Shakespeare….the Psychotherapist?

I’m a great fan of bibliotherapy, defined in the ‘Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science’ as: ‘The use of books selected on the basis of content in a planned reading program designed to facilitate the recovery of patients suffering from mental illness or emotional disturbance. Ideally, the process occurs in three phases: personal identification of … More Shakespeare….the Psychotherapist?

Bridging the Sectarian Divide: Grassroots Action In The Middle East

As we reflect upon the growing unrest and sectarian strife in the Middle East, at first glance it seems so difficult to find signs of hope. Consider, for example, the situation in Tripoli, one of Lebanon’s most divided cities, where sectarian antagonism chokes civic society and precludes the intermingling of Alewites, Sunni’s and Druze among … More Bridging the Sectarian Divide: Grassroots Action In The Middle East

Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey

Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, after years of suffering from depression, has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The poetry, which is often agonising, always tender and thoughtful, reflects Scott’s experience of living with this complex condition and … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey

Transfixed: Sculpting Waves in Wood and Time

Reuben Margolin is an incredibly talented  kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in various patterns, including raindrops falling and waves combining.  Margolin’s installations are as dramatic as they are mesmeric, reflecting an art-form that is meditative and almost spiritual, inspired as it is by maths and nature. Amazing. You can see Margolin talk about … More Transfixed: Sculpting Waves in Wood and Time

Bipolar Art!

I’ve uploaded the latest piece of my ‘bipolar art’ on my other blog site ‘An Uneasy Awakening’.  Click on the link below to access it: Bipolar Art!.

A Snapshot of Emotions

Here are three pieces I put together recently as an extended reflection on what the emotions that accompany the various phases of bipolar disorder (as experience by me) look like. They are 1) the turmoil of post-hypomania, 2) confused reflection and 3) hope for a brighter, and calmer, future. via A Snapshot of Emotions.