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Bruce Psychology: The Clinical Practice

I'll be posting articles and audio-visual recordings up here regularly on whatever I feel inspired to write about and present on. I'll also present the work of others that I find interesting and constructive. I hope it helps you in some way. If you have anything you would like to add, or any questions you'd...
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Giving advice and the risk of trying to help

I always try NOT to give advice. However I do make recommendations and suggestions. I don't know how else to have a consultation with someone. I'll at least make indirect suggestions, even by the direction and promptings of the conversation, especially clinically, where there is often an agenda to help the situation and alleviate difficulty,...
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Don’t ask the Government

Don’t ask the Government. Many people become overwhelmed and feel paralyzed and oppressed when they consider doing something new and different. We are often reduced to inaction and rendered powerless, such that our God-given ideas and inventions never manifest when our creativity is met with a sense of threat and danger and even ridicule....
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Co-Creation: How God exists and Why

Co-Creation: How God exists and why. Ben Bruce 1/12/11 What is God and what has He/ She / It got to do with me? This obscure concept and relationship has vexed many of us for millennia. I am led to the remarkable conclusion that God is a summary collective of all of the units of consciousness, sentience, intention, thought and...
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Sick City: social disorder and why young people are rioting without apparent cause

How do we explain the recent riots in England? Why are the young people organizing themselves and looting and destroying their own communities? What happened to personal responsibility and community-based care, ethics and morality? In this article I draw upon understanding from developmental psychology and consciousness / world-view stuckness as opposed to integration and progress...
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Death pacts from the dying

How should we respond to a loved one, such as a parent on their death bed, asking us to promise to do something for them when they go? A parent may ask you to 'look after your brother' or your mother, your sister... someone in particular. And whilst this might be well intentioned and loving,...
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The Heart of the matter in therapy

by Ben Bruce February, 2011 I’ve been working for over 8 years now as a psychologist. In university it was hammered into us that we needed to use only empirical methods (sensory measurement evidence-based) – largely, this was restricted to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have found that the scientific method is useful and also brutal in its...
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