4 weeks ago

Marc de Bruin

And that is as simple and profound as it can be.

Having a chat and a cuppa can save lives.

Awesome.

#SaveLives #BeNice #HaveAChat
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And that is as simple and profound as it can be.

Having a chat and a cuppa can save lives.

Awesome.

#SaveLives #BeNice #HaveAChat

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3 months ago

Marc de Bruin

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?

You build up hope but failure's all you've known...

Remember all the sadness and frustration?

And let it go, let it go...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLYiIBCN9ec

#LinkinPark #IridescentLinkin Park's "Iridescent" featured on Transformers: Dark of The Moon Soundtrack available here: wbr.fm/t3ostpre. Directed by Joe Hahn. www.lin...
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3 months ago

Marc de Bruin

Andrew Solomon on depression.

”And yet, ... I went to look at alternative treatments, ... I was in Rwanda, working on a different project, and I happened to describe my experience to someone, and he said ... we've had a lot of trouble with Western mental health workers, especially the ones who came right after the genocide." I said, "What kind of trouble did you have?" And he said, "Well, they would do this bizarre thing. They didn't take people out in the sunshine where you begin to feel better. They didn't include drumming or music to get people's blood going. They didn't involve the whole community. They didn't externalize the depression as an invasive spirit. Instead what they did was they took people one at a time into dingy little rooms and had them talk for an hour about bad things that had happened to them." “

An awesome case for humility in the Western approach to depression (and other mental illnesses), and for a more pluralistic -all-encompassing- view of psychotherapy.

Sometimes, sitting in the sun, tuning in to a beat, and being with your “tribe” is all you need to get you through tough times!

youtu.be/-eBUcBfkVCo

#depression #counselling #psychotherapy
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3 months ago

Marc de Bruin

When we experience an issue, or find ourselves not feeling good, it is easy to think that our version of "the truth" is the correct one. We feel a certain way "because ... [fill in the blank spot]".

What if your version of what is happening (or has happened) is not the only one? What if there is a different way of looking at things that could make you feel a lot better?

Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" is a simple analogy that can make us think about the question: is my "story" of events the only version there is, or are there other, better feeling ways, to deal with the issue(s) I am facing?

youtu.be/wOqW03v1RfY

#SimplifyingLife #Counselling
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