Evan on December 31st, 2007

Image by ippei-janine This is a guest post by Jay from IQAdult. A blog about our thinking – how it affects us and what affects it. Each post is packed full of information – highly recommended. You have your own perfect mental health Eden inside your head. Just like ‘Second Life’ but without the cost […]

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Evan on December 28th, 2007

  Image by Sam Pullara The gap between the rhetoric and the reality must be at its greatest at Christmastime. Christmas is about giving – and we are pre-occupied with buying. Christmas is about enjoying families – and the usual story is stress and conflict. Christmas is about having a holiday – and yet we […]

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Evan on December 27th, 2007

Image by Fiona McGinty There are moments in our relationships when we feel like we are going round in circles, or that “I’m tired of this game”. And yet we’re not clear how to stop doing this. One way of seeing clearly what is going on at these moments is Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle. The […]

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Evan on December 26th, 2007

  Image by Hamed Saber This post is about compassion.  In the spirit of embracing contradiction I write it as part of a contest.  The contest is run by three ‘monks’ (Wade of The Middle Way, Kenton of Zen-Inspired Self Development, and Albert of Urban Monk.Net)  They are monks in the sense of dedicating themselves […]

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Evan on December 25th, 2007

Image by paulaloe The orthodox view is that moderate alcohol consumption is of benefit to health.        A New Zealand researcher Rod Jackson has questioned this: saying that it may not (when taken overall) be of any benefit.  You can read an interview about this with Rod Jackson on Radio National’s (Australia’s public broadcasting service) Health […]

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Evan on December 24th, 2007

Image by bls_number_1fan One useful way of looking at the unhelpful patterns in our relationships is by applying drama analysis.  This was first done in a school of psychotherapy called Transactional Analysis by Stephen Karpman.  He used the three standard roles of drama (persecutor, victim and rescuer) to look at the ‘dramas’ in our relationships. […]

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Evan on December 21st, 2007

Image by Brian Sutter Do you know those arguments where you feel you have been there before? Where you feel that you can predict what is going to be said next? As if the people were following a script? At times like this we have often slipped into a role. One of the simplest ways […]

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Image by Jem   This is the story of a friend of mine, “Jane”, discovering Bogglific and getting better at it. Bogglific and How It Is Played What’s Bogglific?  It is an on line version of Boggle on the social networking site Facebook.  It is a 4X4 or 5X5 grid in which random letters of […]

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