The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 35 Issue 3.
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Editorial:
Author: Maxine Linnell
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AHPB goes Green & Away—the 2007 humanistic festival:
Spiritual accompaniment and the legacy of Carl Rogers
Author: Brian Thorne
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Abstract:

I fluctuate these days between a deep yearning for rest and a quiet life and the consciousness, which is often further heightened by my dream life, that we are living in desperate times and that to be an ageing ostrich is to perpetrate a form of self-betrayal which could threaten the entire meaning of my life and work. This talk is an attempt to devote what energy I have left to sounding a clarion call to those who cling still to the belief that humankind is called to embrace love and life and to oppose the forces of death and darkness. I feel rather like an explorer lost in a raging blizzard who knows he must keep awake and struggle on when the overwhelming temptation is to curl up in the snow, go to sleep and seek the comforting arms of death.


Living On Earth: Embodiment and Ecopsychology
Author: Nick Totton
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Our human project of living on earth seems to have reached a crisis point, one which may entail the collapse of large parts of the planet's ecosystem. Although we as a civilisation probably know how to avert this collapse, there is very little likelihood—although still some hope—that we are going to do so. We know how to do it technically speaking; but we don't seem to know how to mobilise our social energy in order to take the necessary steps. This illuminates the sense in which, from another point of view, our project has always already been in crisis: we have never known a good human way to live on earth. As Rilke says in the First Duino Elegy (my own translation).


The dialogical self and the transpersonal: new thinking in psychotherapy
Author: John Rowan
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One of the most exciting developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy is the current work in the area of multiplicity within the person. Of course we are all familiar with this idea through the notion of subpersonalities, and similar ideas such as ego states and subselves and parts. The trouble with the term subpersonalities is that it lends itself too easily to reification. Reification is that all too easy process by which we turn a theoretical construct into a solid object. I know from my reading of student essays how easy it is to speak or write as if ‘the oral type’ really existed out there in the world, and similarly with ‘the unconscious’, ‘the schizoid character’, ‘the ego’ and all the rest of these concepts.


Mindfulness and acceptance approaches to psychotherapy
Author: Martin Wilks
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Organising the summer festival
Author: Julian Nangle
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Slugs upon slugs
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Festival/Camp/Conference
Author: Louise Page
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Once upon a time in the land of dreams
Author: Guy Gladstone
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Abstract:

Proposed in AHPB's publicity as ‘A holistic celebration of inner and outer experience, drawing upon modern perspectives in contemporary psychology and therapy: together with the sense of community, freedom, contact, exploration and excitement that epitomised the early days of the humanistic movement’, it was the second half of this proposal that moved me to offer two workshops and is the focus of my report. ‘How can I remember to keep it all together’ sang Happiness Stan in that nostalgic psychedelic album that is recalled in the title.


Chi Kung—energy for life
Author: Anna Nangle
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When I was invited to hold Chi Kung workshops at the AHPB Summer Festival I was not expecting to be faced with the conditions we eventually encountered. In a strange way, however, the mud and the testing conditions seemed to earth us all more forcibly and thus the energy, when raised through doing the Chi Kun, had an enhanced quality of richness. I felt very honoured to facilitate such a great group of people and while I am sure some readers will be familiar with Chi Kung I hope they may allow me to extol its history and its virtues a little more expansively than I had the opportunity to do at the Festival itself.


Mud, rain and the flow
Author: Fran Mosley
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A letter from Pete Watkins
Author: Pete Watkins
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Conference under canvas…
Author: Gill Holt
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Article:
AHPB Chair's Page
Author: Chris Beaumont
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