This page is for people who are interested in the latest articles and research on counselling and psychotherapy.
yahoo.com Derealization is a form of dissociation that causes the world around you to feel like a dream or a movie and is often caused by trauma or overwhelming emotional experiences.
psychologytoday.com Facts and accusations won't win anyone over. This might.
bbc.com A quarter of employees think their firm turns a blind eye to workplace harassment, says a report.
Following on from my last post.... crying is good for you 😭 Please allow your children (and yourself and other adults) to cry. It releases emotions in the most natural and beautiful way 💜 Instead of saying, ‘you’re okay’ maybe we could say, ‘let it out.’
In our new book, Let It Go, we talk about sadness and show a boy crying. Our children need to be able to express their emotions in healthy ways and not made to feel like crying is weak.
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On Elizabeth Gilbert's birthday, her gorgeous, steadying, life-tested wisdom on loss and love: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/10/17/elizabeth-gilbert-ted-podcast-love-loss/
How Trauma Hijacks a Client’s Memory, with Peter Levine
Peter Levine PhD looks at 3 ways a traumatic experience can alter a person's memory.
Peter is is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, and is one of the world's leading experts on treating trauma and PTSD.
Here, he details what can happen to the hippocampus when a person is in a traumatic state. He looks at the effect trauma has on a person's short term memory, and how you can recognize this connection during a psychotherapy session.
Peter also shares how trauma can affect emotional memory as well as episodic memory. This can be vital information to add to your overall strategy for healing trauma.
Like Minds, Like Mine
One of the first questions people ask when a loved one is going through mental distress or illness is, "but how can I help?"
Being there for someone in distress is sometimes the opposite of what we might think. We might think we have to have medical training or all the answers; but in reality, having all the "answers" can be really frustrating for a friend or whānau member who just wants to be heard.
When someone tells you about their distress or tough times, focus on trying to hear them rather than 'fix' them.
This beautiful infographic by Keeley Shaw Art shows how it's done
nicabm.com Is there an exercise that can boost feel-good chemicals in your brain while reducing anxiety and improving your mood? The answer is yes – it’s yoga. Now yoga isn’t the only exercise that’s been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety, but Chris Streeter, MD and her colleagues from the Bost...
Mental Health Matters Wales
psychotherapynetworker.org The Power of Embracing Vulnerability
psychologies.co.uk Anita Chaudhuri examines meaningful and fulfilling romantic connection and, with the help of experts, identifies three unconscious worries that may be standing in the way of you finding and keeping the love you deserve
Patrick Walden Psychotherapy
Anger can be a challenging emotion to work through.
Sometimes our anger can be frightening. Or, maybe we consider it inappropriate to even feel this way at all.
Not only that, when anger is misdirected, it often leads to poor choices, damaged relationships, and even violence.
So what’s really going on in the brain and body when anger is triggered?
bbc.com Close friends are important – but research shows that building networks of casual acquaintances can boost happiness, knowledge and a sense of belonging.
psychologytoday.com ... and why some families are able to heal while others cannot.
psychologytoday.com 2. Focus on the relationships that help you thrive.
psychologytoday.com Feelings of powerlessness and self-doubt, before finding acceptance.
Behaviour is another form of communication. As an adult, we can help our children learn to find what’s underneath, what’s actually going on. Learning at a young age will help them as they grow to regulate their emotions and know they aren’t ‘bad’ or ‘naughty’.
theguardian.com Determined to enjoy longer and healthier lives, two women researched the science to find the key. Here, they share what they discovered
psychologytoday.com ... and why solitude agrees with the authentic and autonomous.
Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN)
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Counselling and Psychotherapy
psychologytoday.com Perhaps the simplest, cheapest, and most effective treatment we know.
theguardian.com Children with over-controlling parents aged two struggled to manage their emotions later in life, study finds
psychologytoday.com Deflecting, manipulating, and flipping criticism.
greatist.com In moments of panic where anxiety feels like it’s past the point of no return, techniques that are physical or sensory-oriented can snap you back to the moment. Here are eight small and simple physical ideas for getting your mind and its racing thoughts and back into your body and reality.
theguardian.com Whether at work or at home, success depends on how good a listener you are
psychologytoday.com ... and why partners with strong emotions, especially women, may be dismissed as "crazy."
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psychotherapynetworker.org An Interview with Gabor Maté
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