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Would You Recognise a Kundalini Awakening?

  • 17th Jun 2019
  • Duncan Barford

Kundalini awakening is an intense psychophysical experience that is rarely recognised, and often mistaken for psychosis. Duncan Barford, a psychodynamic counsellor with a special interest in spiritual crises, identifies its features, and explains how psychotherapeutic intervention might help.

Pillars of Strength 6/8: Limits

  • 14th Jun 2019
  • Julia Samuel

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the sixth pillar – recognising and asserting our limits.

Embracing Direct Messaging

  • 12th Jun 2019
  • Dr Fiona Pienaar

As of May, anyone in a crisis can text ‘Shout’ to 85258 and get immediate support, at any time of the day or night. How might this free direct messaging service be of use to our therapy clients, and what benefits can non face-to-face support bring to the field of mental health? Shout’s Chief Clinical Office Dr Fiona Pienaar gives us the lowdown on the UK’s first crisis text line service.

Making Sense of Madness

  • 10th Jun 2019
  • Dr John Read

What causes psychosis, and what can help? Psychotherapy, with its interest in life history and circumstance, and its emphasis on the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship, has more to offer in this area than we are often trained to think. Ahead of an upcoming conference on the origins and meaning of psychosis, Dr John Read, Professor of Clinical Psychology, explains why the psycho-social model must be hauled back into view

Pillars of Strength 5/8: Mindbody

  • 7th Jun 2019
  • Julia Samuel

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the fifth pillar – the mindbody – and offers tips on how to regulate this while grieving.

How Dance Movement Psychotherapy Helps Young People

  • 3rd Jun 2019
  • Kimberley Pena

How can we best support young people in today’s demanding world? Through rebuilding their relationship with their moving and feeling body, argues Kimberley Pena. A dance movement psychotherapist, she explains how neuromuscular pathways are shared by gestures and emotions, making the moving body vital in improving children’s mental health.

Pillars of Strength 4/8: Time

  • 31st May 2019
  • Julia Samuel

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the fourth pillar – time.

We Must Ask Women About Birth Experiences

  • 28th May 2019
  • Dr Rebecca Moore

Many women experience childbirth as traumatic. Yet childbirth related trauma and PTSD are often under-recognised and diagnosed. As Maternal Mental Health month draws to a close, Dr Rebecca Moore, perinatal psychiatrist and founder of Make Birth Better, explains how therapists can help

Pillars of Strength 3/8: Ways to Express Grief

  • 24th May 2019
  • Julia Samuel

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the third pillar – the importance of expressing grief.

Dementia: How Attachment Theory Helps

  • 21st May 2019
  • Kate White

A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t need to be all about deficits. When Kate White’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the two psychotherapists drew on their deep knowledge of attachment theory to find a way forward. To mark Dementia Action Week, here the Bowlby Centre practitioner shares some personal and professional reflections on being a couple living with dementia, and how ‘relationship centred interventions’ can help.

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