Rilke

This poem is called ‘ The Way In’  by Rilke

Whoever you are: some evening take a step out of your house, which you know so well. Enormous space is near, your house lies where it begins, whoever you are. Your eyes find it hard to tear themselves from the sloping threshold, but with your eyes slowly, slowly, lift one black tree up, so it stands against the sky: skinny, alone. With that you have made the world. The world is immense and like a word that is still growing in the silence. In the same moment that your will grasps it, your eyes, feeling its subtlety, will leave it…

Coffee & therapy

 

Coffee

Wise Words

 

 

 

“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”. ~ TS Eliot

Mind Body Balance

 

 

While psychotherapy focuses on understanding and sometimes accepting one’s lived experience there are other ways to engage with your way of being. Certainly mood swings and feeling like you are on an ‘emotional roller coaster’ may also be managed by exercise, meditation, or by changing your diet.  I stumbled on an article by an American doctor who specialises in ‘functional medicine’. Dr Mark Hyman looks to get at the root cause of dis-ease with a view to helping people take control of their own health.  His website blog provides information on how changing our relationship to food – especially sugar- can lead to wellness.  Have a look;  http://drhyman.com/blog/category/articles/

Existential Homelessness

Greg Madison’s workshop focused on people’s experience of migration that is a result of their desire to experience the unfamiliar.  Issues of cultural difference inevitably come up in our London practices regularly but this brought a new framework to consider.