The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 29 Issue 1.
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Editorial:
Author: Alexandra Chalfont
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Article:
Andrew Samuels
Author: Ruth Williams
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Pathological Spirituality
Author: Steve King
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Abstract:

Pathological spirituality is a phenomenon that exists on both the individual and the collective levels and it is on the increase. This doesn't surprise me as we are passing through a time that I think of as the autumn of the patriarchy. As many of the old economic, political, religious and philosophical structures crumble or become ineffective, a similar dissolution is taking place with the individual structures that these larger ones inculcate and support. Two currents flow strongly. One is the impulse to create new structures as the old ones collapse and the other is the impulse that seeks to hold those old structures together at any cost—fundamentalism and extreme conservatism. It is also not surprising that there is such a variety of spiritual and psycho-spiritual paths for seekers to choose from.


An Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie
Author: Robin Shohet
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In this short article I would like to introduce you to the Work of Byron Katie, a woman in her late 50's from Barstow, California who, at the age of 43, in a half way house for people with eating disorders, had a spontaneous awakening into her true nature. Since then she has travelled the world teaching. Her method is simple, yet powerful and can be learnt in minutes. I have been able to demonstrate it to counsellors, therapists, supervisors, management consultants and ministers around the world, even whilst recognising that Katie can speak with far greater authority and fluency that comes from her own personal experience.


The regular COLUMN
Author: Moira Lake
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This is the last of Moira's regular columns. We thank her for her thoughts over the last year, and look forward to hearing from Tony Morris, who will be taking over.


AHPP sponsored workshop 21–22 October 2000:
Handling Counselling Complaints Through Mediation
Author: Tony Morris
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This excellent workshop was devised by Bee Springwood, chair of the AHPP Ethics Committee, as AHPP uses mediation whenever possible as a humanistic form of dispute resolution, as described by Bee in S&S, April-May 2000. The workshop was given by Ruth Smallacombe and Everald Phillips, partners at The Resolution Partnership. Both are counsellors, very experienced mediators and trainers and Ruth particularly sits on several counselling committees. The first day was largely devoted to mediation models and skills, day two focussed particularly on the role of mediation in handling counselling complaints and involved challenging and exciting role-play.


Article:
Creative Imagery
Author: Christine Bell
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Imagery is something we all use, whether we are aware of it or not. Whatever we do or create in our lives, whether it's painting the walls, beginning a love affair or planning some work, begins as an image in our minds. Spend a minute thinking about what you're going to eat tonight—what are the images that come into your head? Did you start trying to remember what's in the fridge or the kitchen cupboards? Did you start wandering the shelves of your local supermarket in your mind? Or was it already planned and ready—and what images did that bring up?


Changing Times—Changing Families
Author: Claire Salisbury
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Increasingly in the Western world, families are formed where one or both partners have children from previous relationships. These stepfamily situations have specific challenges, different from those in families where all members are blood relations. My own experience as a parent and stepparent has inspired me to work therapeutically in this area, particularly as I have found the greatest support for my parenting to come from my own explorations in personal therapy. This is important work. The majority of families in the future are likely to be stepfamilies. These families usually need to put in a lot of work in order to become an integrated group. People often take on new families without much understanding of what is involved, when they find themselves struggling they are taken by surprise and find it hard to get support to help them through.


The Couple as the Client
Author: Glenys Jacques
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During the brief three hours of this workshop twenty people, (one man only) engaged in experiential exercises and theoretical discussion to explore the atmosphere and energises generated by being part of a coupled unit.


Food counselling: are we what we eat?
Author: Althea Hayton
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The practice of Humanistic Psychology requires a deep understanding of what it is to be human. One of the aims, possibly the only aim, of humanistic counselling is to enable the client to find out more about his own humanity so that he can take more responsibility for his chosen way of being.


AHP page
Author: John Buckle
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AHPP page
Author: Tone Horwood
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Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: John Rowan, Ruth Williams, Vivienne Silver-Leigh, John Rowan
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