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Dear colleagues, dear friends,
Autumn is coming, and it is time of welcoming the new course and new period of projects and dreams for many people, and it is true also for the Commission of Standards and Certification in our Association.
Since September 2015 until this September 2017, I have had the honour of chairing
Dear Friends: This week Amaia Mauriz launched the new Post-Master Degree program on Integrative Psychotherapy at Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain. We met with 15 new, but mature, students who were all enthusiastic. Amaia and I conducted a two hour relational group meeting with the students and then several faculty members joined in
Dear Friends in Barcelona (and to all of you around the world).
It is with a sad heart that I watched the horrible news from Barcelona. I wept at the cruelty, for the shock and pain that many families will live with for years, and for all the people who are vicariously traumatized by
I do not have many words because I am shocked; I imagine that although we have lived this before, in other places (for some of you, in your city), this time has caught me closer and I have been more horrified. It scares me and it saddens me to think that some of
I have worked with children from the age of 5 to 18 for over 40 years and have developed my own resources and ways of working that enable children to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This supports them in discovering their own narrative, through a therapeutic relationship.
I have also used my resources
I am writing to say "happy summer" to each of you. Many of you have been in my thoughts as I have spend several hours each day horse riding in the mountains of southern France and here in Canada. I have just finished a 6 day ride in the high Canadian Rocky Mountains.
As I prepare, along with friends and colleagues, to attend another thanksgiving service next week I've spent much time reflecting and think that's what we do when those we love and care for die.
I sat with words from the British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson - 'tis better to have loved and lost than
Apologies for the number of recent posts - I find writing and music give me great solace and hope my words and music give solace to others too. This blog feels like a safe place to share.
A song written a few years ago - 'Time and Space to Grieve'
Tiempo y espacio
Thank you for support to my previous post about a dear friend Eileen, followed so soon after Sandra's loss. This is a poem I've written to describe some of the Process of grief that takes time.
A Grieving Process
When I grieve
There are times when
I fall into a pit of sadness
Where I sit quietly