A New Psychotherapy for Trauma

 I was at the Bessel van der Kolk Trauma, the Body and Biology Foundations and treatment of trauma conference recently. Bessel van der Kolk is a former psychiatrist, researcher, therapist and author of The Body Keeps the Score. He made the point that our...

No-one Expects the Smiling Inquisition!

  Smiling has to be a good thing and, broadly speaking, it is, but Aparna Labroo and colleagues have conducted research that shows it depends on what you are expecting.  Despite the somewhat infamous title line from Monty Python, the research examined the...

When Life Throws Curve Balls

When life throws curve balls! An educators guide to assist children who have experienced situations of loss.Life doesn’t always go as planned! Unfortunate and sometimes tragic situations happen and children are often caught up in extraordinary events that are...

Laughter May Be Best Medicine for Brain Surgery

Neuroscientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even during awake brain surgery.The effects of stimulation were...

Mindfulness can change your brain

Mindfulness can change your brain David Kavanagh By this stage you’ve probably heard about mindfulness meditation. You may have even considered it and decided it sounded like something wishy-washy and unproven. If so, you’re not alone. While many studies...

Help clients move beyond fear, with Tara Brach

How can our clients move beyond the fear that’s impacting their life? Fear can block them from connecting with the people they love, stifle their creativity, and cloud their judgment when they need it most. So how can we help them get beyond their fears to live...

Maintaining Imbalance Balanced

Underlying the “mask” of strength, determination and assurance (“I have already endured it for many years without complaining!”) is often its opposite … fear, powerlessness and helplessness, which impair our ability to react, just because we do not have the courage to reach out to someone, tackle a problem or deal with a painful feeling.

Closing Tonight – A Dream Team Of Experts

  Just a quick note to tell you that registration for NICABM’s Next Level Practitioner program is closing at midnight tonight: You’ll get fresh daily ideas and strategies that you can use with even your most challenging clients – the ones for...
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