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A weak heart makes a suffering brain

A weak heart makes a suffering brain

Evidence of Disturbed Gene Activity in the Brain as a Result of Heart Problems Göttingen/Germany, February 26, 2021. Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain’s memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. Researchers at the German Center for...

Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory

Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory

When you slip into sleep, it’s easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but University of Michigan research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain. U-M researchers have been studying how...

Sharie Coombs talks about kids, language and COVID

Sharie Coombs talks about kids, language and COVID

Today we talk to Dr Sharie Coombs who is an educator, psychotherapist and author of many books for children with a psychoeducation mission. She is based in England and has a private practice as well as consulting therapists and authors. It was great to catch up with...

The Science of Us: Addiction & Attachment

The Science of Us: Addiction & Attachment

This is our first of a series called "The Science of Us" where we explore some of the most interesting topics in the mental health arena. Today we look at the relationship between addiction and attachment - an emerging paradigm that is changing the way we...

Mediterranean diet linked to thinking skills

Mediterranean diet linked to thinking skills

People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet—particularly one rich in green leafy vegetables and low in meat—are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study shows. Closely adhering to a Mediterranean diet was associated with higher scores on a range of...

Peter Mabbutt talks hypnosis

Peter Mabbutt talks hypnosis

Today we go to England to talk to the President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and his work teaching at the London School of Clinical Communication and Hypnosis. You can find out more about the London School of Clinical Communication and Hypnosis here -...

Genetic analysis of symptoms yields new insights into PTSD

Genetic analysis of symptoms yields new insights into PTSD

Attempts to identify the genetic causes of neuropsychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through large-scale genome-wide analyses have yielded thousands of potential links. The challenge is further complicated by the wide range of symptoms...

The Profound Nature of Fractals

The Profound Nature of Fractals

Editor’s Note: It is always a thrill when one of our authors receives recognition for excellence. Terry Marks-Tarlow and colleagues, Harris l. Friedman, Yakov Shapiro, & Katthe P. Wolf, have had their book, Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology...

Welcome to 2021

Welcome to 2021

Richard and Matt have been busy writing their book but are now back and ready to take on 2021. If you are interested in all of the material we have available on our academy site, check out thescienceofpsychotherapy.net The papers mentioned by Richard: Ventura-Junca,...

Love & Well-​Being

Love & Well-​Being

Love & Well-​Being with Trudy Goodman Kornfield and Jack Kornfield   The final Lifespan Learning Institute’s IPNB conference, usually held at UCLA campus, was held in Marina del Rey in April, 2019. The theme was Timeless Wisdom, Timely Action. I have been...

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2021

February is an interesting time of year. January is the launch of a New Year, which heralds a promise of something new, then February is the time to set sails and test the winds. There are still some trailing gusts from last year, which I am sure we all hope will...