Volume 7 Issue 3 (March 2019)
Welcome to our March edition when the world makes its shift of seasons to autumn in the southern hemisphere and spring in the north. What does a change of season bring? Perhaps it is the important reminder that we are always moving through some sort of change, which is useful if we are to maintain our curiosity and flexibility. To that end, we are focusing this month on the application of neuropsychotherapy: where we can take the knowledge and how it can be utilised for the benefit of others. All of us at The Neuropsychotherapist believe that everyone benefits when a practitioner shares the way they practise and where they have chosen to focus their attention. We encourage you to read these applied NPT articles for what resonates with you, what you agree with, and especially for what you question. When you question, we urge you to open your own door of exploration, be it through the literature or from experience. We learn from each other in so many ways.
The Science of Psychotherapy website and The Neuropsychotherapist magazine is still the place where you are invited to share in the wealth of knowledge both as a user and a contributor. Our articles and video-based education programs are valuable contributions to your continuing education; at the same time, we look forward to you sharing your knowledge with us and our community. We have many ways for you to do this throughout the website. I encourage you to join our forum discussions, add to our blogs, write for the magazine, and if you think of something we are not doing, please tell us, and we will see what we can create. Be a part of the growth and development of our profession in whatever way most effectively reflects your strengths and capabilities.
Our feature article by Derrick Hassert grounds us with “A Neuropsychological Analysis of Self-Injurious Behavior”, giving us a sensitive insight into this difficult subject and arriving at some wise recommendations for us to think about. Then we begin our tour of our three applied NPT articles from practitioners who are sharing their knowledge and experience: Mary Bowles brings us Part 2 of “An Integrated Rapid Memory Reconsolidation Approach”; Jan Sky describes her approach that is the basis for her popular ESI (Executive State Identification) training in “The Power to Change”; and Karen Ferry introduces us to the Benson the Boxer storybook and program manual, resources she has developed to help children deal with situations of loss, in “Grief and Loss in Young People: A Neuroscience Perspective”.
There are so many ways that we can apply and integrate the information that is emerging in neuroscience. Finding the relevance to our human experience in order to create beneficial change and growth is a task we feel that “neuropsychotherapists” can accept. It is certainly a challenge, and though we may not get it right all the time, we have confidence that those things that are reliable and robust will emerge over time, for the benefit of our future health and well-being.
An Integrated Rapid Memory Reconsolidation Approach:
Rapid Resolution Therapy Part 2
Laughter May Be The Best Medicine
Millions on Prescription Sleeping Pills Would Sleep Through A Fire Alarm
The Power Of Change
The Neuropsychological Analysis of Self-Injurous Behavior
Derrick L. Hassert
Grief and Loss In Young People: A Neuroscience Perspective