I am particularly interested in bringing 'real life oriented' philosophical thinking into high schools, or other institutions for adolescents...anywhere in the world as long, as they are English-medium. I will deliver lively, active, open-ended, group task based workshops either directly to students, or as training to teachers to recreate with students. Content can be varied to meet school needs but the key question is...'What's the point?' Ontologically-- Why should and how can I value my life? And ethically-- What does it mean to be a good person and what good does it do me to be one? My approach is secular but religious points of view are respected. I am also open to taking on private clients, but am based mainly in Spain so this would be via Skype, Google hangouts or WatsApp.

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I was a high school teacher, counselor and principal in British, American, German and International Baccalaureate schools in five countries for more than twenty years, teaching Philosophy and English and running Drama and Debate. I am also familiar with the theories and methods of various schools of humanistic psychology, which influence my work with individuals and groups.

The Epicureans, Stoics & the Socratic Plato, Laozi & Zhuangzi, Montaigne, Hume, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Mill, Wittgenstein, Camus.

‘O look, look in the mirror,
O look in your distress:
Life remains a blessing
Although you cannot bless.

‘O stand, stand at the window
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbour
With all your crooked heart.'

W.H. Auden, from 'As I Walked Out One Evening'