machines hum hum hum
drowning the blue sparkling sea—
diners go, birds come
This one has been on my mind… could not find it in my digital mess. IMG_0992.JPG
I see my hand in it and a lot of helping hand from the tools. But it is not the tools! It my analogue eye. Old music.
Just created version another version of the Outline for the course. Here is the link to the whole document and then some excerpts:
About Psychodramatic Couple Therapy Training
I’ve just listened to this episode of The Couples Therapists Couch
In this episode, Emotionally Focused Therapist, Figs O’Sullivan, conceptualizes a case from the standpoint of working from the EFT perspective. Relational Life Therapist, Shane Birkel, talks about how an RLT therapist would work with the same couple. Figs and Shane talk through some of the similarities and differences in the two approaches and how they view couples cases that come in for therapy.
I’m immediately drawn to the conversation, and want to participate. I appreciate the value systems in both models.
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