Sarah Leavesley’s imaginary Claire is advised to write by a psychiatrist, as doctor and patient try to piece together a life as shattered as the glass in a kaleidoscope.
Some critics see Georgiana Houghton’s spirit drawings, on show at the Courtauld Gallery (link to previous review) until 11th September, as “outsider art”. Wanting to know more, I delved a little deeper and began to wonder about the value of categorising Houghton’s work in this way or viewing any artist from the perspective of a particular movement or school.
When you listen over many years to hundreds of people, from all walks of life, talking confidentially about their relationships, patterns suggest themselves even while each person’s individuality remains vivid.
London Grip presents a small fable for our times – but one that is possibly being shared a decade too late
Peter Giles re-tells a little-known story from the second world war…
Happy Now? by Jane McChrystal. Positive psychology, subjective well-being and the state of the nation.
We all might be a little wiser if we read Daniel Kahneman’s study of how decisions are made …
The Secure Attachment Style
The Avoidant Attachment Style by Jane McChrystal.
I must have had a review copy of this little book on my desk for a fortnight before I had the courage to pick it up and start reading. I wasn’t wrong to be afraid. However I hadn’t banked on the reward for facing its contents.
Relationship success and your attachment style. by Jane McChrystal. Some people seem to make and keep relationships so easily.
Disguised Messages – the relationship between dreams and narratives according to Freud’s theories of the unconscious by Jenny Fabian