Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Touching Finger Tips in Norway

The Blob Tree Communication Tools - instant downloads. Growth Development

THE BLOB TREE
The best place to discover all the 
BLOB TREE COMMUNICATION TOOLS available is HERE.
These BLOB TREE MATERIALS are like Body Language - 
when we communicate without words!
(The most powerful communication is 'what we are not saying')
Here we have TOOLS for the best of communication which can be understood by people who can read any language or NO languages. 
Here we have the language of the soul.

These Blob Tools are being developed as I work with different kinds of beautiful humans week on week. There are over a thousand and increasing regularly as they manage to get into all sorts of of situations - schools/classrooms - street/gangs - playgrounds/behaviour more and more.

See the special BLOB SHOP www.blobtree.com and my dedicated page on www.pipwilson.com for many more details.



There are Blob Tools with differing purposes because they are flexible for your use!


The Blob Tree is used all over the world.Now I am a Facilitator/Trainer/Group Worker operating freelance world-wide click HERE


All about helping people to open up and develop and grow ........

I use many of them in my work every week with humans who struggle with life. I love Group Work and find that creating the right climate of trust and easing humans into self revelation is the most beautiful experience in development terms.

I also use these tools, and other tools in the range of books, in Facilitation and Training Staff who work with special needs humans in the Voluntary and Corporate Sector.


The Tools are available at :: www.BlobTree.com 




BLOB Growth Tree - helping people to place their finger on 
where they ARE - and 
where they would like to journey - TO BE.

MAGICAL EXPERIENCE especially in a group in any context 


DIRECT LINK TO DOWNLOAD IS HERE

 *****www.blobtree.com*******

My London home where I would love to collide with you .............. VIDEO

How we are progressing worldwide .............

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I have been moved by MLK Day and the powerful reminders of his words & Mission = doing stuff.











Dearest Jesus, come and sit with us today. 
Show us the lies that are still embedded in the soul of America’s consciousness … 
Jesus, give us courage to embrace the truth about ourselves and you and our world. 
Truth: We are all made in your image. 
Truth: You are God; we are not. 
You are God; money is not. 
You are God; jails, bombs and bullets are not.  



Excerpt from 
"Never to Leave Us Alone: 
The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr."
 
 
 
 
BHP
 
 
 

I am not ashamed to say Love you ..............

Monday, January 15, 2018

I am a Trainer Facilitator - I don't do 'TALKS' - I facilitate experiential learning = Fun Motion Everyone a Learner/Everyone a Trainer METOO



My Websites::



Blob Tree Tools escape onto my Fridge - www.blobtree.com for all resources VIDEO

UK’s only therapeutic prison, Grendon, put this criminal in touch with his feelings. (THIS is why I read the Guardian)

Why has serial offender Terry Ellis swapped a life of crime to go straight?

A stint at the UK’s only therapeutic prison, Grendon, 
put this criminal in touch with his feelings. 
It’s allowed him to set up a business to help others leaving jail

Ex-offender Terry Ellis
On release from Spring Hill prison last January, Terry Ellis was given a small blue tent to live in. “They actually said, as long as you give us the postcode of the bench you’re going to stay on tonight, that’s all your probation officer needs.” 
It was the third time Ellis had been behind bars. After serving eight and a half years of a 16-year sentence for robbery, at the age of 53 Ellis had spent half his adult life in prison, and understood as well as anyone the revolving door of homelessness, joblessness and incarceration. “Survival kicks in. You’re going to go back to the thing you know. You’re going to go back to selling drugs, you’re going to go back to breaking into gaffs.”
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But this time the old ways haven’t kicked in for him. Instead he is establishing a social enterprise which he hopes will generate funds to provide other ex-cons leaving prison with a rent deposit scheme instead of a tent.
Ellis is extraordinarily open, articulate and warm – unexpected qualities, perhaps, in a career criminal, but ones he puts down to a life-changing decision he made early in his last sentence. “My social skills were pretty, you know, criminal. So it was always about ego, bravado, the way you looked. Back in the day you had your role models. My dad was an armed robber, and did life. These guys were my idols. I met three robbers in prison the first time I was in, when they were all in their 30s and 40s. And then I went in this time, and met them again in their 60s and 70s. And they’re never getting out. And I was sitting there and I thought, ‘I’ve really got to change this’.” So he applied to Grendon.
HMP Grendon, in Buckinghamshire, is the only prison in the UK run entirely as a democratic therapeutic community. The prison houses 238 prisoners, who undergo a rigorous programme of daily group therapy, and who in turn each share responsibility for making decisions about the running of the prison. Underpinned by a commitment to democratic values and community ethos, the therapeutic community approach focuses on interpersonal relationships and regulating emotions such as anger.
Prisoners in group therapy at HMP Grendon
‘Grendon houses 238 prisoners, who undergo a rigorous programme of daily group therapy.’ Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian
“They break you down. There is a lot of crying; there is a lot of soul-searching. All the stuff that you’ve been normalising since you were a kid.”

The results are remarkable. Rates of recidivism for those who stay longer than 18 months are significantly lower. Grendon inmates self-harm less than other prisoners, and both offenders and staff report higher levels of wellbeing. By every measure, Grendon is a success story. And yet, in the rest of the prison system it has a reputation for being, as Ellis puts it, “full of rapists, paedophiles, nonces”. When he requested a transfer to Grendon, “Everyone thought I was crazy”.
I’d never talked to people before who had killed their kids, or to rapists or paedophiles. And all of a sudden I was in that environment, and I had to engage. You learn how to talk to people about things that you never really speak about. When you’re a criminal you’ve got your guard up. But in Grendon, you learn how to say things you genuinely feel.”
Ellis spent more than two years there. “When I left, I don’t think I realised how much I’d actually learned.”
Ellis’s transformation is instructive at a time when the justice system is quietly imploding. A slew of “transforming rehabilitation” reforms between 2014 and 2016 have privatised much of the resettlement and probation systems: a new private sector of community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) now supervise the majority of those leaving prison, often with negligible impact on reducing reoffending rates.
At the same time, the government is planning to invest £1.3bn to build up to 10,000 new adult prison places over the next four years, despite prison staff shortages. Ellis spent the last portion of his sentence in HMP Spring Hill, a resettlement prison next door to Grendon designed to help prisoners arrange housing and work for after release. “From the minute I got there I was asking, ‘what’s the housing situation like?’” He says the CRC is supposed to rehouse people, or get them somewhere to live, but a shortage of suitable housing or private landlords willing to rent to ex-offenders makes this impossible.
Ellis is now living in the spare room of an ex-girlfriend and working on Sealing Futures, a social enterprise he plans to fund by marketing an environmentally friendly reusable envelope. “Business-to-business use about 850,000 envelopes a day. If they used the Resendvelope, you could potentially cut down on 193m envelopes a year. It’s a simple concept. We want to get the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, interested, and colleges and councils interested.”

The Resendvelope was designed by Ellis’s friend Darryl, who has bipolar disorder and is still serving the last 12 months of his sentence. “We’re hoping that if we can get this off the ground in the next 12 months, we can get him a rent deposit so that he has somewhere to live when he gets out. Because unless you’ve got somewhere to live, you’ve got no respect, you’ve got no security.”

Curriculum vitae
Age: 53.
Family: Three daughters, two sons.
Lives: Camden, north London.
Education: Sir William Collins school, Camden.
Career: 2017-present: director, Sealing Futures social enterprise; 2017-present: running educational workshops steering young people away from crime; 1981-2009: career criminal (with three stints in prison).
Interests: Bike riding, gym, yoga, long walks, helping out at the local food bank, and a new life at church.



BHP

Sunday, January 14, 2018

When you lose someone ....................









BHP

Anne Lamott





Anne Lamott 
- if you read my posting much on this page
or on social media - 
you will know she is one of my most favourite authors.

I deeply respect her.
She is and writes  (and speaks, as I found out at Greenbelt 
so authentic - real)

She wrote this below on Facebook::
I am in love. 
Can you write like this below?
Can you be as honest as that?
It is in you if you are/live/be/become authentic ………..

*

On July 7, 1986, I woke up sick, shamed, 
hungover, and in deep animal confusion. 
I woke up this way most mornings. 
Why couldn't I stop after 6 or 7 drinks? 

Why didn't I have an "off" switch when I had that first drink every day?

Well, "Why?" is not a useful question.
I thought about having a cool refreshing beer, 
just to get all the flies going in one direction.



I was 32, with three published books, 
and the huge local love of my family and life-long friends. 
I was loved out of all sense of proportion. 
I gave talks and readings that hundreds of people came to. 
I had won a Guggenheim Fellowship, although, like many fabulous writers, 
I was drunk as a skunk every day. 
I was penniless and bulimic, but adorable, and cherished. 



But there was one tiny problem. 
I was dying. 

Oh, also, my soul was rotted out from mental illness and physical abuse. 

My insides felt like Swiss cheese, until I had that first cool, refreshing drink.

So, not ideal. The elevator was going. 
It ONLY goes down; until you finally get off. 
As a clean, sober junkie told me weeks later, 
"At the end, I was deteriorating faster than I could lower my standards.”



And against all odds, I picked up the 200 pound phone, 
and called the same sober alkie 
that my older brother had called two years earlier, 
when he had hit his coked-out bottom. 
The man, a Jack Lemmon type, said, "I will come get you at 11:30. 
Take a shower, and try not to drink till then. 
The shower is optional.”



I didn't; when all else fails, follow Instructions. 

I couldn't imagine there was a way out of all that sickness and self-will, 
all those lies and secrets, but God always makes a way out of No Way.

So I showed up. 
Before I turned on Woody Allen, he said that 80% of life is just showing up. 
And I did. 
There were all these other women who had what I had, 
who'd thought what I'd thought, 
who'd done what I'd done, 
who had betrayed their families and deepest values, 
who sat with me that day, and said 
"Guess what? 
Me, too! I have that too. 
Let me get you a glass of water.” 

Those are the words of salvation: 
Guess what? 
Me, too."

Then I blinked, and today is my recovery birthday. 
I hope someday it will be yours, too, or at least your 1st. 
Don't give up on yourself. 


In recovery, we never EVER give up on anyone, 
no matter what it looks like, no matter how long it takes.

Because Grace bats last. 

That spiritual WD-40, those water wings, 
that second wind--it bats last. 
That is my promise to you.

Happy birthday to me, and maybe to you. 

As my beloved ee Cummings wrote, 
"I who have died am alive again today, 
and this is the sun's birthday; 
this is the birthday of life 
and love and wings."

Don't. Give. Up. Because guess what? Me too.

*

"I do not understand the mystery of grace -
 - only that it meets us where we are 
 & 
does not leave us where it found us.” 

 — Anne Lamott

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mavis Staples on Jules Holland BBC TV

Blob Tree - a little activity for you = your inner being = BECOMING




SEE www.blobtree.com for a dip into a resource bank for you.





BHP

The Blob Tree has a magnetic Board with all the Blobs moveable.




The Blob Tree has a magnetic Board with all the Blobs moveable.
Motion changes emotion.
On the B side of the board there is Blob Playground - we can have fun with this as well as human growth & development.


FULL DETAILS of the Blob Tree Magnetic Board 
with many moveable Blob Magnets 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BHP

Believe ...............

SWINGING A PICKAXE - Life as a Youth Worker ...............

Numbing life is dangerous

You Are Beautiful Movie

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