Authors: Helen Zipperlen and John O'Brien
This paper is a profound reflection on the complexity and humanity of life sharing and the importance of a conscious awareness of power and purpose in our own lives and the lives of those we live with. The paper challenges the assumption that traditional methods of safeguarding through inspection or control are helpful; it explores instead how a relationship based alternative could be developed.
The publishers are Helen Zipperlen and John O'Brien.
Cultivating Thinking Hearts © Helen Zipperlen and John O'Brien 1993.
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