Elisabeth Auer Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Counselling in Twickenham

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

Blog. ManRay

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

6 April 2019

The Repetition Compulsion: Why people live in dysfunctional patterns

23 March 2019

Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

11 March 2019

"Some of the worst things in my life never even happened." Mark Twain

Watch the video by Tara Brach "How to halt anxiety before it becomes chronic"

2 March 2019

A new study finds, that the presence of humor during therapy sessions is associated with improved outcomes. Read more...

Humor Associated With Positive Outcomes in Individual Psychotherapy

9 February 2019

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


Blog. Neural Pathways

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:

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

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