Online articles

Listed below are a selection of articles and book reviews I've written or been interviewed for, which are either available online or as a document download. You can also click here to go to the Book and Writing page, which provides a full listing of published articles I've written.

2020

This spring I wrote the 'Turning Point' feature in Therapy Today, BACP's magazine. Subscribe to see article.

'Be well, be happy' a 'Letter to the Earth' I wrote for Culture Declares Emergency's celebration of Earth Day 2020 (you can also hear it being read aloud during the Earth Day celebrations on You Tube.

'A girl and a horse' an article I wrote for the 'Other-than-human' edition of Unpsychology, co-edited by Steve Thorpe and Julia Macintosh, Issue 6, spring 2020.

'Reflections on the completion of #MeToo: Counsellors and psychotherapists speak about sexual violence and abuse' an article I wrote for Somatic PsychotherapyToday, Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 2020.

An interview with Wendy Padley, book lover and fellow therapist on her blog, April 2020.

'No to airport expansion' - thoughts on the proposed expansion of Bristol International Airport on the Flight Free blog, March 2020.

2019

'How Gardening Could Help With Your Eco-Anxiety' an article I contributed to by Nicola Appleton for Restless Magazine, 7/10/19.

'How to Channel your Eco-Anxiety' an article I contributed to by Colette Joanne Earley for Vegan Food and Living, 20/9/19

A conference report for the ‘Human Being, Human Baby’ pre and peri-natal psychology conference organised by Conscious Embodiment (founded by Matthew Appleton and Jenni Meyer) and e-health learning (founded and run by John Wilks), June 2019, at the M Shed, Bristol, UK.​

'Celebrating the Life and Work of Ecocide Lawyer Polly Higgins'. An article written for the International Childfree day website in the lead up to the announcement of this year's winner. I was invited to write this as last year's Childfree person of the year and writing about the late Polly was the obvious choice given that she inspired me greatly and was also without child.

 

'Human baby, human being'. Transcript of an interview for Somatic Psychotherapy Today with psychotherapist, pre and peri-natal psychologist Matthew Appleton ahead of this landmark pre and peri-natal conference which was held in Bristol in June 2019.

2018

'All you need is love'. A guest post for World Childless Week in response to the theme of the day 'comments that hurt', September 2018. View article.

'The Winners! The 2018 Childfree Person & Group of the Year' the web post announcing me as a winner of International Childfree day 2018.

'Calling all allies'. A guest post for Steph Phillips, founder of World Childless Week, June 2018. View article.

'Faltering'. A piece written for the 'Climate Minds' edition of Unpsychology Magazine. Spring. Free online access.

'Bewildered, be-wildered', Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Winter. Vol 7, No. 3, pp 52-59. View article.

2017

Kamalamani (2017) ‘Body wise: dreaming bodies, dreaming the earth’, Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Online article dated 21st June 2017.

I authored and co-authored three of the ecopsychology modules for CONFER's recently launched 'Eco-Psychotherapy: Synthesising ecology and psychotherapy in practice and theory'. Subscribe here.

'It never occurred to me that I wouldn't become a mother...' my So-Called Selfish Life story about making the choice to be childfree on the My So-Called Selfish Life website.

'Celebrating Women and the seasons of our lives: Stephanie Mills', She Who Knows magazine, Spring 2017 edition. (Stephanie Mills is an author, lecturer, activist, Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute who wrote the Foreword to my second book 'Other than Mother'). Download.

2016

'Snapshots from the Embodying Social Justice conference', Transformations, Autumn edition. Download.

 

'Body wise', Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Fall. Vol 6, No. 3, pp 78-81. Diversity themed edition. Download here

'Other than Mother', a guest post on Lesley Pyne's blog.

'Reflections on The Birth of Other Than Mother: Choosing Childless with Life in Mind', Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Summer. Vol 6, No. 2, pp73-76. Read here.

'Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind: A Private Decision with Global Consequences', Spirit of Change Magazine: Holistic New England, 1st May edition. Read here

'First do no harm', exploring my gradual shift from lacto-vegetarianism towards veganism. A guest post on Roselle Angwin's 57billiondotorg website about animal welfare and veganism. The name comes from the 57 billion animals eating annually.

 

2015

'Body Wise: The Burning House: Reflections on white lotus sutra and the trauma of everyday life in 2015'. Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Fall. Vol 5, No 4, pp74-77. Trauma themed edition. Download.

 

'Body Wise: Meditating with Character'. Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Spring. Vol 5, No 2, pp 64-68. Embodied spirituality themed edition. View here.

 

2014

'Earth touching Buddha'. Self and Society, Journal of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, Vol 41, No 4. Read here. 

 

'Body Wise: The Body Politic'. Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Spring. Vol 4, No 1, pp 34-35. The Body in Relationship: Self-Other-Society themed edition. Download.

 

'Other than Mother?' Transformations, Summer edition. Read here.

2013

'Taboo: Ancestral Baggage'. Transformations, Summer edition. Download.

 

2012

'The trapped lamb: Reflections on Ecodharma'. Indra's Net, July. Download.

 

'Flying Free'. Transformations, Autumn/Winter edition. (Thoughts on no flying having heard 'Seize the Day' perform their song 'Flying' at the 'Meeting at the Edge of the Wild' ecopsychology event this summer. Read here.)

 

2009

'Choosing to be Childfree: the Implications for Therapy'. Therapy Today (journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - BACP), July. Read here.

 

Book Reviews

2018 Review for Transformations - a publication of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility - PCSR (Autumn 2018) 

Brazier, C. (2018) Ecotherapy in Practice: A Buddhist Model. Download

 

2018 Review for Psychotherapy and Politics International (Volume 16, Issue 1) of Proctor, G. (2017) The Dynamics of Power in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Ethics, Politics and Practice. Second edition. Monmouth, UK: PCCS Books. Read here.

2017 Review for Psychotherapy and Politics International (Volume 15, Issue 3) of Akhtar, S. and Kanwal, G.S. (eds.) (2017) Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Clinical Reflections. London, UK: Karnac, 2017. Read here.

2016 Review for Somatic Psychotherapy Today (summer, 2016) of Haines, S. (2015) Trauma Is Really Strange. Singing Dragon: An imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publications. Download.

 

2014 Review for the Spark Magazine of Warner, F. (2013) The Soul Midwives Handbook: The Holistic And Spiritual Care Of The Dying. Hay House Publishing. Read here (page 53).

 

2013 Review on the WildMind blog of Carroll, M. (2013) Fearless at Work: Timeless Teachings for Awakening Confidence, Resilience, and Creativity in the Face of Life's Demands. Shambhala Publications. Read here

 

2013 Review on the WildMind blog of (2012) Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food. New Harbinger Publications. Read here.

 

2011 Review on thebuddhistcentre.com of Vajragupta (2011) Sailing the Worldly Winds: A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life. Windhorse Publication. Read here.

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