Movement in working with younger children…and older.

Movement in working with younger children…and older.

I’m writing this while watching Italy play Germany in the European Football Championships, and admiring the peerless Pirlo in particular, pass and move, pass and move, pass and move. Movement has been a bit of a motif this week – I went to a Sunday Sermon (check out theschooloflife.com) on Sunday (surprisingly) given by the professional dancer-turned-psychologist Peter Lovatt, who is researching how dance and movement can affect our mood...

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UKASFP in Edinburgh, 2012

UKASFP in Edinburgh, 2012

The UK Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP) has continued its practice of hosting its annual conference in beautiful old cities of the UK – Bath last year being followed by Edinburgh last week. The 9th annual conference of UKASFP was another well-attended affair, with participants from the usual eclectic range of contexts, reflecting the versatility of the solution-focused approach. For the second year running, a Texan...

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Focusing – on the whole thing

Focusing – on the whole thing

I have become very interested in the technique of Focusing, devised by Eugene Gendlin, and described in a very appealing way by him in his book Focusing: How to gain direct access to your body’s knowledge. I mentioned it in passing in my recent paper on solution-focused therapy and dance,  though while I was writing that paper my understanding of the technique was rather rudimentary.   Having worked through the book, and practised...

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Studying philosophy – business or pleasure?

Studying philosophy – business or pleasure?

Stephen Hawking has recently pronounced that philosophy is dead, and I am very much hoping that he is mistaken, given that I have recently embarked on a higher degree in the subject (There again, I studied the dead language of Latin up to ‘A’ Level and that was stimulating enough. And I understood at the time that Classics and Maths were the two subjects most sought after in the world of computing – having gone on to obtain a Maths...

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Open access courses dates for 2012

The dates are now available for the 2012 public courses. They are:   London, 5-6 July – in the hippest heart of the hippest East End.   Preston, 4-5 September – during the once-every-twenty-years Preston Guild, an institution since 1179.   Contact me for more details and to book a place…  

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