I’ve just seen one of the best bits of news in a long while. Alongside Doctors, Engineers and others ‘without Borders’ the world now has Clowns without Borders, bringing healing laughter to traumatised children around the world. For a beautifully presented and illustrated article on this story, visit the Australian Broadcasting Commission on-line [...]

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We were invited recently to contribute our Simplicity Story for a book to be published by the Simplicity Institute.  Here’s what we wrote.

Our journey towards simplicity began over 15 years ago, fuelled by a combination of desire and necessity. In our early 50’s, we both found ourselves redundant, and opted to look [...]

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In my essay on Community Solutions to Global Warming I argued that cooperative community action holds the key to tackling climate change. There are at least a couple of reasons why I believe this. As the stresses of climate change, rising energy costs and economic turmoil bite, so centralised systems and processes will start [...]

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Healing into Peace

On May 21, 2012 By

One of the greatest barriers to world peace is the legacy of anger, violence and revenge from past trauma. In our book, Hope for Humanity, Christine and I argued that we need quick, effective means of mass trauma healing. More recently, in my blogs of April 13 and May 3 I drew [...]

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In his book, The Prehistory of the Mind, Steven Mithen argued that the key breakthrough in human intelligence came when separate knowledge modules in the brain began to communicate with each other to produce an integrated mind. Christine and I built upon that idea in Hope for Humanity, to suggest that this distinctive [...]

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about scientific evidence for the effectiveness of EFT, or tapping, in resolving trauma and emotional problems. Now Nick Ortner has published a blog in the Huffington Post about how EFT is helping many war veterans in the USA to recover from debilitating Post-traumatic [...]

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One of the key messages that Christine and I emphasised in our book Hope for Humanity is the importance of the early years for brain development. This message was reinforced recently in a programme screened by the Australian Broadcasting Commission on rethinking educational priorities which I have summarised [...]

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Recently, I happened to hear part of a radio interview with Sir Michael Marmot. This was the first time I’d heard of his ground-breaking work on the effects of our social and economic systems on health. It adds a new dimension to Christine’s and my study of the impact of trauma, and our work [...]

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