Wider Reading

Venturing outside the gestalt therapy scene, I can also recommend a podcast “The End of Alzheimer’s Program” by Dr Dale Bredesen – a neurologist from the University of California, who has pioneered an innovative approach to Alzheimer’s disease. His new book, The End of Alzheimer’s Program, focuses on providing hands-on information with respect to what each of us can do to preserve our brains and what can be done for the patients with existing Alzheimer’s dementia. His podcast can be accessed via Apple Podcasts.

Now, further down this section you will find the links to some articles on art and poetry, which I found highly engaging. By the way, did you know that the Design of the Year 2020 was given to the fantastic project of pink seesaws across US-Mexico border? You can read about it in The Guardian, Tue 19 January 2021.

I have also just heard that this year’s TS Eliot poetry prize went to Bhanu Kapil for her highly radical collection How to Wash a Heart by Alison Flood; you can read about it in The Guardian, Sun 24 Jan 2021.

The Observer Sun 24 Jan 2021 offers a closer look at the poem by Amanda Gorman – the voice of a new American era, in the article by Kadish Morris: “Amanda Gorman at Biden’s inauguration reminded me: politics needs poetry”.

Club classics – on the dance floor with Denzil Forrester” by Gabriel Coxhead in Apollo 26 Dec 2020 is an interesting interview with this Grenadian-born artist who is best-known for paintings depicting social closeness and togetherness, of people enjoying the deep, human pleasures of mingling and interacting and sharing space – a great antidote to our current isolation during the lockdown.