Dr Isabel Henton CPsychol Counselling psychologist in the City and North London

What's new?. stepping stones

What's new?

This is a space where I may gently add things to from time to time. I hope they will be of some interest.

Here are some stepping stones in Yorkshire.

Slippery, quite easy to fall in, sudden panics...


Catharsis

I came across this this week - books to make you laugh or cry, from The Reading Agency .


Sartre

"I am nothing, therefore I am free"
To avoid angst we turn our decisions into constraints - bad faith makes life livable.


Everydayness and contemplation

Heidegger used the metaphor of the hammer. We are usually busy doing something with the tools we have ready at hand. Therapy can be a place to stop what we are doing and contemplate what is present.


Orwell on paradox

"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness, while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions, which cancel out, knowing them to be contradictory, and believing in both of them... even to understand the word "doublethink" inolved the use of doublethink..."


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