On this page I offer a list of websites with interesting information on self care, or otherwise that contain interesting perspectives on life, and life’s wondrous challenges. They are – at best – suggestions to find inspiration and wisdom that might be of use. I have listed these links in a completely random manner.
Resource of distance and online counsellors for people searching for Skype therapists or counsellors – very practical!
James Hollis – A Jungian analyst with a very rich list of books. Inspiring, wise.
David Deida explores the boundaries between masculinity and femininity in a way suitable for the 21st century, without falling in the traps of dogma
Alan Watts was a “stand up philosopher” before that phrase ever was mentioned. He is entertaining, sparkling and insightful.
Thomas Moore is one of my favourite authors and thinkers. He invites us to find our own paths in our professional lives, in our sexual lives, in our spiritual lives. He is the author of the best selling book Care of the Soul.
The South African photographer Tsoku Maela has done some amazing work trying to visualise his own struggles with depression. If ever there was powerful imagery to convey the experiences of depression, this is surely one.
Irvin Yalom is one of the most influential practicing therapists of the last few decades. His depth of thinking, his compassion and his skills with the pen are deeply inspiring.
Social psychologist Phillip Zimbardo (who conducted the famous Stanford Prison Experiment) has taken his studies into the nature of evil in the opposite direction. In this project about contemporary heroism he no longer asks ‘what makes a person evil?’ but ‘what turns ordinary individuals into heroes?’
The website Mad in America takes a very critical look at mainstream thinking about psychiatry, psychotropic medication and psychological afflictions. When understanding one’s own struggles, it helps to find people who ask critical questions about the many perceived wisdoms of official science. Psychology and much of psychiatry remain ‘soft sciences’, having a hard time to provide irrefutable evidence about the matters of the soul.
Soundstrue is an online shop with a vast wealth of alternative thinking about matters of the heart and soul. They provide online books, video presentations, and audio materials on a wide array of topics: meditation, yoga, contemplative prayer, etcetera.