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The Age of Loneliness. Why do we need Psychotherapy more than ever?
In my practice many clients walk through my door looking for support with their relational issues. As a trauma and attachment specialist I often imagine what their life was like at the start? Who was around, how did they learn how to relate, how did they learn who they are? When we are born … read more
Psychotherapist, counsellors psychologist, social workers, psychiatrists …….How do I find a therapist?
Since the Better Access to Mental Health Care scheme began in 2006, there has been a great deal of confusion in the public about who can provide therapy and mental health services. Making an educated choice about who you would like to be your therapist has consequently become even more complex. Being in therapy is … read more
3 Self-Help Books to Be-Friend Yourself, Your Body and Your Tribe
Recently a client of mine showed me the book: Your Resonant Self. I love learning from my clients. Our work reminded her of what she read in the book. I become very intrigued so I had to check it out. Sarah Peyton managed to write a very accessible and practical book to help people with difficult issues … read more
Great report by ABC on EMDR
EMDR is a trauma treatment. It stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Quite different from the talk therapies. This short report can explain and demonstrate for you how it works. I successfully used EMDR and other brain-based treatment like Brainspotting in the treatment of trauma. If you have been suffering and have not tried these … read more
Great tips for dealing with anxiety
Recently Australia Counselling collected 15 experts’ advise for dealing with anxiety. Here is the link to the article to check it out:: https://www.australiacounselling.com.au/mental-health-articles/stress-anxiety-tips-expert-therapists/ Here you can see parts of my contribution to the article. One of the easiest and most useful exercise I found is the following breathing exercise: breathe in through your nose for … read more
From Barbara Schmidt: Reptilian, mammal and rational brain “speak” different languages: Trauma Education II
This is the second part of trauma education by my friend and colleague and fellow Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner: Barbara Schmidt check out her website: www.counsellingsomatic.com.au. When someone is stressed out & irrational it makes sense to explore negative thinking and to help that person to return to rational thinking (CBT). In Trauma however the frontal … read more
Foundations of Well-Being with Rick Hanson and his amazing guests.
Hello, Recently I attended to the Childhood Trauma Foundation’s amazing conference. The speakers and presenters, many of them presenting in this online course as well, inspired me so much that; I wanted to tell you about a great new online program: http://www.rickhanson.net/BraveTherapy/foundations-program Starting this October, the experiential, yearlong Foundations program will hardwire more happiness, resilience, … read more
Can the Nervous System Be Hacked? – NYTimes.com
The brain, with its billions of neurons, seemed far too complex. ‘Why don’t we just skip the brain and go straight to the organs?’ someone suggested. via Can the Nervous System Be Hacked? – NYTimes.com.
Conversational Model – Good Therapy Australia
Conversational Model – Good Therapy Australia.
Interview with Melissa Ferrari, one of Sydney’s leading couples therapists.
Melissa Ferrari was kind enough to answer a few questions. I hope you all enjoy what she has to say. Can you tell me more about your practice and how you work, what services do you offer? I am a relational psychotherapist … read more
Appreciate the struggles of life!
The story of the butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further. So the man decided to help the … read more