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Non-violent resistance and dysfunctional dependence of adult-children

I’ve been undertaking training in non-violent resistance (NVR) with Partnership Projects and recently attended a two day workshop on adult entitled dependency: I wrote a brief blog about NVR in relation to adult children a few months ago (see link here). Adult entitled dependency isn’t a term I like. It refers to adult-children, maybe in …

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Integration or disintegration? Politics and practice

At the IFTA conference in Aberdeen I also took part in a panel presentation on service integration that brought together an international group of therapists. Preparing and taking part in this was in some ways nostalgic. I’ve been involved in discussions about service integration for years now and I’m not sure that things have improved. …

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The power of language

Mental health. What do you understand that to mean? Of course by mental health we often mean mental ill-health: “I’m seeing someone about my mental health”, “he’s an in-patient in a mental health unit”. How come mental health is used to mean mental ill-health? What is that about? People talk about the stigma of mental …

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