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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
  • 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.

Pillars of Strength 2/8: Relationship with Oneself

  • 17th 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 second pillar – our relationship with ourselves.

The Politics of Mental Health

  • 16th May 2019
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk

In this guest article from Psychotherapy Networker, pioneering trauma specialist Bessel van der Kolk took aim not only at the politics within the therapy field that determine what diagnoses get into the DSM, but the politics in the larger arena that lead people to ignore the prevalence of trauma in society.

Five Reasons Why There’s No Such Thing As ‘Mental Health’

  • 15th May 2019
  • Benjamin Fry

We are in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week. But for Benjamin Fry, the term is highly misleading. The founder of residential trauma treatment centre Khiron House, Fry believes we can only understand ‘mental health’ by going back to the body, getting curious about the nervous system, and helping our clients to see their ‘invisible lions’.

The Most Important 10 Minutes of a Child’s Day

  • 13th May 2019
  • Ken Barish

Patient listening may not get its due in current parenting advice. But giving children a daily opportunity to talk about anger and anxiety can help them improve emotion regulation, and transform family life. Following National Children’s Day yesterday, child therapist and Clinical Professor of Psychology Kenneth Barish explains why setting aside just 10 minutes a day may be the most important change parents who are clients can make.

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