Friday, February 27, 2015

#BruceCockburn ' Closer to the light' LIVE #Video

Major impact on me
his songs
spoke to my soul
beyond the skin
beyond the shivers
beyond the music

"I don't believe in guarded borders....."

My job. Your job.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Real #communication occurs when .............

“Real communication occurs 
when we listen with understanding -
to see the idea and attitude 
from the other person’s point of view,
to sense how it feels to them,
to achieve their frame of reference
in regard to the thing they are talking about.”

Psychologist Carl Rogers.

#BlobTree Materials *SPECIAL* OFFER*

Speechmark Catalogue 2015*Special Offer* with every Blob books or cards you will receive a "Free Blob Feelings Ball" 

Blobs are delightful characters (without gender or age) that help to facilitate and stimulate meaningful discussions about difficult issues or situations. Individuals or groups can start a discussion by identifying themselves, or others, with an individual or a group of blobs whose actions or feelings represent their own. The series includes a range of activities, books and posters, suitable for all ages.
Hurry though, this offer ends on the 27th February! 
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Resources by Speechmark Publishing! 
Blob School is an educational resource designed specifically for one of the main purchasers of the Blobs – teachers! This practical resource aims to cover all the key areas of school life so that teachers, assistants, school workers, pupils and parents can reflect upon a wide range of contexts and issues which occur throughout the school year.
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The Big Book of Blob Feelings 2 
This practical resource is a follow-on from the hugely successful ‘Big Book of Blob Feelings’. Big Book of Blob Feelings 2 is designed to be used as an extension of the work covered in the original.
A special selection of photocopiable blob pictures designed for work on feelings. 
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The Big Book of Blob Trees 

This unique collection of Blob trees with all its various Blob characters is a fabulous way of opening up discussions about feelings and developing the understanding of emotions, empathy and self-awareness. The different trees show different scenarios that individuals or groups may experience personally. 
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Feelings Blob Cards 

To get individuals or groups talking, turn up any one of
these 48 cards to see what emotions the Blobs represent. You’ll find positive and negative feelings associated with themes such as relationships, friendships, bullying, confidence and more. Includes guidance and activities for individuals and groups.
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Family Blob Cards 
This manual contains a series of structured easy to do picture exercises to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions in everyday life. Providing a series of photocopiable illustrations, it is a source of effective ready made material.
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Anger Blob Cards 

These cards depict different elements of the anger cycle. Using appropriate cards in a variety of activities discussed in the accompanying booklet will facilitate awareness of the causes of anger and help to work out ways to overcome those triggers.
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@Arsenal Independent Supporters launches campaign to persuade #Arsenal to adopt #livingwage.

The Independent Supporters Association launches campaign to persuade to adopt .

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bass Jitsu - Secret Archives of the Vatican MUSIC to hear = 70 minutes

Bass Jitsu - 

Secret Archives of the Vatican 

“The important thing is to polish wisdom and the mind in great detail. If you sharpen wisdom, you will understand what is just and unjust in society and also the good and the evil of this world; then you will come to know all kinds of arts and you will tread different ways. In this manner, no one in this world will succeed in deceiving you. It is after this stage that you will arrive at the wisdom of strategy. The wisdom of strategy is entirely distinct. Even right in the middle of a battle where everything is in rapid movement, it is necessary to attain the most profound principle of strategy, which assures you an immovable mind. You must examine this well.” 
Musashi Miyamoto
The Book of Five Rings

#JohnLegend and #Common Performing 'Glory from #Selma' 2015 #Oscars | 87th Academy Awards

John Legend and Common
'Glory from Selma'
2015 Oscars | 87th Academy Awards

Moved to tears watching / hearing this


In the midst of things - I love feedback

#Easy / #Hard - we all have vulnerable incidents but we can also choose The Way

#Technology and the #Teenage #Brain

I am an avid reader of all things
especially as a Youth Worker I strive to understand all things re young human BHP's - and how the brain development influences behaviour and their emotional spiritual relational and social lives.

The brain, our brains, are a massive 'yet to be discovered' minefield in terms of anyone's understanding.
The Blob Materials 
help so much in terms of getting through - building relationships for the worker AND great for these young humans in terms of their ability to communicate especially feelings.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

#Comfort - and finding it - or else?

#Gaza - I yearn for #Peace & #SHALOM

A senior UN relief agency spokesman says broken promises by the international community are costing lives in Gaza, six months after the end of last summer's conflict. 
Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which itself lost eight staff members during the 50-day war, writes That pledges of money have failed to materialise. 
He says he has met Palestinians who are living on a diet mainly of wild grass. 
Many have lost babies to hypothermia because they still have no proper shelter to keep out the winter storms 
in the aftermath of the conflict in which 2,104 Palestinians and'67'Israeli 
soldiers died and six civilians died. 
The UN estimates that about 100,000 homes and most of the region's infrastructure were damaged or destroyed.