Volume 6 Issue 11 (November 2018)
How exciting to be writing this editorial from London where I am presenting some workshops and talking to lots of interesting people about The Neuropsychotherapist. It is amazing how often I don’t have to make the “elevator speech” because I find I’m talking to a long-term subscriber! It was the same at my lecture in Salerno, Italy. That international flavour is highlighted this month in the article by Juman Kubba, “A National Program to Promote Children’s Cognitive and Mental Well-Being in Conflict-Afflicted Iraq”, in which she describes hmsa (acronym for Arabic همسة , meaning “the societal endeavour for cognitive well-being and education”), a community-based program to help the war children of Iraq, who have lived through war and violence, have suffered internal displacement, including in many instances the loss of caregivers, and continue to suffer ongoing trauma. We are very pleased to support this work.
In a blend of practices from East and West, we have the second part of Kathryn Rossi’s article on “The Yoga of Creative Consciousness and Cognition in Neuropsychotherapy”. Her explanation of ancient traditions is fascinating in itself, but exploring the neuroscience makes this doubly so. I can imagine the constant sound of typing in the Rossi home, as we also have the second instalment of Ernest Rossi’s series on quantum science and psychotherapy. Again, he takes us down the rabbit-hole, while shining a bright light on new ideas and fresh insights from his extraordinary mind.
We are delighted to have another article from David Van Nuys, our colleague and friend who presents the wonderful podcast series Shrink Rap Radio. This month he shares his insights into the default-mode network (DMN). The DMN is especially important because it can both help our thinking or hinder it, depending on how it is functioning. To close the issue, we have a powerful Last Word from another good friend of The Neuropsychotherapist, John Arden. His new book, Mind–Body–Gene (W. W. Norton; set for release in January 2019), inspires him to write about the importance of integrating not only the disciplines of psychotherapy but all things to do with health and well-being. We look forward to this book.
On a note of integration, well-being, internationalism, and cultural awareness, I hope you revel in the diversity of this issue.
-Richard Hill[Content protected for subscribers only]
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The New Royal Road?
Quieting the Default-Mode Network
David Van Nuys
A National Program to Promote Children’s Cognitive and Mental Well-Being in
The Yoga of Creative Consciousness and
Cognition in Neuropsychotherapy (Part 2)
Kathryn Lane Rossi
An Integrated Quantum Field Theory of the Evolution of Life, Consciousness, Cognition and the Neuroscience of Neuropsychotherapy
Ernest Lawrence Rossi and Kathryn Lane Rossi
Toward Psychotherapy Integration