Russia: Xander Parish shares Cinderella story of leaving UK for St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet — Read on news.sky.com/story/russia-xander-parish-shares-cinderella-story-of-leaving-uk-for-st-petersburgs-mariinsky-ballet-12502115 Toni says: An inspiring story of what can be achieved by hard work and unrelenting focus. He wasn’t born a genius dancer. …

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News from BACP | A new report “is a timely reminder that the mental health of older adults mustn’t be overlooked.” — Read on www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2021/13-december-calls-to-increase-access-to-talking-therapies-for-older-people/ Toni says: it’s good to read BACP’s strong support for the message in a recent …

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American psychiatrist who developed the revolutionary cognitive behavioural therapy — Read on amp.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/03/aaron-beck-obituary Toni says: A great loss. I find Beck’s story to be so inspiring. He challenged the accepted way of doing things through the creation of a new …

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85% of people agree it’s a good idea to seek counselling or psychotherapy for a problem before it gets out of hand. — Read on www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2021/8-october-attitudes-towards-mental-health-are-changing-our-research-finds/ Toni says: this is good news although I wonder how to identify that magic …

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An article appeared on the BBC News website a few days ago that caught our attention. “How Japan Came to Believe in Depression” describes how an entire society came to appreciate the existence and intractability of depression. Just by being …

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