Elisabeth AuerPsychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Counselling in Twickenham

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13 November 2019

The Importance of Breakdown
"A breakdown is not merely a random piece of madness or malfunction. It is a very real - albeit very inarticulate bid for health. It is an attempt by one part of our minds to force the other into a process of growth, self-understanding and self-development which had has hitherto refused to undertake. If we can put it paradoxically, it's an attempt to jumpstart a process of getting well - properly well through a stage of falling very ill."


Blog. Autumn

13 October

Herbsttag
Rainer Maria Rilke

Herr, es ist Zeit. Der Sommer war sehr groß.
Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren,
und auf den Fluren lass die Winde los.

Befiehl den letzten Früchten, voll zu sein;
gib ihnen noch zwei südlichere Tage,
dränge sie zur Vollendung hin, und jage
die letzte Süße in den schweren Wein.

Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr.
Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben,
wird wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben
und wird in den Alleen hin und her
unruhig wandern, wenn die Blätter treiben.

Autumn Day

Lord: it is time. The summer was immense.
Lay your long shadows on the sundials,
and on the meadows let the winds go free.
Command the last fruits to be full;
give them just two more southern days,
urge them on to completion and chase
the last sweetness into the heavy wine.
Who has no house now, will never build one.
Who is alone now, will long remain so,
will stay awake, read, write long letters
and will wander restlessly up and down
the tree-lines streets, when the leaves are drifting.

English: (C) Edward Snow 1991


12 September 2019

What Causes Anxiety And Depression?


7 September 2019

The Fight Flight Freeze Response


30 August 2019

Our Secret Fantasies


22 August 2019

My favourite mindfulness exercise by Jon Kabat-Zinn:


Blog. Bindungslehre

19 August 2019

ENGLISH
Attachment Theory - How your childhood affects your life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjOowWxOXCg

GERMAN
Bindungstheorie - Wie deine Kindheit dein Leben beeinflusst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wStZIrFuOvU

How to change maladaptive attachment patterns?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-GPlD1cy2o


11 August 2019

The Cure for Shyness - How to change internalised models


31 July 2019

The Therapy Relationship


20 July 2019

Where does the Critical Inner Voice come from?


6 July 2019

When Thought is mistaken for Fact ...


16 June 2019

You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them.


Blog. Brain Development

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.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/expressive-trauma-integration/201808/what-is-developmental-trauma?platform=hootsuite

https://beaconhouse.org.uk/useful-resources/ (Image)


30 May 2019

What does empathy have to do with our political decision making? (only in German)

Wir werden uns noch wundern, was alles geht.
https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/david-schalko-oesterreich-regierungskrise-strache-1.4467042


25 May 2019

The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


11 May 2019

The Still Face Experiment


29 April 2019

Therapy saved a refugee child. Fifty years on, Peter Fonagy is leading a mental health revolution.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/27/peter-fonagy-refugee-child-psychologist-anna-freud-centre


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


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



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A02Ucd6monY


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:
https://lindagraham-mft.net/the-neuroscience-of-attachment/


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