A principle of Process Oriented practice is that following our natural process with awareness can unfold new meaning and understanding. … More ‘Sticky Lips’ – An Example of Process Oriented Bodywork
Michele McCrea PhD I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and group facilitator from Adelaide, South Australia, on Kaurna country. One of three key principles of Narrative Practice that I have chosen to focus on in my group work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities is positioning the facilitator role as ‘decentred yet influential’ (Walker, n.d.). … More Narrative Community Building in CALD Groupwork
Most of the time, most of us ignore, avoid or deny conflict. Yet if awareness brings choice and freedom, attending to our inner and outer diversities and conflicts and communicating effectively about them is surely important for human wellbeing. This is why Arnold Mindell exhorts us to ‘fight more’ and why group process work aims to bring out and explore conflict and to work on it together… … More Let’s Fight: A Process Oriented Approach to Conflict
Last week was Mental Health Week, and there has been a focus in the Australian media on mental health issues in the entertainment industry. Yesterday, I found a pile of old manuscripts in a filing cabinet in my shed, and discovered among them this essay that I wrote in the early 1980s, when I was … More Depression: A Personal View?
Mental health issues are everybody’s problem: they impact our communities and our relationships with each other. Periodically throughout my life, I have experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety, as did my parents. My father died in 1994, when I was studying to become a counsellor. When I learned about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, my experiences as … More Mental Health and Me
Last April, when I was in Sydney for a four-day study block, I dreamed of a lizard. I am in the doorway of my room, just on the threshold. I see a lizard running across the floor. I reach down trying to catch it before it disappears under the bed. Then I woke up. In … More Catching the Lizard