Thursday, 23 February 2017

Today is Thursday 23rd February 2017, and I am writing my Morning Pages in my journal.  This is what I wrote:

I am feeling sad – I think – perhaps grieving… for… something.  Some loss of the part of myself that was involved in REBT – or even created by REBT! To the degree that people (or individual humans) are ‘storied being’ – products of internalized and self-created narratives about lived experience – then, to that degree, I am in the process of demolishing part of my own philosophical and cultural scaffolding. 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The curious boy: "He had some questions to ask.  He wanted to know how this could have happened.  How a small number of cruel and wealthy individuals could completely and utterly dominate the mass of the people."


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Monday, 6 February 2017

several strands of mysterious ‘fictional’ story, about the timeless struggle of good against evil; of love against hate and ignorance; and of the heroic journey

Sunday, 5 February 2017

For a full page of information about Jim Byrne's new book - 'Metal Dog - Long Road Home - please click this link:

Metal Dog - Long Road Home
A personal mythology
In this book, Dr Jim Byrne, the creator of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT) has utilized his own system of narrative therapy to revise his original, non-conscious 'personal mythology', or 'story of self'.
According to the author, humans live inside of stories, and their lives are dominated and directed by those stories, or personal mythologies. It is impossible to 'forget' those mythologies, those scripts for a life pattern in the present and future. It is impossible to simply step out of them.
The only hope for humans who have been distorted by their childhood and early life experiences is to dig up their personal narratives, to examine and digest them, to revise them, and to create a new, consciously chosen personal mythology which can support a happy and successful future for them.
In this book, Dr Byrne demonstrates how to do that digging and digesting and rewriting tasks, by showing us how he healed his own traumatised body-mind, and his broken heart.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Most people go through their lives with minimal consciousness of the ‘pot’ in which they are being ‘cooked’: like a boiled frog.

Metal Dog – Long Road Home, by Dr Jim Byrne
This book is the nearest thing you will ever find to an autobiography of the first forty years of the life of Jim Byrne, the creator of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT). However this is not how Jim describes it. Instead, he writes: “This text is my ‘revised personal mythology’...."

Friday, 3 February 2017

Some of the variables which affect how well or how badly you cope with this current external environment, then, include your diet, exercise regime, self-talk (or ‘inner dialogue’), relaxation/ meditation practice, sleep pattern, current living arrangements, self-management skills, current relationships, historic relationships, and general environmental stressors.