Friday, April 30, 2021

Blob World, part of the Blob Tree collection, in ACTION with Oyvin working in Germany -  πŸ…±πŸ…΄πŸ…°πŸ†„πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…΅πŸ†„πŸ…» 



 

Oyvin my Norwegian friend 

Opening up some beautiful humans in Germany with this 'Blob World' communication tool.

It is downloadable, INSTANTLY, via www.blobtree.com

It is amazing how this Blob tool can get people thinking talking learning understanding & connecting with each other so easily.

There is a free booklet download available FULL of different ways to use so many developmental tools from www.blobtree.com


HUMANS OPENING UP LIKE FLOWERS TO THE SUN !!!!




Pip BHP

I am lost for words - about you - other than …..



Thursday, April 29, 2021

This is where I am at in terms of understanding my own feelings .............


1 My feelings are mine - they don't belong to anyone else.

2  When I feel annoyed it could mean that I have feelings triggered by another persons language or behaviours or a memory, conscious or unconscious, from our own life. BUT the feelings are mine.

3 Blame is a discharge of pain.

4 Where I am at is:: to feel a feeling not react to it without thinking. We can learn to do this:: Pause. Think. Then respond directed by our thinking, based on our values, self awareness.

5 Responding with the keyword "YOU" is usually the start of something regrettable.  Starting a response with the word "I" is usually followed by a more measured verbal response.


A search of this website will give other examples of alternative language useful for our developing our own language and relationships.


All this is so important to me NOW as it has been over years of life management and developing helping relationships with troubles humans of all ages.



BHP

Pipology



Bruce Cockburn live streaming



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Many people are on the edge of showing self awareness because it would continue a process of vulnerability & unavailability which they have hidden behind for many years.


 

Torgrim DJ and me facilitating a wild (& developmental) Rolling Magazine Show in NORWAY


 

---------- Lisa I remember your beauty. Your journey of pain which you shared with me. _______

 




Lisa I love you.
It is her birthday tomorrow ::


A few years ago today Lisa dropped off my screen.
She had been ever present on Facebook.
Then silence.

She was as vulnerable as hell.
Like all of us - 
but she was so fragile 
she could not pretend - 
Like I do
Like we do ……..

She always used to carry around 
a screw top coca-cola bottle - 
she carried it everywhere. 
It didn't only have coca-cola inside.
Vodka was always present.

I led regular group work sessions 
in a London hostel where she lived.
Lunch time
with free tea and sandwiches.
Also late night ones starting 10pm.

We used to sit around.
Starting with donuts
dipped in a chocolate fondu.

Individuals all with untold stories
untold feelings.
Some regulars
Some nervous new residents.

I facilitated participation
using Blob Tree tools & more.

All aimed at affirmation
triggering a climate of trust
and humans opening up
like flowers to the sun.

Lisa came to every one.
Unless she was on a bender.

She supported me in lots of ways.
She knew that I hoped someone would 'open up' first.
Someone to 'kick off' sharing honestly = L5.
The kind of vulnerability that gives others permission 
to take that road of vulnerability for themselves.

This sharing of vulnerability
affirms
and says 'I am not alone - there are others like me'

She helped me
She helped others
by sharing, often slurring, herself in the group.

She was truly a beautiful human.
I could tell you many stories
which would trigger my weeping.
I am emotional now as I click keys.

I have many Lisa photographs. 
I would love to share a few
but I won't - with deep respect for her.

It wasn't just alcohol - as normal
there was other addictions 
other damage.

Her birthday - I will always remember
some years ago -  but never forgotten 
She left the world of pain.

I only discovered some weeks later 
that she had died
from a heroin overdose.

A few years ago on her birthday - 29th April.
I clicked into her Facebook page.
I posted a birthday message & love.
I then scrolled down her page to view previous messages.
AND
The last birthday greeting was from myself a year before.
I sobbed my heart out.
Still do - in remembering now……………….
Tears now flow mingled down .......

*
Lisa
I remember your beauty.
Your journey of pain
which you shared with me.

Lisa
You are beautiful
Not a bad bone in your body - 
but many fragile ones.

Lisa
you live on in my memory.
You live on with eternal videos in my head.
Precious one.
Beautiful Human.

May the Divine Taxi driver give you a good ride ……



L⃣o⃣v⃣i⃣n⃣g⃣y⃣o⃣u⃣ ………….




Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Blob Tree NEW TOOLS




Just Published! Blob Backgrounds - the first create your own version of a Blob Tree and other scenes! Personalise your own Blob Tree with a specific range of feelings, or use the Backgrounds and Blobs for a discussion. Ideal for people working with children and adults. Also included are tools for transitions such as moving class, school and home. Each background is in BW (for annotation) and colour (for use in discussion). A perfect set of tools for SENDCOs, teachers, counsellors, therapists, social workers, children's workers and parents. 

Download from here: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/pip-wilson-and-ian-long/blob-backgrounds/ebook/product-7dmdg6.html?page=1&pageSize=4

#growth #discussion #BlobTree #pipwilson #ianlong #DIY #feelings #emotions #teachers #SENDCo #specialneeds #anger #angermanagement #anxiety #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth


 BHP 

Why I write …..



Monday, April 26, 2021

Conducting Training I use experiential games, yes fun but also a massive dynamic change.



SEE A SUCK & BLOW MOVIE CLIP
HERE
https://www.pipwilson.com/search?q=+suck+and+blow








‘Making Love’ in Canada. 
It is team work with all ages. 
Building a climate of trust. 
Opening doors to taking risk for self development. 


✅πŸ’²TπŸ…°YπŸ…±eautiful✅ 

This me making a statement




I have decided to become an 
EMOTION DETECTIVE
learning life from studying::
My emotions
And
From yours as well. 

✅πŸ’²TπŸ…°YπŸ…±eautiful✅ 


BHP

Will you accept my description of yourself?



Found this on the INTERNET.




The way in to all things Blob Communication Tools is.     www.blobtree.com 


Dig in

YOU are a LEADER .......



Sunday, April 25, 2021

My Heart bleeds with Armenia & my friends there.

Using a presidential proclamation, Mr Biden said: "Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring.

"Beginning on 24 April 1915, with the arrest of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople by Ottoman authorities, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in a campaign of extermination.

More from Armenia

"We honour the victims of the Meds Yeghern so that the horrors of what happened are never lost to history.

"And we remember so that we remain ever-vigilant against the corrosive influence of hate in all its forms."

Members of the Armenian diaspora gather in Montebello, California
Image:Members of the Armenian diaspora gather in Montebello, California

Mr Biden reportedly informed Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he was going to make the announcement in a call on Friday.

While neither country mentioned this in their readouts from the conversation, the statement from the White House did say that the US leader told his Turkish counterpart that he wanted to improve the relationship between the country and find "effective management of disagreements".

The pair will also hold a bilateral meeting at the NATO summit in Brussels in June.

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan
Image:Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan

In the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Saturday, people climbed to a hilltop complex to memorialise victims with flowers - creating a wall of blooms 7ft high.

Armenian deputy foreign minister Avet Adonts, speaking at the memorial before Mr Biden issued his proclamation, said a US president using the term genocide would "serve as an example for the rest of the civilised world".

A Lebanese-Armenian bishop adjusts his garment inside the cemetery of Armenians. Pic: Associated Press
Image:A Lebanese-Armenian bishop adjusts his garment inside the cemetery of Armenians who were executed by Ottoman Turks. Pic: Associated Press

Mr Biden's statement added: "Today, as we mourn what was lost, let us also turn our eyes to the future - toward the world that we wish to build for our children.

"A world unstained by the daily evils of bigotry and intolerance, where human rights are respected, and where all people are able to pursue their lives in dignity and security."

People lay flowers at the eternal fire of the Tsitsernakaberd memorial in Yerevan
Image:People lay flowers at the eternal fire of the Tsitsernakaberd memorial in Yerevan

"Let us renew our shared resolve to prevent future atrocities from occurring anywhere in the world. And let us pursue healing and reconciliation for all the people of the world," he continued.

"The American people honour all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today."



Friday, April 23, 2021

How do I know if anyone clicks into my website? - does anyone read? - reflect? like/dislike?


 I peep into my website everyday - glance at the HITS everyday ........... I try.

I have been Blogging/Reflecting/Churning/Digging - ever since 2007 .......... and thanx to everyone who has helped me to set up/design - & help this blind man to see - to reach out to humans - to open up myself ...........


Hits wise I forget what/when - but a sort of memory digs up 3 to 4 k each week - that has been generally the normal =  with swings up and down.

A couple of days ago I was surprised that we hit 6838 =  hits in the last 7 days. Don't know why the jump.


TODAY I have just jumped on my desktop (rather than my iPhone where generally I don't view my website hits) - but I do post short bits via my iPhone to you.

TODAY a massive jump - never been seen before .................  9221 HITS (in the last 7 days)! I don't know why the jump!

Any ideas - let me know.

¥ @ @  ♭@☋☨Ξ―α’ͺ ♄☋Ι±@n ΤΉ☰☈$n  


     

         you

             

                  are

                      

                       beautiful

 



WHAT A SHOWER



Is your middle name STATIC or CHANGE ?



Thursday, April 22, 2021

My first cry. My last cry.



India. L⃣o⃣v⃣i⃣n⃣g⃣y⃣o⃣u⃣



Heart tugging art from my home town




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BHP 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

From my friend Denis in the USA



My heart warmed yesterday THEN::

From the USA::
Guns are on my mind (again),  especially the availability and use in this country. I have no issue with 2nd Amendment rights. I do have a problem with the ease at which guns are available. Also am deeply concerned at how many people are shot dead by police. 
Without knowing any of the details about today's incident in Ohio,  I ponder how and why a 15 year old girl (possibly with a knife) is shot dead by a police officer. There has to be a different way of dealing with people who appear to be in some kind of crisis the likes of which most of us (me included) have not the remotest experience. These are troubles times in the United States and we need to come together. Partisan politics are literally "killing us"! STOP THE NONSENSE we all are human beings striving for a better world!




BHP

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

L⃣o⃣v⃣i⃣n⃣g⃣y⃣o⃣u⃣ JUSTICE



I have a HANDFUL of NATIONS which I LOVE .....BULGARIA BEING SPECIAL


 

IN TIMES OF CHANGE


 




‘In times of change
   the learners
   will inherit the earth,
   while the knowers
   will find themselves
   beautifully equipped
   to deal with a world
   that no longer exists’


   Eric Hoffer

The UK Government and highly irregular wheeling and dealings.


 


Hi Pip

We already knew that Boris Johnson had misled Parliament when he insisted in February 2021 that all COVID contracts were now “on the record”. Now we’ve uncovered a new contract that makes further nonsense of that claim. 

In July 2020 Pharmaceuticals Direct Limited was handed a £102.6 million Government PPE contract - without any competition. Though it was awarded the multi-million pound deal to supply face masks last July, Government failed to publish any details relating to the contract until March this year. In fact, it was only after our lawyers wrote to Government about Pharmaceuticals Direct that this lucrative contract was disclosed, long after Boris Johnson claimed all contract details were on the record. The company’s named representative was a man named Samir Jassal.

Samir Jassal is a well-connected figure within the Conservative Party.  A two-time Conservative Party parliamentary candidate and former councillor, he has met Boris Johnson on at least three occasions, with the last meeting held in October 2020. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was an adviser in No.10 during David Cameron’s premiership in 2015 and has worked with several other prominent Conservative Party figures, including the Home Secretary Priti Patel and Minister Zac Goldsmith. Jassal has also donated £4,000 to the Conservative Party in recent years.

This £102.6 million contract is not the only one handed to Pharmaceuticals Direct by the Department for Health and Social Care - the firm received an earlier PPE contract in May 2020, worth £28.8 million. Both deals were directly awarded to the firm without any competition. 

The High Court has already ruled that Government acted unlawfully by failing to publish details of Covid-related contracts. The appearance of bias in some of these lucrative contracts awarded without competition is cause for even greater concern. 

The more details that we uncover on PPE contracts, the more serious the questions that arise. In this case Government's apparent amnesia when it comes to its legal obligations has prevented timely public scrutiny of a multi-million pound direct award to a Tory party member and donor. 

We intend to get answers. To hold Government to account and protect public funds, we have sent a pre-action protocol letter initiating legal proceedings

If you are able to donate to this legal challenge you can do so here: http://crowdjustice.com/case/contracts-for-conservatives

Thank you, 

Jolyon Maugham 
Director of Good Law Project

Monday, April 19, 2021

I have been checking on myself re ABOUT One year ago - this was the agenda then ...........





We had reserved a table for 6 - 
family with our two Grandkids for lunch.

It is a a big decision to isolate.
I have no symptoms re the virus.
None of the family do but
We are are all being aware of the current scene.

Our local favourite restaurant were so kind & understanding.
The gathered staff just expressed::
their warmth as usual & were nothing but understanding.
“Isolate yourself” they said.
Not thinking of the loss of business!

ME
I feel strong
I don’t feel ill.
The prostate cancer is still indoors within me
BUT
I know I need to be aware that my imune system 
can be door into me by this dreaded virus.
Of the two of us
I am the greater risk because of my cancer.
We are trying to be sensible NO to
extremes & panick.
Feeling being managed by balanced minds.

So we have a strategy for the next period of our lives.
No large groups
No visitors
No visiting others
No Training gigs
No 121's
and
Shopping in small shops - avoiding the bigger outlets.

I will keep you up to date with my cancer journey.
Next significant date is


Stay safe πŸ…±πŸ…΄πŸ…°πŸ†„πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…΅πŸ†„πŸ…» πŸ…·πŸ†„πŸ…ΌπŸ…°πŸ…½πŸ†‚ 
Get yourself a strategy alongside your loved ones.


BHP



 

Your Character



Everlasting LOVE



Sunday, April 18, 2021

FEELING deeply for the Queen - I share what happened when we met.




















I feel deeply with this elderly lady.
The Queen.
So alone in the big ceremony yesterday.
She has lost the closest person to her - a tragic personal loss.

I had a whole range of feelings during the funeral of her husband Prince Philip.
I never met the guy but I met his wife and her Mother.

Rich or poor
Old or young
I reach out with love to all.


Let me tell you about when I had lunch with the Queen - and what we chatted about::


When I had lunch with the Queen ......

I Met someone for lunch.
I was on her right.
She was on my left.

She had picked me from a list
She didn’t want anyone boring
cliche conversation not for her
Good on you Ma'am

I planned what I wanted to communicate 
what I wanted to share with her.
I didn’t want to talk ‘level one’,
(Corgi dogs and Buckingham Palace gossip!)

It did help because I had met her Mother - the Queen Mother
when she visited the Mayflower Family Centre in 1980 when she was 80!.
She remembered the Queen Mums famous photograph
of her playing snooker with me in the youth club.






I shared with the Queen::

ABOUT Sam ::
A young man who had the worst of starts in life 
He had been dumped on a Social Services office
by his parent as a baby and they disappeared.


How he had spent years in ‘Care’
Then in prison before coming to the YMCA
as a teenager - and how
he had found a ‘family' whilst living in the YMCA community
and after he had moved out to live in the community
how he often returned ‘HOME’ .
We
150 bed Hostel
150 Staff
200 Volunteers
6,500 members
we was his HOME.

Two Doors::
About the two doors and human development
This is an experiential question I ask in groups/facilitation.
I will blog about that again soon.
( I was dying to ask her which door she would choose to walk through)

The Two Doors Question::
1 Instant Perfection
or
2 Gradual Growth
AND why her choice?
(you could do this NOW
It is best with another person tho)

Volunteers::
About her majesty being our Chief Volunteer (National Patron)
and how we had 200 active volunteers at our local YMCA.

She only asked me one question -
see below***

Her Majesty was particularly interested in knowing
how we integrated our YMCA work
with the most needy AND
a spectrum of people from the community.

We did talk personally and she was interested in our family
plus human growth and development, faith, and the YMCA!

It was 6th of March 2003 
When I had lunch with the Queen
when she visited Romford –
first time in her 50 year reign!

I was the CEO at the local YMCA - back in the day.
I was placed as an option to sit on her right hand –
but I understand it was Her Majesty who picked me.
Thanks to those who nominated me.

I wonder if she will remember me?
When she places that SWORD on my shoulder
and says ‘Rise Sir Pip’
and then slices my head off !

Hey! Hey!


*** The One Question the Queen asked me::
She asked me about Sam
 “Why did he go to Prison?”
I said
‘I don’t know Ma’am - I have never asked him’