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Constellation Therapy 5/8: Maternal Line and Field

  • 29th Oct 2021
  • Nikki Mackay

What is the significance of the maternal line in family and ancestral constellation therapy? What does it mean for our clients when this line is ‘reversed’? In the fifth part of her blog series, Nicola Mackay, a clinical physicist turned constellation therapist and researcher, explores a common theme in so many family histories – that of missing children and grieving mothers.

Resolving Sexual Issues with Sensate Focus

  • 26th Oct 2021
  • Silva Neves

Widely used by sex and relationship therapists, Sensate Focus can help clients to reduce anxiety around sexual intimacy and to reawaken sensuality. Psychosexual therapist and author Silva Neves outlines the five phases of this common intervention, taking in the role of the therapist and the room it affords for inclusive and creative adjustment.

PESI UK Announces International Women, Trauma and Mental Health Conference

  • 25th Oct 2021
  • Blog Editor

Bringing together pioneering women practitioners in the fields of trauma and mental health – including Susie Orbach, Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Babette Rothschild and Gail Parker – this international conference on November 18 -19 will be a chance to learn together, and to stand together.

Constellation Therapy 4/8: Paternal Line and Field

  • 22nd Oct 2021
  • Nikki Mackay

What is the significance of the paternal line in family and ancestral constellation therapy? How might a connection to the father be interrupted, and what impact can this have? In the fourth part of her blog series, Nicola Mackay, a clinical physicist turned constellation therapist and researcher, discusses some of the most destructive entanglements she encounters in therapy, and shares how a constellation helped one group member find his place.

The Menopause in Therapy

  • 18th Oct 2021
  • Emma Palmer

What role can we play in supporting clients who are experiencing the perimenopause or menopause? To mark World Menopause Day, Emma Palmer reflects on the rich range of responses to this life stage she has encountered – and the diverse work this calls for in therapy, from giving space to what is culturally silenced to celebrating new potency.

Constellation Therapy 3/8: Language, Narrative, Story

  • 15th Oct 2021
  • Nikki Mackay

Family stories can be both formative and reductive. They can also be transformative – and transformed. In the third part of her blog series, Nicola Mackay, a clinical physicist turned constellation therapist and researcher, introduces the two forms of language she uses within constellation therapy – and shares the powerful phrases that helped one client disentangle from his grandmother’s WW1 grief.

ADHD and Child Psychotherapy 2/2: The Relational Experience

  • 14th Oct 2021
  • Tamsin Cottis

From safely letting off steam to feeling liked, therapy can offer children with an ADHD diagnosis a transformative relational experience. To mark ADHD Awareness Month, Tamsin Cottis, a leading child psychotherapist specialising in learning disabilities, concludes her two-part blog with a look at the impact therapy can have on a child’s relationships with teachers and peers.

Constellation Therapy 2/8: Entanglement and Disentanglement

  • 8th Oct 2021
  • Nikki Mackay

Lost, displaced and unseen aspects of our ancestral pasts can have a powerful influence on our present. Nicola Mackay is a clinical physicist turned constellation therapist and researcher, with an interest in bridging the gap between science and energy healing. In the second part of her new blog series, she shares a quantum perspective as to why representing these aspects in a constellation can help clients move forward.

ADHD and Child Psychotherapy 1/2: Therapeutic Activities

  • 7th Oct 2021
  • Tamsin Cottis

How can therapy help children with a diagnosis of ADHD? To mark ADHD Awareness Month, Tamsin Cottis, a leading child psychotherapist specialising in learning disabilities, begins a two-part blog. Today, she describes play activities that can strengthen a child’s sense of self. Next week, she will discuss the impact of therapy on relationships with teachers and peers.

Constellation Therapy 1/8: What is Constellation Therapy?

  • 5th Oct 2021
  • Nikki Mackay

What are the basic principles and processes of family and ancestral constellation work? How does this flourishing modality help clients disentangle from the pain of generations past? Nicola Mackay is a clinical physicist turned constellation therapist and researcher, with an interest in bridging the gap between science and energy healing. In the first part of her new blog series, she discusses the centrality of belonging and the transgenerational cost of being unseen.