A few pages to welcome you to the website, find out what’s in it, and, more importantly, see if it interests you.
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I am the author/creator of this website, a psychotherapist, supervisor, facilitator and trainer.
My first love is community work, and since 1990 I have supported individuals and families that experience imprisonment – and all that goes with it. The content of this website is based largely on what I have learned over that time.
My website is all about looking at age-old problems that have beset society since time immemorial through a different lens.
I propose a theory of change in respect of these problems, using ideas, concepts and propositions borrowed from the world of another love of mine – physics – which I consider to be new in this context, introducing what I call the root foundations of growth.
And I explore how the distribution of power in our society gets in the way of our attempts to ease the distress of the most vulnerable families.
I offer new design, and solutions that incorporate a high level of democracy, creativity, inclusiveness and boundedness – when sharing power. For leaders in this sector, I explore the concept of invitational leadership as well as, throughout, focusing on the power of love to effect positive change.
I’d love to join with any passionate individuals or groups to collaborate in our efforts to protect children and vulnerable adults impacted by imprisonment. If you like what you read please contact me through the Contact page or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, I invite you to have a read of the Welcome page to see if you’d be interested in exploring further.
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