Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure by Robert de Board

By Robert de Board

Publish yr note: First released November twentieth 1997

'Toad', the recognized personality in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind within the Willows is in a truly depressed nation and his reliable associates Rat, Mole and Badger, are 'worried that he could do whatever silly'...

First they nursed him. Then they inspired him. Then they instructed him to tug himself together... ultimately, Badger may stand it not. That admirable animal, even though lengthy on exhortation, used to be brief on patience.

'Now glance right here Toad, this may move on no longer', he stated sternly. 'There is just one factor left. you need to have counselling!'

Robert de Board's attractive account of Toad's event of counselling will seize the mind's eye of the starting to be readership of people that have an interest in counselling and the counselling approach. Written as a true continuation of lifestyles at the River financial institution, Toad and his acquaintances come to lifestyles everywhere again.

Heron, the counsellor, makes use of the language and ideas of transactional research as his counselling approach. throughout the dialogues which make up the 10 classes, or chapters of the ebook, Toad learns find out how to examine his personal emotions and advance his emotional intelligence. He meets his 'rebellious child' and his 'adult' alongside the best way, and via the tip of the e-book, as debonair as ever he was once, is starting up on a very new event. As readers know about Toad, to allow them to know about themselves and be inspired to take the trail of mental development and development.

Best-selling writer, Robert de Board says: 'Toad's studies are in response to my very own reports of counselling humans over a interval of two decades. Counselling for Toads is de facto an amalgamation of the various counselling periods i've got held and features a distillation of the truths i've got learnt from practice.'

Appropriate for somebody forthcoming counselling for the 1st time, no matter if as a pupil or as a shopper, or for the pro counsellor trying to find whatever to suggest to the hesitant, Counselling for Toads will attract either teenagers and adults of every age.

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But there were no external signs by which the outside world would have known just how strongly he was feeling. By the evening his anger had subsided and he was once again in his usual unhappy state of mind, feeling sad and miserable. ‘Badger’s right after all,’ he thought. ‘He would make a much better governor than me. He’s got such drive and determination. They probably only made me a governor because I live here at the Hall and they can use the garden for their summer fête. That night, he slept badly and woke early.

Toad looked quite anxious. ’ he asked. ’ Toad paused. ‘Well, it might be that someone has made them angry,’ he said. ‘You’ve made a very important point, Toad, and it’s worth looking at it in greater detail. I don’t believe that anyone can make us feel anything, unless they use force and coercion. In the last analysis, we choose our own feelings. ’ ‘Oh, come on now,’ interrupted Toad. ‘No one in their right mind is going to choose to feel sad or miserable. ’ ‘I know it sounds unlikely,’ answered Heron, ‘but look at the alternative.

For instance, can you stop judging yourself? Can you be kinder to yourself? And perhaps the most important question of them all. ’ Toad sat still, completely motionless. After a while Heron said, ‘Are you alright Toad? ’ ‘Yes,’ he replied, ‘I’m alright. But you’ve given me so much to think about, my mind’s buzzing. ’ And Toad walked slowly down the path and through the gate. 10 Lunch at Rat’s house The last session with Heron left Toad feeling rather desolate. He understood the concept of the Critical Parent when it was applied to other people, Badger especially.

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