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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'