Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

For those of you who are interested, I’ve updated my Logotherapy & Existential Analysis website (www.scottpeddie.com).  Logotherapy is a meaning-based approach to psychotherapy founded by the Psychiatrist & Holocaust Survivor, Prof. Viktor Frankl.

Spirituality, Mental Health & Reflective Practice Thursday 7th April 2016, 1pm – 5pm Mirabilis Health, Holywood House The interface between spirituality and mental health is becoming increasingly important for Clergy, Chaplains and Pastoral Carers. The emotional demands placed upon those working in pastoral care are such that reflective practice is invaluable in promoting practitioner wellbeing, …

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I’ve set up another website – here – and a facebook page – here – specifically for my Logotherapy and Existential Analysis work and interests.  Please do check them out! I’ll be posting all related material on these sites from now on (although if there is overlap I will of course post them here too).

As philosopher Alain de Botton points out in this excellent short film, ‘having some psychotherapy is just about the most significant and interesting thing you could do to improve your chances of contentment – in relationships, at work, and with friends and family’. We are all complex creatures who are flawed and struggle at times to …

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I’ve recently received my diploma in Logotherapy & Existential Analysis from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland (Dublin) and the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna).  I will therefore be offering Logotherapy (a meaning-centred approach to the treatment of a condition, illness, or maladjustment) at Mirabilis Health in Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, an innovative …

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Mirabilis Health is pleased to announce an exciting new course for those involved in ministry and pastoral care: Self-Care for Pastoral Carers: A Specialist Workshop Trainers: Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie, Dr. Volodimir Bezulowsky (Psychiatrist) & Dr. Paul Miller (Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician) Date:  Thursday 26th February 2015 from 1-5pm (tea/coffee/biscuits available from 12.30pm) Venue: Mirabilis Health, Holywood House, Holywood, BT18 9HF Cost:   £45 per person (includes …

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I recently came across a fantastic short documentary entitled ‘The Vicar of Baghdad’.  A well-known figure in both the ecclesiastical and popular realms, The Reverend Canon Andrew White is known for his dogged determination to provide a strong Christian witness in the war-torn suburbs of Iraq’s capital city. White is vicar of St George’s Church, Baghdad, the only Anglican church left in …

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Prof. Jim Lucey, Medical Director at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, has more than twenty five years’ experience in his field of specialisation. Lucey has used this experience to pen a thoughtful and compassionate look at the varied experience of some of the patients he has …

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It was Henry Marsh, a celebrated neurosurgeon, who once so perceptively said: ‘what are we if we don’t try to help others…we’re nothing, nothing at all.’ These words were uttered in the closing moments of ‘The English Surgeon’ an emotionally charged BBC film that looks at Marsh’s charitable work in Ukraine. Marsh, and his fellow …

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