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Transgenerational Trauma: A Personal Account

  • 22nd Jan 2021
  • Helena Hargaden

Many of our clients may be bearing the wounds of history without knowing it. To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day, relational transactional analyst Dr Helena Hargaden shares her own experience of unconscious transgenerational trauma, and reflects on the transformative power of her Jungian analysis with a Rabbi.

Body Image Issues 4/5: The Sensory System

  • 22nd Jan 2021
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

We experience the world through at least eight senses, all of which impact on how we notice and process our emotional states. In the penultimate blog of her series on working with clients who struggle with food and body image issues, psychologist, psychotherapist and author Dr Nicole Schnackenberg draws on Polyvagal and attachment theory to explain how sensory profiling can help.

Suicidality: An IFS Perspective

  • 18th Jan 2021
  • Sue Smith

How can thinking in terms of our clients’ and our own internal parts help us work with suicidality? What ‘positive intentions’ could be at play within a client who is considering suicide? Internal Family Systems workshop facilitator and psychotherapist, Sue Smith, outlines the IFS approach, including the importance of asking each part of a suicidal client for its own story

Body Image Issues 3/5: Sense of Self

  • 14th Jan 2021
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

At the heart of eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder lies a desperate striving to feel worthy of love. Continuing her series on body image issues, Dr Nicole Schnackenberg, psychologist, psychotherapist and author of False Bodies, True Selves, discusses how to work with a client’s false and fragmented sense of self.

Hope in Therapy

  • 11th Jan 2021
  • Denis O'Hara

What place does hope occupy in therapy? What about during a global pandemic? As we look to the year ahead, Professor of Counselling Dr Denis O’Hara discusses the nature of hope, its power to shape our futures, and the role therapists can play in helping clients to discover, uncover, or even create their own hopes.

Body Image Issues 2/5: Shame

  • 8th Jan 2021
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

When a feeling of being ‘bad at one’s core’ gets projected onto our physical appearance, no amount of weight loss or cosmetic surgery will ‘fix’ us. Dr Nicole Schnackenberg, psychologist, psychotherapist, specialist in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and author of False Bodies, True Selves, continues her blog series with a consideration of the role of shame in eating disorders and BDD.

Racism and Therapy: Committing to Change in 2021

  • 5th Jan 2021
  • Anthea Benjamin

What will the therapy profession do in this new year to ensure it stays awake to the reality of racism? What can individuals do to contribute to collective change? After a year of talking and training around these issues, Arts Psychotherapist, Adolescent Counsellor and Group Analyst Anthea Benjamin reflects on ‘black fatigue’ and Brené Brown’s notion of vulnerability in leadership – and shares some ways in which we can all become engaged with power issues and work towards the decolonisation of therapy.

Kitchen Therapy: An Introduction

  • 21st Dec 2020
  • Charlotte Hastings

As Christmas approaches, Kitchen Therapy founder Charlotte Hastings embarks on a regular blog about her innovative work combining a training in developmental depth psychology with practical cookery – and explains why these sessions are proving such a rich recipe for client wellbeing.

Body Image Issues 1/5: Early Attachment

  • 18th Dec 2020
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

How does our relationship with our early caregivers relate to our relationship with our bodies and with food? Dr Nicole Schnackenberg, psychologist, psychotherapist, specialist in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and author of False Bodies, True Selves, embarks on a new blog series with a look at how eating disorders and BDD can mirror early attachment patterns – and how we might explore these in the therapy room.

Screen Time: Keeping the Score

  • 17th Dec 2020
  • sissy lykou

What impact might intense online working be having on our embodied selves? sissy lykou, psychotherapist and co-editor of Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies: When Words are not Enough, makes time to attend to a message her body has been sending her since March – and finds a powerful resonance between this somatic memory and her clients’ experiences of the pandemic.