Elisabeth Auer Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Counselling in Twickenham

Welcome to my blog.

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On this page I share with you articles and videos which may be relevant for our work together.

9 February 2019

The True and The False Self - A Concept by Donald Winnicott


3 February 2019

"The Neuroscience of Attachment"

In the article, Linda Graham quotes from a SEPI conference on attachment and relationship:
“All this talk therapy is just an excuse to hang out long enough for the relationship to do the healing.”

Read more:

BLOG. Neural Pathways

16 January 2019

How To Make Stress Your Friend?

Kelly McGonigal, an American health psychologist, gives an interesting speech about the positive aspects of stress.

How To Make Stress Your Friend?

8 January 2019

THE BRAIN - A Quick and Simple Way to Think about the Brain"

The brain is considered the most complex of organs. But how is it structured?


The Ability of the Brain to Reorganize Itself

Look at this infographic to learn how the brain changes and when neuroplasticity occurs.


BLOG. Change

1 January 2019

Happy New Year!

The Psychology Of Dealing With Change

Practicing different ways of thinking and being in the world can boost your ability to deal with change and help you create a life that is adaptive to new places and unexpected events.


photo byunsplash-logoRoss Findon

26 December 2018

Study of 3,176 UK families finds raised risk of 18-year-olds with depression if their fathers had similar feelings after their birth

24 December 2018

An keinem anderen Tag im Jahr wird mehr gestritten ...


15 December 2018

Gut Feeling as Sixth Sense? - The Communication between the Gut and the Brain

'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense' (MedicalNewsToday)

2 December 2018

"The Science of How Fatherhood Transforms You"
www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/The science of how fatherhood transforms you/

2 December 2018

Negative Emotions are a Key to Well-being


24 November 2018

What is Love? The Science behind Lust, Attraction and Companionship


23 November 2018

What is Transgenerational Trauma?

Transgenerational trauma is the transference of emotional, physical, or social pain from one person to their descendants. It goes much deeper than just learned behavior. We are talking about epigenetic. ...


And what is epigenetics?


21 November 2018

The Difference between PTSD and Childhood (Cumulative, Developmental) Trauma

11 November 2018

Thinking about Gender

Judith Butler: Your Behaviour Creates Your Gender

2 November 2018

A Brief History of Melancholy


24 October 2018

Freud's Structural Model of the Mind: The Ego, the Id and the Super-Ego (Ich, Es, Über-Ich)

Defense Mechanisms (Abwehrmechanismen)

19 October 2018

Traumatic experiences in childhood increase the likelihood of mood pathology and addictive behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood.

8 October 2018

Rethinking Infidelity

13 September 2018


Dissociation is a mental process of disconnecting from one's thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity.
Here some videos by the American psychologist Allan Schore.

Allan Schore explains dissociation and why people may self-harm

Allan Schore on the physiological impact of dissociation

Allan Schore on hypo- and hyper-arousal and why it is sometimes impossible to take in comfort

28 August 2018

A video on psychoanalysis from my home country:

Source: The Vienna Psychoanalyst

BLOG. Facebook

13 August 2018

Revealing study on whether our attachment style may contribute to a more problematic use of social media:

Can social attachment contribute to a problematic facebook use?

BLOG. podcast

20 July 2018

Is a constant pursuit of happiness bad for us? What does happiness look like?

"Having emotional diversity is key to maintaining wellbeing and physical health."

Listen to this podcast:
The Dark Side of Happiness

1 July 2018

I start with a sequence of informative videos on attachment theory by Jacob Ham.







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