Resilience Strategies for Coping with Covid from New Zealand
I have written before about my admiration for Jacinda Ardern the prime minister of New Zealand and how compassionately she dealt with the Christchurch attacks last year. What follows is not my work but was on a leaflet forwarded to me by an old colleague (thank you Jon) whose daughter lives in New Zealand. … Read more
What is it like to live with someone with depression?
Two weeks ago I published the results of a short survey I asked people to anonymously fill in about anti-depressants. I then followed up with another survey asking people what it is like to live with someone with depression. Only 15 people have responded compared to 42 on the other survey. I wonder if … Read more
Let’s talk about anti-depressants
I’ve posted a surveymonkey asking people about their use of anti-depressants on social media this week to find out how long people use them for and how they feel about it.
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‘Anti-depressants – Have you taken them or are you taking them? Would you complete the anonymous survey in the link below as so many
We’re Going To Relationship Therapy
I wrote, some blogs ago, about how immersed I was in Esther Perel. One of the things which stood out for me was how she felt she had been in several marriages; to the same man. Gabor Mate (who is my latest listening/reading obsession) says he has been married 8 times to the … Read more
‘No’ – Speaking our Truth to Power.
Threat of War
At the start of the new term I was listening to the sixth form talking about World War Three. My own kids talked about it after the attack by the USA.
I remember being scared as a child during the Cold War. The leaflets arrived in our house telling us that in … Read more
How You Can Change The World
Over New Year I was in Dorset again with the people who first brought Greta Thunberg to my attention. We listened to the Radio 4 interview with Greta and her father and then discussed our responses. There was some despondency in the room; people feeling disheartened by the anger and negativity Thunberg has attracted, so … Read more