The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 34 Issue 4.
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Editorial:
Author: Maxine Linnell
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Therapeutic Healing:
Releasing the Tangles of Trauma through Body-energy Healing
Author: Jen Altman
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Abstract:

Through my healing practice, I have become increasingly aware of how much of the mental and physical suffering I see in my clients seems to be rooted in unresolved trauma. Soon after I started practising, I developed a way of working with trauma that combined energetic release on the cellular level with helping clients, usually using visualisation, to identify and draw strength from their resources. I was subsequently introduced to the work of Peter Levine (1998), who helps people to move between a safe, resourced place and a snapshot of the traumatic situation. This process, which Levine calls pendulation, avoids re-traumatisation by maintaining a distance from the trauma and the emphasis on resources.


Metaphysical Energy work & Dynamic Healing: exploring the interface of subtle energy healing and psychotherapy
Author: Delcia McNeil
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Circles and Boundaries: Inspired to work with Symbol
Author: Kate Williams MacKenzie
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Abstract:

Phyllis Krystal gave the name ‘Cutting the Ties that Bind’ (Phyllis Krystal 1982) to a method which she developed in her individual counselling practice, using specific symbols for specific therapeutic purposes. In addition, she facilitated clients to draw on their own intuition in a symbolic way. This approach allows two people working together to connect to a mutually shared wisdom, which often seems to present itself in the mind's eye as an image which can then be reflected upon creatively. Thus the image becomes a symbol that can be drawn on to guide and inspire the process of the therapeutic work. I have been stimulated by part of the Cutting the Ties ritual, the Figure of 8 model, to find ways to help clients strengthen their sense of personal space. I say more about this later.


Exploring Creativity and Reflection in the Healing Process
Author: Jo Green
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From early in my practice as a massage therapist and healer, I became aware of how the body tightens and creates areas of blocked energy. After training in Swedish massage, mental colour healing and aromatherapy, I studied Biodynamic massage, therapeutic healing and the use of the creative arts. Today I combine biodynamic massage with healing and creative arts in my work with clients.


Connecting in the age of accountability
Author: Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar
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Article:
The Regular COLUMN
Author: Julian Nangle
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Contentions
Author: Steve King
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AHP(B) Chair's Page
Author: Tony Morris
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The Pursuit of Happiness
Author: Stéphane Duckett
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Abstract:

Is the pursuit of happiness a legitimate goal for psychotherapy? The answer, of course, partially depends on what you understand happiness to be. I once had a recovering heroin addict in a group session at a State-funded forensic rehab service pose the question to the group as a whole ‘What is happiness?’ For him happiness had been defined by the rush of the injection of his drug of choice. It was a relatively brief and fleeting experience interjected with periods of utter misery. However his life, up until this point, reflects the paradox of happiness, namely that you can be happy for the moment but more generally unhappy with your life taken as a whole and vice versa of course. This underscores the essential conceptual problem with a unitary notion of happiness.


Wild Child
Author: Jochen Encke
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Abstract:

A supervisee of mine who was thinking of applying for AHPP membership, was struggling with the fact, that rather than having six clients as demanded from the application form he has been hovering around the five to six client mark for quite a while. Exasperated I heard myself saying the other week: don't be so bloody timid and accurate, just add another client…


Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Brenda Hutchison, Maxine Linnell, Jane Barclay, Mike Berry
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Letter:
Letters
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