The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 34 Issue 6.
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Editorial:
Author: Maxine Linnell
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Environment Animals Nature:
Where are the Animals?
Author: Kelvin Hall
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Abstract:

At a horsemanship clinic in 2005, I watched a gifted horsewoman and teacher move through a herd of ten loose horses, strangers to her and each other before the weekend. The animals swayed, frisked and twirled. They were engrossed in each other and the signals passing between them, as challenges were made and bonds formed. The air around them was buzzing. But after a long period of negotiation and play between the horses, one of them began to show much more interest in the solitary human among them, than in its own kind. It approached her curiously, respectfully, but with clear intention. Several times it repeated the approach. ‘Out of all of these’, commented the woman, ‘this is the one I'd ride. It's volunteered.’ Wild nature (for horses, through ‘domestic’ keenly retain the instincts of the wild) had become an ally. Before us was an image of dialogue and engagement, and Lesley Desmond (a teacher of some notoriety due to the provocative style of her horsemanship courses) is one contemporary example of such.


An Outdoor Journey in Scotland: Wilderness Therapy
Author: Bella Mehta
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The invitation to join the first An-Turus Wilderness Therapy Journey filled me with excitement and mild anxiety in equal measure. As the mother of a toddler, writer and part-time facilitator, I was struggling to squash the daily grind into its 24-hour timeslot. But deeper than my preoccupation with regular meals, clean clothes, sleeping enough and returning the phone calls that keep things on track, I knew that this journey down the Spey River was just what I needed. As ever, my deeper sense was spot-on.


Place: The Lost Dimension in Psychotherapy
Author: David Hamblin
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Since I retired as a psychotherapist in April 2000, the most important event in my life has been moving house. I had been living in a small terraced house with no garden near the centre of a town, whereas now I am living in a larger house in the country, with a garden and with countryside all around. The effect on my psychological health has been great. From my windows I can see the trees and the fields; at night I can see the stars. I can walk in the countryside and breathe the clean air. I am aware of the seasons as never before. I feel happy, in a way that would not have been possible before. All this in spite of the fact that I have given up therapy, and have not been doing any ‘work’ on myself in a psychotherapeutic sense!


Children, Nature and Moral Development
Author: Peter H. Kahn
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Think of a dog. Kick one, and by most accounts it feels pain. Kick a boulder, and by most accounts only your foot will hurt. It would appear, then, that the dog's sentiency—its capability to feel pain—establishes some form of human obligation such that, for example, one cannot with moral impunity bash open the skulls of domestic animals for personal enjoyment. Indeed, such sentiency grounds various philosophical theories of animal rights. For example, Regan (1986) argues that ‘[p]ain is pain wheresoever it occurs. If your neighbor's causing you pain is wrong because of the pain that is caused, we cannot rationally ignore or dismiss the moral relevance of the pain your dog feels’ (p. 33).


Butchers, Stage-Hypnosis and the Invention of Sex
Author: Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar
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My dad used to tell me that twice in our lifetime do we get to know everything: the first time is when we are two-years-old, the second is when we are eighteen. The rest of our life, he told me, we are free from this delusion. Life to him was a curious and humble discovery of our ignorance, and of the unfathomable richness of humanity.


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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Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Jane McGregor, Geoff Lamb Lecturer in Substance Misuse
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Letter:
Letters
Authors: Tony Morris, Werner Kierski
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