6 July 2020
Even though his theories may at times appear overly complicated and theoretical, I find some of Jacques Lacan's ideas very intriguing and meaningful:
25 June 2020
Some people struggle to express their angry feelings and "bottle up". Here is an explanation why:
5 June 2020
A very useful guide for teachers, school staff and parents from the Anna Freud Centre:
5 May 2020
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." (Viktor Frankl)
Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning" is an inspirational book which attempts to explain why some people despair in difficult circumstances while others find resources within to survive and thrive. The German title "Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen" translates as "Nevertheless, say Yes to life".
27 March 2020
Looking after your Mental Health during the Outbreak: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
14 February 2020
Trust Your Gut - The Vagus Nerve, largely responsible for the Mind-Body Connection
Read the Beginner's Guide to Polyvagal Theory:
27 December 2019
The Mirror Stage
The young child's identification with his own image, a stage that occurs anywhere between the 6th and 18th month of age.
1 July 2019
The link between depression and the body's inflammatory response:
6 June 2019
What is Developmental Trauma?
The brain is meant to develop like a ladder, from the bottom-up. When stress responses (typically due to consistent neglect or abuse) are repeatedly activated over an extended period in an infant or toddler, sequential development of the brain is disturbed. The ladder develops, but foundational steps are missing and many things that follow are out of kilter.
13 April 2019
The Need to Belong
People’s sense of social belonging, or their sense that they have good relationships with others, is a fundamental human need.
The Power of Social Belonging: https://www.psychologyinaction.org/psychology-in-action-1/2015/09/24/the-power-of-social-belonging
Artwork: Man Ray, Silhouette
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.”