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Rokia Traoré On Taking Up Music, And Mali's 'Iron Women'

Rokia Traoré On Taking Up Music, And Mali's 'Iron Women' | The Full Picture | Scoop.it
The Malian singer finished her latest album just as war was breaking out in her home country.
Karen King Counseling's insight:

I just love how this woman claims the conflict and struggle of Africa as "beautiful and mine". It inspires me to remember that we can claim our struggles and not deny them!

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Can Doctors Learn Empathy?

Can Doctors Learn Empathy? | The Full Picture | Scoop.it
Empathy, long considered an essential component of patient care, can be taught, according to a new study of doctors-in-training who learned to interrupt their patients less, maintain better eye contact and remain calm if patients became angry or...
Karen King Counseling's insight:

I believe therapists are taught to have a similar form of "distance" that can make them self- focused and advice giving, which we all know doesn't really help clients! I wonder when it will be acknowledged and addressed in the mainstream? We can never be experts of our clients, but only of the process of change.

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Shambhala SunSpace » “Of Course I’m Angry,” by Gabriel Cohen

Karen King Counseling's insight:

I was struck with how he described therapists encouraging "acting out" anger. It makes me wonder when anger is "appropriate anger" or if there is such a thing. It would be amazing to have the ability to feel the surge of anger and then simply drop it without negating ourselves.

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