Jonathan Asser ran therapy sessions for violent offenders in HM Prison Wandsworth, UK. His method was unheard of before and it had 100% success rate, also something not thought possible. He detailed his method (link at the bottom of this article), and it involved understanding that shame is at the root of ALL violence. Knowing this, offers a way out of violent reaction.
Minimalism – its all over you tube, face book groups,Instagram and pinterest. Getting rid of, letting go, etc etc. The concept is brilliant and yet its more than just throwing out those t shirts you don’t wear and decluttering a drawer every so often. For us it has become a way of life by default. We didn’t sit down and consciously decided to become minimalists. It just sort of happened.
We started travelling. “Stuff” was in storage in two different cities and then we came back to Australia and what to do with all that “stuff”. Well we couldn’t take it to where we were going to live and besides, we were only home to earn some more money so that we could leave the country again, so it wasn’t really worth getting it all out. Continue reading →
In this article we will look in depth at the root cause of violence. In it we present why it is shame that we find at the root of it, and then present ways in which professional therapists, specialised in violent behaviour, have come to recognise and address the problem.
An Audio Podcast reading of the original version of this blog is also available on Youtube (click here) (This article was first published in 2015 and has been re-posted here with some edits for clarity, so varies slightly from the video version.)Continue reading →
We live by the first law, which is Human Law, we never consider why that is, or even what it really is. Human Law is what puts boundaries around expected behaviour, from ourselves and from others, and even defines what we expect from the world about us. It helps us to function and to explain away reality. Continue reading →